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Unlike other free, social gaming apps, DragonVale doesn't want you to build cities or farms or whatever; instead it's about something special: raising dragons. The clean, well-designed interface, combined with the constant help from onscreen tips, makes the game fun at first, but its limited action can drag the overall experience down.
DragonVale introduces its players into its nicely designed virtual world through a very helpful tutorial, teaching you about the care each little dragon needs. We liked how the app teaches players about caring for and learning about dragons, as well as interacting with the society. The game is centered around creating parks where you can place your little dragons to generate visitors and cash. Building a park sounds like fun if you want to unleash your creativity, but the app allows little interaction. And what we couldn't quite understand was why you must go shopping all the time. Compared to other apps, we were surprised how many times you have to go to the market in order to progress, without having other options to grow.
Our feeling was that the app was designed for a younger audience to help them learn how to be successful, which sounds like a great idea, but the great design couldn't balance the limited creativity and fun DragonVale offers. As they spend more time playing the game, older users might feel the need for more challenges and goals than those DragonVale currently provides.
If you are experiencing any problems with DragonVale, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help!PLEASE NOTE! DragonVale is completely free to play, but it contains items which can be purchased for real money. If you do not wish to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases.Raise and care for your own magical dragons in DragonVale! Create a park full of adorable and friendly dragons by hatching them, feeding them, and watching them grow up. Share your dragon land with your friends and help each other with gifts. You can even breed your dragons to create new and exciting types! DragonVale is a brand new social experience from Backflip Studios, makers of popular casual games such as PAPER TOSS and NINJUMP. It is sure to keep you entertained for endless hours as you fill your magical land with new types of dragons, custom habitats and other attractions to show to your visitors. You will enjoy watching them grow from adorable baby dragons to giant, lovable pets.Features include:-Dozens of adorable dragons to discover and raise-A fully customizable world in the sky-Custom elemental habitats for your dragons-Decorations, paths, and amenities for your visitors-Farms to grow treats for your dragons-A colosseum where your dragons can compete for prizes-Beautiful, colorful visuals and amazing animations-A serene, original soundtrack-Friend support using Game Center or Facebook to visit other parks and trade gifts-Supports any device that has Game CenterMaking fun, high-quality mobile games is what we strive for at Backflip Studios. We have seen over 125 million downloads across our suite of games and we greatly value your continued support and feedback. Try some of our other free games, including: PAPER TOSS, NINJUMP, SHAPE SHIFT, STRIKE KNIGHT, RAGDOLL BLASTER 2 and GRAFFITI BALL. Check us out on twitter: @backflipstudios Thanks for playing!
What's new in this version:
-Crash fixes-Improved load time