If you are an avid fan of the Dungeon Hunter series, chances are you will be delighted to know that the third installment is already here. However, your delight may turn into shock when you find out that this one has nothing to do with the previous releases which were related. Everything about this game has changed. So if you do not like experiencing changes when it comes to your games, your world as you know it has come to an end. Unless of course, you are totally open to the idea and want to play another awesome release by Gameloft!
Remember this… the only thing that will remain familiar in Dungeon Hunter 3 is the part where you get to kill monsters. Everything else is a new experience. For instance, if in the past you got to do the entire adventure which heavily relies on the storyline, there will be none of that here. All battles in this game are done in arenas, which takes the dungeon out of the equation in reality. Come to think of it, the title would be weird if it said “Arena Hunter” rather than the current one. Anyway, you will no longer need to level up nor would you need to go through massive dungeons and collect treasures along the way.
You will get to choose the type of character you would want to play. As always, each one has his own merits and skills that can prove to be useful in fights. There is the Shaman who is an expert with melee as well as magic; the Warlord who is the strongest for melee fights; the Trickster who fights using a bow and the Astromancer who is an expert with magic. Character customization is very limited. You can only upgrade the appearance based on what new item of clothing you put on and choose the gender of the character you will be using.
As for the game play, it is quite different from its predecessors too. The fights are different in terms of experience and there has been some uproar regarding its lack of the locking system. This means that you won’t be able to target your opponent very well. In addition, the only character that will be able to deal real damage is the Warlord which makes him the popular choice as always. There is currently no multiplayer option for co-operative game play and that is another part of Dungeon Hunter 3 that needs to be worked on.
The graphics and music are as impressive as always. What makes Dungeon Hunter a very popular series is besides the quality of game play they provide, the visuals and sounds are very engaging as well as appealing. The textures are very fluid and the details are very sharp, which makes playing it in high definition even more worthwhile. Finally, this game falls under the “freemium” category. This means that it is free to download but if you want some of the special items in the game, you need to buy them with real money.