Bringing old school game mechanics may seem that doesn’t quite fit today’s demanding and over-the-top gaming market, but the fact of the matter is that if is well executed, you’ll surely have tons of fun. That is the case of World of Dungeons by Herocraft, a classic-style strategy RPG in which they were able to mix classic gaming elements with the allure of modern gaming features. How’s that possible you may ask? Continue on reading to find out.
In World of Dungeons, you’re cast as an adventurer that has been chosen to explore several dungeons that contain several treasures that will help you along the way in this massive adventure. But of course, a proper adventure always has to have some form of great peril, so be prepared to face several types of monsters, some way stronger than others.
In order to tackle this adventure properly , you’re invited to follow an extensive tutorial in order to grasp the main aspects in the game. In it, you’re introduced to the dungeon mode in which you’re set to explore a certain place in order to find a special object while defeating the foes that will step in your way. One of the great features of World of Dungeons is the fact that the controls are fairly simple and solely based on one action: you simply tap and choose your desired action, and since the battles are turn-based, you are able to plan your strategy to the slightest detail.
However, strategy will take you so far because as you progress, you’ll face massive hordes of enemies and as strong as you may become, it isn’t possible to handle a massive quantity of attacks. In order to tackle this, you’ll have access to Boss Mode in which at the end of the level, a Boss is waiting and it is up to you to defeat them. If you’re able to do so, they can become allies in your quest in order to make it easier.
The haul that you’ll obtain throughout the quest will be available at the Castle, in which you’re able to upgrade yourself and your allies stats and equip with the best weaponry and armour that you’ll be able to find. It may seem odd, but it will be best to keep your allies (former villains) at the same level as your character, so don’t be afraid to equip them with good material.
World of Dungeons is a fairly long game since you’re able to access new dungeons as you progress level up and you gain more allies. If that isn’t enough, you’ll have access to the Arena mode in which you are able to test your team’s skills against adventures around the world, so be prepared for hours of fun as long as you have a stable Wi-Fi connection (mostly for the arena challenges).
Battery and Performance
WoD has a fairly good performance considering the amount of elements going on ( mostly the Wi-Fi connection – which is noticeable in the loading periods) so expect a fairly smooth experience throughout the gameplay.
It will also be noticeable a higher battery consumption during the gaming period as it is expectable but it won’t cause any “drop”, so there’s no need to have your charger always around.
Graphics and Sound
The artwork present in WoD is appealing and well made as it is noticeable the amount of work done to create all content that exists (from characters to items) as well as the dungeons that, though they showcase an old-school art style, match perfectly the game’s mantra and purpose. The soundtrack isn’t as long and diverse but it certainly delivers the ambience needed for the game.
Ads and in-app purchases
WoD does not present any ads at any point of the game but you’re able to do in-app purchases that will give you access to better weaponry and armour for your team in order to make your adventure easier.
Video of the game
World of Dungeons will certainly be a promising game throughout 2016 that will have the old-school gamers as well strategy fans playing it non-stop and with a promise of delivering even more content throughout the year, it will certainly have its players entertained for hours to come. So go on, explore and conquer the all of the dungeons!