Another high quality title from NCSoft.
Dungeon Runners has a fairly unique business model. The game itself is FREE to download and play. If you choose, you can opt in to pay $4.99 a month and get access to exclusive content. Imagine if you could extend Diablo with new dungeons, special sets of items, etc. with a monthly fee for new updates and content. It is a business model that works, and anyone who is a serious player of Dungeon Runners will most likely want in on the pay to play content.
In Dungeon Runners, you pick from one of three classes; Fighter, Ranger, and Mage. While that isn't a very big list, it doesn't detract from the fun that Dungeon Runners offers. The graphics offer a cartoony style that gives it an appearance that resembles World of Warcraft very closely. It's a style that works and offers impressive visuals. The sounds are also very well done, with great voice acting.
One of the more refreshing features of the game is that it does not take itself seriously at all. The game boasts a great sense of humor. The NPC dialogue can be hilarious at times, and just about every special item in the game has some really off the wall names. This light-hearted approach makes the game very endearing.
NCSoft has been known to take some bold approaches to the MMO / Online RPG game market. Dungeon Runners is no exception. On the heels of successes like Guild Wars which offer a free gaming experience in a world of monthly fees, it is a welcome change of pace that Dungeon Runners entry level is free. It is also especially nice that those who wish to extend the core game with special content have the option to do so, and to do so for very cheap. $4.99 is a small price to pay for content updates to an online RPG.
I really can't recommend this game enough. It's fun and whimsical, and it's just satisfying to bash monsters to bits. The presentation is outstanding, especially for a free game, and shows the gaming world that some of the best things in life are free :)