Dungeon Hunter 4 Review: Solid Action RPG Tends to Turn You Into a Cash Cow (Video)
If you’re looking for a solid action RPG game on mobile, one that looks and feels a bit like Diablo, then you’ll like Dungeon Hunter 4. This series has had mixed reviews, with some games in the series being loved for their dungeon crawling, others hated for the lack of it. Dungeon Hunter 4 offers you dungeon crawling, PvP and more.
Dungeon Hunter 4 is available for free from Gameloft and it takes up about 1 GB of storage on your device. I tested it on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 and sadly it tended to lag on a dual core Intel CPU. This action RPG insists a bit too much on in app purchases, as you’ll see for yourself if you play more than 40 minutes of it. Eventually you’ll reach an area where mages will whoop you and then you’re forced to purchase something or grind for hours or days.
The game can sometimes be unfairly difficult, if you ask me. You’ll be doing some serious hack and slashing, with 4 character classes to choose from, of which some are close combat foes and others fight from the distance. Your character has special abilities and the two currencies of the game are gems and gold. The gems are really, really hard to come by sadly, but they’ll be vital in another mechanism of the game: timers.
You have timers for everything: for weapons upgrade, for canceling an upgrade, for applying a charm, for a level up… EVERYTHING. Also, I feel like I’ve heard the story of the game before: a demonic invasion of a kingdom. It sounds so much like Diablo, but that’s the world of games nowadays. Graphics are solid, accessories and weapons are highly diversified and there are a lot of items and skills to play with.
Overall, the RPG experience is solid, but you’re required to grind or spend too much. By the way, special offers for items are constantly on the screen as annoying ads. We give this game a 7 out of 10 and you can download it from here.