I’ve finally managed to get my hands on Dauntless, the upcoming Monster Hunter styled PvE boss slayer from Phoenix Labs, and I’ve got a quick blast of content together to mark the occasion. I’ve got two YouTube videos for your enjoyment, and be sure to head over to MMORPG.com for my full thoughts on the state of early access title.
Previews: First Look and Weapon Overview
I’ve been looking forward to Dauntless for a long time. I’ve been a long time detractor of the increased focus on instanced content in MMORPGs over the last decade, theorizing that it’s only a matter of time before a PvE game comes along and does to MMO instanced PvE what MOBAs did to MMO instanced PvP: boil off the excess baggage and present a tight, focused experience that’s a lot easier to get right than a game that’s trying to accomplish a myriad of competing design objectives at once. Dauntless and games of its kin appear to be just that.
So, is Dauntless going to lure all of the PvE players away? Of course not. But it may scratch a familiar itch for a lot of MMO players who are willing to give it a shot.
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