Mia and the Dragon Princess Reviews
Mia and the Dragon Princess is a hugely entertaining FMV action game, with great fight scenes and genuinely funny writing.
In terms of production values and writing, Mia and the Dragon Princess is a standout in Wales Interactive's FMV-inspired run of games. Unfortunately, it stumbles around its branching narrative device and the story's pacing and structure can suffer the consequences.
Beyond incomprehensible, Mia and the Dragon Princess is the type of low-budget FMV schlock that gives schlock a bad name. Regardless of what choices the player makes, the story does not hold together, the action doesn't hit, and the interface is boring. This is the first Wales Interactive title I've played that is absolutely not worth your time.
Mia and the Dragon Princess has some downsides but still makes for an enjoyable interactive experience. The performances by most of the cast are great and it has far better action scenes than I expected. The writing can be cheesy at times but it also managed to get some laughs out of me. It also doesn’t overstay its welcome and has helpful features that make getting to the new stuff on replays much easier. It isn’t the best FMV game Wales has done but if you’ve been enjoying the genre I have no doubts you’ll enjoy this one too.
For $12.99, Mia and the Dragon Princess is worth the price of admission. The campy nature of the game may be off-putting to some but I do think it adds to its charm. The campaign may be short but there are 10 interesting endings that players can discover and the ability to skip the scenes that you have already experienced keeps things from feeling dull. If you are a fan of FMV games, I think that trying this game is a no-brainer. If you are still a little hesitant, there are a few bundles available on Steam to add more value to the package. Mia and the Dragon Princess was a fun escape from traditional games and I look forward to exploring more of the Wales Interactive library.
Another in the series of film adventures from Wales Interactive wants to enchant us with a theme, branching story and plot. Unfortunately, not very successfully.
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Mia and the Dragon Princess is cheesy as it should be and brings what is expected from a good FMV, with relevant choices, cartoonish performances and many unexpected consequences. However, it fails to offer an interaction without any inventiveness, in addition to serious continuity problems and, mainly, a script full of potential that never actually comes true, regardless of the chosen ending.
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Is the game worth playing? Sure. Does it belong in the FMV hall of fame? I don’t think so.
Mia and the Dragon Princess wants to harness the spirit of a B-movie adventure serial, but forgets to have any coherence or fun.
As reductive as it may seem, Mia And The Dragon Princess is just another Wales Interactive FMV drama. Nothing here stands out besides a smidge of animation here, and a bit of foreign language there – oh, and a few minor laughs at some of the idiotic dialogue. There’s a minor level of entertainment you can summon from Mia and Marshanda’s exploits, but once you’ve polished off a first run, you will only bother going back either out of curiosity to see how alternative scenes and endings play out, or for trophies or achievements. At the end of the day, there simply isn’t much here to hold your attention. And like in previous Wales Interactive efforts, a lot of the scenes become skippable, so Mia And The Dragon Princess is another title that can be gorged through like a starving child when he glimpses a box of Celebrations. But unlike Celebrations, it doesn’t have the quantity nor the quality to entice you to keep on feasting, it’ll instead make you feel full all too quickly.
We live in an age in which streaming platforms already offer interactive productions with high quality. Thus, Mia and the Dragon is a let down from what it could have been. Even though its concept is less dynamic than most [game] genres, the experience offered here of 'controlling a movie' could have been richer and further developed.
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Mia and the Dragon Princess is really only for the most diehard interactive FMV game fans. Even if one loves the rest of the Wales Interactive library, the game’s story is just a glaring oversight that brings down all of the great acting. Players will want to wait for a sale or bundle or to look for other game options in the meantime.
Mia and the Dragon Princess has a lot of potential but not enough to actually reach it. There are some exciting scenes, an impressive casting list, a lot of action, and the recurrent decision-making is engaging, but there are some striking negatives that are very difficult to ignore. And because of that, this isn’t one of Wales Interactive’s best projects.
A mildly amusing but mostly undercooked martial arts romp, Mia and the Dragon Princess is a strictly-for-enthusiasts FMV game that struggles to muster much interest.
While there are some exciting and fun moments in this FMV adventure, inconsistent performances and plotting hold it back
Mia and the Dragon Princess is worth a look if you are a fan of this type of game. Impressive acting talent is present although they are in full-on ‘hamming it up’ mode, the fight scenes are well choreographed and there are a few killer lines of dialogue. If the idea of a children’s TV drama mixed with a brutal British gangster film appeals to you, this could be a dream come true.