Dauntless Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 3 weeks ago.

Author: Andy Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Dauntless is an action fighting video game where you play a monster hunter in a fantasy world. Cataclysmic events have released Behemoth creatures that prey on the surviving humans. You play a Slayer you take down the Behemoths, collect treasure and craft improved weapons and equipment so you can hunt larger monsters.

Like Fortnite, the game is rising in popularity because of its well balanced team-based online multiplayer. Although you can play Dauntless on your own you can also team up with three other players to subdue the monsters. Players can team up regardless of the system on which they are playing.

Unlike Fortnite or Apex Legends, this is a game played collaboratively with other players against a common foe - the huge Behemoth monsters. This gives it more a sense of adventure and team-work.

For the hunting, you equip weapons and armour and pull off combo attacks to damage the creatures, while monitoring their own health and stamina gauge. The hunts can take up to twenty minutes to complete.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 12+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 21/05/2019

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Open World and Simulation.

Developer: @phoenixlabs

 

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 10 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Dauntless rounds are short and intense. The game will continue to change and expand over time, as the developers add features, creatures, weapons and armour.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. This can be with other family members on another system or people you don't know.

Cross-Play: You can play with people on other systems: Xbox One, Switch, PC and PS4. If this includes Switch and you are not in the same room, you may want to use another means to communicate as you play, such as Discord.

CostsCosts

This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.

There are in-game purchases for current that lets you customise the look of your character and restock consumables for the next hunt. The Elite Hunt season pass enables you to fast track your progress and skip on through levels. The pass also rewards you with cores that enhance weapons.

You don’t need a paid subscription to play this game online.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

This game was rated PEGI 12 for frequent scenes of mild to moderate violence. It is not suitable for persons under 12 years of age.

This game has been rated ESRB TEEN.


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Nintendo Switch has some built-in features, including a lockable zoom, that can be used on all games. Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


 




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