Dragon Nest PC

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7.1

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  1. Mar 3, 2015
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    This game has a lot of glitches and bugs that are not all too apparent when one first starts playing, But moreimportantly, there are a lot of frustration points in this game.

    While it is easy going on the eyes and skills, and has a intuitive approach to play, I will talk about what makes this game particularly frustrating. I don't think one can review a game just by playing a month
    This game has a lot of glitches and bugs that are not all too apparent when one first starts playing, But moreimportantly, there are a lot of frustration points in this game.

    While it is easy going on the eyes and skills, and has a intuitive approach to play, I will talk about what makes this game particularly frustrating.

    I don't think one can review a game just by playing a month or two. At higher levels, the game becomes predominantly cash based. Buying items in the store(purchased with real money) adds to your stats. But some of the more valuable items in this store are lottery based. So you buy something called a dragon egg which has mostly useless items. About one hundred eggs later you still haven't found what you want. Whereas a chosen few players within the community seem to have a suspicious amount of luck. I found out that some of them are nexon employees/ related in some way to Nexon.

    You can earn small amounts of gold doing quests and selling items on the market place to other players. But the really valuable items that would fetch you decent amounts of gold are extremely rare and limited.

    The other part of this in game economy system is that almost anything decently valuable needs to be stamped which needs to be purchased with real money. Most times, an item becomes not worth trying to sell because it wouldn't pay for the stamps. Again some people do get loads of free stamps. A person I know got 5*100 stamps as a reward. How? I and almost everyone else I've talked with have only gotten 5 at the most.

    The gold is important, for equipment.

    The community, I have found to be generally elitist, there is a culture where in you are judged easily by your equipment and costumes, which relates to the amount of money you have spent. This culture is something Nexon promotes because it puts peer pressure on you to spend money.

    If you don't, you dare not join any teams because players will inspect your gear and kick you out if it is not the best. And this is basically what the 'nest' in dragon nest is about. This is the actual point of playing the game. The raids give you valuable materials and equipment. But you need equipment to get in there. And you need to enhance your equipment, using cash for protection jellies bought in the Nexon store. And it enhances on a lottery, which means your enhancements can fail or worse, like me, you can lose the item that you just spent 50$ real money on trying to make enough gold to buy it in the first place because the game crashed. And as again, there are a few people who have no problem with this. And they will sell you weapons for 25k gold. (Gold can be purchased at the rate of, approximately, 5000g = $100 from other players)

    My advice: It's really not worth playing past lvl 25. Which is a shame, because it is otherwise a very well designed game. Or buy a game for $300 - 500 upfront in which you do not have to spend money in game.
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  2. Jul 19, 2013
    3
    Let me summarize: grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding, grinding.
    Yeah, it's that kind of game. This has nothing to do with skill.
  3. Jan 6, 2013
    3
    Fairly bad MMO, yet still better than other average garbage-grinders.
    This one takes an approach of action-oriented Combat and attempts to shine with so-called combo-attacks.
    There are only like 6-7 Skills you can have totally, which leads to very boring and redundant combat consisting of the same combos over and over and over. In reality, you cannot call this even a combo. What the
    Fairly bad MMO, yet still better than other average garbage-grinders.
    This one takes an approach of action-oriented Combat and attempts to shine with so-called combo-attacks.

    There are only like 6-7 Skills you can have totally, which leads to very boring and redundant combat consisting of the same combos over and over and over. In reality, you cannot call this even a combo.
    What the community calls a "combo" is a **** unfinished mechanic which allows you to endlessly juggle your opponent without any fair chance to fight back, and that is in PvP.
    In PvE there is the same situation.
    Bosses can stunlock/knock-up-lock you, even though you are supposed to be laying on the ground and getting given a time to stand up and fight again, even the slightest minor attack will send you airborne again. Very unclear and poorly done.

    Imagine, games like Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter, now put in random lag and let the characters which are knocked-over on the floor, magically get thrown up into the air again by some silly jab attack, over and over, that what Dragon Nest is.

    The game is a hassle to play due to such poorly done physics. Developers put minimal effort into the Combat System and the Physics.
    They just mainly orient themselves on the Cash-Shop.

    In other words, another company's cash-cow, and only little under-aged kids with no grasp of concept of good video games, play and glorify this abomination.
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  1. Jan 23, 2014
    60
    The European version of Dragon Nest is far from perfect, but It’s really entertaining if you’re looking for a simple and fun MMO experience.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    Dragon Nest is a fun game that has an extremely flexible and dynamic combat system.
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    85
    Its combat is deep and rewarding, and pits you against some truly interesting encounters. The care put into each and every bit of character dialogue is also evident throughout, and adds a great deal to the charm of the world.