Player versus Player (PvP): Yes
Player base: Med
Dragon Crusade is the latest MMO title from the hugely popular Aeria Games portal, the same development team behind exciting MMORTS titles such as Call of Gods and the innovative Golden Age. Dragon Crusade includes an exciting array of unique features such a large selection of races, an in-depth hero system and highly addictive city management and combat.
Dragon Crusade Review
There are 6 distinct races available in Dragon Crusade including Human, Forest Elf, Azraen, Dark Elf, Dwarf and Magi. Each race provides players with a unique advantage such as resistance to certain magic types or faster construction speeds but all races are evenly balanced, giving players a true choice of which race they want to play as. New players are greeted by an 8-stage tutorial that teaches them the basics of city construction and management, unit training and resource harvesting.
As you would expect from a MMORTS title, Dragon Crusade has a heavy focus on city and resource management. Similar to other titles in the genre, players can construct a variety of different buildings, each of which provides their city with a vital function, such as training troops or gathering resources.
A more exciting aspect of Dragon Crusade is the highly in-depth Hero system. Many online strategy games include a Hero system but the feature in Dragon Crusade shares more similarities with a MMORPG character progression system. Players can recruit Heroes from a tavern and each Hero has a certain collection of stats and rarity value. The rarer the Hero, the more powerful their stats and the greater the increase as they level up. There are over 16 slots for items and equipment, ranging from armor plates to mounts and weapons. Each Hero, depending on rarity, also has access to a number of passive abilities such as increasing troop morale, extra treasure drops or increased chances of a critical hit.
Dragon Crusade doesn’t break the MMORTS mold but it’s filled with in-depth features and mechanics that appeal to both casual strategy fans and the more hardcore players.