Dungeon Hunter 5 [Mobile] Review

Can you believe that I actually played a phone game! The surprising part is that it wasn’t that bad.

My phone has seen more action in the last week then my 3DS. That would be because I found a little game called Dungeon Hunter 5 and I’ve been casually playing through the game. It’s not Diablo, but if you’re looking for dungeon crawler that’s similar to Diablo that you can play on the go then I’d recommend giving Dungeon Hunter 5 a shot.

The Great: 

Gameplay:

If you’re familiar with Diablo, or Torchlight then you’ll be right at home here. Instead of using a mouse and keyboard, or a controller, you’ll be using your touchscreen to guide your character around stage while fighting off mobs of enemies. Just like Diablo you’ll have a chance to acquire loot by beating enemies, and opening treasure chest.

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Don’t expect to spend hundreds of hours in this game because it’s not built that way. There’s a really annoying energy system and once you run out of energy you can’t play anymore, but it’s actually pretty hard to run out of energy in my opinion. I played for an hour and did a bunch of missions without ever having to worry about running out of energy.

There’s a simple crafting, and upgrade system in the game. Instead of selling my newly acquired loot I used them to upgrade some of the better stuff I had on me. Your equipment will level up and even evolve if you can find the necessary crafting materials for them.

Co op:

One thing I love to do is play games with my wife. It’s actually the reason why I tried this game out to begin with. She thought it was interesting so I decided to check it out with her. The co op in this game is solid. The only gripe I have with the co op is that you have to be level 9 before you can play with your friends. It doesn’t take long to reach level 9, but it would have been great if I could have started the game from scratch with Lunaliah instead of waiting until we both reached level 9 to play together.

Graphics:

For a phone game Dungeon Hunter 5 looks really good. I was really surprised at how good everything looked in this game. Phone games have come a long way over the years. The environments looked good, the various different skills that I used over the course of the game looked solid, and the character models looked really good in my opinion. Dungeon Hunter 5 has all around good graphics for a phone game.

The Good:

Social Features:

Dungeon Hunter 5 isn’t a MMO, but it has all of the social features that you’d expect to be in a good MMO. There’s a chat, leaderboards, friends list, mail system, and guilds. You can create your own guild or join one at level 8.

The community in this game is great. There are always veteran players helping newbies out and they’ll even do a mission or two with you if you need help.

The Bad:

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I really don’t like the pop up advertisements that appear out of nowhere every time I log in or complete a mission. I don’t want to play any other phone game or review your game ten minutes after I started it. Tone it down a little please.

It’s A Little Too Casual For My Taste:

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Dungeon Hunter 5 is more for casual gamers then hardcore gamers. I knew that the moment I started playing it, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t have fun with it, but you should go in expecting that. This is not Diablo. It’s really easy and meant for your average casual gamer.

Story:

I appreciate the developers taking the time to put a story in this game, but it’s really bad. I actually skipped through a good 60% of the dialogue because the voice acting was so bad.

Voice Acting:

I’ve seen porno’s with better voice acting then this game. That should tell you a lot, but I’ll go ahead and give you a few more details. I could tell that everyone was reading a script while I was playing this game. No one put any heart into their lines and it was the most annoying part of the game for me.

The Verdict:

Dungeon Hunter 5 is a solid game that can offer you a casual Diablo experience. If you like games that has you constantly grinding for better loot then you’ll have some fun here, but cater your expectations because at the end of the day this is a phone game and it’s  meant for casual gamers.

6/10

Should I get into reviewing more phone games? I don’t know yet, but I’m curious to know what you think?

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Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

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