My experience playing Dauntless so far…

Hey, Gamers! So, every now and then I like to tell you guys about games I’m currently dabbling in. I know I talk about Persona 5 a lot, so it’s nice to show off that I do actually play other games. I’ve done it for Dark Souls and League of Legends, and now it’s time for Dauntless!

We (my partner and I) recently got a new PlayStation 4 after realising that the PlayStation 5 probably won’t be in continuous stock for another year or so, therefore making it difficult to get until that point. I think we both just wanted to be able to play together, and a lot of games don’t give you that opportunity when you only have one console. So we spent our PlayStation 5 money on a PlayStation 4, got myself PlayStation Plus (I was very excited and felt like this made me a real gamer) and found some games we could play. One game that we installed recently is Dauntless and I have some things to say about the game.

Josh and I in Dauntless… I know, we look cool

First, it’s free. That’s a huge bonus because the last time we got paid before September was April, so summer is always difficult for us financially. I like that this game is free because it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and it’s nice to be able to try it. To be completely honest, I thought that it wasn’t going to be for me. I was willing to try it because I like trying new games and I want to make more gamer friends, but it just sounded a lot like League of Legends. The game being free meant that we could try it with no downside.

So, about what I said about it being like League… it isn’t. I mean, in a way it is. You’re in a team like in League, but you don’t bring anyone down. I know after a while of me playing LOL – and others have voiced this too – they felt like they couldn’t win because they’d have one good day and then let their team down for the next six weeks. You don’t get that with Dauntless. You’re not even on an official ‘team’ but you are all there to help each other. Nothing you do can make the game harder for your teammates (unless you die a lot and they have to keep reviving you but that’s their choice).

Josh and I in Dauntless again

Playing Dauntless, I felt an overwhelming sense of community. Everyone is there to help each other out. I’ve never really felt this in any other game that I’ve played, so it was nice. It made me understand what all those Tik Toks about gamer friends are about. It’s like everyone in that server wants what is best for you, and it’s the best feeling.

Lastly, I cannot stress how good it has been for me and Josh to have a game that’s not competitive. I’ve talked briefly before about how competitive we are when it comes to games and how the only ‘win’ I really have is Persona 5. Not only do we get to help each other in Dauntless, but when I decided that I was going to change my weapon, he decided that he would do the same so that we could trade up together (he missed his weapon so he changed back pretty quickly but it’s fine). We can take turns in leading each other and it doesn’t feel as though I lose if he gets a win. I mean, we all win at the end of the day but if he gets the last blow in, I’m happy for him and vice versa. I feel like in any other game, we would be so competitive over petty stuff like that.

So, that’s it for this post, Gamers! Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts and feelings in the comments section. If you liked this post, give it a like and follow this blog for more gaming content! Check out my social medias if you want to keep updated on what’s coming out or if you want a say in what I post, they should all be linked. I’m trying to post more on Twitter now too! If you want to watch a stream one day, check out 2nerds_1game on Twitch, where Josh and I stream every day! That should also be linked. See you in the next post, Gamers!

Published by eleanorreeswriting

Hi, I am an autistic gamer in my 20's who loves to share my experiences and thoughts about games, characters and everything about gaming.

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