A COMMUNITY CREATED Hack'n Slash RPG where players can team up and tackle exciting adventures made by other community members in our in-game Adventure Construction Kit - It's DIABLO meets LITTLE BIG PLANET!
User reviews: Very Positive (224 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 27, 2014

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Adventurers Wanted!

You get access to Fight The Dragon in an early, unfinished but very playable state, where you can go adventuring in SP, Local Split-screen and online MP games as well as create, play and share your own adventures with other players.


This is your chance to get in early and help us shape the final features and content for Fight The Dragon.

Ongoing Development

Fight The Dragon development is in high gear and we are adding new features weekly, fixing bugs promptly and listening to our users feedback and using that to improve the game.

We have a long list of features and content we plan to add and here are just a few of them that are already in development...

- New character classes
- Customisable character skins and heads (including Steam Workshop)
- More enemies and more enemy behaviours
- More loot & weapons including ranged player weapons
- More content for the Adventure Construction Kit
- Procedural dungeon system for alternate gameplay mechanic
- Online PvP death-match arena (battle out your best characters)
+ LOTS MORE

A regularly updated current & planned feature list and FAQ can be found here...
http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/558751660786031250/


Come join us on this awesome adventure and help us make Fight The Dragon the ultimate short form Hack'n Slash game!”
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"A Diablo style hack n slash RPG, with a ton customization. Build dungeons, collect loot, and level up your hero so you can finally "Fight the Dragon!""

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October 15

Alpha 4.8 - Update 33 - Teleporters Ahoy!

Welcome to Alpha 4.8 - Update #33!

The feature list for this update was a bit bigger than we’d originally planned, but it’s all pretty good stuff that we think you’ll enjoy!

Teleporters
Teleporters are a new ACK prop type that allows you to connect sections of your level together via teleporting props! Once connected, a player uses a Teleporter by interacting with it, which will teleport them to the paired teleporter. There are two types of teleporters:

-Ground teleporters are glowing rings (they look a bit like checkpoints): when a character is teleported the camera will move between the two points. These are handy if you want the player to have some idea of direction, since they will see the space and direction that they just travelled.

-Transition teleporters fade the screen to black and then fade back out when the player arrives. That means that the player will not see what direction or how far they’ve travelled, so it’s best used for indoor/outdoor transitions.

Here’s a short video explaining the basics of the system
http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/616187839312259767/#c619568708429867669

Online XP and Loot Distribution
We’ve had a few bug reports about uneven XP and loot distribution when in online games, so we’ve spent a bit of time re-working how this all works and fixing discrepancies with host and non-host calculations, and we are pleased to say that it all works properly now!

XP is shared per enemy kill between all characters that either participated by doing damage or were at least close to the enemy when it was killed. If character A kills an enemy and character B is no where near by, character A gets all of the XP from the kill.

Balance Changes
We’ve made some pretty significant balance changes for 4.8 based on your feedback. The key points are:
  • Increased global XP award rate by 10%
  • Sped up most special/secondary attack animations
  • Fighter “Vortex” attack swapped slot with “Whirlwind” attack
  • Fire Lord “Fire Spin” attack swapped slot with “Aimed Flames” attack
  • Ice Wizard “Ice Spin” attack swapped slot with “Aimed Ice” attack
  • Reduced range of mage’s first special attack by 25%
  • Rogue’s electrical attack now lasts 1 extra second and electrocutes enemies, locking them in place
  • Each arrow that hits from the Crossbow secondary attack does 20% less damage
  • Increased damage and knockback of attacks while Beserking, and added some health regen
  • Hatchets now have a larger travel range, do approx 30% more damage and have more knockback

New ACK content
We’ve added over 50 new props for use in the ACK, as well as over 35 new weapon visual varieties. Check out these images for more details:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/616187839312259767/#c619568708429780926

http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/616187839312259767/#c619568192954329659

Alpha 4.8 Change List

New
  • Added shurikens for Rogues (Drops at level 7+)
  • Added over 35 new weapon visuals
  • ACK: Added new Teleporter props
  • ACK: Added “On Respawn” and “On Awarded Life” events to Checkpoints
  • ACK: Added over 50 new props
  • ACK: Added Mud and Blood decals (Blood decals will switch to mud if the player has Blood turned off)

Changes/Improvements
  • Increased Global XP Award Rate by 10%
  • Sped up most special/secondary attack animations
  • Fighter “Vortex” attack swapped slot with “Whirlwind” attack
  • Fire Lord “Fire Spin” attack swapped slot with “Aimed Flames” attack
  • Ice Wizard “Ice Spin” attack swapped slot with “Aimed Ice” attack
  • Reduced range of mage’s first special attack by 25%
  • Rogue’s electrical attack now lasts 1 extra second and electrocutes enemies, locking them in place
  • Each arrow that hits from the Crossbow secondary attack does 20% less damage
  • Increased damage and knockback of attacks while Beserking, and added some health regen
  • Hatchets now have a larger travel range, do approx 30% more damage and have more knockback
  • Reduced damage of Spiders and halved duration of “webbed” effect
  • Enemies now navigate over mud/lava/poison tiles, but will avoid them if at all possible
  • New effect when an enemy is spawned via an event
  • Improved handling of character collisions when spawning/respawning/teleporting (should stop the getting flung out of level bug)
  • Redesigned online game panel for host player in preparation for upcoming changes (party management)
  • Added “are you sure” message prompts to the Online UI options to leave or disband the online party
  • ACK: Can now place most props on water, the depth of the water will take the props into account

Fixes
  • Fixed some dragon rings still providing effect while in dragon fight
  • Fixed an issue where events weren’t firing correctly on subsequent playthroughs of an adventure
  • Fixed incorrect XP and Loot distribution in online games
  • Fixed some networking UI issues
  • Fixed non-hosts not being able to customise their character in an online game
  • Fixed network chat window opening if you pressed the open chat button while typing an adventure name into the gallery
  • Fixed enemies with “Healer” mutator breaking when they attempted to heal a spawner (spawners can no longer be healed by mutators)
  • Fixed non-host players still being able to hit zombies that are “knocked out”
  • ACK: Fixed doors showing silver key incorrectly when placed
  • ACK: Fixed theme music restarting when hovering on/off triggers in the ACK
  • ACK: Reverting time to default on a trigger now makes time go shortest distance (auto forward/backward)
  • ACK: Fixed NPC being interactive if turned off via “On Game Start” event
  • ACK: Added missing desert rock toolbar thumbnails

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October 7

Alpha 4.7p1 - Update 32 - Now with 100% more Spiders!

Welcome to Alpha 4.7 - Update #32!

First of all, welcome to all of our new players! Fight The Dragon was featured in the Steam daily sale recently, which saw a huge influx of new players and creators join the community.

4.7 has some pretty cool new stuff, including 3 new enemies, a new player-specific loot shrine, expanded stash capacity, more trigger functionality and our complete soundtrack.

Fight The Dragon Original Soundtrack - Free!
We’ve finally included our OST in this update - and it is free! You can find it in the folder where Steam installs your game in the MP3 format. 10 tracks of aural adventuring goodness!

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=323820617

You can also access the soundtrack via Steam’s new Music player - which means you can listen to the soundtrack from the overlay when you’re in any other Steam game (Dragon Theme + Dota 2 = Awesome).

New enemies
More enemies! Spiders are a new Ranged enemy type - they can shoot web to slow you down, move really quickly and lunge to attack you from a distance.

Rad spider gif - http://gfycat.com/RecklessThoughtfulBassethound

We’ve also added Fire Elementals and Lightning Elementals! Fire elementals shoot quick fire blasts at you, while calling down fireballs from the sky. Watch out for the splash damage!

Lightning elementals can shock you from a distance, making it easy for other enemies to attack with impunity.

Loot Shrine changes
As requested, the Loot Shrine now operates on a per character basis. Unfortunately we had to clear your current progress in the loot shrine, but you’ll be able to start from scratch so you shouldn’t need much gold to get to your next reward.

We’ve also increased the size of your stash to 28 slots - happy hoarding!

New Treasure Chest
Ever played through your adventure, killed a super hard enemy and opened a chest, only to get gold? It’s a bit of a bummer. So in 4.7 we’ve added a new type of chest called a “Treasure Chest” - it’s guaranteed to drop at least one good (Rare+) piece of loot, but it will drop more loot based on how many enemies have been killed in the adventure. You can only have one per adventure and it costs 50 build points.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=323824262

The number of items the chest can drop is capped, so you don’t need to completely fill your adventures with enemies in order for players to get the most of it.

You’ll want to place it close to the end of an adventure, preferably after as much combat as possible to give adventurers the best possible chance of good loot.

More Trigger functionality
The feedback from our Events and Triggers system has been awesome, but it also raised the need for some more functionality. So in 4.7 we’ve extended Triggers even more, adding the ability to control which direction Time of Day changes process, as well as the ability to make a time of day/effect change only happen once. We’ve also added music control to Triggers - change to a different audio track as adventurers move through your adventures!

Improved handling of Exploit and Grinding detection
In our ongoing efforts to improve the quality of adventures being published as well as making our publishing system easier and the rules clearer, we’ve given our publishing system another work over and have removed the “We think this is an exploit” popup, replacing it with better “cannot publish” messages on the publish UI itself, so creators have a better understanding of why they cannot publish their adventures.

Weekly & Monthly Leaderboards
We now have a rule that the top 3 places of each weekly leaderboard are no longer eligible to participate in the next weeks leaderboard, ensuring that more creators get a chance to make it to the top positions.

Alpha 4.7 Change List

New
  • Added new enemy - Spiders
  • Added new enemy - Fire Elemental
  • Added new enemy - Lightning Elemental
  • Added new Treasure Chest - guaranteed to drop loot
  • Included the Fight The Dragon OST - it will download into your game install folder
  • Added a new custom cursor
  • Added Settings functionality to clear World Map and Deleted Adventures
  • ACK: Added 3x Dirt Textures
  • ACK: Added 4x Wood Textures
  • ACK: Added 2x Carpet Textures
  • ACK: Added music theme switching functionality to triggers
  • ACK: Added “Fire Once” capabilities to Time of Day/Effect changes
  • ACK: Added the ability to choose it time moves forwards or backwards on triggers
  • ACK: Added “On Game Start” event to the adventure start point. It’s called once at the start of an adventure, regardless of player count

Changes/Improvements
  • Increased Loot Stash capacity to 28
  • Optimised some effects (particularly Firestarter mutators and Frost Elemental attacks)
  • Removed chat key button if it has been re-bound to an alternate key
  • Characters can now take damage while doing a special attack - it’s reduced by 75%
  • ACK: Any enemy can now drop a key - YAY!
  • ACK: Improved handling of Exploit and grinding detection
  • ACK: Improved some of the ACK documentation to cover some new features (this is still a work in progress)

Fixes
  • Fixed some issues that arose when a player was killed while using a special attack
  • Fixed being able to use special attacks while holding a barrel
  • Fixed water splashes not appearing in the pond in the Home screen and other situations
  • Fixed Beserk screen effect staying on if you ran out of lives while Beserking in the ACK
  • Fixed some issues with climbing ladders on quarter height tiles
  • Fixed some enemy movement issues when climbing over small tiles
  • Fixed an issue where Rock Golem would behave erratically after climbing a tile
  • Fixed the key rebinding activating the key when binding it
  • Fixed world map tile UI staying on when not on a Map tile
  • ACK: Fixed Marquee selection staying on when clearing adventure
  • ACK: Fixed playtest not respecting selected music theme
  • ACK: Fixed enemy Wander behaviour failing to get a path to walk
  • ACK: Fixed being able to place props in triggers
  • ACK: Fixed some instances where pressing ESCAPE in the ACK wouldn’t go back
  • ACK: Fixed some issues with effects slider on triggers
  • ACK: Fixed barrel not resetting to correct position when being held and a playthrough ends
  • ACK: Sometimes the “BANNED FROM PUBLISHING” message would appear on dashboard incorrectly

Known Issues:
The cursor hotspot may sometimes switch between the top-left corner and the bottom-right corner. We’re not sure how common the issue is, if enough people see it we might have to roll back to the standard cursor.

Alpha 4.7 - Patch 1 - 9th October 2014
  • Added extra zoom out level in World Map for those of you with hundreds of adventures
  • Changed settings button “RESET GAME DATA” to “GAME DATA OPTIONS” to not freak players out
  • Fixed broken EASY & HARD Fire Elementals - Normal one was fine
  • Fixed Treasure Chest giving billions of gold when opened without kills
  • Fixed Treasure Chest not firing events
  • Treasure Chest can now spew lots of gold
  • Changed Treasure Chest point cost to be 5 instead of 50
  • Fixed UI showing “Add new adventure” on home tile

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Reviews

“Fight The Dragon has a pretty sweet deal going. Awesome custom content through the Adventure Creation Kit, a fun Hack'n Slash combat system, and a unique end-game goal of defeating an epic dragon boss.”
OnRPG

“Overall, Fight the Dragon has been a completely addictive experience and I’ve enjoyed my time with it greatly.”
Universal Gaming Reviews

“…we are having a ton of fun with the game!”
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About This Game

Build, Explore, Battle & Loot in this GAUNTLET inspired USER CREATED hack’n slash

Create & share Adventures like a true Dungeon Master of old!





Fight The Dragon is a COMMUNITY CREATED Hack'n Slash RPG where players can team up and tackle exciting adventures made by other community members in our in-game Adventure Construction Kit (ACK).

It's DIABLO meets LITTLE BIG PLANET



RPG Gamer interview at PAX Prime 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2_ZCZhrStE
Our Latest Dev Let's Play 7 Video... 1st August 2014
http://steamcommunity.com//sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=294385674
See all of our Dev Let's Play videos here...
http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/43099721603885411/

Players can play single player, local split-screen couch co-op (2 players) or online multiplayer (4 players) to complete 10-15 minute adventures in a non-linear order, which allows players to jump in for a quick fix or play multiple adventures over longer play sessions. Collect loot, level up, conquer enemies and become a master adventurer!

Become the ultimate Dungeon Master you always dreamed of being!




Fight The Dragon ships with a highly flexible in-game Adventure Construction Kit (ACK) that allows players to design, play and share their own adventures with other players on all platforms around the world.

The ACK (as is the gameplay) is designed to be as intuitive to use via a gamepad as it is via mouse and keyboard. Creators are able to sculpt and paint environments, place props, enemies, NPCs, Traps, checkpoints and other key game elements including hooking up basic logic systems for switches/gates and traps.

The Fight The Dragon community have already published over 1600 fantastic adventures, which means we have hundreds of hours of gameplay already created.

ACK FEATURES
  • Great assortment of Melee, Ranged and Mini-Boss Enemies
  • Large selection of textures to paint environments with
  • Static & Dynamic props including realtime lights, traps, bridges & more
  • Super intuitive editor allowing rapid design
  • In editor play testing at any time

Dragon Battle Arena




As heroes complete adventures and reach milestones, they earn tickets that allow them to go “Fight The Dragon” in the ultimate dragon battle arena.

Every player has their own dragon to fight, and each dragon has MEGA HP, so killing your dragon will require many encounters and a lot of skill. The damage you do to your dragon is persistent between play sessions, so collect as many tickets as you can and go battle it out! Each ticket grants the player 3 lives, but be warned, there are more ways to die in the dragon arena than just the dragon, so stay alert!

Key Game Features

  • In-Game Adventure Construction Kit – Create and share Adventures!
  • Over 100 hours of unique gameplay created by our community so far!
  • Action packed Hack-and-Slash Adventuring in your own creations
  • Female and Male versions of all of our classes
  • Local Drop-In Split-Screen Couch Co-Op
  • Up to 4 player online Co-Op (cross platform)
  • LAN server for local 4 player Co-Op
  • Intense Dragon Fights with special dragon loot
  • Full gamepad & Big Picture support

State Of the Game - FAQs


Game - Current State & FAQ
http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/558751660786031250/

Adventure Construction Kit - Current State & FAQ
http://steamcommunity.com/app/250560/discussions/0/558751812695879447/

System Requirements

PC
Mac
Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP+
    • Processor: Intel i3+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000, Intel HD 4000+
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7+
    • Processor: Intel i5+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 560+ or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel i3+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 8000, Radeon HD3000, Intel HD 4000+
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.6+
    • Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia 560+ or equivalent
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i3+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia only
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu
    • Processor: Intel i5+ or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia only
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
44.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
This is the Little Big Planet of Hack and Slash RPGs. Do not expect torchlight or diablo or titan quest or any of the other AAA hack and slash games with this one. What you get is a quirky art style and a ton of bite sized adventures. ( Campaigns are incoming and will likely link together two or more adventures ).

The main reason to get this game is the fact that the ACK ( Adventure Creation kit ) allows you to design and create a variety of adventures ranging from simple 1 room arena battles to complex dungeons with puzzles, switche,s traps, platforming, and locked doors that require you to get a color coded key - ( Doom anyone? ).

I've only had this game for two days but have already created and published 3 adventures.

If you want a hack and slash game that looks overly simple but has suprising depth and limitless content, pick this up.

If you want to create short engaging little adventures that range from 5 minutes of gameplay to 30 minutes of gameplay pick this up. The ACK is the easiest to use editor I have ever used.

Oh I almost forgot that unlike most games, this one has a BOSS DRAGON that you need to earn scrolls to be able to teleport to the Dragon's Lair and try and defeat him. He has persistent health and this is a must considering he has 1,000,000 health and the firs titme I fought him I managed to deal 50 damage total with 3 lives. Second time I dealt 650 and that was after levelling up for hours!

Posted: June 18
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
The words of the day: simplistic intricacy.

Those two words sum up the whole of what Fight The Dragon (FTD) is all about. At first glance, the core gameplay appears simple – and it is. Upon a deeper inspection, however, the intricacies begin to emerge – particularly in its level designer, which I will go into more later.

FTD is essentially Little Big Planet meets a simple overhead hack-‘n’-slash. A number of community levels and a few tutorial missions await the player within this game. The interface to select your adventure is easy to use and find what you’re looking for, and there is a search system that allows you to find a level that matches the difficulty you want, whether it’s a favorite of the community, or you can do a direct search for a specific title.

The first order of business is to choose a character class: Fighter, Black Rogue, Fire Lord, and Ice Wizard. Each of these classes has their own unique abilities and stats, which offers greater variety and opportunities to customize multiple playthroughs. The appearances of your character can also be customized (to an extent) afterwards at your home base.

While there are many options for combat in this game, the ones that will be used the most are the basic attack and a class-specific special attack (A and B respectively on an XBox controller, which I recommend using). These moves are all you need if you employ a hit-and-run strategy like I do. That’s the simple side of it; the more intricate side is that you can also block, dodge, and use another special move as well if you want. But that feels a bit superfluous sometimes and the majority of your time will be spent just hacking and slashing with your basic moves.

The game also provides ample possibilities for platforming adventures if combat is not where your interests lie. Climbing, running, and leaping across chasms and lava appears simple enough. However, doing it *well* takes a little more attention and skill. Then try doing it while some skeleton shoots arrows at you or a pyromancer blasts you with fire. Or do it over lava where you have to think, “Okay, I have to time my sprinting right and aim perfectly or I’m gonna fall into hot burning lava and – dang it, now I’m dead. Back to the checkpoint.”

After a level, you can donate your unwanted equipment and excess gold to the Loot Shrine, building up enough credit to eventually earn a reward. The more credit you build up before seeking a reward, the greater the reward. It's a nice way to reward the people who spend time collecting what is often useless armor or weapons dropped in a level.

But it is with the level editor that this game truly shines and brings to the forefront the reason FTD works so well. Looking at a custom-designed level, it’s easy to assume that only someone who has played the game long enough and mastered the minute details could create something intricate and amazing. At least, that’s the mindset I went into the level designer with.

Boy, was I wrong.

Within a matter of hours, I had created a level that involved a good amount of platforming and combat, tested it multiple times, and then released it to the community. I had only played the game a few hours before to learn the basic buttons and get a feel for the game. The instructions on how to use different components and how to connect cause-and-effects (i.e. kill this enemy, door opens). Enemy stats can be modified to vary every time you enter a level. There are also a lot of different options for what kind of level you want to create. Various indoor and outdoor biomes are available, and you can mix and match at will. You can create a massive level before you reach your “building point” limit, and that is half of the fun.

**To see the level I created in my first attempt, look up Necrypt in the level gallery.**

However, there are a few points that should be addressed in terms of what this game does not do so well.
  • Currently there is no way to rebind buttons on the controller. Sometimes the button combinations to do something are not intuitive or easy (i.e. pressing RB and Y together to switch between primary and alternative weapons).
  • Music tracks for the levels are limited to 9 arrangements that sound very similar.
  • Sometimes when creating a level, if you accidentally enter “Event Picker Mode,” you can get stuck there and be unable to leave. Let’s say you place an enemy and you enter this mode . You have to select an object for it to be connected to, but if there is no such object around, you are stuck in this mode (hitting B does not free you from the mode).
  • Combat can feel extremely simple and not be too exciting after awhile.
  • A few more options available in the character customization would not be amiss.

    All in all, Fight The Dragon is great fun. The negative points I listed above are nitpicks at best, and they don’t interfere too much with the overall enjoyment of the game. And as it is in Early Access still, I look forward to some of the features 3 Sprockets have yet to release. But if you’re looking for a great game that is constantly growing in a community and bringing forth new features, take a look at Fight The Dragon.

    **Review updates yet to be included/experienced:
  • Multiplayer
  • The Dragon Fight
Posted: September 25
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
a must buy for anyone a fan of 3 sprockets. the game since alpha has only improved and is a lot of fun with friends. full of wonderful loot and adventures.
Posted: May 5
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Brilliant! Everyone who enjoys creating their own content will have fun with this!
Posted: June 7
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
I can't recommend this yet. That last word is the most critical: as I'm playing this in early access, I do eagerly anticipate it getting better--but it's not worth $15 in its current state. This is a hack-n-slash ARPG, but the hack-n-slash element at its core currently lacks any real depth. Maybe I'm missing something, but there doesn't seem to be a lot of options for melee-oriented characters at least. Spam attack and special ability, destroy enemy, rinse, repeat. No abilities like parrying or dodging or combos or anything else I've come to expect leaves the core aspect of this game rather wanting. There's a lot of potential here, I adore the oldschool aesthetic, and opening the content creation to the userbase is brilliant. But I need more depth in combat to really enjoy myself here.

To be clear, I do like what's here, but I just want something more in terms of combat. Maybe one of the other classes will provide something more fun.
Posted: August 21
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218 of 241 people (90%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
http://youtu.be/iI_b2U23eR0

Fight the Dragon is a hack and slash RPG that is clearly made by people who love the genre. It takes gameplay elements of games like Torchlight 2 and combines them with a level creation system that reminds me of a cross between Little Big Planet and Minecraft.

The game starts at your house where you can manage characters and access things like the level creator or user adventures. Once in the game you fight off monsters, find keys, and pull levers to reach the end. As you play your character gains levels, skills, and tons of loot. You will constantly be scouring the ground for helmets, armor, weapons, and more.

Damage is done with a primary weapon of choice, a heavy attack, or class specific skills.
All skills and items carry over between levels and every adventure scales with you so whether you play a an adventure for the first time at level one or replay it at level 5, it’s still fun and challenging.

The level editor or "Adventure Construction Kit", feels like a 3d modeling program and is simple yet deceptively powerful. You can place monsters, traps, treasure, and sculpt the landscape as you see fit.

I loved this game and can’t wait for more.
Posted: March 27
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