A Storm of Dragons
Intrigued by the idea of wielding the might of dragons? How about a world filled with intoxicating fairies, where demonic forces are waiting to destroy you at every turn? All this and more await you in Dragon Storm Fantasy, a fun if not overly unique RPG by GOAT Games. You take on the cliche role of the chosen one, assisted by your fairy allies. As the chosen hero you must fight your way past dangerous foes, find the Dragon Crystals and save Arcus Land from impending evil.
In traditional RPG fashion, Dragon Storm Fantasy allows you to play as either a Warrior, Mage, or Archer. The Mage uses ice and lightning based attacks, such as, the Blow of Ice which creates large ice birds that circle the player character, dealing damage to any foes in range. Playing as a Mage, I feel very satisfied watching my attacks slice into enemies. However, Dragon Storm Fantasy is sadly lacking in its character selection. The game offers none of the character customization that RPG fans have come to expect. You get only three fixed choices for your avatar. The Warrior and Mage classes are male while the Archer is female. This is disappointing and makes it that much harder to find yourself immersed in the game.
A Story You’ve Heard Before
The main story revolves around the ageless though overused trope of a chosen hero who must defeat an insurmountable evil. Dragon Storm Fantasy does its best to add twists and turns to the plot along the way. In the first few hours of gameplay, you’ll deal with a bewitched prince, a betrayal from within, and an attack at a wedding. While the storyline is mediocre at best the stunning voice-overs and beautiful cutscenes make it far more compelling. The game’s characters are moderately interesting with memorable if not fully fleshed out personalities. There’s Aimee, a whiny but kind fairy and Manning, an eccentric dwarf. While not the most original characters they are likable enough to keep you engaged.
Throughout the game, you will be tasked with finding Dragon Crystals. Once you find and activate six Dragon Crystals, you unlock the ability to channel the Divine Dragon of Frost in battle. It’s this twist that keeps Dragon Storm Fantasy from being just another mobile RPG. Oddly enough, While wielding the power of a dragon your character temporarily transforms into a powerful fairy. Despite not turning into an actual dragon, tapping into that extra power is still exciting and you’ll unlock your first dragon within the first few hours of gameplay. You’ll unlock more dragons as you progress, each representing a different element.
Enhance Your Power
Dragon Storm Fantasy offers a variety of ways to grow your character’s power. You can upgrade your skills directly, upgrade equipment at the forge, or even upgrade your companions. Leveling up in Dragon Storm Fantasy is insanely quick. Don’t be surprised if you reach level one hundred in a few hours. The game also has a unique courtship feature that allows friends to complete trials in order to allow their avatars to date and even marry. Dragon Storm Fantasy does encourage you to pay to play with the occasional pop-up ad, but it is entirely possible to enjoy the main campaign without spending a dime.
Dragon Storm Fantasy is worth the download. Yes, the story is somewhat cliché and the character customization is non-existent. However, the gameplay is fun, the graphics are more than decent and the cutscenes are beautiful. Couple that with the unique ability to harness the power of dragons and Dragon Storm Fantasy is a game with enough fire to keep you playing. Unleash the dragon within.
Is It Hardcore?
Dragon Storm Fantasy is lacking in character customization. The storyline is filled with tropes, yet the game still manages to hook you with its unique features.