To its credit, the game is built around a separate narrative from the film, so hardcore enthusiasts at least have no need to fear spoilers. Simple though the story may be, the developers were able to embrace the opportunity to craft something new and exciting. As the title implies, "How to Train Your Dragon" sees the player embarking on a number of quests to train and strengthen their dragon for one-on-one combat. Stepping into the sheepskin shoes of either Astrid or Hiccup, you must monitor your dragon's vital statistics in order to optimize his performance in combat and quests. This lends something of a pet-simulation quality to the game, though the building of trust might have been better conveyed through actual bonding activities. At least you don't have to scoop up your dragon's droppings.