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Review: Dungeon Hunter 2 HD for iPad

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Dungeon Hunter 2 for the iPad

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Category: Games - Role-playing
Developer: Gameloft
Released: 12/16/10
Rating: Ages 12
Requirements: iPad with iOS 3.2 or later

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Dungeon Hunter 2 at a Glance

When it was released Dungeon Hunter quickly became known as one of the best RPGs on the iPad. While it had its flaws, it was a great example of how the iPad could become a RPGer's best friend. Dungeon Hunter 2 continues that tradition, taking the things that made the original good and making them great.

Dungeon Hunter 2 Features
  • Sequel to the premier Action-RPG on the iPad
  • New co-op multiplayer mode
  • More character customization
  • 3 difficulty levels to unlock
  • Compatible with Game Center and Gameloft Live

Dungeon Hunter 2 Review

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The best type of sequel is a game that takes what made the original such a good game and improves upon it rather than trying to reinvent the wheel. Dungeon Hunter 2 has the same look-and-feel of the original. And it's story line isn't going to win any awards. But what it does do is improve the interface and overall gameplay of the original, and turns it into the best hack-n-slash on the iPad.

The most improved area are the classes themselves. It still has the same three classes -- Warrior, Rogue and Mage -- but each can now specialize in one of two different paths, which gives us a total of six different ways to play the game. Better yet, the skills have been revamped to be not so generic. Let's face it, the first one made it hard to look forward to becoming a high level mage just so you can do damage with a fire bolt instead of an electricity bolt. Now, you'll have plenty of cool skills and abilities.

Check out all of Dungeon Hunter II's class skills.

Another major improvement is with the interface itself. It hasn't changed drastically -- you still have an on-screen movement pad and a set of buttons for abilities -- but the whole interface seems a bit smoother. The movement pad is especially improved, making it easier to navigate the game.

At it's heart, Dungeon Hunter II remains a hack-n-slash action-RPG. What the sequel has done is make it the best hack-n-slash in the app store.

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