Urban Dictionary defines trolling as “Being a prick on the internet because you can.” While this usually refers to individuals on the internet slandering others, I may have found a way to expand the definition of what a troll can be, which in this case, is making something extremely complicated to other people for no reason. That is precisely what the company 37Games has managed to do by releasing one of the most complicated games I have ever played, Dragon Atlas.
DA is a free-to-play online medieval fantasy game where you recruit mercenaries and dragons to fight by your side while battling your way through the world of Ymir. While this concept may sound simple, the developers managed to complicate it to epic levels. Rather than explaining it, I think it would be better just to show you some in-game snapshots along with some crazy facts.
There are an absurd amount of usable icons on the home page
There are 14 different currencies in this game with Gold Coins being the most… Abundant
There are 3000+ items in total in this game.
Some of the items have expiration dates
Team bounty combat mode… At least I can see my dragon (sort of)
There are over a dozen mini side-games with some side-games containing many more side-games such as the Maze
The time of development for this game is insane. While World of Warcraft took nearly ten years to develop, the Dragon Atlas developers have managed to create something nearly a quarter of the size in less than a year from conceptualizing the idea to releasing the game. Although, the tactic seemed to just be “let‘s take Tetris, Candy Crush, Poker, Blackjack, Puzzle and Dragons, add them into a game and see what happens.”
You still don’t believe us? Check out the chaotic gameplay below!