Drakan: The Ancients Gate for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
In Drakan: The Ancients' Gates, players are cast as a beautiful female warrior named Rynn, who, along with her dragon companion, Arokh must prevent the last remaining humans from being cast into slavery. To do so, they must seek out the power of the great dragons -- the only beings capable of saving their world. The sequel to Drakan: The Order of the Flame, this adventure takes place from the familiar third-person perspective as the duo fight their way through 15 levels of ground- and aerial-based combat. Armed with a multitude of ranged and melee weapons, as well as magical spells, Rynn must overcome the enemy hordes, should she wish to complete her noble quest. Though she possesses a wealth of offensive moves, Rynn will need to make use of the aforementioned magic to escape some tight spots. Magic can be used with a simple button press, or if the player so desires, can be invoked by performing the corresponding movement with the right analog trigger. Arokh, as you might have guessed, handles the aerial engagements. Aside from his two primary means of attack, of which one is the customary fireball, Rynn's large cohort can also make use of five "dragon weapons," such as sonic, ice, and darkness. While combat plays an integral role in the title, as our heroine journeys across the four environments she will also need to converse with numerous non-playing characters in order to acquire new spells and information, among other things.