- 1 An Introduction to Dragon Project
- 2 Dragon Project : Gameplay
- 3 Features of Dragon Project
- 4 Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Dragon Project
- 5 Personal Impressions // Review of Dragon Project
- 6 App Specifics for Dragon Project
- 7 Download Dragon Project
- 8 Summary
An Introduction to Dragon Project
Set in the magical world of Heiland the Kingdom has been overrun by Behemoth monsters and dragons. In this epic action packed MMORPG players adopt the role of a Hunter who battle these dragons and monsters on their own or joining forces with allies to bring peace back to the land. Yet to do so, players will need to select from thousands of options as they forge and equip weapons, armor and Magi to create their own unique character all the while gathering XP to further level up the character and skills.
Dragon Project : Gameplay
In true RPG format the majority of gameplay can be controlled with single clicks to navigate various menus, upgrade and equip gear and control heroes on the map and battle monsters. This one finger gameplay is easy to pick up yet intuitive enough to offer dynamic movement and gameplay. Playing alone or teaming up with friends Hunters undertake various short missions to battle Behemoths and collect items to create even stronger gear. Similar to iconic RPG’s of the past like Final Fantasy VII etc. ‘Magi’ (magic elements) can be added to weapons and armor to increase stats and add bonus buffs and elemental attributes.
Features of Dragon Project
Hunt dragons and monsters
✔ Summon Behemoths, then defeat them to forge powerful equipment
✔ New Behemoths for you to summon and battle every two weeks
✔ Limited-time game events happening every day!
✔ Action-packed and skill-led battles against dragons and monsters
Play co-op multiplayer with friends. Or make friends by playing.
✔ Defeat Behemoths with 3 other players in real-time co-op multiplayer battles
✔ Get competitive with Grand Prix and Arena leaderboard events
✔ Play privately with real-life friends by joining a Lounge (Level 15 onwards)
✔ Meet other Hunters playing alongside you in this MMORPG adventure
Forge and collect equipment sets
✔ Thousands of weapon, armor and Magi combinations to suit your playstyle
✔ Five weapon classes to pick from: Sword & Shield, Spear, Great Sword, Bow, Dual Blades
✔ Hundreds of Magi stones to gain magical skills and enhance your battle style
✔ Six equipment slots in the Hunter’s Closet to personalize your play
✔ Forge new equipment from Behemoths released in the summon pool every two weeks
And many more!
✔ Easy and intuitive one-touch controls lets you play with a single finger
✔ Battle in portrait or landscape mode—it’s your choice.
✔ Stunning 3D graphics and effects
✔ Supports 8 languages
Tips ‘n’ Tricks for Dragon Project
Whilst the safest option is to complete a single mission and then head back into town to heal and upgrade gear, if wanting to level up as quick and efficiently as possible then it is best to complete all of the Quests and Events before heading back to the town. Working systematically through the Story Quest and then the Daily Quests whilst attempting to work on some of the Weekly Quests. It is also best to form a habit immediately check the menu bar to claim gifts and achievements every time upon returning to the Town centre.
The timed Events range in difficulty which allow for players of different strengths to enjoy and take advantage of the huge XP rewards. Whilst it is possible to punch above your weight and simply try to get a few cheeky attacks in while focusing mainly on evasion and healing, which if successful can reward with some high ranking item rewards. Yet more often than not, players will get KO’d from a single hit and as such fail to win any loot.
Know Your Weapons
One of the great features of Dragon Project is that weapons are crafted from materials dropped by defeating monsters, so the more you fight, the stronger the weapons which can be forged. With five different category classes which have different advantages, attributes and special actions, it is important to know how each weapon behaves. Apart from the classes there are also elemental attributes which have strengths and weaknesses over each other which are as follows: Water > Fire > Earth > Lightning > Water.
The Sword and Shield class weapons are great for players starting out who favour defensive strategies. With increased survivability they can be used up close for longer which means that they are great for hitting multiple weak points on bosses.
The Great Sword class are heavy hitters which can deal huge damage yet are cumbersome and slow in attacks. These high risk high reward weapons are great Bosses yet best used after practicing timing and equipped with heal Magi.
The Dual Blade class are the melee type of weapon which deliver fast feverous attacks yet with less damage than either of the previous two classes. Like the Two Handed Sword, this class needs a little practice and precision when fighting Bosses as Hunters need to get up close, yet if able to read the battle and duck and dodge out of harm’s way, then Dual Blades can be extremely formidable.
The Spear class also comprise of melee styled weapons yet with less speed than Dual Blade yet with longer range. Due to their moderate damage yet high speed and longer range they are best used for farming, yet because of their reach they can also score multiple hit combos on Bosses.
Lastly the Bow class are ranged weapons where monsters can be attacked while the Hunter is at a safe distance out of danger. So while not as strong as other weapons by being able to constantly fire upon the target without having to retreat and dodge counterattacks, the Bow makes for another good option when battling Bosses.
Slaying monsters earns parts which can be forged to improve current equipment or to create new gear. Starting out it is extremely tempting to forge away without a care it is instead far, far better to save resources for as long as possible and play through the first few missions and lower levels without upgrading or creating anything until higher level gear becomes available. Then when ready to forge, be sure to focus on rare and epic items with an SS, S or A ranking.
Summoning & Magi
By playing regularly players can earn (or buy) Summoning Tickets and Crystals, which as implied can be used to summon new and rare Behemoths as well as new Magi abilities. Whilst both tickets and crystals can be used to summon Behemoths only crystals can conjure new Magi. As tempting as it is to instantly summon new and powerful Behemoths it is far better to think long term and summon new Magi which can offer enhanced abilities and new talents like healing and increased damage in battles etc.
Jump in Jump out!
Due to the MMO platform it is common to launch into a mission only to find the area overrun with other players who have either already cleared most of the monsters there or due to their advanced levels and equipment simply swoop in claim the finishing blow and steal the loot. If this is the case, simply jump over to an adjacent area or return to town and then return immediately as doing so will usually reset the area with different fellow players which why a little cumbersome is still quicker than vainly running around chasing a carrot on a stick.
As with most other games Boss Monsters will appear periodically along the storyline yet also naturally and sporadically on map areas if spent hunting long enough. ‘Sudden Behemoth Monsters’ will be either ranked as common or rare with materials won reflect the rank. Gems are also won yet rather than simply attack blindly, it is best to take advantage winning more gems by completing the Sub-Goals;
- Eliminate the monster without dying once
- Use an ability of a specific type
- Eliminate the monster within shorter time limit
The Boss Monsters are much harder and ranked in the SS, S, A, B, C system with Rank C to A being the most common. Using gems or tickets in the Gacha Summons can be played whenever and are less random, while the best way to fight bosses and earn high rewards is in the Event Arena where players make up numbers needed for another players team to fight.
Battling Boss Monsters can often end in failure to make sure of success players should focus on;
- Boss Attack Patterns: Different Bosses behave differently and as such, some will charge and some may not, so it is best to observe and adapt rather than jumping into the deep in too quickly.
- Elemental Weaknesses: Before jumping into battles, take a quick look at what elemental the Boss is and then swiftly adjust weapons and Magi stones to take advantage of the buffering system.
- Weak Points: After taking a little damage or even after a little bit of time red circled weak points will appear on Bosses which if attacked will deal extra damage and can destroy the area of the weak point and offer bonus materials.
- Incapacitation: Similar to the Red Weak Points continued heavy damage to a Boss will increase the yellow gauge which can be viewed under the Boss’s health gauge. Once filled the Boss will be temporarily stunned in which players should unleash a flurry of attacks and aim to trigger special abilities.
- Log in daily to earn huge prizes which increase in value daily.
- Farm with purpose! It is best to look at what is needed to forge desired gear and then farm there.
- Auto- Farm daily! The auto-farm feature is great for collecting resources yet takes a while to rejuvenate, that said it is best to use it when available.
- Always forage for Magi sand and ore on every map area!
- When using gems try to save up enough to buy 10 summons to take advantage of the bonus.
- Save your Pikke coins! Farm the low level stuff for free then only use the Pikke coins for the big ticket items!
- Only use gems to revive in battles if it is for your own event, not when helping others.
Personal Impressions // Review of Dragon Project
Despite publisher goGame being a Singapore company it is clear from the start that developers drew heavily from pioneering Japanese RPG’s. Yet the similarities don’t just live in the retro as there is also a very modern “look” to the game as well. The monsters and paused flashes all look right at home in typical Japanese anime and the characters when not in battle mode have very erotic manga qualities to them. The same is true for the sound effects and voiceovers as well.
The role playing aspect of Dragon Project is reminiscent and nostalgic of games of yesteryear yet unfortunately only one-sided. This is extremely regrettable for had there been even a very basic multiple choice option then the story itself would be so much more captivating. Which since it’s not ends up with a lot of the text be skipped or only half read.
In regards to gameplay, missions are broken up into short piecemeal sections which can be enjoyed quickly on the go yet due to the absence of any energy meter limiting gameplay, players can also enjoy Dragon Project for hour long, day long sessions.
As for the negatives, jumping through maps and menus can take a little bit of time to load, and that enhancing weapons and armor can take a bit of time there is no multiple enhance ability so players must do them all one at a time. The overall look of the town an also be a little much for those not used to the genre as there are lots of flashing colours and a little hard on the eyes. The battery usage is also extremely heavy and capable of depleting a full battery in just one brief sitting.
That said, for the most part despite the eventual repetition Dragon Project takes a little bit of time to be able to acquire the level of weapons and Magi needed for the Meta aspects of the game to shine through. The game is both easy at times and challenging so on the whole it a game worth trying if new to the style or if wanting to add another title to your MMORPG collection. Four stars out of five.
App Specifics for Dragon Project
1.2.1 (iOS) (Last Update Jan 10 2018) (as at the time of writing)
1.2.1 (Android) (Last Update Jan 18 2018) (as at the time of writing)
182 MB (iOS)
53.7 MB (Android)
1,000,000 – 5,000,000
8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
4.1 and above.
Rated for 12+
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Vietnamese,
$0.99 ～ $159.99
Go Game Pty Ltd.
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