Dauntless is still in development, but wow does this Monster Hunter look-alike nearly outshines its inspiration. It’s a co-op, action RPG that will be coming to PC in 2017, and hopefully consoles too. In Dauntless, you can “discover a shattered world, forge powerful weapons, and hunt the ferocious behemoths threatening our survival.” These creatures “draw their cataclysmic power from aether, consuming the world.” I don’t know what that means exactly, but it sounds badass. You can also craft your weapons and armor as much as you like, and “explore a majestic world of floating islands that shift and change with time.”
The artwork is almost as smooth as the animation (which still has a few hiccups in the trailer) with very bright colors on both player characters and the world itself. Everything from the grass to the rocky cliffs in the background are stylized to be crisp and clean. That’s nothing to say about the monsters, which are called Behemoths in Dauntless, whose design is very creative, from the physical look of them, to the unique attacks of each. My personal favourite is the Pangar, and his rolling ice-attack. It’s almost distraction enough that I’d probably forget to dodge! In addition, the developers at Phoenix Labs have written a detailed bestiary on Pangar that I hope makes it to the main game.
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