Son of the Dragon King Preview (Steam)

Son of the Dragon King Preview, is a beat ’em-up action saga, with captivating storytelling at its core, RPG-like character growth, and intricate crafting. Your path—a blend of honor and redemption—will decide feudal Japan’s fate. Can you emerge as the champion, facing down the elemental warlords?

Son of the Dragon King Preview Pros:

  • Nice graphics.
  • 8.83GB download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Graphics settings – quality preset.
  • Controller support.
  • Fighting gameplay.
  • Can remap buttons for the keyboard.
  • The character creator has three avatars and you name your character.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • You can craft items from materials you collect in the world.
  • The game is broken up into levels and you have a level select screen.
  • Simple enough controls to learn.
  • Full 3D game world.
  • Break objects to get materials from them.
  • Takes inspiration from games like Final Fight and Streets Of Rage.
  • End of level breakdown.
  • You see enemy health bars.
  • Find and use weapons from breaking objects.
  • Damage numbers pop on the screen.
  • Quick item use on the d-pad.
  • Earn new crafting recipes by advancing in the game.
  • Bestiary updates with encountered enemies and animals.
  • The fighting is not that bad actually.

Son of the Dragon King Preview Cons:

  • No Steam achievements. (more an FYI)
  • You have to activate the controller in the menus first.
  • No actual graphics settings.
  • Cannot remap controls for the controller.
  • Even with the controller enabled you need a mouse and keyboard for the character creator and name input.
  • Cannot skip the tutorial.
  • The voice work sounds robotic and kinda weird like it doesn’t suit the theme of the game.
  • The mouse cursor stays on the screen even when using the controller.
  • The skip button doesn’t always work.
  • Has an annoying noise to get you to move on.
  • You can only craft out of the level, in the level select menu.
  • Recipes are in a seperate menu and rely on you remembering the ingredients.
  • Weapons only have a small amount of uses and breaking objects with them counts as a use.
  • Achievements don’t pop up.
  • Hit detection can be bad and a lot of hitting enemies you are not looking at happens.
  • Levels all kinda feel the same.

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Son of the Dragon King:

Official website.

Developer: Diehard Studios

Publisher: GAMECR3W

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Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!