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Kitoro
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(05-16-2015, 10:09 AM)
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Developer: FLINT
Publisher: GAMEVIL
Global Version Release Date: 5/12/15

Free to Download On:

iOS

Google Play

Redeem Code DBUSTRAILER2015 for 4 Premium Summons, 50k Gold, 1 Premium Weapon

To redeem codes, go to GM News on the left middle button in the tavern and scroll down to the bottom. If you don't see the prizes in your inbox, then you need to log out and log back in again!

Use "XCressidaX" as a friend reference to get 50 premium currency when you hit level 20! (Please tell me when this name reaches max referrals, and I'll change it to another.)

Okay.. I was never intending on making an OT for this, assuming one was already in existence well before launch.. but there isn't, so here goes!

Dragon Blaze just released a few days ago Globally on iOS and Android, and it's completely arrested all my free time and captivated me entirely.

This game is by far and away the most feature rich F2P mobile game I've experienced. It's got feature rich guilds, a comprehensive chat system, expansive social features, a 4 player co-op raid mode, an addictive and satisfying WoW-esque loot system, and the addictive gacha system that you either love to hate or hate to love.









FAQs:

What is It?

It's a new F2P game made by a developer called FLINT, published by GAMEVIL. It's a gacha style game, but unlike most gacha game, there is a main character chosen at the start of the game that the player will use 100% of the time, and is customizable with loot by a full range of gear slots, and is the only character a player will use when playing co-op online with friends. The gacha units are only used as AI allies that fight alongside the player in the story mode, PvP, and other such modes.

Uh-oh.. He Said F2P...

Sure, this game has a stamina system and an assortment of currency of the premium and standard types, but this game is especially generous compared to most games, giving out free stamina and premium currency like candy on a daily and weekly basis through log-in bonuses, very generous weekly event rewards, and for earning countless achievements.

How's It Play?

This game is largely an auto-battle game, only allowing the player to control their main character, with the option of choosing which of their three special moves they use and when, as well as giving their allies a target to focus on. This is the type of game in which you can play through entirely without ever taking off Auto mode, provided you're doing a good job (with good luck) in putting together a killer team.

How Do Teams Work?

Much like other gacha RPGs, your team is comprised of your main character and four AI allies, along with a friend's main character that you can summon once per battle for 60 seconds before they tag out, so use them wisely!

As far as unit rarity, there are C, B, A, S, SS, and SSS units. C and B units are very common, rather undesirable, and can be recruited in story mode and through friend summons. A and S units are the lowest ranked units obtainable through premium summons. They are good enough to scrape by with, but you're going to want SS and SSS units ASAP to replace them.

SS and SSS units have incredibly low rates to pull from premium summons, but don't despair, there is a combining system in this game, which allows you to combine two units of the same rank together to create a random unit from the next tier up at a cost to your in-game gold and your time. It's easy to combine B units to get an A, but when you're working on combining two S units to get a SS, it's going to take a lot of time and gold, but is so worth it in the end.

Is This Game Made by Vanillaware?

You've probably asked yourself this question upon looking at any screenshot. As much as this looks similar to many of Vanillaware's beautiful titles, they had nothing to do with the making of this game, short of the obvious inspiration their work had on this games publisher, FLINT. The visuals in this game are beautiful, and very well optimized to run well on just about any piece of semi-recent Android or iOS hardware from the last few years. The characters and environments are gorgeous to behold, and very well animated. This is a high quality game.

So, I Get to Choose a Character?

Yes! Much like an MMO, there are tanks, healers, mages, archers, and rogues, and they perform exactly how you'd expect them to. You are allowed to make 3 different character slots, and are able to spend premium currency to unlock 2 more so that you can have a slot for each class. When changing characters, you have access to all your allies shared between them. You also have a storage area to transfer loot between your characters.

What Is There to Do?

A lot. Beyond the story mode, there's a raid mode that lets you invite friends or matches you up with strangers if you don't have any friends to speak of. These are challenging boss fights that yield excellent gear to outfit your characters with.

There's also a PvP arena with in-depth leader boards. There are excellent rewards for placing in the top ten, top 1%, 5%, 10% and 20%, and as of now it's not hard to get into the top 5% with a decent team after a few days with minimal effort, and the rewards are fantastic. The boards wipe every Tuesday, making it very easy for players to obtain healthy amounts of free premium currency and gold on a weekly basis. There's also a survival-based Labyrinth mode that awards a healthy amount of premium currency on a weekly basis, as well.

This is definitely the most generous F2P games I've played; there are very little reasons to ever pay for anything if you've got even half-decent self-control and patience.

Did I Hear You Mention Guilds?

Yes! This game has multiple types of chat channels and social options, the most impressive one being the guild system. Guilds have experience bars that, when filled by earned experience by all the players aggregated, open up new features, buffs for all members, increased guild capacity, and even guild battles!

So, there it is! This game is by far and away the most expansive and impressive F2P gacha games I've ever played, and is tearing me away from my long-time addiction to Brave Frontier effortlessly.

Please feel free to post any further questions, and more importantly, enjoy!
Ken
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(05-16-2015, 10:25 AM)
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I don't normally play these gacha games but I'll give this a try because you can make a "main character."
taco543
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(05-16-2015, 10:27 AM)
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The screens look a little overwhelming with all the stuff populating the ui, but I might give it a shot on my nexus 6 cos I like the art style a bit.
jwk94
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(05-16-2015, 10:28 AM)
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Jesus that UI. It's awful.
doemaaan
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(05-16-2015, 10:28 AM)
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Gamevil's Kritika sucked hours of my life away a couple of weeks ago. Played till you had to drop money to become relevant... I'll be giving this one a shot I guess.
Kitoro
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(05-16-2015, 11:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by jwk94

Jesus that UI. It's awful.

It looks a lot worse in blown up screenshots, trust me. When I start playing, I forget the UI is even there most times.

That said, it is pretty hectic at first glance. :P
ZiZ
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(05-16-2015, 12:28 PM)
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where do I enter the "DBUSTRAILER2015" code?
cybercircuit1
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(05-16-2015, 12:31 PM)
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It looks beautiful, almost near Vanillaware, but the gameplay is a copy-paste of Heroes Charge and the other game it ripped off. I tried it and I really wanted to like it, but I've burnt out of the style.

If you've never played Heroes Charge or similar styled F2P games, I'd say definitely give this a chance.
Brazil
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(05-16-2015, 12:32 PM)
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Downloading right now because it looks purrty.

Mobile gaming is awesome.
Ken
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(05-16-2015, 12:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by ZiZ

where do I enter the "DBUSTRAILER2015" code?

In the tavern go to Events and it'll open a browser thing. Scroll to the bottom.

Killed the first boss. Seems ok as far as brainless auto-mode dungeon running goes. I think my biggest gripe is the Vanillaware art: it's cheap and not really imitated well save for a few designs.
mrlion
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(05-16-2015, 12:44 PM)
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says that you reached the max referrals.
kulapik
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(05-16-2015, 12:48 PM)
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Does Gamevil keep blocking root users out of their games? Fuck them if they do.
hongcha
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(05-16-2015, 12:50 PM)
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Sakujou
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(05-16-2015, 12:51 PM)
reference: MoK for gold at lv20
creating my character right now
M3d10n
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(05-16-2015, 01:36 PM)
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The game is stretched as fuck on the iPad :(
Qvoth
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(05-16-2015, 01:57 PM)
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i remember this from steparu's apps
i heard for the english version the IAP aspect is kinda heavy unlike the korean version
Kitoro
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(05-16-2015, 05:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Qvoth

i remember this from steparu's apps
i heard for the english version the IAP aspect is kinda heavy unlike the korean version

Maybe the Southeast Asia version he played in English was, but this Global version is far more generous than anything I've played before. You're basically guaranteed an endgame worthy team in just a few days of playing. I've accumulated hundreds of dollars of premium currency for free between daily/weekly achievements, event leaderboards, login bonuses, bonus codes, referrals, etc., and I will continue to do so as the bonuses refresh every day, week, and/or month. It's insane.

Never have I played a game that so blatantly sends a message that you'll never need to spend a dime.
Galang
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(05-16-2015, 05:37 PM)
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I feel like there goes all my money. This looks gorgeous, trying now
Kalavaras
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(05-16-2015, 05:55 PM)
DBUSTRAILER2015 gives a coupon code failed message.

Edit: Nvm, for EU its DBEUTRAILER2015.
Erdnuckel01
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(05-16-2015, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Kalavaras

DBUSTRAILER2015 gives a coupon code failed message.

If you are in Europe, try DBEUTRAILER2015, worked for me.
Kitoro
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(05-16-2015, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by mrlion

says that you reached the max referrals.

Thanks for letting me know! I put another player's name in the OP.

Please, anyone, let me know if he reaches max referrals, and I'll replace him, too!
Flambe
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(05-16-2015, 08:06 PM)
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Sar is maxed now
Roybr
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(05-16-2015, 08:30 PM)
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My name there is Dandandan if anyone wants to add or make a reference.
steveovig
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(05-16-2015, 08:42 PM)
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I came in thinking the PS2 shooter had finally been localized.
Vashu
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(05-16-2015, 09:45 PM)
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Hey, trying this game out now. Vashyren (Vashyron) is my name.
UncleScr00ge
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(05-16-2015, 11:07 PM)
I'm adding everyone in this thread and used Dandandan as my referral. I'm UScr00ge for referrals / friend requests.

Based on the first post and the info about the combine system I'm assuming this isn't a game to get OCD about your first free pull? Terra Battle about killed me.
Kitoro
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(05-17-2015, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by UncleScr00ge

I'm adding everyone in this thread and used Dandandan as my referral. I'm UScr00ge for referrals / friend requests.

Based on the first post and the info about the combine system I'm assuming this isn't a game to get OCD about your first free pull? Terra Battle about killed me.

Yeah, no point at all in rerolling in this game whatsoever! Every unit has potential thanks to the combining system!
arbok26
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(05-17-2015, 02:31 AM)
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What's a Gacha game?

As a huge fan of dragons crown, I'm looking forward to giving this a shot. Not enough games like this on the iPhone.
Dimitri LH
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(05-17-2015, 03:36 AM)
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Where do I put the Promotion code?

Game seems good so far.

Edit: dint read post above.
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 03:37 AM)
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Man, I'm scared I can't run this
kulapik
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(05-17-2015, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xamtheking

Man, I'm scared I can't run this

Do you have root?
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 03:40 AM)
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Originally Posted by kulapik

Do you have root?

More of like my phone is a rock with a screen
Meffer
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(05-17-2015, 03:44 AM)
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Some of the characters look very similar to some characters in Vanillaware's games. Just saying.
shoryukens
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(05-17-2015, 03:50 AM)
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I'll give this game a try cause I like the artstyle.

Has anyone tried rerolling?
CHC
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(05-17-2015, 03:55 AM)
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I'm just in this thread to complement whoever made the OT subtitle because it's damn catchy.
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 04:00 AM)
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And I can't seem to be able to enter a nickname
DarkCronos
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(05-17-2015, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by kulapik

Does Gamevil keep blocking root users out of their games? Fuck them if they do.

Use RootCloack. Works fine for me.
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 04:13 AM)
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Where do I redeem codes?
Alchemy
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(05-17-2015, 04:16 AM)
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I hate mobile F2P game UIs *barfs*
stephencottontail
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(05-17-2015, 04:16 AM)
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Enjoying this a bit more than I thought I would. I'm SKD24, if you'd like to "play" with me.
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 04:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by stephencottontail

Enjoying this a bit more than I thought I would. I'm SKD24, if you'd like to "play" with me.

I can't find you
stephencottontail
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(05-17-2015, 04:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xamtheking

I can't find you

I'm on iOS, if that matters. Also, I didn't sign up with Hive, does that matter? My character's name is Norah24.
Soul Beat
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(05-17-2015, 04:26 AM)
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Gonna give this game a try, but I can't type anyone's name on the referral option. Everyone's maxed out or not found. :/
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 04:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by Soul Beat

Gonna give this game a try, but I can't type anyone's name on the referral option. Everyone's maxed out or not found. :/

Do "Xam"
Omegabalmung9
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(05-17-2015, 04:30 AM)
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downloading it now
diablos991
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(05-17-2015, 04:34 AM)
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I'll give it a shot
stephencottontail
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(05-17-2015, 04:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Xamtheking

Do "Xam"

I sent a request to a Warrior named Xam. Was that you?
Xamtheking
(05-17-2015, 04:46 AM)
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Originally Posted by stephencottontail

I sent a request to a Warrior named Xam. Was that you?

Yeah, will accept
Dimitri LH
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(05-17-2015, 05:03 AM)
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Jesus, I could not stop playing it, had force myself off my phone.

Great find OP.
shoryukens
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(05-17-2015, 05:11 AM)
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I'm liking it so far. Chose the mage cause she's cute.

My account nickname is vicvoss and my character's name is connely just in case.

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