Video Game / Dragon Fantasy

Evil is afoot in the land of Westeria, and the only man who can stop it…is fat, bald, and retired! Rediscover what it means to be a hero in Dragon Fantasy!

Dragon Fantasy, a two-part indie RPG that pays homage to older games such as the original Dragon Quest I and Final Fantasy, was developed and published by The Muteki Corporation. Initially for the iOS, a later version created for the Play Station Network included enhanced graphics and sound for Book I (upgrading its style to SNES levels).

Book I is evocative of the original Dragon Quest (random encounters, static pictures of foes), and consists of four episodes. In Chapter 1: Dragon Fantasy, aging hero Ogden Thomas goes on a quest to collect pieces of legendary armor in order to challenge the forces of darkness that kidnapped Westeria's prince Marlon. In Chapter 2: The Heir Unapparent, Marlon's brother Anders goes on a quest of his own, having learned about the Voidstone while escaping from danger. Chapter 3: Operation Desert Plunder looks at Jerald and Ramona, a man and his niece trying to escape a fascist country after stealing the Voidstone. Finally, Intermission M: A Minecraft Story! has the protagonist of each episode join together with the mysterious Woodsman for a Minecraft -inspired side quest.

Book II is more akin to Chrono Trigger (upgraded sprites, watching protagonists perform their attacks), and begins where Book I left off. The heroes have joined together to uncover more information about the Voidstone, and to prevent calamity from befalling the land.

These Indie Games include the following Tropes:

  • Abnormal Ammo: Rock monsters in Book II, after they infest the regular ammo.
  • Another Side, Another Story: Anders' Chapter in Book I, which takes place during the beginning of Ogden's story, rather than after it ends.
  • Awesome McCoolname: Serpent Diablo.
  • Badass Beard: The only hair left on Ogden's head.
  • Bald of Awesome: Ogden lost his hair during a fight with a dragon when he was just 16.
  • Bag of Spilling: Ramona's items do not carry over from Chapter 3 to Intermission M of Book I, despite being playable.
    • None of the items from Book I are carried over to Book II, including the equipment that was an important part of Ogden's Chapter.
  • Canon Discontinuity: Intermission M of Book I is not canon, though some of its elements (capturing monsters, crafting items) were implemented into Book II.
  • Deal with the Devil: Marlon was captured because of a deal made by Westeria's first king, to bring prosperity to the land in exchange for members of the royal family.
  • Decoy Protagonist: Jerald does not escape from his country and join the other heroes, but his niece Ramona does.
  • Distressed Dude: Prince Marlon in Book I.
  • Dream Sequence: Book II begins with Ogden having one.
  • Five-Man Band: One starts to form in Book I (see Foreshadowing), but isn't complete until Book II:
  • Foreshadowing: One of the treasures that Jerald collects in his chapter to help pay for passports is a large red gem initially surrounded by six statues. Half of them are incomplete, but the other three clearly depict Ogden, Anders, and the Woodsman.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Queen Anesidora of Tundaria, encountered in Book II.
  • Gotta Catch Them All: All of the regular enemies in Book II can be captured using items or a spell from the Woodsman. The Playstation Trophy for collecting fifty is even called "You just gotta".
  • Hermit Guru: The Woodsman, who has lived in the woods so long that his real name is a mystery.
  • He's Back: Ogden hadn't really done anything heroic since fighting a dragon 30 years ago, but when Marlon gets kidnapped...
  • I Love the Dead: Sally, who finds her boyfriend Harry even more handsome after he becomes a ghost.
  • Involuntary Group Split: Occurs in Book II, leading to a Final Fantasy 6-esque situation where the player can follow each subgroup until they are reunited.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Serpent Diablo. A brief optional scene in Anders' Chapter of Book I shows him hiding the Legendary Helmet under the demonic villain's orders...but a conversation he can have with Jerald in Chapter 3 reveals that he weakened the troll guarding it because it wouldn't be fair to the hero.
  • Justified Criminal: Jerald, who lives in a fascist and corrupt country, and needs to plunder in order to afford an escape route for his niece and himself.
  • Mascot Mook: The Rock Monsters.
  • Meaningful Name: In Anders' Chapter of Book I, he briefly teams up with a strong guard named Chest (short for Chester) Mantough, and can later recruit Punchy (a physical attacker) and Casty (a mage) in town.
  • Mineral MacGuffin: The Voidstone. Book II reveals that there's more than one.
  • No Honor Among Thieves: Early in Book II, the party and their pirate allies are all captured by an old friend of the pirates, hoping to get a ransom out of it.
  • Only in It for the Money: The reputation of Serpent Diablo.
  • Rebel Prince: Anders prefers associating with pirates over dealing with royal duties.
  • Retired Badass: Ogden, technically; he was given a position in the royal guard, but was assigned menial duties until he set out to save Prince Marlon.
    • The Woodsman is implied to be the legendary hero that save the world even longer ago.
  • Running Gag: Various bookcases and people mention Warren Q. Porkbringer and his onion-related products.
  • Sequel Hook: Ogden's Chapter of Book I ends with the Woodsman commenting how the main villain was just a lesser demon, and something bad must be happening to have allowed his release.
    • Chapter 3 of Book I ends with Ramona stowing away on a boat Ogden, Anders, and the Woodsman are using to try and track down her uncle Jerald and the Voidstone he stole.
  • Shout-Out:
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Without a ship, the pirates of Bluefin seem fine spending most of their time drinking soda in a bar. Although their role is expanded in Book II, they are still mostly incompetent.
  • Thieves' Guild: Jerald and Ramona are both members of one. Talking to an NPC at the right time reveals that Serpent Diablo was initially in charge, but was bad at management.
  • Void Between the Worlds: Vetican.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: At the end of the credits of Book I's Intermission M, we see that Notch forgot to kick the pirates off of the server.