As expected the upcoming Rise of the Giant DLC will take a bit of priority over the Daily Runs.
There’s so much new things that I don’t even know from where to start. So far I have a bit of mixed feelings about the DLC, but still a lot more to explore before I can justify any of my thoughts. The things I’m probably most sceptical about now are the new enemies and the extra keys in the Ancient Sewers and the Prison Depths.
The new enemies (not talking about the new biome - Cavern ones) kinda have their bullet hell feel to them and I can’t yet put my finger if that’s a good thing for Dead Cells. The enemies in the Cavern look a bit more well rounded, except for probably the new flying ones, which don’t need eye contact with you to engage in a fight. They just switch platforms when you get close and of course fly through everything “solid” - floors, walls…
About the extra keys - I think there’s already enough stuff to do in each biome and this adds on top a lot of more time wasting especially for Biomes that are slower than the others. Prison Depths is the only extra +1 biome now including the Cavern which replaces the Forgotten Sepulcher or the Clock Tower. The fact you can go to Ancient Sewers from the Prison Deapths and “play” with the keys in both areas when mostly the clock isn’t stops renders it pretty tough to take advantage of the last timed door. On top of that you need to kill plenty of enemies to get the keys. I’m pretty sure that only 2 drop in the Prison Depths (one for a skill scroll only) and 3 (needs to be confirmed) in the Anicent Sewers.
Ancient Sewers Keys choices: 6 individual gear pieces of your choosing; 1 x 14 cells; money gem with the same 3 keys (needs confirmation it’s 3 keys)
Prison Depths - Gold cells key = Skill Scroll; Iron cells key = choose between 2 pedestals - 1 out of 2 gear choice.
Almost full run exploring the new changes, Biome and The Giant boss on 0 Cells. It’s long, because of all the changes and the exploration needed of course.
Timestamp for the new Biome and Boss included in the description.
Tried 3 Cells and encountered the new enemies … to my surprise - insane game changer.
Giantkiller weapon thoughts timestamp in the description.
Got my ass handed to me … as expected ;]
1 Cells Active test run - it’s really manageable including the new enemy type, so I will probably wreck it in my next attempt.
Timestamps of the Prison Depths differences and the Gold Recovery 5 blueprint, which I didn’t encountered in 1.1 patch unfortunately are in the description.
I will try to destroy 1 Cell and than go to 3 Cells only for a test run. I need to check 5 cells as soon as possible so 4 Cells are coming right after the test.
Now for the best part : Lucky me… my back is totally killing me right now… I barely managed to get up today. I only had back pains once in my live before few years - it was located at the middle of it… Now it’s lower back pain… I can barely walk and move my legs. I have to wonder every time when I sit down If I will be able to ever get back up . Pain medication doesn’t help, but at least makes me feel happier when I mix it with beer. Typing standing up while holding a hot water bottle pressed to the pain spot - that’s the only thing that helps right now. There’s no way this will stop me from recording… we have to try hard even when the body decides to fail
Have a great… RISE OF THE GIANT and cheers!