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Dead Cells: Tips to help you emerge in this punishing, yet rewarding RPG

Dead Cells: Tips to help you emerge in this punishing, yet rewarding RPG

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Dead Cells is a challenging, but fun RPG game that has an arcade sort of design to it. It's one of the more highly regarded video games on any platform over the last five years or so and for pretty good reason. If you're a fan of games like Dark Souls or even tricky platformers like Celeste, then you'll probably enjoy Dead Cells. 

One thing that may seem shocking at first is the fact that there are no checkpoints and this is a bit of a signature feature. You go through your journey in one swoop or at least get as far as you can anyway. You actually get used to this pretty quickly so don't worry. 

But the atmosphere is awesome, the combat is satisfying and just going through the game not knowing what to expect next is fun too. Don't fret if things feel overwhelming, we'll give you a few tips that can give you a little push on your adventure. 

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Take advantage of ranged weapons

You can use two different weapons in Dead Cells. You can use a couple of fun ones including a sword and bow & arrows among other things. Melee attacks are certainly cool looking because there aren't many things as swaggy as using a katana to slice foes.

But if you go with a bow & arrow too, you'll find that same coolness there. The awesomeness of shooting enemies from long range makes kills look that much more stylish. This will also be helpful because you will be able to get some safe kills and advance forward.

Now, some enemies will fire projectiles as well, but with some good dodges and firing of your arrows, you'll be in good shape. Plus, with you shooting from distance, you'll have a lot more time to prepare yourself for that perfect dodge. Then, when the window is open, launch that arrow.

Defense can lead to offense

Defense can create offense 

 Your ability to dodge in Dead Cells can be as critical as your sword swinging or arrow firing abilities. As aggressive as enemies can be, you might see yourself blocking and dodging quite a bit. But one thing that many sports coaches will tell you is that good defense leads to offense and the same can be applied here.

You can certainly go for your kills as quickly as possible, but if there are numerous enemies or obstacles, then it's good to make use of your defensive abilities. Dodge incoming attacks and unleash your fury on foes. Jump on the other side of them and hit them from behind.

Not saying that you always need to play conservatively, but it really can be helpful if you find yourself in a tough situation. And definitely make sure to have some kind of projectile weapon on you because the range is always nice and coincides beautifully with your defense.

Defense can lead to offense

 Your ability to dodge in Dead Cells can be as critical as your sword swinging or arrow firing abilities. As aggressive as enemies can be, you might see yourself blocking and dodging quite a bit. But one thing that many sports coaches will tell you is that good defense leads to offense and the same can be applied here.

You can certainly go for your kills as quickly as possible, but if there are numerous enemies or obstacles, then it's good to make use of your defensive abilities. Dodge incoming attacks and unleash your fury on foes. Jump on the other side of them and hit them from behind.

Not saying that you always need to play conservatively, but it really can be helpful if you find yourself in a tough situation. And definitely make sure to have some kind of projectile weapon on you because the range is always nice and coincides beautifully with your defense.

Keep an eye out for doors and portals

One thing to definitely do in Dead Cells is be observant. You sometimes just never know what you'll find. There are several doorways as well as portals that will take you to new areas. Portals are used as checkpoints of sorts for your run. 

Although there are no save points in the game, these teleporters will let you go back and forth between different locations if you're nearby. This comes in handy if you felt you missed something in a certain part of the world. 

Doors on the other hand almost always lead to some form of place of repose. Usually, it's a merchant of some kind. This is great because you'll have an opportunity to make yourself stronger as well as purchase items to help you replenish your health. So if you see any doors early on, I highly recommend you drop in and say "hello". 

 

 

 

 

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