Dungeon Fighter Online Pick New
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
There's something very special about the old 2D beat 'em ups. Games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon defined gaming for a generation and they still hold a special place in the pantheon of games. While the genre largely faded away as 3D games became popular and arcades started to close down, there have still been a few signs of life on the indie scene. One of the biggest 2D brawler releases has been Dungeon Fighter Online, a game that mixes the classics of brawling with some of the systems of massively multiplayer online games. It's this mix of old and new systems that makes the game at once a nostalgic treat and a problematic example of how games work.
Mix of Old and New Equals a Great Combination
The first thing you'll notice about Dungeon Fighter online is the art style. Logging into the game will take you back to the 90s - every sprite looks like something that could have been lifted directly from Final Fight or Streets of Rage. The characters aren't exactly the most original, but that's part of the appeal - everything in the game in tuned for maximum nostalgia. You'll see the art style extended out to the combo effects and enemies, which should do wonders for those who love old games.
The MMO elements are, perhaps, where the game starts to split off from the 90s. You'll need to level up character classes to see everything in the game, which still feels weird considering the throwbacks to old styles of the game. Arguably, of course, it's these systems that make the game worthwhile in the first place. There's a relatively low level class, which encourages players to try out the different classes in the game. Each class feels suitably unique, though you'll quickly figure out that some are more fun to play than others.
True Free to Play Game, Premium Options Not Necessary
The other issue to talk about is, of course, the free to play aspect of the game. Dungeon Fighter Online is supported by an online store that primarily sells character customization gear and pets. While the pets are helpful, there's nothing in the store that will make paying players stronger than typical players. There are definitely some great cosmetic items hidden behind the paywall, but nothing that actively makes a difference in the game. This puts Dungeon Fighter Online in the higher tier of free to play games, allowing players to excel even if they don't drop massive amount of cash.
Dungeon Fighter Online is definitely a solid game. It's far more appealing to nostalgic 80s and 90s gamers than anyone else, but there are still some solid systems at play that can make even newer gamers appreciative. The free to play store is probably worth using, but it's not something that's required for people who truly love the game. Dungeon Fighter Online is definitely worth downloading and probably something that's going to play a huge role in your gaming future. Sometimes, it's nice to play a game that looks like it comes from the past while playing like something made in the present.
Software Product Description
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- OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
- Processor: 800 MhZ Pentium 3 or better
- Memory Ram: 128MB
- Hard Disk Space: At least 5GB of free Space
- Video Card: NVidia GeForce2 MX440 Or better