Dungeon Hunter 5 for Windows 8
Lots of action and adventure in the fifth edition
- Category Role Playing
- License Free
- Works under Windows 10 / Windows 8.1
- Language English
- Program by Gameloft, inc.
Do You Dare to go Back in the Dungeon?
As you might have guessed, Dungeon Hunter 5 is the fifth installment of this popular game. It is finally available to play on Windows 8 and some gamers have been eagerly awaiting its release. Was the wait worth it? Read on to find out.
In Dungeon Hunter 5 gamers take on the role of a bounty hunter who is hired to take on a series of dangerous jobs. The tutorial is rather detailed and lays out the story and the options that players are given in the game. However, because the story is so liner, the actual options are rather limited, which tends to make the game play rather repetitive.
There are lots of different missions for players to take part in and most of these missions are rather short. This helps to keep the game feeling fresh and varied, at least until you realise that most of the missions that you are sent on are actually rather similar to each other and there is not nearly as much variation as there seems to be at first.
As players explore the dungeon, they will often come across dropped weapons as well as armour and money. This money can be used to upgrade equipment and purchase other things that can come in handy such as magic potions. Players also earn various equipment cards at the end of each level, which they can use in a wide range of ways, handy hints on the best elements to use pop up before moving onto the next level or quest.
When gamers first step into the world of Dungeon 5, the world that is presented feels large and diverse. Unfortunately, the repetitive game play quickly strips away the sense of wonder and excitement. There are not many combat modes to choose from in this version and once gamers have learnt the different moves they need to defeat enemies, they are likely to find that they have to repeat these moves time and time again in different orders just to get the job done.
The game is actually quite easy, which can be a bit annoying for experienced gamers. It is not possible to change the difficulty setting, so once you feel like you have mastered the game and the challenges start to become too easy, you may want to move onto a different game. However, inexperienced gamers may welcome the chance to improve their skills without being thrown into the deep end and being given too much to do all at once.
Despite these flaws, gamers who enjoyed the other Dungeon Hunter games will still find plenty to like about the fifth instalment. The graphics are sharp and the game world is detailed and varied. The monsters that players face are imaginative and fit the gaming world fairly well. There is always the threat of danger lurking around the next corner and you never know exactly when it will strike.
One of the things that made Dungeon Hunter so special was the novel concept and interesting challenges. This was certainly fresh enough to keep gamers excited through the first two or three instalments, but some people may feel that the concept has been stretched rather thin by now. Even so, there are plenty of great features to Dungeon Hunter 5 for gamers who are hooked on this genre to appreciate and enjoy.
- The missions are short and engaging
- Great graphics
- Slightly new format
- The game play is rather repetitive
- Not different enough from the other games