Drakensang Online – Review
The Anderworld is full of demonic monsters and terrifying dragons, a hero is needed to step into the war-zone and turn the tide of battle in the favor of good, this is Drakensang Online. The game is now hosted and developed by Bigpoint, one of the most successful browser-based companies in the industry today. Drakensang Online is available free to play and is available in the majority of popular internet browser games. Drakensang Online boasts some amazing quality graphics for a browser-based title and can be compared to the popular dungeon crawling franchises such as Diablo and Baldurs Gate.
Once you enter The Anderworld, you’re able to select your class from 3 available options, Dragon Knight, Spell Weaver and Ranger. Each of the classes are unique in their own right, offering different abilities and progression paths. Once you’ve chosen your character you get to select your server. There are 5 servers available for PvE players, 3 of which are hosted in Europe with the remaining 2 being hosted in the US. There’s also a PvP server option but currently, it’s only available in Europe. Your character can be either male or female and both have various body types and appearance options. Both genders have 3 different haircuts and facial hair. Once you’ve created your character and entered the world of Drakensang Online you’re greeted with a highly detailed video tutorial. This makes a great change to the typical, boring tutorials seen in the majority of browser-based games today.
Drakensang Online is based on the highly popular pen and paper RPG that has spawned a number of PC games and other paraphernalia. As such the game is filled with juicy background stories and lore. You can read up on as much as you like using in-game resources, checking out detailed information on various NPC’s, monsters and areas within the game.
Drakensang Online uses the time tested point and click system to move around. This creates for a good paced combat system that allows players to strategically position themselves before a fight. As soon as the combat begins you’ll notice how powerful the graphics engine is, with high quality animations that you would expect from a premium MMORPG Game. The combat is fast-paced and filled with explosions and ability effects. There’s such a large variety of locations and enemies that each fight feels like a different experience. The game also uses the popular tiered item system, where duplicate items can be found but with different stats and improvements. The graphics also spread to the environments, whether they be luscious, green forests or darkened caves and mountainous regions, each area is mapped with the some of the best quality graphics available in a free to play browser game.
Overall Drakensang Online feels head and shoulders above the competition, delivering one of the most enjoyable browser-based experiences available in today’s MMO market.