Dragon Nest

Online fantasy MMORPG with 11 playable classes

7.1

528 Votes

  • Category Action
  • Program license Free
  • Size 1.95 MB
  • Works under: Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Nexon

A free MMORPG that has comedy as well as challenges.

It has a childish twist on everything, which is not a bad thing because it is not overtly marketing to children. This means that older gamers do not feel alienated, especially since the ability animations and monsters are not as cartoony as a child-marketed game would have. Huge monsters are also one of the best things about the game and you will come across them fairly frequently. All missions and quests have a boss fight, so you have that to look forward to whenever you take up a mission or quest.

Top Notch Combat

The combat action is very good; in fact, it may be the best thing about the game as a whole. You are not going to get into massive epic battles because the game doesn’t work that way, but you are going to be able to throw down lots of combos and even level your player up so that he or she helps other players in the game.

The Learning Curve

Getting up to level 24 is easy, and then the game’s difficulty takes a sharp rise upwards, to the point where it feels as if getting to level 24 was actually one big tutorial on how to play the game. After you reach level 24, you will find the enemies become far more tactically aware and intelligent. This may be why you do not reach the main hub city until the middle of the game, which is a very Japanese thing to do as many of the Final Fantasy games make you play up until at least half way before they let you roam freely in the main game areas.

Classes And Talent Points

Classes have very different play styles that branch out, and classes can transform into other classes dependent upon talent-point allocation, which gives the game a fair amount of replayability.

The Old Pay-To-Win Trick

It has a pay-to-win trick that bothers a lot of people. It would be nice if they had an option where people could pay to buy the game in full or pay to win. At least that way people would have an option. After level 24 you are going to need crafting, and that’s expensive and will usually require you to spend real money.

Paying Money To Lower Your Chances Of Losing

End game is almost impossible to win without gearing up your items past level five, for which you need cash. Also, near the end, your items can break, which is going to force you to pay real money to complete the game, especially if you use protection jelly. This is a product you buy that stops your best gear from breaking, and is basically a way of rinsing money from the long-term players that have already invested a lot of time into this game.

Pros

  • Great combat and gameplay dynamic
  • Monsters are creatively designed
  • A fair amount of replayability
  • Throwing down combos is fun

Cons

  • Some parts are a little too childish for some people
  • The pay-to-win trick can put some people off near the end
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