Dungeon Keeper Review: Devilish Fun, But Also a Cash Cow (Video)
The game Dungeon Keeper for Android has been receiving a lot of criticism lately for the way it got its positive reviews and also for being a cash cow. I’m not going to jump on that bandwagon, but instead I have to mention that there truly are some positive aspects about this title.
Coming straight from Electronic Arts, the title is available for free on the Play Store and it basically has nothing to do with the old Dungeon Keeper. We tested it on the LDK 785 3G tablet, a quad core 7.85 inch model from Romania and it worked just fine. The game comes with a ton of in app purchases, reaching sometimes as much as 70 pounds for a mere handful of gems.
This is a strategy game that feels a lot like Clash of Clans, since you have to fortify a base, generate units, gather resources and do occasional raids in enemy territory. The base evolves slowly and everything costs a lot. Sometimes your imps will have to dig through some very hard tiles of rock in order to build regular buildings. Digging faster costs, faster upgrade cost and everything will require gems from you.
Those gems can only be received by paying real money or performing in game objectives, but most times you’ll be without gems. The hideous creatures are cute and the atmosphere is devilish and fun, but the game is indeed a cash cow. However, the execution of this Clash of Clans clone is very well done and the humor is well peppered here.
Building traps, doors and minions is fun and slapping around imps is also a nice little gimmick. We give this game an 8.5 out of 10 and invite all gamers out there to lighten up a bit. You can download it here.