Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty has received new gameplay showing off a creepy boss battle against a Chinese mythical creature called Aoye. The upcoming action-RPG is being developed by Nioh studio Team Ninja and will focus on Chinese mythology, fast-paced combat and a variety of weapon types and builds.
The new boss battle gameplay for Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty pits players against Aoye, a fictional creature that appears in the ancient Chinese text Shan Hai Jing (or Classic of Mountains and Seas). Visually, this is an incredibly strunning boss, described as a bull-like creature with long hair and tentacles.
The massive boss has a variety of attacks that can stun the player, including swinging its long tentacles around that the player must jump over and avoid. It also charges players with devastating attacks that almost decimates health bars. The beautiful environment also presents its own unique challenge as it’s a confined space when compared to the behemoth size of the creature.
It’s good to see Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty retain Team Ninja’s challenging gameplay while rewarding patient players who pay attention to enemies and learn their behaviour before striking. This rhythmic dance in combat is similar to the Nioh series, only it looks far more refined here. As users pointed out, though, some UI changes could be made such as the health bar appearing on screen that blocks half the player’s body.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is showing plenty of promise and fans are excited to jump back into Team Ninja’s spin on the Soulslike formula. We can probably expect plenty of creative boss encounters like Aoye throughout our journey.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty launches on 3 March 2023 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will also release day one on Xbox Game Pass.