I recently had the opportunity to try out “Dragon Bane Elite” from Digital Cloud Limited on both my iPhone and iPad, and while I’ve never been a huge MMORPG (massively multi player online role playing game) player, I have to admit, this game intrigued me. A free game with bloodthirsty dragons, the rage of the Dragon Lord, and the chance to become a legendary Hero of the Dawn War! What’s not to like?
After starting Dragon Bane Elite, there was a short wait while game updated itself. This took a little under a minute on Wi-Fi, so if you play the game for the first time, and all you’ve got available is a cellular data connection, be forewarned.
After starting the game, you get to select and name your character. You can choose from 9 classes of characters. In each class, things like strength, intelligence, skills and such vary, so keep watch on the attributes of each character, not just their cool appearance.
The graphics in the game are a bit murky, but are detailed, and it was usually easy to tell what was going on in the game. (Of course, this was easier on the larger screen of the iPad.) Characters are sharp, and the battles, while not graphically stunning, are well done.
Basic gameplay is of the level-up and progress by completing quests type. You will be taking quests from various quest givers in the main city, and will head out to slay your enemies. Battle is party-based, so you’ll need to recruit comrades in order to build a combat party.
The games auto-path finding system aids in finding quest givers by auto-tracking, and leading you to the portals you’ll need to enter. The plot is revealed via cut scenes, along with the conversations you have with the quest givers.
Companions consist of various classes, and different types of companions will prove to be better in different types of situations.
The games turn-based strategy makes the combat easy to follow, and accessible to new players. The auto-combat takes care of most of the battle components, but you’ll still need a good party and strategy to win.
As I said at the outset, I’m not much of a MMORPG player, but I found Dragon Bane Elite easy to get into, and fun to play once I got into it. I didn’t have a real long time to work my way deep into the game, but I will be keeping it on my device for the near future, as I’m sure I’ll be revisiting the game in days to come.
Dragon Bane Elite is a game I would recommend for both experienced and beginner MMORPG players, as I believe it has something to offer to players of all types. Besides, the game is free, so it won’t cost you to try it out. (Players can pay to buy extra in-game items such as Diamonds via in-app purchases.)
Internet access is required to play the game, and it currently does NOT support 1st generation iPad, iPod Touch 4 or iPhone 3GS (or earlier models).
Price: FREE - Available for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store. [DIRECT LINK]
- Great graphics, smooth animation.
- Easy to pick up and play.
- Great for beginners and experienced players alike.
- Optimized for the iPhone 5.
- The screen gets a little crowded on the iPhone. No worries on the iPad though.
*The above review was commissioned by the developer in accordance with our app review policy, and has been written in an objective, unbiased fashion.