Century: Age of Ashes is a free-to-play multiplayer dragon battle game where you master a growing roster of classes and dragons to compete in intense arena battles and rule the skies in fast-paced aerial combats. I was able to try out the game for a few hours and here are my impressions!
Century: Age of Ashes is frustratingly fun when you master the control of your dragon! I say that because, when you get the hang of the controls, the game can be a thrilling experience! Chasing down an enemy dragon as they weave around castles and caves sometimes feels amazing. However, to get to that point requires you to be very precise with your maneuver. Even the slightest mistake will cost you greatly, put emphasis on precision and speed. Thankfully, Century: Age of Ashes has a system in place where you can see the trail of dragons, making it easier to follow and hunt your prey! Each class has its own unique abilities, to the point that it’s actually better for each player to have a different class during a match, for better synergy. I have found that balance to be what leads to victory in a lot of cases. So if you’re not too picky on what class you wanna play as, I’d suggest keeping this in mind. It’s not a game-breaker but it will make for a better experience
In terms of the progression system, given that it is a free-to-play game, I would say it is good for now! You do unlock a plethora of customization options for your character and dragon simply by playing the game! I do which you could at least change the skin tone of the rider, and choose whether or not would wanna wear a helmet to allow for further expression. Other than that, I can’t complain about the options the game gives you.
Of course, as the level gets higher, it’s unclear if the progression system will remain as favorable! I do have to mention that I was provided with the Behemoth Founder’s Pack so I was able to see more of what was available to purchase. All of what I got is unlockable by just playing the game, with everything being cosmetic, so nothing really is pay-to-win.
The game currently has 4 game modes
- Spoils of War: Steal gold from mighty creatures & the enemy team while protecting your own gold nest, and adapt to various unexpected situations!
- Carnage: A 6v6 killing spree with special power ups appearing in the arena to unleash hell on your opponents. It’s Team Deathmatch, Dragon riders style!
- Gates of Fire: A unique mode in which two teams clash over possession of the flag. Gain points by flying through special gates around the arena while holding the flag!
- Rookies: A casual 3v3 deathmatch
The game visually looked good, although it was disappointing that I couldn’t get the game to run at 21:9 ratio, only been available at 16:9 ratio on my wide-screen monitor! Hopefully, that will be fixed in the future! I had a blast playing the game and I’m looking forward to seeing how this game will develop over time! It’s free to play so there’s no harm in checking out the game!