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Dragon Kingdom for Android

App Name: Dragon Kingdom

Developer: X6 Game

Cost: Free / in-app purchases

Market: Google Play

Review:

If I had to describe this game in one word, I would have to use massive. I use that term in regards to the complexity and details in the game vs the raw size.  Dragon Kingdom from X6 Games is definitely one for those who like to play for a little bit, put it down, and then come back to it. I have been working on it for days and feel like I have only scratched the surface.

You start the game with one island kingdom. You must build and fortify that kingdom and then begin to expand. For an extensive history for the story, check out the app page over at X6 Games. Also when you first start you have to go through the tutorial. I could not find a way out of it but that was fine.  Once the tutorial was over, then the fun begins.

As I mentioned, there is a lot going on in the game.  The main avenue to play or advance in the game is through quests. There are two types: Growth quests which help you build up your kingdom and Island King Quests which are harder but build up kingdom experience points. The game does a good job letting you what you can and cannot do due to your current level.  So if you follow the Growth Quests you should get a good idea of how to play. In these quests, you will need to build structures,  plant resources, harvest, build troops, and so on.  When you attempt to build, a grid pattern will appear on the screen and will show you where you can/cannot build.

Other than building resources, troops, and structures what do you do? Well this is a massive online strategy game so you can connect with others online. You are under beginner’s protection until you reach level 4, so until then you can work in peace.  There is of course the online chat area and an in game email system.

Each day you check in the game you will be rewarded with different items such as chests, scrolls, gems. You use these items to upgrade. You can also purchase these items via dragon coins that you can purchase. I have not yet figured out what each of these items does but as I advance it should become clearer.

I am not going to go into ever button in the game but let me wrap up with some highlights. Around the island you will see folks with question marks above their heads. Click on them for a daily quiz or quest to fulfill.  To the north of the island is the Ghost Ship, where you can do daily challenges. East of that is the Dragon Grave but is only open once you get 100 level s in the Ghost Ship. A little east to that is a tall sailing ship. Click on that to reveal different Epic Quests. And finally, the nearby docks are where you can do merchant runs with other players.

Tired yet? As I said, there is a lot to the game.  So do I like the game? Yes and no. This game will keep you busy for a long time, which is good but for me there is almost TOO much going on. I had a hard time keeping up with the quests and objectives and what level I was on. The other big drawback is the screen. There are over 20 buttons on the screen and there always seemed to have an in-game message pop up. So on phone screen, it got crowded quickly. I could not find a way to turn off those messages either. I think this game is best played on a larger screen.

The graphics are excellent, there is a great attention to details, and you can pinch to zoom which is a great feature.  Overall Dragon Kingdom is not a bad game- it definitely is one for those players who enjoy massive multi-player games that you play over time. So if you have some time and want to see how far you can go, give Dragon Kingdom a try.

 

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