9 Ronin Rise Tips Before Starting

Rise of the Ronin It’s Team Ninja’s most ambitious game to date, one that takes the studio’s best elements and combines them into a kind of “Greatest Hits” album. It’s also the developers’ biggest game to date, with an open world environment full of side activities to complete and map markers to hunt down. There are a lot of mechanics to learn about here, especially if you haven’t played before Ninja Gaiden, Wu Lung: Fallen Dynastyor Nioh. But don’t worry, I’m here to ease your way into Japan’s Bakumasto period with some tips I’ve picked up from dozens of hours of exploring Rise of the RoninA wide and wonderful world.

Look for

No doubt you’ve seen Glider in various gameplay and reveal trailers. This tool is a great way to get around Rise of the RoninIts three cities. It effectively turns you into a bird while flying over houses, temples, and trees, but you’re probably wondering how and when you can deploy it. Well, you need to be at a certain height off the ground to press X to extend your glider wings. However, if you look up, you’ll notice that not only are there grapple points to easily reach the rooftops, but those same rooftops will have launch points that allow you to use the glider right away. The best part: You can chain grappling moves together. So, if you see a springboard while you’re mid-flight, you can use your grappling hook to launch to that point and then launch yourself onto another hang glider at high speed. It’s like sitting in a biplane, enjoying the beautiful views from above.

Bring allies

Some samurai from Rise of Ronin draw their swords on a snow-covered stone structure.

Screenshot: Sony/Team Ninja/Kotaku

During some missions in Rise of the Roninyou will be pushed into a linear level no different from the one in it Nioh or Wu Lung: Fallen Dynasty. These stages are, in some cases, completely isolated from the rest of the game’s open world, and allow you to recruit up to two allies to make any difficult enemy encounters a little more manageable. And you should really bring a gang with you, not just because some of the goons are powerful, but because you get some bonuses for having allies in your party. Some offer passive benefits, such as increasing the amount of damage you deal or making healing items more effective, and all of them add temporary boosts to your various stats. What’s more, it gives you a chance to increase your connection to them, which is a good thing when it comes to improving your effectiveness in battle.

Make some friends

Speaking of increasing your bond with your gang, be nice to them Rise of the RoninDifferent characters are important to the progression of your created character. When you invite someone on a quest, give them gifts, or say something nice and sensible, you will deepen your connection with the characters. Doing so in turn increases their effectiveness and stats in battle, making them stronger and more resilient the more you rely on them and treat them correctly. Furthermore, increasing your connection to certain characters, such as the anti-shogun samurai Ryoma Sakamoto and Genzoi Kosaka, deepens your understanding of their fighting style. This not only allows you to unlock new moves with this fighting style, but also increases its damage and performance. So, as much as it may hurt sometimes, make sure you get along.

Search for cats, and kill the escapees

There are a range of activities you can do Rise of the Ronin. From archery training on horseback to gambling dens, you’ll find that your time can quickly be drained by trying to do it all. If you’re looking to prioritize any optional objectives, they should be Cats and Runaways. Outside of the cute animation that plays, Find and pet cats It can yield skill points for the Magic attribute, which allows you to influence people and speak smoothly during conversations. Meanwhile, hunting and killing criminals – the exact opposite of finding and petting cats – can give you skill points for your Strength attribute. There are other ways to get skill points for the other two attributes, Dexterity and Intelligence, but since a lot of this game revolves around combat and chatting, I’d focus on increasing your magic and power first. Don’t worry, you can reallocate your skill points later.

Take advantage of the “automatic” settings.

A figure trembles

Screenshot: Sony/Team Ninja/Kotaku

Rise of the Ronin It has a number of settings that can be manipulated, but the most convenient ones are the ones that do something automatically. Within the user accessibility in the options menu is a toggle switch for a myriad of automatic in-game actions: aim, merge, crouch, collect items, climb the ladder, and grab the rope. Turning it on saves you the frustration of having to remember how to perform these actions. They are not stressful to do alone. For example, the crouch position defaults to L3. But doing this automatically allows you to focus more on the environment and gameplay rather than the finer details of the mechanics. It’s a nice little quality of life option.

Always refer to Veiled Edge signs

Rise of the Ronin It has some Souls-y elements, like an upgrade resource called Karma that you lose when you die. You should pay attention to this, as you can get a bunch of karma without realizing it until you return to the Veiled Edge Banner, which is this game’s version of Evil spiritsTorch rest points. When you return to the Veiled Edge banner, the Karma you have earned, which is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen, is stored in the bank. This unusable resource is converted into skill points for your character and their attributes. Of course, when you lose your karma, you lose your chance to increase your stats. But if you kill the enemy who killed you, you will get your karma back, plus a small reward on top for completing your revenge. Remember, though, that all that karma is useless if you don’t get a banner with a Veiled Edge, so always go back to one.

Don’t give money to these damned beggars

During your trip Rise of the RoninIn its three cities, you will encounter some beggars who appear to be elderly people. They ring their little bells in rundown villages or random roads rambling in the dirt, and they will demand a ridiculous sum. Do not do it! It doesn’t matter how much you offer them, because eventually they will turn on you and get tired of the small amount you offer them. I gave one of these beggars large amounts of money three times in one sitting, and he still brandished a huge sword and said, “Hand it over, I know you got more!” These people clearly just want the bag, and will do whatever it takes to get it. The worst part is that not only are these guys extremely powerful, you don’t even get all the money you brought back for killing them. They are a literal money pit.

Take advantage of the different difficulty settings

Rising Ronin figure kneeling with his arms bound with rope.

Screenshot: Sony / Team Ninja / Kotaku

Yes, Rise of the Ronin It has difficulty options that you can change as long as you’re not in the middle of one of those linear levels. Under Game Settings in the options menu, you’ll see a toggle switch for the three difficulty options: Dawn (easy), Dusk (medium), and Twilight (hard). While I played most of the time in Dusk, I did try the other two options, and let me tell you, Dawn is not easy. The enemies are still ferocious and you can still die easily, but not by much. So, let it be known that, yes, you can have it SoulsInspired game with difficulty settings. I recommend you take advantage of it, trust me, this game gets very difficult.

Your first semester isn’t as important as you think

As in most Soulslikes, choosing which class to start with isn’t something you need to sweat over. After creating your character at the beginning Rise of the Ronin, you have the option to choose the origin of your blade sharpening, which affects your starting stats and recommended weapons. But it’s not that serious. Once you unlock your longhouse (customizable living quarters) after about an hour or two of the story, you’ll have the option to fine-tune your Blade Sharpening Origin so you can focus on a different set of weapons. Furthermore, in this safe house of your own, you will also get the chance to reassign skills, change your character’s equipment and physical appearance, and decorate your living space to gain passive boosts while out in the world. So, yeah, don’t worry too much about your appearance or what class you’re starting in. Everything is changeable and customizable. All you need is a little patience.

And there you have it. Nine tips to start your journey through Rise of the RoninTake it upon yourself Japan in the nineteenth century. Of course, it’s an action-packed RPG and I haven’t finished it yet despite spending over 55 hours in it. There are undoubtedly things I’ve missed, but these nine tips are a great place for beginners to start, so head into the Bakumatsu period armed with solid tips for establishing a new Japan.

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