This Xenophage: The Tower of Eternity review will be centered around the game’s narrative and gameplay. The tower in this game is your own personal paradise, where you can relax and take a deep breath before heading back to the real world for your next battle. It’s also where you can find items that will help you in your journey to achieve your ultimate goal. One of these items is an ability called “Blessing of Light”, which will help you deal out attacks on tough opponents without being slowed down.
This is a Souls-style game, so expect adventure and exploration in spades. The environments are beautifully rendered, with detailed grasslands and vivid skies. Some of the scenery is so lifelike that it makes you think you’re really in an ancient castle. There is so much detail that it’s hard to imagine this game’s storyline having been inspired by anything less. However, if you’ve never played Souls, this is definitely a good chance to do so!
You have an option of starting the game in a few different ways. You could choose to start the game as a brand new player, who has a short timeframe until another group of players join up. If you don’t mind taking on other players, you can always go straight to the endgame. In fact, you’ll start at the very beginning, using a pre-defined quest path. You’ll have a clear goal, and the timer between your actions will give you a sense of urgency as you make your way through the tower and toward the goal you’ve set for yourself.
The difficulty increases significantly the longer you go into the tower, and it gets much harder the deeper you get into the mystery of Xenophage. A good way to make the journey a little easier is to equip yourself with a powerful special attack, or to learn one. An exotic quest that teaches you a powerful special attack or tactic is also recommended, because there are certain enemy types that are better dealt with a specific weapon. The final result is a well balanced build, but one that can be frustrating if you haven’t figured out what you’re doing yet.
One of the ways to increase the difficulty level of the game is to avoid the enemies that arrive right from the get go. The best weapons in the game require skill to kill, so make sure you know what you’re doing when you enter a room where an enemy might spawn. This is often the case with the first couple of rooms you encounter, but after moving forward a little you should notice that some of the enemies tend to stay put and just shoot you from afar. Sometimes, there are gun-horses that will charge at you from a set distance, while there may be others who will either charge at you from the front or the back. Either way, it’s a good idea to prepare for one of these situations by learning a few tips for handling guns in Xenophage Destiny 2.
A good starting point is to understand how the game is laid out. There are three areas to a city, which consist of a central city hub, the outskirts of the hub area, and the outer edges. Most quests can be performed in any of the three, but some quests require travel into the inner areas. Each area has a special type of surface on which to perform your quests, and you can use words to trigger special effects as you navigate through the environment. If you want to activate a quest, then you simply have to point the cursor on the word to activate it. For example, to trigger a guard’s line of sight, you point the cursor on the word guard, and the guard will start to pursue you.
The combat itself is much more simplified than it was in the original version of the game. There is now only a single target to beat, and you can take down opponents individually as well as groups thanks to the new ‘enchance’ system where you replenish your energy bar during a battle and regain some hit points as well. This means that even a really low level character can easily defeat opponents of higher level using simple combos and attacks, and this is the major part of the huge overhaul of the combat system. I found that playing the game with my newly buff rogue character was the most enjoyable part of the whole game, because I could just do simple attacks and evades to keep opponents at a distance and finish them off quick.
For example, I used my gravity lift attack to quickly move from the bottom right corner of the screen to the top left, and then back to where the gravity lift started. In fact, using the gravity lift against an opponent would often draw them into me for additional attacks. Another handy trick was to activate the ‘orbiting strike’ while my Rogue was in front of an opponent, and then quickly move behind him to execute a huge attack. It’s a lot more fun than it was before! That’s the reason why I think this particular quest in the Xenophage Destiny 2: Focal Point of the Game is one of the best quests in the game. It’s not only exciting and challenging, but is also a great introduction to an exciting combat system and excellent weapon system.