A downloadable action role-playing game from Nintendo and Cygames, Dragalia Lost is the rare original Nintendo IP for smartphone and mobile gaming devices outside of the Switch and 3DS. Set in a fantasy world filled with dragons, the game is the tale of a hero called the Seventh Prince and his quest to bond with a dragon in order to save the world. Typical RPG fare in terms of narrative, the gameplay does not disappoint and offers deep and compelling systems for fans of the numbers-heavy JRPGs of yesteryear.
How to Download Dragalia Lost
You can download Dragalia Lost from Google Play Store or from the Apple App Store. To continue, click on the Download link below the game review.
The Game Review
The first mobile game developed by Nintendo outside of its partnership with DeNA, Dragalia Lost hews closely to expected JRPG traditions, even sporting an anime-inspired look for its graphics. There’s nothing wrong with this but it might make fans think this is just another generic smartphone title and it is far from that.
Aside from coming from the geniuses at Nintendo, Dragalia Lost also does an excellent job at providing a multifaceted experience.
Players will initially be lured into the game by its promise of a single-player tale, but they will stick around for the multiplayer, cooperative gameplay. The game allows for up to four players to game together at once and, in these moments, this anime role-playing treat recalls Square Enix’s classic for the GameCube, Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles.
Like many JRPGs, much of the action concerns leveling your dragon and your character’s abilities. There are also things to acquire and areas to explore. Basically, if it is expected in a JRPG, Dragalia Lost has got it in spades.
In terms of how to play, Dragalia Lost is, ostensibly, a multiplayer game masquerading as a single-player experience. But it might not be the best way to look at the game.
Taken as a single-player game, this JRPG gives the gamer a chance to experience the game and its story in order to delve deeper into its world at a later date. By gradually luring players into a multiplayer experience, Nintendo and Cygames have made sure players are ready for such a style of gameplay.
This means that they go into multiplayer gaming sessions knowing what they are doing and what is expected of them. This is a marked difference between most multiplayer games that are not only unfriendly to beginners but also obscure at best. One case in point is Grand Theft Auto Online which offers an experience so divorced from GTA V that the two are basically different games.
Dragalia Lost’s single-player and multiplayer games are one and the same experience, it just depends on what the user wants to do at the end of the day. Of course, taking advantage of the multiplayer on offer will lead to a gamer experiencing everything the title has to offer but it isn’t a requisite in order to enjoy the game.
Available for both iOS and Android smartphones, Dragalia Lost is Nintendo’s first attempt outside of DeNA’s massive Pokemon Go to build out a massively multiplayer game. It is a masterful title and one worthy of a download and looks through.
- Nintendo quality
- Initial price of free
- Deep RPG combat systems
- It’s a mobile game from Nintendo
- If you’re not into anime/manga, you might hate the look of the game
- Story is hit or miss