Dragons Rise of Berk Review (Gionee Elife S5.5): No Real Feeling of Purpose, No Combat, For Movie Fans Only (Video)
Dragons Rise of Berk is the latest in a long series of game releases tied in with movie releases. This title is linked to the How to Train Your Dragon 2 movie, a pretty nifty Dreamworks animation, that actually got it own series a while ago.
The game is available for free and we tested it on the Allview X2 Soul, a rebranded version of the Gionee Elife S5.5. By the way, this is the thinnest smartphone in the world, so all the more reason to have a look at the review. The developer of the game is Ludia and in this title you get to train dragons (obviously) and cater to a village where the characters from the movie live.
You can grow dragons from the egg to the fearsome big creatures that spew fire, once they level up, but when they’re smaller you can send them to gather fish or wood. The characters are very lovable, especially the main dragon Toothless and his master, the viking Hiccup. You can train and feed dragons, build viking huts and aside from resources like fish and wood, there are also gems, that you can spend to hurry up construction. You will run out of room very fast and need to remove trees or rocks to make room for more buildings.
Everything costs here, sadly and there’s no finality to the game. You keep training dragons and resources… but for what? The maker of the game promised a future update, that may brings fights and such, but right now this game is pretty boring. The fans of the movie may love it, that’s why I’ll give it a 7 out of 10 and the animations are well done. You can download it here.