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  • Summary: Kill or be killed. Experience the perils of adventure with your ferocious sidekick in this brand-new smartphone RPG!The stage of DRAKERIDER is set in Igraine, a world on the brink of destruction due to the repeated attacks of the Dread. Aran Lawson, once an ordinary tracker, now finds himself as a dragalier—and mankind's final hope. This is the story of our hero and his dragon companion, Eckhardt.The game lets you take the reins with a battle system like no other. Instead of entering commands, control the chains to execute your strategy. Easing off the reins will allow Eckhardt the freedom to unleash powerful attacks. Too much leeway, however, will trigger his primal instincts, endangering Aran.Led by Akifumi Kaneko, the game is developed by WITCHCRAFT Inc., famous for their work on various anime and other RPGs. This title maintains the high quality and integrity for which they are known.The characters are voiced by an array of talented artists, including Ryohei Kimura, Nana Mizuki, Shinichiro Miki, Kana Hanazawa, Keiji Fujiwara, and many others. The powerful theme song "unleash," performed by Shoujyo Byou, accentuates the powerful storyline and intense battles.There are five chapters in total, the first of which may be enjoyed free of charge, so why not delve into an original and finely crafted RPG adventure?Game System- A tale told over five chaptersThe fate of Igraine is related over five chapters. The first chapter is free, and the rest can be purchased individually, or all at once for a special price.Introductory Chapter: FreeChapters Two–Five: $6.99 eachAll Five Chapters: $20.99- The battle is in your handsTighten or loosen your grip on the reins by sliding the chains at the bottom of the screen. The gauge at the top of the screen represents its tension. Ease off to unleash powerful attacks and abilities, but give your dragon too much freedom and you will lose control. If you're not quick to pull back the reins, he will turn against you.- Develop your dragon's abilitiesClaim victory in battle to earn CP, which you can use to learn abilities and powerful attacks. Unlocking some abilities will close your path to others, so plan carefully and customize your dragon to suit your needs. Collapse
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  1. Sep 14, 2012
    75
    Creativity and charm are hindered by old tropes and issues, providing something of a flat but enjoyable experience.
  2. Sep 14, 2012
    70
    It's a stunning game to look at but even for a JRPG nut such as myself, it lacks any real passion.
  3. Sep 10, 2012
    60
    A competent but ridiculously overpriced JRPG with too many old ideas and not enough substance or excitement.
  4. Sep 21, 2012
    30
    My interest in Drakerider faded as quickly as the "freemium" elephant in the room grew. I wouldn't be so exasperated if this wasn't a $20 game to start with.