Review Ultimate Dragon Simulator
A questionable dragon simulator
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 12 May 2016, tested on HTC One M8
Good graphics, solid controls
Bad draw distance, questionable gameplay
What would you do if you were a dragon? That might be a hard question to answer if you don’t really know what dragons do. I’m not sure myself, and even after playing Ultimate Dragon Simulator for Android I still haven’t the slightest clue outside of attacking random citizens and the local wildlife.
Now, this is supposed to be a realistic dragon simulator, and as such, you’re in charge of keeping track of a number of different things like your hunger, your energy, your health and a few other things. This kind of rubbed me the wrong way right off the bat because it’s not really something I’m interested in mechanics like that in a mobile game.
The world itself is also pretty uninteresting. The draw distance is really bad, so you can see some of what’s in front of you, but you’re mostly seeing nothing but gray, which is pretty terrible. Towns are sparse through the game and just have people mindlessly dropped into them. You can attack and eat them to regain hunger and the like. The fact that the world feels dead is a huge blow to the game, though.
It feels like there is absolutely nothing going on, though you can level up your dragons, breed with others and collect treasure. The problem is that Ultimate Dragon Simulator doesn’t do anything to build around those features, so doing interesting things are far and few between. Unfortunately, there just isn’t enough meat to the game.