Dragon Fable is one of the most ambitious and best RPG games ever to grace the internet. Most free to play browser-based games simply don’t have the production values to rival games that are available on home consoles. Dragon Fable however, is one game that offers more value than even most full priced video games.
This is mainly because exclusive members of the game F95ZONE can have access to items and new areas. The game is constantly updated so there’s always something new for you to explore in Dragon Fable. The only downside to this is that you have to pay for these services. To obtain a standard upgrade it will cost you $19.95 while an ultimate upgrade is $29.95.
You can still have fun with Dragon Fable as there is a lot of quests and hours of gameplay here on offer even for non members. Setting up an account is free and there’s no downloading data so you can start playing the game almost immediately.
The first thing you have to do is choose and create your character. Much like many other RPGs you have a choice on what type of class you would like to be as. You have the choice of being a strong warrior, a stealthy rogue or a crafty mage. Depending on what class you choose, you will have access to different attacks in the game.
The great thing about Dragon Fable is that you can change the look of your character almost completely. Not only can you change the style of your hair but your skin color can be bright red or blue even. The range of options available is nothing like in much other RPG games I’ve played recently.
Once you start going you will witness how pretty the game really is. Although it’s not output in HD, the 2D visuals are still beautiful. The quality of animation on this game is something you would see on a Saturday morning Disney cartoon. The only downside to the graphics is the background. They are bland and not as detailed as most of the character models.
As you start the game you will see a priestess with a mysterious black box. After you save her from the enemy she disappears into the forest. It’s not until you reach level 30 that you realize she has a dragon inside the black box that you can use as a companion on your long adventure.
Before you can do all that, there’s the usual long road of leveling up and defeating a lot of baddies. Combat in this game is hardly complicating and is one of the more accessible systems I’ve played in a long time. It’s a traditional turn-based system but there are no complicated menus that you have to wade through to use your items and skills. This is because skills are learnt each time you reach a new level while items are easy to use each time you are in battle. There are still shops in this so you can upgrade your equipment, but I thought thus system was helpful for new players to the RPG genre.
Another great thing about combat in this game is that your health and magic points gradually replenish after each battle. There’s never the fear that you’ve used too much skills or potions like it is in most other RPG games. I found it quite satisfying as there’s nothing worse than facing a boss with low health and with no potions left!