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With no cost for the game itself and a subscription cost about the price of a single gallon of gas, Dungeon Runners has a pretty nice cost-reward ratio going for it. There's no reason not to at least give it a crack, and they'll probably refund your $0 if it doesn't do anything for you.
Between the easy to learn interface, the "Monty Python" comedic theme and the FREE part... Dungeon Runners plays better than most pay-to-play MMOs, and therefore deserves attention.
This was a tough game to score, simply because it does not offer much more than hack’n’slash entertainment. If you go through the game at the appropriate zones for your level, you won’t have a terribly difficult time of it. But the game, which success oriented, can still be entertaining.
At a fuller price (i.e. more expensive than free), or with a higher monthly sub for the full package (i.e. more than the price of a supermarket sandwich), the simple graphics and slightly awkward controls (they never quite feel as smooth as they ought) would give Dungeon Runners a 7. Because despite the problems, it's such a huge amount of fun. However, at free, and near-as-dammit for the membership, we throw caution to the wind. It pokes excellent fun at a pompous genre (although WoW does an occasionally decent job of this too), and remains very playable. Disagree with the score? Didn't cost you anything to find out. (Find out that you're a wrongface, that is).
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The game looks like WoW and plays like Diablo, which most will agree isn’t a bad combination at all. It offers the perfect style of gameplay makes for those who want to jump online and play an hour or so, then get back to their life. It’s only those hardcore MMO players who want to form large groups and go perform some virtual world-changing quest who may find Dungeon Runners a bit too lightweight for their tastes. But, really, for free, there’s no reason to not at least give it a go.
In closing, you won’t regret downloading Dungeon Runners. The download time isn’t too bad, and let’s face it the cost is right. It’s worth mentioning again that this game is one of the most fun I’ve played. Simple, to the point, and with tons of humor laced throughout the game.
Try to overlook the graphics (hey, it's free after all) because Dungeon Runners is your standard hack n' slash fanfare. If you want, you can pay $5 a month to get access to extra features like stackable potions, more and better equipment, a bank to store items and priority in the login queue (no queue at peak hours, though). Still, the core game is free and small to download so there's no harm in trying the game out.
Overall Dungeon Runners looks good. So far and the best part is that it will be FREE! It is additive and there is little difference between this game and others that cost you the standard $50 to purchase. If you were a Diablo fan then you might be interested in this nostalgic MMO. I give it a score between "good" and" very good" and call it "pretty good" with a 7.5.
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If you can get past the fact that the game has substandard graphics, presentation, and seemingly shoddy network code (as of right now—a patch is on the way), there’s a lot of cheap fun to be had with Dungeon Runners. Players looking for some quick hack and slash action on the cheap will love the light-hearted enjoyment the game provides. The pricing model may be a little annoying if you don’t want to drop five bones a month for a few more items, but there’s enough content to keep you running the depths for quite a long time.
All in all, Dungeon Runners is an amusing little diversion when taken in small doses. Its lack of storyline and repetitious combat keep it from being playable for more than an hour or two at a time, but it’s good solid fun for that hour or two. It’s shallow enough to avoid being intimidating to anyone not familiar with the ways of MMOs, but has enough in-jokes and chuckle-worthy loot to keep pros clicking away on their umpteenth rat-killing quest. Dungeon Runners is the Doritos of gaming—it’s not quite good enough to be a full meal, but it’s certainly a deliciously indulgent little snack.
The game has a more laid-back feel to it than most games of its genre. There's no story to the game, which to tell the truth, I didn't even notice until I was hours into it. Quests are given out by NPCs in the main town and outposts found between dungeons. There's only one main town, but with a 250-person max per server, it never has that crowded feeling often found in other MMOs. With such a small amount of people on each server, it's easy to join a conversation and make a few friends to battle through dungeons with.
Dungeon Runners kann man spielen, ohne dafür zu zahlen - Freude bereitet das aber keine. Man sieht all die schönen Sachen mit den tollen Boni, darf sie aber nicht benutzen. Das frustet enorm! Ich weiß es genau, denn zunächst habe ich das Programm in der Basis-Version gespielt. Wenn man aber zahlt, bekommt man einen leicht zu handhabenden Diablo
-Klon, der auf die genreteypische Art wirklich Spaß macht. Sogar ein bisschen mehr, als man für drei Euro im Monat erwarten dürfte. Und der Humor ist schlicht toll.
Als je in hebt in een complexloos, snelle en oppervlakkige online RPG, probeer de gratis en downloadbare versie dan eens uit. Je kan er tientallen uren plezier verwachten en een paar goede grappen verteren. Maar als je geld wil uitgeven, zijn er betere alternatieven op de markt.
Een nieuwe Guild Wars? Vergeet het maar. Misschien nog leuk als gratis introductie op het MMORPG-genre.
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Dungeon Runners is totally free, so you should give it a try if you have some time to kill. If you really get serious you should purchase the subscription so you can have stackable potions, the highest quality equipment, bank storage, and login priority in case the world server is full. If you enjoy games like Dungeon Siege and are content with only one character and vastly limited content then you might enjoy this. On the other hand, if the “free” price tag doesn’t intrigue you or you’re looking for a deeper game like World of Warcraft then don’t even bother.
There's a player-versus-player server where you can duel other groups and take part in team deathmatches, but this option isn't all that fun, and it doesn't add much value to the package. If you're in the market for a new online RPG, the free-to-play download is at least worth checking out, since you can eke out a dozen hours of enjoyment and get in a few laughs without paying a cent. With the retail box, you get a six-month subscription for the price of four, and the bling gnome. If you're looking for a full-featured retail game to keep you busy, however, better games are available on store shelves. It's just too bad those other options don't let you don the Feverish Tarnished Pop Top Ring of the Extraverted Butterfly.