Daniel R. Miller is the Lead Writer and PR Rep for Volite Games.
As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life. Every game developer can attest that the same applies to design. Booty Hunters aims to deliver on that ideal by delivering a naval combat experience that features carefully balanced and unique enemy types. The first three enemy types players will encounter at the outset of the game are the Artillery Ship, the Buckshot Ship and the Mirage Ship. Each vessel offers a completely different set of abilities and battle tactics that will force the player to adjust how they attack on the fly. Here is an in-depth look at what makes these enemies the backbone of combat in Booty Hunters.
The Artillery Ship is one of the more basic long range enemies that the player will encounter. You will know them by their lobbed cannon strikes that land in the water around the player’s ship causing “Area-of-Effect” damage, which can be quite lethal with its high damage output. Artillery Ships tend to keep their distance especially since they don’t have much in the way of speed. However, since the damage they produce can escalate quickly, the goal is to sink the Artillery Ship before it can return a shot.
The Buckshot Ship is a floating shotgun that thrives in close quarters combat. With its many cannons, a single volley can rip the player’s sails to shreds, slowing them down and leaving them with nowhere to run. This can be especially dangerous when facing groups of enemies, as players can quickly find themselves surrounded and under fire from every angle. The best way to deal with this foe, is to identify it before engaging it, and attack it from a distance.
The Mirage Ship is a Predator-like vessel that reflects blinding sunlight to hide itself from its enemies. While it is concealed, the player will be unable to attack it, since your crew won’t be able to see it. The best method of disposing of this enemy is a carefully planned and timed use of your vessel’s abilities. The Mirage Ship can only stay cloaked temporarily, so once they finally do reveal themselves, they are vulnerable to nearly every type of attack there is.
This is just a taste of the kinds of enemies you will face on the open waters in the world of Booty Hunters. With a plan for on-going development, the developers will be implementing more and more intricate and varied enemies that will bring their own unique spin to the battlefield and help to keep the gameplay fresh. Next time, we will take a look at the vessels that will be available for the player to control.