Dauntless against giant monsters are not only in Monster Hunter. Even the action role-playing game Dauntless relies on the principle of hero-David against Monster-Goliath. However, in the Free2Play title, not only one but four Davids suddenly meet the seemingly overpowering opponent.
So in the game of the newly founded studio Phoenix Labs, in which also some former Bioware developers work, we draw as so-called Slayer with up to three players in the fight to impose huge Behemoth monsters. But we do not just for fun hunting, but also because the beasts threaten the game world.
Because this consists of hundreds of islands that float in the sky thanks to a mysterious substance called ether. Our job now is to prevent behemoths from eating too much of the magical resource.However, the story behind the mysterious substance, the huge monsters and the floating islands, will only become clear in the story campaign of the finished game. Already, however, we were able to compete against the three Behemoths when testing the Closed Alpha and to test how the combat system works and how much variety is in Dauntless.
Let’s start our monster hunt with a gigantic owl creature named Shrike, who could easily go through with his looks and his savage attacks as an end boss from Dark Souls.Even in combat, Dauntless is not too reminiscent of From Software’s super-heavy RPG: our slayers can make combos of light and heavy attacks, as well as evade enemy attacks with a reel.
In any case, the Phoenix Labs have taken details from many famous role models. In addition to Dark Souls and Monster Hunter, the developers call us games like The Witcher 3, Destiny or Dragons Dogma.And indeed Dauntless acts as a hitmix of his role models, but in a simplified form. Almost like a Eurodance cover of an Alltime Classic, which in the case we exceptionally mean not negative.
Neither do we have to track down the monsters as in Monster Hunter, nor is it necessary to memorize their attack patterns to dodge them. As a result, the game entry is pleasantly easy, the combat system goes quickly into the Slayer blood, and after a few minutes we have defeated the Shrike. For our second fight, we equip ourselves first of all new.
For each Behemoth we shoot, we receive special crafting materials to make weapons and equipment. Each monster can create its own set of sword, ax, hammer, helmet, bracers and so on. All items can also be upgraded up to seven times and colored to our liking. Weapon and armor collectors can let off steam in Dauntless.
With a huge hammer and a new armor set, we set out in search of the next monster. Quillshot is an eight-meter-tall boar with hundreds of spines on its back, allowing it to fall on us. A prime example of the successful opponent design by Dauntless.20 According to the developers in the final game there are supposed to be various behemoths. These will also appear in three different forms (young, adult and old) and become more dangerous as they age.
Information about the game
Filename : Dauntless – InstallShield Wizard
File Extension : exe
Platform : PC
Language : ENG, FR, PL, IT, DE, RU
Disk space required : 24 GB
System Requirements ( Minimum / Recommended )
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