Dungeon Hunter 3 is a Freemium top down fighting game by Gameloft.
“Evil has once again flooded over the sacred land of Gothicus. Face your destiny and enter the endless waltz of battle, victory and glory. 16 massive arenas are waiting for you now. Hero, this is your time to conquer!”
Well, what can I say. I love Dungeon Hunter games and I was excited when I heard this was to be released, then I heard it was to be a Freemium title and my heart fell. So I have now played it, has my faith been restored? No, this is more like Eternal Warrior by Glu, then Dungeon Hunter, and that is a real shame.
This is no longer an RPG as such, more of an upgrade based combat game. They have kept a few elements of Dungeon Hunter, but that is it.
Firstly, the game has lost all the adventure of the original, of exploration, this is now a wave based combat arena style game. Fight your way to the boss and then gather the rewards, die and you lose the rewards gained.
Gameplay wise, you fight your way through wave after wave of attacks (generally four to six), gaining money, this money to purchase weapons, armour, skills and power ups. You can carry two styles of weapons at a time, and can switch between them.
At the start of each area you need to remember to buy your max three healing potions else you will be punished.
There are 4 worlds with 20 levels to play through. Each level has its own three “quests” to achieve. Each world is basically four arenas repeated five times getting a little harder each time. You can move onto a new world early, but this is not recommended, as the enemies will be far higher level then you.
The game is controlled by the standard virtual joystick with some on screen buttons to switch weapons, attack and special attacks etc.
The graphics and sound are very good. The artwork is well drawn and the character looks nice as your change your equipment.
On the upside:
- Solid fighting action
- Lots of Armour and Weapons to earn and buy.
- Your favorite Dungeon Hunter graphics.
On the downside:
- Not what Dungeon Hunter needed to become. It was a quality R.P.G.
- Limited to only 3 healing potions means the game can be overly tough unless you have upgrade well.
- You can advance without spending real cash, but it is a lot harder.
- Sometimes gets laggy, but not often.
- Repetitive gameplay.
Overall, this is a good top down fighting game and it is free. However, when I loaded it I was just saddened to be playing a game that just was not Dungeon Hunter. It does feel like Gameloft and Glu have got together on this title. It you like your Glu style fight and upgrade games you will be happy with this title. If you are looking for the next wonderful addition of Dungeon Hunter then you will be very disappointed As George Clooney once said “I think we might have killed the franchise.”, I hope that Gameloft will rethink this one and maybe they will get the francise back on track, maybe call it “Dungeon Hunter Begins”
Size: 408 MB (Expands to almost 800 MB)
Price (at time of review): Free (with in-app purchases)