Richard Wood developer on the PS4 game Brutal,Has this week taken to the official PlayStation blog to reveal a few tips and tricks about how to survive dungeons within the game using local cooperative gameplay.
Check out the video below to see a quick tease of what you can expect from the cooperative gameplay on the PlayStation 4 in the re-imagining of the classic 2D ASCII roguelikes, but will soon be launching on the PlayStation 4.
As we’re making a retro-inspired game (especially with our art style), it felt right to include local co-op, as it really is a nostalgia trip for a lot of people — as well an incredible way to play a game with a friend. With this in mind we’ve introduced sy mechanics that ensure the core game is fun in co-op, while also adding a sense of collaboration and dread when one of you dies unexpectedly.
Firstly, all the loot you find in Brutal is not shared, so that axe you find, or that health potion you grab, can only be used by one player. This makes the sharing of resources very important to successfully navigate all 26 dungeon floors. This can work in your favor, however, if Player One has a health potion and Player Two is low on health. You can hand this potion over, or in the heat of battle, you can actually throw this potion at your co-op partner, giving them health to carry on their epic fight to the death — just don’t miss! The last thing you want to do is accidentally heal the enemy your friend is fighting. We’d hate to be in the room if that happened!
In addition to managing the items, weapons, food, and armor you and your partner are wearing, you also have to survive the onslaught of enemies together. You can employ any tactic you think is best here, for example having one player use the Warrior and get into the faces of your enemies while the second player goes as the Mage and uses his Staff to fire devastating magic energy from a distance. Just be careful the Warrior doesn’t die — the last thing the Mage wants is a pack of Orcs charging him.
For more information on the Brutal game jump over to the official website by the link below and for tips via the official PlayStation blog.
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