Review Dragon Hunter 2 - Puzzle RPG
Like Monster Hunter meets Match-Three
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 25 May 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Excellent graphics, lots of gear
You can easily out pace the content
Dragon Hunter 2 - Puzzle RPG for Android is part Monster Hunter and part match-three. Aesthetically, the first thing you'll think about is how similar the art style is to Monster Hunter. Once you get into the actual gameplay, you'll soon realize that it's anything but.
This game draws more parallels to Monster Hunter than you might think, however. The structure is based on various levels that you'll run through. You'll fight monster after monster until you get to the end of each level. At that point, you'll be confronted by a really terrifying boss that you have to defeat before you can move on to the next level.
In order to do anything you'll need to match various tiles. There are attack, mana, currency, potions, and several other tiles. The cool thing about this game is that you don't necessarily need to match three of the same tiles together. You'll have a certain amount of matches you can make before the enemy gets a chance to retaliate. Depending on what's available, you'll want to strategically set up the best matches you can within the move limit in order to minimize the amount of damage your character will take.
Collecting coins will allow you to purchase new armor and weapons. Somehow I managed to out pace myself in the gear department and I was incredibly overpowered for almost the whole game. This made things a little less interesting than they could have been potentially.
I enjoyed the time I spent with Dragon Hunter 2, but the game is really short and there isn't any real end game content. Plus, once you start to outpace the rest of the game it gets to be boring pretty quickly.