(SNAPP Reviews aren’t really a full fledged game review as much as they are just a way for us to give you a quick “heads-up” on whether a certain game is good or not. It usually means that we haven’t finished the game yet, but have played a good enough chunk to know whether it’s worth your time/money or not.)
Well, well, well. Looks like we had a nice little surprise nugget pop up on the App Store this morning. (That actually sounds kind of gross when I say it out loud, but I’m keeping it in damnit!)
The game is called DOKDO and is by developer, Zzoo. Zzoo is kind of a secret team that’s spawned from 111%. I’m honestly not sure what is going on. I tried reaching out to 111% about Zzoo awhile back and with the exception of some translation issues, they were pretty secretive about the whole thing. Whatever though. As long as they keep putting good games out, I’m fine.
Anyway, back to the game. Although DOKDO is pretty vague and short in the App Store description, the game itself doesn’t seem to be. It’s an open-world pirate-esque adventure game. You’re basically given a ship and the rest is up to you. You can do whatever you want. Go fishing, battle other ships, collect resources, obtain land, and a ton of other stuff waiting to be found. Your biggest thing is using the resources to upgrade your ship. You won’t make it too far with the little pea shooter cannons you first start with. Not to mention, the map is pretty big. So, you’re going to need to grind a little to beef everything up if you want to conquer other lands.
DOKDO is actually pretty deep. I mean, don’t go in expecting this to be some huge pirate excursion. The game still plays pretty arcade-y and is of course meant for short bursts. It’s F2P, so of course there’s IAPs and a timer to repair your ship, but nothing too bad yet. Plus, it seems like if you just blow your ship up, you can start over fresh with a new ship and can skip the repairs. Regardless, if you’re looking for a juicy hidden gem on this fine Tuesday, DOKDO is definitely a game worth checking out. ARRG! (Psst! That’s my pirate imitation.)