Keepers of Dryandra

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Gameplay:★★★★☆ 
Graphics:★★☆☆☆ 
Sound:★★★☆☆ 
Value:★★★☆☆ 
Fun Factor:★★★★☆ 
Overall:★★★¼☆ 

While the overall game of Keepers of Dryandra was fun, and you would want to keep playing it to find out what happens next in the story line, the graphics were poor, and could really have used more polish. In this match 3 game, you have a team of six very different neko-type people that each have different things they can do when they get their power-ups. Each of these critters has a colour that coordinates to them on the match 3 puzzle board. Isabel, in blue, puts up a shield to protect the team from monsters. Amber, in green, uses plant attacks on the monsters. Siris, in black will turn more random stone black on the board, thus speeding up the process to attack monsters. Tiffany, in pink, uses the same power as Siris, but instead turns random stones on the board pink. Kurt, in brown, causes rockslides, which slow down the attacking monsters, and Kourtney, in grey, destroys rows of stones with her electric guitar. A pretty diverse group, with diverse personalities, from nerd to goth to princess to rocker. They keep the story interestesting, and this will make you want to continue on along with the team as they journey out of their kingdom to find out where the monsters are coming from and who is sending them. At first, you will find them fighting lots of giant bugs, and some spiders, but the monsters get scarier as they go along.

If you like chibi neko creatures with attitudes, this kawaii little game might be to your liking, if you can get past the bad art in the comic storyboards. While the game plotline was cute and entertaining, there could have been much more done with the artwork. It reminded me of MuppetBabies, but with teenage characters, such was the lack of style. Keepers of Dryandra is a cute match 3 game, but there are many better ones out there.