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Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Welcome to an epic RPG world in which the town you build can grow from humble hamlet into a mecca for the land's most ambitious adventurers!The enterprising warriors that stop by your blossoming burg will defeat monsters and earn you money. Conquering dungeons and clearing out hordes of monsters will bag you loot to stock your shops. And if your hamlet flourishes, adventurers will want to set up house and settle down!Build training facilities like Combat Schools and Magic Labs to hone your heroic denizens' skills and boost your village's Popularity. The more faces that flock to your cause, the bigger the baddies you can beat!An all-new "Cauldron" feature also allows you to test your alchemic expertise. Toss items obtained from quests or shops into the Cauldron and your armory might receive a rare addition.No dungeon is too deep! Make your village the crown estate of this bold RPG narrative!----The game now lets you switch between English and Japanese. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    100
    Grab your favorite energy drink, you're gonna be in for a long night.
  2. Jun 6, 2012
    90
    It takes a little while to hit its stride, but once it does it'll get its hooks in and keep them there. Just like all the others.
  3. Jun 12, 2012
    80
    Dungeon Village is a little too easy, but its art, items, and charm are more than enough to warrant a download. This is truly a gamer's simulation and it's about time Kairosoft tackled RPGs.
  4. Jun 8, 2012
    80
    Kairosoft have struck gold once again with an addictive sim game that acts simultaneously as a simpler and yet more complex form of Recettear.
  5. Jun 18, 2012
    80
    It definitely feels like their most streamlined version of their formula so far, and comes strongly recommended if you haven't done the Kairosoft thing to death yet. But if you've had enough of the sim formula from Kairosoft you may want to give it a rest, lest you end up as burned out on it as I am.
  6. Aug 3, 2012
    80
    Manage a village and attract heroes to stop by and fight monsters and raid dungeons. A charming simulator with strong rpg-elements.
  7. Jun 13, 2012
    80
    There are loads of funny references to different characters from literature, and movies.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 11, 2013
    10
    This game is SO good that I don't know how to start.

    it's a game that lets you build one of those villages we encounter o rpgs, with lots
    of stores to earn you money. adventurers show up and kill monsters, earning money and XP. then, they spend that money on your town, and might event start living there forever!

    is an addictive game that should be played by all RPG lovers.
    very, very awesome!
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  2. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Great game with hours of play time. i need to fill 150 characters and im kind of tired , so i hope this will be enough to fill this character limit...
  3. Oct 24, 2012
    8
    No idea why Dungeon Village is rated so low. It's an enjoyable game where you create a small town in a fantasy environment, attract heroes who fight monsters outside your town, and build up the towns infrastructure. There are some light RPG elements include a few stats (attack, defense, magic, HP, etc.) and character classes which make an impact on gameplay and town design. For example, too many merchants and you'll lack punch in a fight but too many warriors and you won't be able to pay upkeep costs. Furthermore, if you build too many buildings you will be unable to afford their upkeep (TIP: don't do this). It's not a difficult game as if you build at a good pace but some of the fights can be challenging.

    You also send your heroes out on quests to loot site and kill the monsters. Each monster they kill the heroes involved will gain XP and level up. Unfortunately, this system isn't deeper with most modern RPG systems offering interesting level up choices, perk and skill trees, or other rewards, Dungeon Village doesn't do this and I feel it misses some interesting gameplay elements here.

    There is some VERY light character customization, you basically pick a starting character's name and look. Over time you give them better weapons, armor, and items (only weapons cause avatar to change) and you can give them better skills by changing class, changing equipment, holding events, and giving them items. Nothing too fancy or advanced but it fits well with the iOS game.

    Anyways, Dungeon Village is another excellent and, this time, unique Kairosoft game. If you enjoy building cities and playing RPGs this game is for you, albeit, a bit too simplified and lacking in depth.
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