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Dragon Crossroads Giveaway
$9.99
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Game Giveaway of the day — Dragon Crossroads

Help a brave hero defeat an evil magician!
$9.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 12 (86%) 2 (14%) 7 comments

Dragon Crossroads was available as a giveaway on July 2, 2022!

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Times of great peril give rise to even greater heroes - or so the story goes in Dragon Crossroads, a time management game with a fantasy twist. A baby dragon is stolen when an evil magician invades a peaceful realm and leaves a path of destruction in his wake. Now it’s up to you to help a young man as he sets out to reclaim the kingdom, rescue the newborn and save the day! Ogres, goblins and worse lie ahead, ready to stop you in your tracks, so step carefully into the fray! With more than 50 levels across five gorgeous settings and five stunning comic book-style interludes, Dragon Crossroads will captivate you for hours on end!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 10; CPU: 2.0 GHz; RAM: 512 MB; DirectX: 8.0; Hard Drive: 533 MB

Publisher:

ToomkyGames

Homepage:

https://www.bigfishgames.com/games/7502/dragon-crossroads/

File Size:

118 MB

Price:

$9.99

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#1

sorry, didn't get around to adding images. You can see some images if you follow one of my links to the previous time this was given away.
Dragon Crossroads:
In Brief:
Dragon Crossroads is a building management game. It was originally given away on the 1st March 2015 where it received a positive 72% from 376 votes with 28 comments which you can see HERE. It was also given away on the 17th February 2019 where it received a positive 89% from 27 votes. You can see the twelve comments HERE
You can see a few videos of game play HERE, HERE and HERE.
The Game:
Dragon Crossroads is yet another in an incredibly long line of time management games that take place in a fantasy universe full of goblins, bandits and dragons. Only instead of being a fresh, polished experience, Dragon Crossroads is a game with multiple personalities; a game with fine basic mechanics, but disappointing… everything else.


The game takes place in a medieval fantasy setting, once guarded by a powerful dragon. The dragon’s child has been taken, leaving the dragon to fall into a dark depression, and the world to fall into chaos with goblins, bandits, broken roads and much more standing in your way as you attempt to set things right. Each level of this time management experience comes with a set of goals to complete, from fixing roads and buildings to defeating bandits and more, but many tasks are repeated level after level, which makes the game feel a lot less varied than it ultimately could.


Regardless of its final goals, each level will see you balancing the use of items like food, wood, stones, gold and more. Each item is created in a different building, with most being upgradeable over time. Upgrades obviously increase a building’s productivity, but purchasing these upgrades takes resources away from the end goal(s) in each level. This brings about the basic amount of strategy that you’d find in any similar time-management game, as the time limit on each stage offers Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals depending on how quickly you can complete the required tasks.


Thankfully, the workers in Dragon Crossroads move incredibly fast, without the need for special power-ups. Similarly, actions can be queued far into the future, so long as there’s a clear walking path from your worker to whichever item the action is going to be performed on. It’s definitely possible to play the entire game a few seconds into the future, as you wait for your workers to catch up in the background (which is a good thing), but at the same time, some of the level designs are so convoluted, with only one specific path being available for progression, that it makes things more confusing than fun.

Even though fast workers are a huge plus, the rest of Dragon Crossroads starts to fall apart pretty quickly. Early on, goblins are introduced to the game, and they steal 20 seconds each from your overall clock at the beginning of the level. There’s nothing you can do to stop these goblins, so you must instead waste 5-10 second at the beginning of each stage clicking on them to reclaim your lost time. This is a completely unnecessary feature that simply feels unfair, as goblins may be hidden behind trees or other structures. Additionally, the game’s graphics are downright ugly. Animals and trees in each background image are static and have skewed shapes, workers and goblins have ugly character models, and there’s no flash or polish to the game’s text menus or tutorials.


Dragon Crossroads looks and plays like a game that was created with the best of intentions, but lacks an attention to detail that would make the game really pop. The basic gameplay here works, and actually works well with the aforementioned fast workers and task queuing, but everything else feels amateurish at best. With so many other (better) time management games up for grabs on Big Fish and beyond, this is one you can easily skip without a regret.


Reference accessed HERE. Originally posted by Brandy Shaul on Dec 19, 2012, reposted by Whiterabbit-uk on the 22nd Feb 2015, then again on the 16th February 2019 and today 2nd July 2022.

Conclusion:
For me time management games are the least favourite arcade genre and therefore find it hard to be positive. This game is particularly repetitive and tedious, but, if you are an aficionado of such games, then you'll find this a run of the mill TM game. I'm sure some community members will enjoy this, but I wont score it as i've only played a few levels so far, and am unlikely to continue.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)
#7

Why is it I don't get the games on the day I can actually download it? I just received this game today (Sunday, July 3) but when I tried to download it, it says it is expired as it was from yesterday and this is not the first time this has happened.

Reply   |   Comment by Kimberly J  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

I'd like to play the game as it's supposed to be but for some reason it keeps pausing. I have to hit the back button on the screen to continue playing. These types of game are fun for a while but I do tire of them after about 1/2 hour or so. Anyone have any ideas why it keeps pausing? I only have this problem with this game.I shut it down and restarted and got the same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Dean Berglund  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

When I move the cursor around while playing it frequently enters pause mode. I have no idea as to why this is happening

Reply   |   Comment by cooper  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

WR hi .
One question ...

Sun. 17-02-2019 - Dragon Crossroads = 141 Mb
Sat. 02-07-2022 - Dragon Crossroads = 118 Mb

Why such a big size difference ???
Is today's offer a different lighter edition ?

Reply   |   Comment by JEDIGEG  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Unfortunately in level 55 the soldiers do not move. I tried three times. I have to delete the game.
I had it before, and loved it, but now... disappointed

Reply   |   Comment by Claire  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

It's good to be home from San Francisco as the trip last weekend wore me out :)

This game reminded me of Gnomes Garden which was given away last Saturday. It took me at least 7 minutes to complete the first level. To be honest I was not even keeping track of the time I was clicking on everything I could in order to progress in the first level.

Eventually I saw the stones on the right hand side of the screen to help repair the bridge that the ogre destroyed after paying him 500 coins! That was a lot of clicking and waiting to see a pot of gold respawn every now and then.....

I'm not a person who is into TM games too much but I did have the effort to at least try the game out and I think I may go back for more. The game supposedly has a tutorial built in but I've yet to figure out the effectiveness of the tutorial or how it teaches me to play.

For those of you who may have issues playing todays game, turning off the custom cursor in the main menu may help, some graphics cards have issues properly handing the cursor on a hardware level and that equates to mouse lag from within games that support that.

If you have a lot of time to spend today and you don't mind giving this game at least a chance it may be for you. But already working on the second level and I'm a little frustrated by it. Won't give up though.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
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