Thursday, August 22, 2013

Alone is better

Just because I play a lot of games does not mean that I know what I am doing. Case in point: I finally figured out last night how to keep more adventurers from dropping into my game of Dragon's Crown. This simultaneously made it much more enjoyable because I could see what was going on and much more difficult because it became apparent that I was playing the elf completely wrong. I was using her melee attacks with the bow as a reserve, distance attack. Her melee attacks, at least at my level, suck, and arrows are plentiful, so the correct thing to do is abuse her double jump and dodge to fire multiple charged arrows while never touching the ground. The elf is no tank, she works much better when no one can touch her.

There is a fluidity to the combat that needs to be seen to be believed. In string of attacks I knocked an enemy down with attacks, back dashed, fired an arrow down at his prone corpse, down attacked, slid into him, then knocked him back into the air and repeated the process. It was beautiful and most of it was on purpose. The screen can still get crowded, I am looking at you, pirates fighting over a lamp with a genie in it fight, but going it alone so far has been much more fun.

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Fair warning, I am going to talk about Brothers in spoiler filled detail tomorrow. There will be gushing. It will be embarrassing to read.

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