From card games like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh! to the more complex tabletop titles like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons. It doesn’t matter if it is a deck of cards or a cardboard panel with hundreds of pieces across the board, there is no other joy in gaming than gathering your family and friends and imagining the grand adventures of epic proportions. With a little bit of comedic shenanigans mixed in to make it an unforgettable experience, or course!
Wanting to transfer that very same magic of tabletop gaming to the world of VR, the geniuses over at Resolution Games created a never-seen-before tabletop VR title for you to team up with your friends or random strangers on the internet to explore the dark crypts to fight adversaries of the dark and gather loot in Demeo. The be-all-end-all of VR tabletop gaming experiences!
Demeo takes you to the dungeons of an old Elven necropolis, filled to the brim with monsters and other ungodly creatures of the night. Your mission is to delve deeper into the inner sanctums of the mass grave and release the lost souls of the Elven race during their fall from grace.
There are two ways of doing it, either all by your own or with a friend and two more. Playing solo allows you to control up to three characters and have them all work in perfect synchronicity together. Covering all of their weakness and using each other’s’ strengths to coordinate devastating attacks. The real fun begins when you bring a friend along to play together, with both of you choosing your own characters to control and watching the chaos ensue within the first few minutes!
In tabletop fashion, each person is relegated to a single role throughout their entire session playthrough. Choose between the high-defense and high-HP Guardian class, stealthy and heavy-hitting Assassion class, area-clearing Sorcerer class, long range attack specialist Hunter, and the stat-boosting maestro that is the Bard class, and the dynamic duo of the Warlock class! Each character has their own unique and specialized set of skills, strengths and weaknesses. So choice is an incredibly important to create the optimal team composition.
Your quest to free the tormented and undead souls of the fallen Elven race will not be an easy one. With each descent to the lower levels of the corrupted tombs, you will encounter varying degrees of enemy type, composition, loot and threat levels with each and every playthrough. Resulting in a session that is never boring.
And what is a dungeon crawler experience without some mechanic to make it an exciting one? You are given a set of cards that do a variety of things to you, your enemies and the environment around you. Boost your stats and others to give yourselves a fighting chance. Ran out of cards or don’t have the one you need for a particular character build? Then use the gold you ‘found’ during your escapades and buy them from Cleepto the goblin shopkeeper, or sell your unused cards for quick cash.
Tabletop games are hands down the perfect way to game together with a tight-knit group of friends and making for a fun and raucous time. This tradition in gaming isn’t stopped by the Big C’s grip on the world and still lives strong in the heart of every gamer today!