Dragons and Titans
Dragons and Titans is a 3D fantasy themed action oriented MOBA where players ride dragons into battle. Individual abilities must be aimed and the game has a large variety of customization.
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Pros: +Unique weapon system. +Fast-paced matches. +Excellent customization options (Mastery, Runes, Weapons).
Cons: -Balance issues with matchmaking. -Straight from queue to game (No coordination). -Only one map available at a time (rotates).
Dragons and Titans Overview
In Dragons and Titans, players choose from one of over thirty playable dragons and ride into battle. The game features 5v5 gameplay with an odd map selection system. Only one map is available at a time, but rotates every so often. The game has a unique emphasis on shorter duration games (10-15 minutes) and customization. The game has over thirty legendary weapons, each of which provides two distinct abilities to the player on top of the regular selection of abilities a dragon has.
Dragons and Titans Key Features:
- Fast-paced action oriented combat – individual attacks and abilities must be aimed.
- Short Game Length – games typically last 10-15 minutes.
- Customization – over thirty playable dragons and thirty legendary weapons. Players can further customize their experience with runes and masteries.
- Single player adventure mode – available.
- Game Store – dragons and weapons must be purchased in the game's store before they can be used.
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Dragons and Titans Review
By Omer Altay
Dragons and Titans ia 3D fast-paced MOBA where players ride dragons into battle. The game was developed by Wyrmbyte and launched on Steam on March 12, 2014. A mobile version of the game is available as well on android, making Dragons and Titans one of the few multi-platform MOBAs. The game differentiates itself from others by focusing on shorter duration matches with more action.
Before being able to jump into any PvP action, players are required to go through the tutorial in Dragons and Titans. Each stage can be “skipped,” but the game's main menu won't be available until after the tutorial is either completed or skipped. The tutorial only takes 15 minutes or so to complete, and I actually recommend it because Dragons and Titans isn't like any other MOBA. The core gameplay feels more like a vertical shooter than a MOBA, as there are projectiles and attacks everywhere that must be dodged. After playing the tutorial for a few minutes, you'll quickly realize that Dragons and Titans is unique. It's a much faster paced game than traditional MOBAs and requires a tremendous amount of skill and focus to do well.
Pick your Dragon... and Weapon
Before a match begins, players must select from one of over thirty playable dragons. Each dragon has two distinct abilities and a passive stat boost skill. Every dragon has the same passive stat boost skill that simply boosts max HP, regeneration rate, and other passive stats. Players gain a single skill point every level during a match that can be spent on improving any one these three skills. Stat points aren't limited to improving dragon-specific skills though, as players can use skill points to enhance their weapon skills as well.
Before flying into battle, players can select from one of over thirty legendary weapons. Each of these weapons adds two additional skills to a player's arsenal. These skills can be leveled the same way as dragon-specific skills with skill points. The beauty of this system is that players can mix and match dragons and weapons to create interesting combinations. Even if two players are using the same dragon, odds are they aren't using the same weapon, so there's an incredible amount of variety in Dragons and Titans. To add even more variety to the game, players can choose from two “spells” which are essentially the same thing as Summoner Spells in League of Legends or Stolen Powers in Infinite Crisis. These aren't upgradeable, but do provide yet another layer of customization to the game.
Unlocking Dragons and Weapons
Aside from the starting dragons, players must unlock additional dragons through the game's store before being able to use them in battle. Oddly, dragons can't be purchased individually with Crystals, the game's in-game currency. Instead, players can buy packs of 3 random dragons for 5,000 crystals. Individual dragons can be purchased, however, for real life cash. This system makes it difficult for those that really want to play a certain dragon, as they need to keep purchasing 3-packs of dragons with crystals and hope they get the dragon they're looking for. Weapons can be purchased in the same exact fashion. A 3-pack of random weapons can be bought for 2,500 crystals or $3.99. Individual weapons can only be purchased for cash. Saving up enough crystals for a pack of dragons or weapons isn't difficult. Co-op vs AI can be grinded for crystals fairly quickly while players are also rewarded for daily logins.
Jumping Into A Game
After completing or skipping the game's tutorial, players can choose which game mode to play; Dragons and Titans has PvP, Co-op vs AI, and a Single Player mode. Upon selecting a mode, players must choose their Dragon, Legendary Weapon, and spells before entering queue. Since the game goes directly from queue to a match, players don't get a chance to coordinate with their teammates on what kind of team to build. Certain dragons, weapons, and spells synergize better with other dragons, but players can't coordinate any of this since there's no “champ select” screen.
Dragons and Titans features a handful of maps, each of which is slightly different. The ultimate goal in each match is to free your team's Guardian by destroying the enemy team's Guardian Cage. Dragons and Titans has an odd system of map selection. Players can't just queue up for the map they want to play. Instead, there's only ever one map available to queue up for at any given moment. Every 30 minutes or so, players vote for what the next map should be and the winning map becomes the only map available for the next ~30 minutes.
As I said earlier, the goal of each game is to destroy your opponent's Guardian Cage in a 5v5 environment. Unlike traditional MOBAs though, Dragons and Titans has no in-game item system. Gold is only ever acquired to complete map specific objectives. On the Ballistae Alley map for example, gold is used to charge your team's Ballista. Upon full charge, 3 huge Ballistae fire arrows at the opposing team. With no items, the only way to grow stronger it gain experience points and level up abilities. There's no ultimate skill either. All 5 skills (3 dragon-specific and 2 weapon-specific) are available from the beginning. Players start with 1 point into their default attack (left mouse button or Q). This default attack is typically spammed in team fights as it costs minimal mana or health to use and does reliable sustained DPS.
Upon completing matches, players are rewarded crystals (used to buy new dragons and weapons) as well as experience points and mastery. Players gain individual mastery points for the dragon they rode into battle on as well as the weapon they had equipped. As players gain more and more mastery points, their dragons passively get permanently stronger and their weapon abilities get lower and lower cooldowns. This creates some balance issues, as opponents with more mastery on a specific dragon or weapon will be stronger. Players are free to gain maximum mastery on every single dragon and weapon though, as there's no limit restriction of mastering them all. The game has a built in rating system too, so players are matched against opponents of similar skill levels.
Dragons and Titans is a fun game played in short bursts. It's sometimes hard to tell what's going on in teamfights as there are literally bullets and projectiles everywhere. Matches are extremely short at 10-15 minutes, so games never drag on or get boring. The game's visuals look a bit dated, but that's probably because the game is available on Android smartphones as well as the PC.
Final Verdict – Good
Dragons and Titans is a fun fast-paced MOBA that can be played in short bursts. The game's unique weapon system gives players a lot of control over how they want to play the game. The only real complaints I have with the game is that the visuals are a bit dated and combat can feel a bit overwhelming.
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Dragons and Titans System Requirements
Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Pentium D or Athlon 64 X2
Video Card: GeForce 7600 GT / Radeon X800 XT
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
Operating System: Windows 7 / 8 / 10
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 or Athlon 64 X2 5000+
Video Card: GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 4850
RAM: 1 GB
Hard Disk Space: 1 GB
Dragons and Titans is also available on MAC OS X 10.7 and newer. Dragons and Titans is also Linux compatible.
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Dragons and Titans Additional Information
Developer: Wyrmbyte / Backflip Studios
Publisher: Versus Evil
Game Engine: Unity Engine
Other Platforms: Mac OS X / Linux
Release Date: March 12, 2014
Development History / Background:
Dragons and Titans was developed by the indie American game developer Wyrmbyte, which is based in Louisville, Colorado. Dragons and Titans was built on the Unity Engine and is available on PC, Mac, Linux, and even android systems, making it a truly multi-platform title. Backflip Studios was responsible for some of the mobile development for Dragons and Titans.