The player explores the world with his dragon close behindin a similar fashion to a Legend of Zelda game. The dragon has many unique abilities that get discovered throughout the game. He will also ride it between the islands. On the islands, the player has to free the captured dragons and fight bosses.
The game stars a new amnesiac rider named Scribbler and a new dragon called Patch that is a unique breed called the "Chimeragon". They discover the ruins of Havenholme and must explore the islands to find the villains who destroyed it.