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Dragons: Rise of Berk - Review

With a new film coming up and a successful TV series, it seems like it is the right time for an official game for the animated-featured sensation How To Train Your Dragon! Dragons: Rise of Berk is more or less another city-building game, one that is highly enjoyable.

 For iPhone and iPod Touch
 HD for iPad

Name: Dragons: Rise of Berk
Release Date: 22 May 2014
Developer: Ludia

Dragons: Rise of Berk combines egg-hatching, collection-completing and city-building altogether. The gameplay reminds us of another game, also from Ludia, Jurassic Park Builder; only this time round, it is about dragons not dinosaurs.

Nonetheless, Dragons: Rise of Berk is a superbly attractive game. The developers did a terrific job presentation-wise; the graphics are sharp with top-notch quality, the animations of the dragons and the vikings are smooth and the 3D elements are well-implemented. The background music is lively, but not annoying and there is just the right amount of sound effects.

On the gameplay side, Dragons: Rise of Berk brings nothing new to the crowded genre; however, this does not mean that Dragons is not entertaining. In Dragons: Rise of Berk, there are three types of currencies; Fish, Wood and Runes. Fish, can be used to feed vikings, upgrade dragons and complete other tasks. Wood can be used to build and upgrade buildings and infrastructures. Runes is the rare one and can be purchased using real money, they can be used to speed up the process and buy other premium items. Moreover, we can use our dragon hero 'Toothless' to search for dragon eggs. These dragons can be used to fetch wood, fish and other resources required to unlock the game's 25 islands.

We did not feel the need to purchase in-app items over our duration of play. Dragons: Rise of Berk started out pretty generous and fast-paced, although the game does get slower and slower after time. If you are patient enough, IAP should not come as a problem.

Dragons: Rise of Berk should easily pleased fans of the film, it is definitely a fun for all ages. Despite its amazing graphics and excellent game mechanics, we wish the developers would have added some more unique features just to differentiate the game out from the others out there.

Graphics: 5/5 Stars
Sound: 4.5/5 Stars
Originality: 3.5/5 Stars
Interface & Controls: 4.5/5 Stars
Gameplay: 4/5 Stars
In-App Purchase: 4/5 Stars
Fun Factor: 4/5 Stars


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