I knew if my friends & I did enough bitching about the lack of solid co-op games, then something would come to fruition. Enter Dauntless; a game that was announced last year, but nobody knew what to think of it. That’s due to the fact that the original trailer was just CG. I remember thinking the game was going to be like Evolve. Thank god it wasn’t!
Dauntless is a co-op monster hunter game being developed by a group of devs who left BioWare, Riot Games, Capcom, and Blizzard devs to form their own studio. According to the plug, the combat is combo based & there will be a stamina meter to keep things challenging. The studio behind the game also claims the game will remain completely free & fair. The only thing you can buy is various cosmetics for characters.
My only question is what’s the hook here? How will they keep us all playing? Does this just throw big monsters for us to fight or will there be some context? I’d like to see some type of story. We’ll see how this one plays out. From my understanding, the game is still early on in the development even though they have a 2017 release date. Keep your eye on this Dauntless.