Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    70
    Heroes of Dragon Age is a generally entertaining romp through Thedan lore, but a lack of battle interaction and an overly limiting stamina bar blight the whole.
  2. Dec 11, 2013
    70
    Part of a genre where every strategic battle title begins to look familiar, Heroes of Dragon Age separates itself with highly detailed artwork and gameplay to match. However, initial long load times and semi-auto gameplay might put some off.
  3. Dec 9, 2013
    70
    Heroes of Dragon Age is a decent collectable card game, though its poor stamina system and passive battles make it difficult to recommend to hardcore Dragon Age fans who enjoy the series for its action and exploration.
  4. Dec 10, 2013
    60
    With the game's focus so squarely on collecting character figurines, Heroes of Dragon Age will only really appeal to fans of the series. And once you get going, collecting and leveling up your figurines can become quite addicting. But Dragon Age fans should set their expectations accordingly before playing, because there is still a long wait until the next proper game in the series.
  5. Dec 14, 2013
    55
    Heroes of Dragon Age ends up being a game you can hardly say you’re actually playing, with its focus on in-app purchases and a gameplay with way too limited interaction.
  6. Mar 3, 2014
    50
    A little more faith in the player's ability to cope with deeper strategy and Heroes of Dragon Age would be a genuinely good game. Conversely, it would only take a few more turns of the micro-transaction screw for it to be intolerable. Strange as it sounds, this somewhat awkward middle ground actually represents huge progress for EA's freemium ambitions.
  7. Dec 20, 2013
    50
    Several interesting ideas are not enough to make Heroes of Dragon Age a convincing Mobile title. Gameplay is practically nonexistent and a superficial implementation of features make it a mediocre title to avoid.
  8. Dec 11, 2013
    49
    The idea is good, but the implementation is not. At the moment, the game abuses the free-to-play model, so we can only hope for a future update of its gameplay and in-app purchases system.
  9. Mar 9, 2014
    30
    A greedy, nasty piece of work, based on a broken economy scheme. [Apr 2014, p.74]
User Score
3.0

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    4
    Heroes of dragon age is a bizarre attempt by EA to try advancing into the mobile market, and the concept "pay to win games" as they are knownHeroes of dragon age is a bizarre attempt by EA to try advancing into the mobile market, and the concept "pay to win games" as they are known to be called, its collection game, while also a rpg. You use your soldiers to travel amongst the map defeating groups of enemy soldiers that gets harder and harder until you cant progress any further. Its a game that rewards you for investing time into it, and punishes you for not doing so. In the end it comes to money, and how much you invested in it. There is a game play wall that appears abruptly and you can not pass it unless you either pay absurd amounts of money, once you done this you taken the first step towards damnation.

    Its not a bad game, but make sure you understand the concept that EA wants you to invest around 100, 150 bucks into this thing, and in my opinion you can get so much more fun by investing these into other things, like other games, a fun experience, or intoxicating liquids.
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  2. Jan 4, 2014
    0
    Terrible excuse for a game. It makes the single-player quest impossible to complete without spending massive amounts of real money. Fights areTerrible excuse for a game. It makes the single-player quest impossible to complete without spending massive amounts of real money. Fights are repetitive and strategy counts for nothing, compared to the amount of money spent upgrading characters. It quickly reaches a point where spending hundreds of dollars is the only way to progress. Freemium games are fine, but in this case, the game is crippled from the start in order to gouge people. Full Review »
  3. Nov 12, 2014
    7
    An interesting experiment that is made more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been thanks to it's ties to the Dragon Age series.An interesting experiment that is made more enjoyable than it otherwise would have been thanks to it's ties to the Dragon Age series. Collecting new heroes and trying to maxing out their stats can be quite entertaining. Especially when you get you hands on a rarer one that makes it easier to get past that last battle that was giving you trouble. However the evils of EA's attempts to get you to spend money on microtransactions are present.

    Every now and then you'll just sort of hit a brick wall of difficulty that you can't get past for a while. This either requires you to grind for in-game currency to buy new heroes, or take the easier route and pay to win. It doesn't require you to put down any money, but if you don't the resulting grinding can make progress slower than it otherwise would be. There's no guarantee you'll always get a more powerful hero from the random packs you'll buy either, but at the very least you can sacrifice weaker heroes you might get to your more powerful ones to make them stronger. It sometimes just comes down to luck whether or not you'll have victory over the main quest.

    Luckily there are some other things to keep you busy. PVP battles and "Nexus" challenges can lead to leveling up, more gold and other rewards. Obviously those who are willing to put down money in order to get the best heroes sooner are going to have the edge in the PVP battles, but I still found plenty of opponents who were like myself and focused on grinding instead of buying.

    EA's constant attempts to get as much money from gamers as they can plagues yet another game. However it doesn't ruin it. True not putting down money on the game leads to repeated, soul-crushing defeats every now and then, but it's rewarding as all heck to get a more powerful hero or to finally level and boost up my characters enough to make it past a tough level. Despite my frustrations with it I always find myself coming back, because victory truly feels well earned and rewarding in this game. Even if it is just because EA tries to dollar and dime me to death.
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