Lets Talk About Dauntless

Do you know about Dauntless? You know… that Monster Hunter clone that’s coming to PC? The latest trailer just dropped so lets talk about that shit.

I’ve been following Dauntless for awhile now. I think this game has a lot of potential, but the short trailer I just watched a little while ago did not impress me at all. It looked rushed, the sound effects were poor, and what little combat there was did not impress me. I’m a little worried about this game now, but maybe I’m looking to much into this because I really want to play a good Monster clone on PC.

Take a look and decide for yourself if this is something worth your time.

I’ve seen Dauntless in action before and it looked good/unoriginal. Dauntless, so far, has done nothing to really sway me from Monster Hunter. It’s not doing anything new or bringing anything new to the table. It will be free to play when it releases so there’s nothing stopping me from trying it out later this year, but right now I have near zero interest in the game.

What do you think of Dauntless?

Here’s a longer video with a lot more gameplay.

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13 thoughts on “Lets Talk About Dauntless”

    1. It doesn’t look bad at all to be honest. It’s just not very original and that’s the problem I have with it. They even copied some of the animations from the Monster Hunter games.

  1. I got to play a little odd dauntless at PaxSouth this year and I’m super stoked for it. I never played monster hunter so I’m not sure how it will compare, but it looks pretty great, especially for a f2p.

    1. It pretty much is Monster Hunter. That’s a good and bad thing. I just hope it’s a little more original when it releases. I’m definitely going to try it out since it’s free though.

  2. I think something MH-esque on PC may do rather well as it’s quite underserved on the system. Plus being free to play won’t hurt (depending on the business model). If my 6 year old rig can handle it I may give it a try.

  3. Mean, you just got to give the game a chance. It hasn’t released and it might be operate in a unique way on the pc. So just give it time, alot things can change.

  4. Loved Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, but that’s the only game I played in the series, just to get my experience wrap sheet out of the way….

    The trailer looks pretty cool. I will say, as I assume you’ve played Monster Hunter yourself, the cel-shading is a little distracting. I think MH did so well because it went for a realistic “viking-meets-pirates-era” feel, with crazy looking dinosaur beasts. But still, realism and the overall vibe of MH was key, and it made it very addicting to play.

    MH also had a huge array of weapon types that all felt _so_ distinct. It was anything but a button masher – you needed perfect inputs, because some attacks took 1-2 seconds to actually pull off. You really needed to learn the enemy attack patterns because you exposed yourself greatly every single time you took a swing. The learning curve for each weapon was super steep and you’d get absolutely wrecked in the process, but boy was it rewarding.

    It’s very difficult to convince someone to play MH based on these two traits; it’s just one of those things that you need to feel to understand. Like using conditioner in the shower.

    IF Dauntless can manage to pull off these same things that made MH so successful, they could have a hit on their hands. The differing graphical style may only serve to hurt it at first, mainly because there aren’t too many MH-type games on the market and none have gone for a cartoonish aesthetic. I wish it the best though!

    1. Dauntless looks/plays like Monster Hunter, but without the charm in my opinion. Hardcore Monster Hunter fans are disappointed with the game because it uses some of the same animations on their bosses. I can’t verify this because the only Monster Hunter game I’ve got more then 40 hours in is Monster Hunter 4. I haven’t gotten very far in Generations yet.

      The game will be free to play so there’s no harm in trying it when it does release. I also don’t like the art style in this game.

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