At 12/20/11 02:01 PM, BananaBreadMuffin wrote:
I find myself just having to run around spamming the wind belt and the crossbow to save my hide
Although it could be said about the wind belt, the crossbow works far better when you take it a little slower. Even without trying, if you fire at a slightly slower rate (but still not slow), just at the right pace for the aiming reticule to get back to its normal size then simply firing into the horde without precise aim around head-height is pretty likely to get you a headshot which equates to an instant kill on the majority of mobs.
I generally rely moreso on traps than I do my own killings, however without being able to ease the numbers and get some personal crowd control going then it proves the traps are rarely enough on their own.
As for ogres, it's pretty much a matter of having your minions and traps easing the flow of regular enemies and when you get a minute to spare just spamming headshots - it's pretty difficult to miss, however they can take quite a few hits and in that time other orcs can end up getting past and then catching up with them and taking them out can be quite a task.
I just completed act one, and had an initial try at the first level of act two - which went horribly. I seemed to have it in control with just a few waves to go before I was suddenly and unexpectedly overwhelmed and ended up with defences stretched too thin. I ended the round up panic-crossbow-spamming with low health before falling into a pit of lava and dying from an environmental hazard. As I respawned, an ogre that I had not seen before had managed to make his way into the portal room along with enough orcs and kobolds to strip away all of my remaining tickets in just a few seconds.
I really need to improve quite a lot more. Oh well, 'tis just the first day that I've owned the game - plenty of time for practice. :3
At 12/20/11 01:35 PM, Bahamut wrote:
This is one game I'll be giving a shot soon, especially when I bought it last night during the Steam sale.
It's certainly very fun, however a lot of people seem to have stopped playing rather early on, perhaps due to the reasons people have said above. I've only just completed the first act and only one person on my steam friends list to have continued on this far barring one. There were just five in the first place, but that's still a pretty lonely number. There's a lot of charm to the game as a whole, even if some of the protagonist's lines are a bit on the generic humour side of things based on his generally dimwitted interpretation.