Review Dragons of Atlantis: Heirs
A firey twist on the MMORTS genre
Author: Kevin Vadala
Date: 30 Apr 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Growing dragons are cool, decent graphics
Only one building can be built at a time, formulaic, time waster
Dragons of Atlantis for Android is in many ways a classic evolved form of the popular Farmville genre game. In the game, you will raise buildings, barracks, and an assortment of buildings into order to make your city bigger and wealthier. Then, once you accumulate enough wealth, you can use armies to attack.
Perhaps the most notable feature that distinguishes this game is it’s focus on dragons. There is a little 3D dragon that grows while your city does, and it adds charisma to the city building elements within the game. Unfortunately, there is a lot of work to be done in order to use the dragon for defense of your city and to see it grow. If you want to just be a Dragon Daddy, this game might not be for you.
The social elements within the game seem well integrated, as the game actually pushes you to join a player alliance. There is a chat room on the bottom of the screen, and all of the menus are relatively simple and easy to understand. There is a general system in which you buy leaders for your armies which proves to be more complicated. In this system, you enhance generals by combining them. I've never understood why games do this, because it just seems weird to have two people fuse together. Did they take this idea from Dragon Ball Z? Well to be fair, there weren't many dragons in that show either.
I can’t really say that Dragons of Atlantis is innovating enough to warrant switching over from Kingdoms of Camelot ,or perhaps the polished and popular Clash of Clans, but if you are looking to scratch your MMORTS itch with a dragon claw, this might be the game for you.