Heroes of Dragon Age iOS

User Score
3.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 16
  2. Negative: 10 out of 16
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  1. 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 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 isTerrible 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. Expand
  2. 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 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 timeHeroes 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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  3. Mar 1, 2014
    0
    Warning! Heroes of Dragon Age is a SCAM!
    THIS IS NOT F2P!!
    THIS IS P2P and P2W. A money hole! There are 10 areas. Each area consists of 5 "missions".In order to buy rare packs you have to collect crystals by mastering each mission. You can master each mission by completing it(defeating all oponnents) from 3(first mission) to 12 times (last 5th mission). By area 4 you are stopeed on
    Warning! Heroes of Dragon Age is a SCAM!
    THIS IS NOT F2P!!
    THIS IS P2P and P2W. A money hole!
    There are 10 areas. Each area consists of 5 "missions".In order to buy rare packs you have to collect crystals by mastering each mission. You can master each mission by completing it(defeating all oponnents) from 3(first mission) to 12 times (last 5th mission). By area 4 you are stopeed on mission 1 by a group of 4 rares!
    By that time i only had 2 rares! And i didn't have any a mage who could attack all enemies and stun them! I opened 30 something soldier packs and found only 1 rare(exluding the one you always get during tutorial!)!!
    Absurd!!
    This clearly means that you can not continue the F2P game beyond are 3!
    F2P players can only have one fight every 20 minutes!! More so the surplus of energy/stamina before leveling up does not add to you energy/stamina bar after you get another level. You lose it all!
    WTF!?
    You need strong(rare/epic/legendary) "figurines" in order to advance both in PVE and PVP. And you can only get them by spending REAL money.
    26$ to buy 10 packs that have guaranted rare! Back in my country 26 $ is 1/15 of the minimal monthly wage!
    I guess for the swiss who made this scam, 26$ is candy money!
    After some time it is impossible to master missions thus so not being able to collect more crystals! It get's to hard and you don't have enough energy and stamina for the grind.
    Game over for F2P on are 3.

    That's why this not a f2p but p2p + p2w.
    Read the review on RPGCodex yourselfs.
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  4. Feb 19, 2014
    0
    Horrendous gameplay pretty visuals for an iPad game. From the looks of the models, scenes and graphics, quite a lot of effort went into this game, and it's amazing just how bad the actual gameplay is.

    For the first 15 minutes or so, I have no control over the game. Whereever I tap, it just advances the tutorial. Looking at battles, this does not seem like there's any input required from
    Horrendous gameplay pretty visuals for an iPad game. From the looks of the models, scenes and graphics, quite a lot of effort went into this game, and it's amazing just how bad the actual gameplay is.

    For the first 15 minutes or so, I have no control over the game. Whereever I tap, it just advances the tutorial. Looking at battles, this does not seem like there's any input required from me whatsoever, the creatures just fight each other. No tactics, and I cant even explore what the game has to offer before the tutorial lets go of my hand.

    Once in the game, looking around it quickly becomes apparent that this is just another "wait to play" kind of game, as the amount of energy you have dictates how many battles you can participate in before you have to put the device down.

    It's a shame to have BioWare and Dragon Age in the title of this game.
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  5. Feb 6, 2014
    2
    In Heroes of Dragon Age, you watch your heroes fight stuff. Your only input into to actual fights is if you want to use a rune or not. Unit level seems to play only a minor role in their power, and is totally overshadowed by rarity... The higher the rarity, the more powerful... but also the harder to acquire. This means you will always lose to people who were lucky(or rich enough) to getIn Heroes of Dragon Age, you watch your heroes fight stuff. Your only input into to actual fights is if you want to use a rune or not. Unit level seems to play only a minor role in their power, and is totally overshadowed by rarity... The higher the rarity, the more powerful... but also the harder to acquire. This means you will always lose to people who were lucky(or rich enough) to get one of the legendary heroes. It quickly becomes obvious that even your team of mid-rarity heroes can't beat the mid-tier content, so you will grind endlessly for gems(or crack, and waste money on a lotto ticket) in the hopes of getting a legendary so you can actually play the game.

    While there is a certain novelty to collecting your favorite heroes from the Dragon Age, you will quickly realize what a soulless, blatant time/money sink this "game" is.
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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. Hyper Magazine
    Mar 9, 2014
    30
    A greedy, nasty piece of work, based on a broken economy scheme. [Apr 2014, p.74]
  2. 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.
  3. 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.