Today, we bring you an overview and review of the newest Nintendo Game: Dragalia Lost. This game is a new take on Action RPG. The game was developed by Nintendo and Cygames. The game was released on September 27th, and is now available on both iOS and Android, but is only available in selected countries.
P.S. This review is possible thanks to 123321mario one of the incredible Moderators on the Pokémon Go Hub Discord server! Merci! 🙂
The game play is very similar to Pokémon Rumble (if you know the game of course). The game is based on stages or levels. In order to complete a stage, one must defeat enemies, find the stage’s boss room and defeat it.
The controls are very simple to use. Drag to move, swipe to roll, tap to attack and click on the buttons to change the character, use a special attack or summon your dragon! The “slide to walk” controls are a little hard to use at first and aren’t very comfortable if you like to play a game for a long period of time at once.
The more you will advance in the game, the more you will need to acquire new heroes or improve the ones you already have. This is done in a similar way as the Fire Emblem series games. One can also upgrade weapons and Wyrmprints, which are basically cards that boost your characters. A character can use a main weapon, a Wyrmprint and a dragon.
It doesn’t end there! On top of your heroes, dragons and items, you will also have to manage a village to gain some extra items!
One of the main aspects of the game is summoning heroes, Wyrmprints or dragons. For the short period of time that we had to try the game, we had to limit ourselves. Therefore, we especially tested out three out of four Focuses. A focus is the best summon one can obtain during a Banner, which itself is some sort of an even where you can summon thematic heroes that either disappear or become extremely rare after the Banner (or event) is over.
Wondering what this looks like? Here’s an example of what a Summon is. Beware, the animations are quite spectacular!
Graphics & Music
One of the great thing about this game is hot beautiful it is. The artwork shows how creative the artists are, and luckily for the players, all the characters have both a 2D and a 3D model, as you can see in the image below.
The graphics are incredibly colorful, and even though there aren’t that much details in them, what is provided works insanely well for the type of game that it is, Japanese manga style. There’s absolutely no lags at all in the whole game.
The Original Soundtrack of the game (yes, original) is especially made of electronic music, some made by DAOKO, a very well known Japanese singer. Feast your ears right here for a sample of the soundtrack!
Additional Notes and Parting Words
The game is incredibly pleasant to play, but unfortunately, the game is only available in three languages at the moment: Chinese, Japanese or English. Considering that the game is mostly text-based, so it might be a deal breaker for many people. However, it is understandable as the game is still in early stages and the Japanese manga style is especially popular with the Asian community. Furthermore, one can also choose between Japanese and English for the voices because yes, the entire game is dubbed!
If you don’t live in Japan, USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong or Macau; you can’t download the app from the Play Store/App Store without a VPN at the moment. We don’t know if the game will be rolled out in the rest of the world, but this issue might explain the lack of languages available.
Overall, the game is incredibly fun, beautiful for the eyes and ears, but sadly limited in terms of availability at the moment. There is no indication of it being rolled out in other countries.
If you want to play the game, download it through the links on the official website right here: https://dragalialost.com/sp/en!
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