The Good Dungeon Hunter 4 has character classes that are fun to play, a leveling system with cool abilities, tons of upgradeable equipment, and an epic fantasy storyline.
The Bad The freemium model gets in the way of playing of the game. You need to either wait it out or pay real money to advance.
The Bottom Line Even with the freemium model, I still recommend downloading Dungeon Hunter 4 for great hack-and-slash gameplay.
Epic gameplay if you have the patience
Dungeon Hunter 4 (iOS|Android) is the latest installment from Gameloft's popular hack-and-slash RPG franchise, and it gets a lot of things right but may discourage some with an aggressive in-app purchase model.
All the right ingredients
As hack-and-slash Diablo-like RPGs go, Dungeon Hunter is one of the best franchises in the genre for smartphones. Set in a medieval fantasy setting, you'll be charged with picking from four character classes, then fighting your way through hordes of demons. You can choose from two ranged classes that include a bow-wielding Sentinel or a spell-casting Warmage. On the melee side you can be standard knight called a Battleworn, or a two-weapon-wielding Blademaster. Each of the classes have separate skill trees with unique attacks and passive enhancements that give the game replay value as you try each class.
Dungeon Hunter 4 follows a mostly linear storyline with quests that move you through the game. While you can explore the map that's available to you, parts will be blocked off until you complete your current quest chain. There are also side-quests you'll find on your journey, but they tend to revolve around either defending an NPC against several enemies, or going into a small dungeon (that's the same wherever you are) and defeating the enemies there. But even with the somewhat repetitive side quests, different themed areas give you some variation while you explore.
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