When you start the game up, you can select your character’s appearance and class. Classes include hunters, berserkers, and swordsmen and swordswomen. Strength, intelligence, HP, and skills vary slightly from class to class, so it’s worth picking your class based on attributes, rather than just how cool your character looks.
Overall, Dragon Bane Elite has an intriguing story, a classic RPG flavor, and a fun MMORPG atmosphere that makes you want to play more. There are tons of monsters to destroy and alliances to forge, making this game feel like an instant classic.
A couple of caveats. While Dragon Bane Elite is free to download and play, users may opt to shell out real money to buy extra in-game items, such as Diamonds. These microtransactions can add up quick, so if you share your device, you might want to disable in-app purchases.
A minor quibble: it sometimes feels odd that the dialogue boxes are used to move the story forward, but also used to give you in-game tips. I feel like a second style of dialogue box to cleanly delineate between dialogue and tutorial elements would be more ideal.
It’s also worth noting that you cannot play Dragon Bane Elite without an internet connection. That’s to be expected with any MMORPG, but it bears repeating given recent gamer outrage over games that can’t be played offline.
Featuring gorgeous graphics, intriguing character designs, and nine different character classes, Dragon Bane Elite is a must-try for any casual or hardcore MMORPG fan.
Developer note: Dragon Bane Elite does not support 1st generation iPad, iPod Touch 4 or iPhone 3GS (or earlier models) at this time.
Dragon Bane Elite is compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.