Armed with my two trusty climbing picks, I sat in the desert heat staring up at the side of a massive cliff. I've already failed twice, but that didn't stop me from trying again. After all, as an open world his PvE (player vs. environment) survival game, nightingale It has a lot to offer, but it's up to you to explore it all.
In a play session with the developer, I found myself joining a group of brave Realm Walkers navigating a web of hyperdimensional planes after being stranded in a strange world thanks to the collapse of an arcane portal. is completed. We first started exploring the desert area. We learn about ancient ruins hidden in caves, a strange and slightly aggressive golden robot that makes a living scanning the sandy wastes, and finally a butte (a rocky tower with a flat top and steep sides). I saw an abandoned village at the top. The only problem was that I had to get there first.
After watching the rest of the team clamber up the cliff as if nothing happened, I felt like a chick left on the ground by my family. I didn't have the stamina to reach the top and I probably would have broken both legs in one step. Fortunately, one of the developers gave me some better equipment and clothing, which resulted in a higher stamina limit. So, after eating a lot of meat, I was finally able to finish climbing the cliff.
It was a lot of effort, but it was worth it. As I took a virtual breath and took in the view, I suddenly realized how big this area actually was. I could see mountains in the distance, old ruins, and crucially, Faytower. After gliding up to the tower and defeating the beast lying inside, we completed a simple parkour puzzle and climbed to the top.
After reaching the top, a location on the map was unlocked and I had the opportunity to use my minor card.in nightingale, there are major cards that players can use to choose which biomes to traverse, and minor cards that slightly change the feel of each realm. We tried the terrifying Blood Moon, which plunges the desert into eternal night, the Tempest card, which causes rain but makes spells more powerful, and finally ended with Thin Veil. This allows you to jump higher, glide for longer periods of time, and reduce fall damage, my favorite.
nightingale It's not just an exploration. Sometimes you have to stand your ground against various fantastical and perverse creatures that lie within your realm. Equipped with magical melee weapons and hunting rifles equipped with magical bullets, we venture into the swamp realm to hunt down the infamous Humbaba.
This beast towers over the average Realmwalker. This makes the ruined cathedral within the area appear relatively small. It trudges through the swamp on all fours, swinging its body carelessly and destroying everything in its path. Fighting this creature was not easy.
After tracking the beast, thanks to a spell cast with a brilliant knife, we were able to quickly locate Humbaba and set up some defenses. Mainly you ended up hiding on top of steep hills and lone sniper towers. Once Humbaba is injured, he will violently attack the player and chase him. Don't underestimate this creature when playing. It's incredibly fast for its size.
Luckily, other players were around to help defeat the monsters. As a team, we were able to come up with some rough strategies before taking on Humbaba. Some took to the high ground as ranged fighters, while others stayed in their midst, dealing melee damage and confusing the beasts. Things were going well until the creature hightailed out of there and we were forced to abandon our post and give chase. Thankfully, once we found it again, we were able to make quick work of it, thanks in large part to the overwhelming amount of magic ammunition. Its poisonous effects quickly consumed the giant creature.
Switching gears is easy when you have everything in your hotbar. Using a magical umbrella to glide out of dangerous situations is often a great way to save lives or traverse muddy swamps. I didn't expect the combat to be this interesting, but now that I've gotten a taste of it, I can't wait to see what happens next.
One eye on the future
If you are a fan of survival games, nightingale Worth noting. Combat is fluid, varied, and incredibly fun with a team of allies. You can also further customize these worlds with realms and various minor his cards, which have a lot to offer when it comes to exploration.
There is also a construction system that allows you to build complex and unique bases. With themes ranging from Tudor to Japanese Edo, there are many ways to build or expand your own home. I found it peaceful and a lot of fun to expand my small base, collect resources, and scavenge the woodland overlooking the lake while playing solo. While I could happily take on the big beast alone, I'd rather leave it to co-op and enjoy perfection in my lonely corner of paradise. On the other hand, you can also extend your base to adjacent areas, allowing you and your friends to create superstructures that extend between dimensions, if necessary.
It's fun to see everything nightingale is available for players to enter early access on February 20th. It's clear that more features will be added during the period, which is expected to last about a year. Hopefully this means new build types, minor cards, and perhaps explorable locations. It doesn't matter what happens in the future as it is now, nightingale Worth checking out on your own or with a group of friends.
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