Adventure Genre RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Adventure on GameSkinny https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Two Point Campus: How to Make Money Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/sm629/two-point-campus-how-to-make-money-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/sm629/two-point-campus-how-to-make-money-fast Tue, 09 Aug 2022 10:13:16 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Two Point Campus pushes the absurd formula created in Two Point Hospital even further, letting you run a variety of different wacky universities, like a wizarding school. Of course, if you want to keep your campus running efficiently you'll need a steady income, as money is used to pay staff, improve equipment, and much more. Here are the best ways to make money in Two Point Campus

Make Your Students Happy and Earn Extra XP

Your main income in Two Point Campus comes from the tuition fees your students pay. Each month you'll get a set tuition income, but that number can easily be raised by making enhancements to your campus. The key is that your students need to learn effectively and do well in class, as the more they level up the higher your XP bonus at the end of each month will be. 

The best way to do this is to make sure students have multiple methods of study, including Libraries and Private Tuition. Make sure your Library has plenty of bookcases and studying areas, and you can increase its Prestige by placing attractive items like plants or posters. 

You can also level up your teachers by using Training Rooms, which will make their lessons more effective, in turn leading to more XP for your students. 

Install Vending Machines and Food Stands

You won't get a ton of income this way, but installing food options on your campus will give you a constant trickle of income. Vending machines are very cheap to install, and each time someone uses them you'll gain $10, so the investment will pay off very quickly. Make sure every single building has at least a couple of vending machines.

Once you're a little more financially stable you can invest in food stands, but keep in mind you'll need to hire another Assistant in order to run them. Still, food stands make even more money so they'll pay off eventually. 

Raise Tuition Rates and Take Loans

At the end of each school year, you'll get a chance to look back on your performance, and put points into your courses for the next year ahead. When you're selecting your courses you can select the little gear icon in the top right to open a customization menu. This lets you change the tuition fees for each student and the number of students you'll take for the next year.

If you find you need a bit more cash you can increase tuition fees, but it will take a hit on your student's happiness. A smiley face next to the tuition gauge will show how much of an effect it'll have on happiness, but if you have a robust campus with a lot of entertainment and happiness options, you should be fine.

Your fastest option for getting an influx of cash is to take a loan, which instantly grants you either 50K, 100K, or 250K. However, keep in mind that with a loan you'll get a monthly repayment fee, meaning your overall income will take a big hit.

To take a loan simply scroll down to the toolbar at the bottom left of the screen then click the icon that looks like a little building, and select loan. 

Run Archaeology Classes

Archaeology is an incredibly unique program in Two Point Campus, as it's the only one that can actually make money. These classes require a dig site, and students will unearth valuable items as they study. Once these items are totally unearthed you can either sell them or place them around your campus to increase Attractiveness. 

The larger your Dig Site the more likely you are to uncover valuable items, and some of these can be sold for up to $40,000 a pop. You can sell these items individually once they're unearthed, or at the end of the year, any items remaining in your dig site will automatically be sold.

At the same time, when not in class archaeology students will use metal detectors on the ground, sometimes discovering items that give you a tiny bit of income. Investing in a dig site and all the requirements can be expensive, but it absolutely pays off in the long run.

Join the Orb Club

You won't unlock the Orb Club until you play through the Upper Etching level in the campaign, but after that, it can also be used in sandbox mode and any other levels. Orb Club functions like every other club in the game, but the benefit is that you'll get money every time a student joins, and whenever they use the club's items. The only downside is that the Orb Club has a negative effect on students' happiness, so you'll need to have proper facilities to counteract that. 

Still, it's just $2000 to drop an Orb Club stand and you don't need to keep it up at all, just let the passive income flow. 

With all this in mind, you should be able to increase your overall income and the rate it comes in during your time with Two Point Campus. Look for more upcoming guides here on GameSkinny.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Best Classes https://www.gameskinny.com/7g6dj/xenoblade-chronicles-3-best-classes https://www.gameskinny.com/7g6dj/xenoblade-chronicles-3-best-classes Tue, 09 Aug 2022 09:15:46 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are 25 classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3: 12 offensive, 5 defensive, and 8 healer classes. You can combine different classes with various characters, and further adjust their strengths with the help of equipment.

Our guide will provide you with the best classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 within all three categories. You will also learn which skills and accessories fit these classes the most.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Best Offensive Classes

Full Metal Jaguar

  • Character: Gray.
  • Unlock Quest: A Gray Matter.

This class can be described in three ways: highest damage scaling, short cooldown times, and powerful AoEs.

If you play Gray as Full Metal Jaguar, your chain attacks will be absurdly strong.

Don't neglect the front and back positional attacks, which are super useful in Jaguar class.

Recommended Full Metal Jaguar skills.

  • Cypher Edge.
  • Ethereal Ability.

Recommended Full Metal Jaguar accessories.

  • Hero Gloves.
  • Silver Necklace.
  • Steam Belt.

Incursor

  • Character: Alexandria.
  • Unlock Quest: Her Reasons.

If you want to get the most physical damage out of your character, then Incursor class would be the best choice.

Those who can also appreciate an elegant weapon design will have a blast mastering this class. You will not only look cool, but also be able to reach extreme levels of critical damage.

Recommended Incursor skills.

  • Critical Strike.
  • Cypher Edge.
  • Fighting Prowess.

Recommended Incursor accessories.

  • Ice Headband.
  • Steam Belt.

Soulhacker

  • Character: Triton.
  • Unlock Quest: Ding It My Way.

This class is unique in its ability to steal enemy's arts and skills, which can be more than handy through your journey.

So don't be surprised if you can't equip skills and arts from other classes here. Instead you need to equip whichever arts and skills you find on your enemies, and that's what makes Soulhacker so distinctively powerful.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Best Defensive Classes

Lone Exile

  • Character: Ashera.
  • Unlock Quest: The Wrath of Ashera.

Lone Exile works best as a hybrid class, incorporating both defensive and offensive skills. This means that you can get very aggressive with it if need be.

It has excellent evasion arts, as well as the highest damage amongst all tanks in the game. On top of that, it has solid agility and some serious HP boost mechanics.

Recommended Lone Exile skills.

  • Defensive Soul.
  • Fighting Prowess.
  • Split-Second Counter.

Recommended Lone Exile accessories.

  • Heavy Weak Guard.
  • Iron Temple Guard.
  • Lazure Vambraces.

Zephyr

  • Character: Mio.
  • Unlock Quest: Mio.

If you want a pure tank with built-in evasion, then Zephyr would be a better choice in this case. However, this class can still be quite strong but its specialty is counter-attacking.

Although this class has plenty of dodging techniques, it would be wise to invest even more into their evasive arts, as well as Noble Taunt, which can draw some unexpected aggro.

Recommended Zephyr skills.

  • Defensive Soul.
  • Fortified Ether Guard.
  • Protector's Pride.

Recommended Zephyr accessories.

  • Beastfang Necklace.
  • Metal Foot Protector.
  • Signet Ring.

Xenoblade Chronicles 3: Best Healer Classes

Strategos

  • Character: Isurd.
  • Unlock Quest: Unwavering Resolve.

Startegos is both healer and debuffer, who uses special weapons and mechanics to make enemies miserable.

You can also turn it into a solid supporter and ally buffer with such gems like Swelling Blessing and Disperse Bloodlust. Plus, its tactical arts can boost all of its healing abilities significantly.

Recommended Strategos skills.

  • All About Support.
  • Ethereal Ability.
  • Healing License.

Recommended Strategos accessories.

  • Affection Ring.
  • Gust Bracelet.
  • Immaculate Necklace.

Signifer

  • Character: Fiona.
  • Unlock Quest: A Farewell Reset.

In case your offensive units are powerful enough to deal with enemies on their own and all you need is a pure healer, then Signifer has the best chance to show excellent results.

If you wish to increase the number of attacks of your allies, then give your Signifer character the Steady Striker gem. In this way you will also serve as your team's buffer.

Recommended Signifer skills.

  • Abundant Oceans.
  • Healing License.
  • Ninja Healer.

Recommended Signifer accessories.

  • Affection Ring.
  • Harvest Necklace.
  • Silver Necklace.

Those are the best classes in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Be sure to check out the rest of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 tips and tricks articles on our dedicated hub page, or by following the links below.

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Multiversus: Best Perks for Offense, Defense, and Utility https://www.gameskinny.com/md66h/multiversus-best-perks-for-offense-defense-and-utility https://www.gameskinny.com/md66h/multiversus-best-perks-for-offense-defense-and-utility Mon, 08 Aug 2022 08:33:28 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are so many perks in Multiversus that you might have a hard time figuring out which ones to pick. The best perks come down to your playstyle to some degree, but there are certainly some that are better than the rest of the options.

Let's go over Multiversus' best perks for offense, defense, and utility separately, so you have a more solid idea of which characters to level to unlock them.

Multiversus: Best Perks for Offense

Snowball Effect

  • Unlock condition:
    • Arya Stark: Mastery Level 2.
    • Shaggy: Mastery Level 11.

This is an absolutely essential offensive perk, which can be highly effective on your weaker characters.

Snowball Effect deals 7% increased damage against the fighter with the highest damage in solo and 15% when stacked.

This means that your damage percentage must be lower than that of your opponent for this perk to work as intended.

Lumpy Space Punch

  • Unlock condition:
    • Jake the Dog: Mastery Level 2.
    • Shaggy: Mastery Level 2.

Here is the best perk for air melee attacks, which increases your damage by 5% in solo and 10% when stacked.

This is a perfect offensive perk for Jake the Dog, who relies heavily on side air attacks, which can get even more dangerous with Lumpy Space Punch.

Hit 'Em While They're Down

  • Unlock condition:
    • Batman: Mastery Level 7.
    • Reindog: Mastery Level 7.
    • Harley Quinn: Mastery Level 11.

There are several debuffs in Multiversus, such as ice or slowdown, but it's always better when you can follow up your debuff with a strong punch. That's where this perk comes in handy.

It increases damage dealt to debuffed enemies by 5% in solo and 10% when stacked. Batman players will love using this alongside Smoke Bomb that slows opponents down.

Multiversus: Best Perks for Defense

'Toon Elasticity

  • Unlock condition:
    • Jake the Dog: Mastery Level 4.

Restoring your grip and taking control over your character after getting ground or wall bounced is super important.

The 'Toon Elasticity perk reduces the velocity at which your characters bounce off by 20% in solo and 25% when stacked.

Use this perk on characters that use lots of air moves, and are generally highly mobile and light.

School Me Once...

  • Unlock condition:
    • Iron Giant: Mastery Level 7.
    • Taz: Mastery Level 11.
    • Tom & Jerry: Mastery Level 13.

Dodging a projectile, such as Batman's batarang or any other, can be a hard task even for the most experienced players.

That's why getting a protection against projectiles can be significant in Multiversus, even if it's only for 2 seconds in solo and 4 seconds when stacked, using this perk.

Absorb 'n' Go

  • Unlock condition:
    • Taz: Mastery Level 4.
    • Steven Universe: Mastery Level 12.

Here is the perk that every character needs in one way or another. It reduces cooldown times of your abilities after being knocked back by a projectile by 7% in solo and 15% when stacked.

With the help of this perk your specials can be used more often, and characters who strongly rely on these abilities will need Absorb 'n' Go to be truly effective.

Multiversus: Best Perks for Utility

Tasmanian Trigonometry

  • Unlock condition:
    • Taz: Mastery Level 7.
    • Reindog: Mastery Level 12.
    • Jake the Dog: Mastery Level 13.

Controlling your movement on knockbacks is absolutely essential when you are launched.

This is especially important for such characters like Taz, Jake the Dog, and Tom & Jerry.

Note that this perk becomes effective only once you adjust your angle during launch, which increases the knockback influence by 15% in solo and 25% when stacked.

Triple Jump

  • Unlock condition:
    • Steven Universe: Mastery Level 2.
    • Superman: Mastery Level 2.
    • Harley Quinn: Mastery Level 4.
    • Jake the Dog: Mastery Level 11.

Would you like to gain an extra jump while attacking in air? Well, here's your chance with Triple Jump.

This utility perk can be used on almost any character to a great effect except Iron Giant, as he's the only character in Multiversus who can't jump an extra time.

Coffeezilla

  • Unlock condition:
    • Bugs Bunny: Mastery Level 2.
    • Wonder Woman: Mastery Level 4.

This perk is similar to Absorb'n'Go, as it reduces cooldown times by 10% in solo and 15% when stacked, but instead of knockbacks, it happens when players use their reduced abilities.

For example, if your Batman character shoots a batarang projectile, then picks it up, you don't have to wait for this ability to cooldown with the help of Coffeezilla, and you can shoot again right away.

Related guides

Those are the best perks for offense, defense, and utility in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3: How to Climb Walls https://www.gameskinny.com/540jp/xenoblade-chronicles-3-how-to-climb-walls https://www.gameskinny.com/540jp/xenoblade-chronicles-3-how-to-climb-walls Fri, 05 Aug 2022 17:37:08 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Jumping can only get you so far in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. As you make your way through the JRPG's seven chapters, you'll find areas that you can't access by normal jumping or traversal alone. These special sections require unique skills you learn from heroes along the way. One of those skills is the ability to climb walls. 

Mind that this doesn't mean you can climb every wall you come across in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 — you won't suddenly become Spider-Man. Instead, you'll be able to clamber up pre-determined sections within environments to reach new locations, containers, husks, and hidden items. Some of these areas include combinations of special traversal abilities, meaning there's some backtracking involved if you want to explore every nook and cranny in Aionios. 

This Xenoblade Chronicle 3 guide will tell you where you gain the ability to climb walls and what surfaces you should keep an eye out for. 

How to Unlock Wall Climbing 

The ability to climb walls is unlocked during the early parts of Chapter 3, some 10 hours into the game's campaign. You'll eventually reach an area called Ribbi Flats. Follow the current quest route by holding ZL and pressing Y if you haven't already. As you proceed, you'll ascend to a place called Caitlin Drum before discovering the Elsie's Spout landmark. Shortly after, you'll meet a hero named Valdi. 

Without spoiling too much, Valdi gives you a new hero quest: The Kind Right Hand, which will take a little while to complete. Continue on with the story, and you'll unlock the climbing ability when you finish The Kind Right Hand

How to Wall Climb

After finishing The Kind Right Hand and adding the War Medic class to your lineup, follow the story path again. You'll return to the cliffs at Elsie's Spout where you first met Valdi, and you'll need to ascend the tall cliff face to proceed. 

To climb, look for walls covered in purple vines. Simply approach them, and press forward on the left stick. As you do with ladders, you'll climb them automatically. You can also jump off of them by pressing B and angle back toward them to descend more quickly. If any type of wall — natural or fabricated — doesn't have these purple vines, you can't climb it. 

Tip: Climbing spots are indicated on your area map as mountaineering ice axes, helping you pinpoint areas to explore. 

And that's that on how to climb walls in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Unlike some other skills, this one is automatically equipped to all characters once it's unlocked. As you make your way through the story, you'll gain access to more traversal skills that give you more ways to explore this gigantic world. For more tips, check out our guide on how to zoom out and view Aionios from the first person.

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Multiversus: How to Unlock Ranked https://www.gameskinny.com/m0w8s/multiversus-how-to-unlock-ranked https://www.gameskinny.com/m0w8s/multiversus-how-to-unlock-ranked Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:41:42 -0400 Sergey_3847

Ranked mode in Multiversus becomes available to all players on August 9, 2022, which is the official release date of the game. Players will have to unlock it if they haven't done so during the open beta period.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to unlock Ranked in Multiversus.

Reach Level 20 on Your Account

Players who had the chance to play the game during the beta test have probably noticed that although there is a Ranked option in the Play menu, it isn't active just yet.

The developer has deactivated the ranked mode until the official release of the game. You will need to reach Level 20 on your account to be able to enter Ranked mode. Open beta players will probably keep their progress in the official release and will be able to play the Ranked mode immediately.

However, all new players that download Multiversus after August 9 will have to level up their account to Level 20. After that the Ranked mode option becomes active in the Play menu.

Here's what you can do to quickly level up your account:

  • Grind XP and levels in the "Co-op vs. AI" mode.
  • Double up your XP earnings by utilizing Rested XP mechanic.
  • Complete daily missions and seasonal milestones in the "Battle Pass" menu.

All three options will bring you closer to Level 20, which unlocks the Ranked mode for you.

Unfortunately, there are no official Ranked rules listed yet, but many expect it to have a reasonable match-making system with leaderboards and a possibility to change characters during ranked runs.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to unlock Ranked mode in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Multiversus: How to Use a Gamecube Controller https://www.gameskinny.com/gcrwb/multiversus-how-to-use-a-gamecube-controller https://www.gameskinny.com/gcrwb/multiversus-how-to-use-a-gamecube-controller Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:01:24 -0400 Sergey_3847

Most Multiversus PC players prefer to use gamepad controllers when playing the game, and some of them still use the famous purple Nintendo Gamecube controllers.

If you're one of them, and you want to know how to use a Gamecube controller in Multiversus, then follow our guide below.

Purchase Gamecube USB Adapter

Unfortunately, Gamecube controllers cannot be used in PC USB ports directly, and that's why players who wish to use such a controller will have to buy a dedicated USB adapter.

Currently, there are several Gamecube USB adapters on the market, but the best ones are:

  • Mayflash GameCube Controller Adapter
  • Y-TEAM GameCube Controller Adapter
  • Official Nintendo Controller Adapter

The Mayflash 4-port adapter is recommended by many PC players, but it's up to you which one you wish to purchase.

Install Delfinovin Software

Once you have the USB adapter, you need to download a free recognition software that will adapt the Gamecube controls to your PC system.

Follow these steps for proper controller recognition:

  1. Download and install Delfinovin software.
  2. Connect your Gamecube controller to USB adapter.
  3. Connect USB adapter to your PC.
  4. Launch Delfnovin app.

The controller should be recognized by the software immediately, if you've done everything right. If you're using Mayflash adapter, try switching between PC and NS ports at the backside.

In case your PC doesn't recognize your Gamecube controller even after doing everything right, then you need to install an extra software by following these steps:

  1. Download and install Zadig software.
  2. Launch Zadig app.
  3. Go to "Options" menu.
  4. Select "List All Devices" option.
  5. Select "WUP-028" code.
  6. Confirm by pressing "Install".

Once the driver is ready, repeat the same steps with the Delfinovin software as listed above.

If you play the game in Steam, and you're still having problems with your Gamecube controller, then here's what you need to do:

  1. Launch Steam app.
  2. Highlight Multiversus in your game library.
  3. Click on the "Settings" (cog icon).
  4. Select "Controller" tab.
  5. Select "Enable Steam Input" from the list.
  6. Enable both "Nintendo Switch" and "Xbox Controller" options.

This Steam setting will force your Gamecube adapter to work in Multiversus.

Multiversus Gamecube Controls

By default, the Multiversus controls on Gamecube controller will look like this:

  • A: Attack.
  • B: Special Move.
  • X or Y: Jump.
  • Z: Neutral Move.
  • LT or RT: Dodge or Pick up an item.

If you feel uncomfortable with this set up, then you can change it in the Delfinovin edit window.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to use a Gamecube controller in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Xenoblade Chronicles 3 Camera Controls: How to Zoom, Pan, and Enter First-Person Mode https://www.gameskinny.com/oq8zb/xenoblade-chronicles-3-camera-controls-how-to-zoom-pan-and-enter-first-person-mode https://www.gameskinny.com/oq8zb/xenoblade-chronicles-3-camera-controls-how-to-zoom-pan-and-enter-first-person-mode Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:48:33 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has quite a few camera controls that can make your time in Aionios much more comfortable and efficient. Unlike most things in Monolith Soft's expansive JRPG, shifting perspectives and angles doesn't have its own tutorial. With that in mind, you may be wondering how to zoom out, pan the camera, or activate first-person mode. 

Understanding the game's camera controls can make a big of difference no matter what you're doing. Sometimes, you'll want to zoom in or zoom out to get a better look at things, which can be especially helpful in tense battles once your party grows in size or when you start changing classes. Other times, you may want to enter first-person mode because the environment's pushed the camera too close to your character and you can't see the exact position of a hidden container. 

Whatever the case may be, this Xenoblade Chronicles 3 guide will list all of the game's camera controls to get you up to speed. 

How to Bring Up Camera Controls

To bring up the camera controls, hold ZL. When you're exploring or hanging out in a Colony, holding ZL also brings up a small menu in the bottom right corner that allows you to access things like the area map, quests, the current quest route, characters. Underneath that, you'll see the camera controls. 

Tip: It's worth noting that you can also change presets for the exploration quick menu (not for the camera controls) by pressing the + button, letting you swap out menus for things like the Affinity Chart, Hero Roster, Party Skills, and even saving.

In battle, holding ZL switches to your Tactics menu in the bottom left portion of the screen. The camera controls listed below will not appear when pressing ZL during battle, but they work just the same.  

How to Pan, Zoom In and Out, and Reset Positions

Of course, the normal function of the right stick is to move the camera about. Pressing it left or right will rotate the camera left or right, while moving it up and down will move it up or down. That is unless you've chose to invert these controls in the global options menu. 

While holding ZL

  • Move the right stick left and right to pan left and right. 
  • Move the right stick up and down to zoom in and zoom out. 
  • Press the right stick down to reset the camera position. 

How to Activate First-Person Mode

First-person mode in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is technically just moving the camera around to get the desired effect. Press forward on the right stick until you can't any further, making your character disappear. This works while exploring and while in battle, where you'll see your character's weapons in front of you. Sometimes, first-person mode will shift back to third-person automatically when a battle ends. 

And that's essentially everything you need to know about the various camera controls in Xenoblade Chronicles 3, from how to zoom in and zoom out to the details regarding first-person mode. Sometimes, simply climbing walls around Aionios will be enough to get a good view. 

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Digimon Survive: Combat Tips and Tricks Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/xk70a/digimon-survive-combat-tips-and-tricks-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/xk70a/digimon-survive-combat-tips-and-tricks-guide Tue, 09 Aug 2022 12:52:26 -0400 Joshua Robin

The developers of Digimon Survive describe the gameplay split as 70% visual novel and 30% tactics RPG. You won't be spending as much time on the battlefield as other TRPGs, but that doesn't mean combat takes a backseat. It's still important and knowing how to get the most out of your Digimon is key to progressing.

This Digimon Survive guide won't go over things listed in the tutorial like Elemental Resistances, Digimon Types, or Side and Back Attacks. It will instead focus on the less obvious things to get you through battle.

Don't Forget About Training Items

While the tutorial briefly goes over how to equip items, it doesn't mention Training items. These are important because they can provide permanent stat boosts to your units. Feeding a Giant Mushroom to your Digimon will give them additional health, for example, so it's always worth checking the Training tab from a Digimon's Stats screen to see if you have anything that can shore up a character weakness.

Utilize the Terrain

Battlefield terrain can be used to your advantage in all sorts of ways. Survive explicitly mentions that moving one unit of elevation above an opponent will increase the chance your attacks will crit, but it doesn't mention that two elevations up will remove the ability to attack certain tiles.

Creatures in the nearest squares will not be available to strike. Knowing this, you can "hide" from attacks by moving to a cliff face. Enemies will either be unable to attack you or have to move in a specific direction to do so, which could create new attack opportunities for your other units.

Battlefields also feature many free-standing obstacles like rocks and treasure chests. These act as pseudo-cover from certain attack types. On the other hand, attacking through these objects dramatically reduces the likelihood an attack will hit. Use these objects to protect your side or back; you'll still be able to attack, but the barrier can save your Digimon from critical damage.

Squad Up

It's always better to have at least two units together in a battle. From attack power buffs, team attacks, item use availability, and being able to physically cover weak sides, it's risky to have Digimon leave formation and go out on their own.

There is some friction to this strategy since movement is limited on some units. It's usually better to defend for a turn and have enemies come to you than split up your party. Also, keep in mind that Affinity, which is how much a character likes the player character, affects how much their Digimon will help during combat. The amount is visually represented on that character's profile page. 

Don't Waste Time-Limited Statuses

There are two elements in Survive's combat that grant your units time-limited buffs: Evolving and Talking. But both can be used at the wrong times. Evolutions use a flat amount of SP, the resource consumed by skills, per turn. It's possible to waste it if the evolved unit isn't in range of the enemy to do anything. Doing so means you could be left open to attack. 

Story characters can cheer on other story characters and grant those Digimon buffs. Minoru will allow Digimon to travel farther, while Takuma can raise all of a Digimon's stats. These buffs do run out after a bit; like evolutions, if that character isn't in range to make good use of its turn, it's best to wait until they can before using the Talk ability.

Lower the Difficulty

This one is more of a last resort than the other tips and tricks in this Digimon Survive guide. If you're really beating your head against a wall and just want to move on with the story, turn down the difficulty. Digimon Survive is a story-based game. No one is going to judge you because you want to finish the story. Pressing X on the win condition explanation screen will allow you to turn that battle's difficulty up or down.

Hopefully, battles in Digimon Survive are easier to manage with the tips from this guide. For more guides on Digimon Survive, head over to the game's tips page.

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How to Make Money in Cartel Tycoon https://www.gameskinny.com/02b2l/how-to-make-money-in-cartel-tycoon https://www.gameskinny.com/02b2l/how-to-make-money-in-cartel-tycoon Fri, 05 Aug 2022 09:11:38 -0400 Sergey_3847

There are two types of money in Cartel Tycoon: legal and dirty money. Players need to be able to make both in order to manage their legal businesses and launder dirty money.

Our guide will provide you with tips on how to make money in Cartel Tycoon in the most effective way possible.

How to Make Legal Money

Every player begins with a small farm with either vegetables or coffee. That's where your first bits of legal money come from.

But later on you will be able to grow into larger and more profitable legal businesses, so the legal trajectory is pretty much clear and simple in Cartel Tycon. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Go to your Research tab, and unlock tiers of buildings one by one.
  2. Set up your first Farms, Warehouses, Transport Company, and Bank.
  3. Export goods via Workshops and Aerodromes.
  4. Build a Casino in order to increase the loyalty of your lieutenants.
  5. Converse with the city's mayor to reduce terror and launder dirty money.

This plan can be used in every single city that you decide to occupy. Always keep your legal businesses, but don't grow them too much, as most of the money come from illegal activities in this game.

How to Make Dirty Money

Dirty money will and should make up the majority of your earnings. Aim to keep at least 70 ~ 80% of your illegal businesses in the shadow, and use the rest to launder money.

You may begin with growing your dirty businesses by setting up opium farms, but once your illegal income starts growing, you need to switch to a more sustainable strategy.

You can try many different things, but there are only a few ways that really work the best. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Build an Aerodrome next to a patch of land with high yield.
  2. Set up 2 Warehouses, 2 Labs, and 6-8 Farms around the Aerodrome.
  3. Connect the Labs and the Farms with the Warehouses using roads.
  4. Connect both Warehouses with an Aerodrome.
  5. Link both Warehouses with the Bank in the city.

Make sure that all these structures are built as close to each other as possible. In that case the money transportation will take the least amount of time.

Once again, this set up can be used in every single city to increase your income quickly.

That's everything you need to know on how to make money in Cartel Tycoon in the fastest way possible. If you want to know how to increase loyalty in Cartel Tycoon, please visit the provided link.

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Two Point Campus Review: Top of the Class https://www.gameskinny.com/zgzg6/two-point-campus-review-top-of-the-class https://www.gameskinny.com/zgzg6/two-point-campus-review-top-of-the-class Thu, 04 Aug 2022 10:04:18 -0400 Hayes Madsen

Running a school is tough business, especially when your culinary classes are just a front for a secret spy school.Two Point Campus is a management sim where you build a flourishing university while trying to juggle a variety of kooky elements.

It feels like the perfect follow-up to 2018’s Two Point Hospital, with a zany sense of humor and strong strategy systems that make for an absolute blast. Two Point Campus gets the most important thing about management games right: it's about the big picture rather than the minutiae. 

Two Point Campus Review: Top of the Class

Your goal in Two Point Campus is to build the best college campus possible, all while juggling your income, student happiness, and much more. The primary portion of the game is split into a variety of different maps, all of which come with unique objectives you must complete to earn star ratings, with one star needed on each map to move to the next one. Completing all maps unlocks a sandbox mode, where you can play around to your heart’s content. It is a bit disappointing you can't jump into sandbox immediately, but there's still enough dynamic content to satisfy any player until then. 

The neat thing about Two Point Campus is that each of these maps is designed around a unique college campus blueprint incrementally introducing the core mechanics of the game, slowly adding more elements as you get the hang of things. One map sees you creating the ideal sports school and challenging other universities to Cheeseball matches, while another lets you create a wizarding school, where you need to keep students happy in the midst of meteor showers and evil hexes. 

There are loose goals that dictate how you build your school, but overall, it’s up to you on how things are constructed. Teachers run classrooms and provide private tutoring, assistants help run a variety of locations like libraries and food stands, and janitors work to keep the grounds clean and upgrade equipment. Once you’ve built the various university rooms and staffed them, things virtually run on their own. The core loop of Two Point Campus is much more about finding little ways to improve your overarching operation before reveling in the madness of it running. 

Each room on campus has a prestige level that can be improved by placing additional items in it and making it look nicer. The higher the prestige level is, the better the room will perform. There are a lot of little elements that can tie into how your campus runs, as well. You can place special club podiums around that provide student bonuses; the Speedwalking Club podium increases their overall movement speed, for example. You can also schedule parties and musical performances to confer big boosts to your student’s entertainment needs alongside other bonuses. 

There's also a system called Kudosh, which is used to unlock a wealth of new items. You earn Kudosh by meeting milestones for dozens of different categories, such as providing archaeology classes or  increasing the attractiveness of your campus. These milestones apply across the whole game, not just to specific levels. While you generally have a decent income of Kudosh, it can be frustrating to get a request from a student you can't fulfill because you don't have enough of it. Still, the system does give you a secondary set of objectives to work toward. 

When to it comes to making money, every student pays tuition fees that roll in each month, and you get even more money every month from the amount of XP your students earn. You’ll need to balance your income against the salaries of your employees, maintenance fees, and more. It’s a delicate balancing act that you’ll constantly need to stay on top of to keep making improvements.

Two Point Campus features the same cartoony art style as Two Point Hospital, and one of the most fun aspects of the game is watching the whacky antics of your students and staff. Culinary students cook massive burgers the size of a small house, countercultural students swagger around in leather jackets, and wizardry students knock each other silly with spells. There’s so much personality and vibrancy crammed into every aspect that it’s simply a joy to sit back and watch the machine you’ve built run. 

Two Point Campus definitely feels a lot like Two Point Hospital, and if you've sunk hundreds of hours into that game, there might be a bit of deja vu here. However, Two Point Campus really does a phenomenal job at making each campus feel unique and different, and later levels are the best. The music-focused level throws a wrench in things by not giving you any tuition money, but every time a student levels, up you get a bonus. Meanwhile, the spy school introduces another mechanic: a mole infiltrates your campus, and you need to sniff them out and expel them so they don’t drag your other students down. 

It also helps that the game’s UI and interface are easy to navigate, with everything clearly separated into tabs for rooms, indoor items, and outdoor items. At least on PC, it’s incredibly easy to rotate and adjust items to place them wherever you want or even move and edit them after the fact. 

Two Point Campus Review — The Bottom Line

Pros

  • Systems that are easy to pick up.
  • Levels do a fantastic job of mixing up gameplay.
  • Smooth UI and interface that is easy to navigate.
  • Gameplay focuses on improving your campus, instead of micromanaging everything. 
  • Genuinely good sense of humor.

Cons

  • Sandbox mode should be unlocked from the start.
  • Doesn't wildly change the formula from Two Point Hospital.
  • Kudosh system can be mildly frustrating.

Just like the previous game in the series, Two Point Campus has a phenomenal sense of humor, with tongue-in-cheek student announcements cutting in to “ask students not to ask questions,” among other chuckle-worthy things. Each map also has advisors and other characters that chime in with their own dialogue every once in a while, and it all adds to the general comedic tone. 

Somehow, Two Point Campus manages to find a great middle ground between easy-to-pick-up gameplay and deep management mechanics. There’s an undeniable, joyful glee spending hours meticulously placing items, seeing it turn into a massive well-oiled university. As stressful as you might think it’d be to run a school, Two Point Campus is nothing but fun.

[Note: Sega provided the copy of Two Point Campus used for this review.]

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Digimon Survive: How Digimon Evolve https://www.gameskinny.com/ah0rb/digimon-survive-how-digimon-evolve https://www.gameskinny.com/ah0rb/digimon-survive-how-digimon-evolve Thu, 04 Aug 2022 08:03:35 -0400 Joshua Robin

Every Digimon game has a slightly different way for the titular creatures to evolve, so even veterans of the universe will have to adjust to the new system in Digimon Survive.

This game’s focus on player choice not only affects the story, but also how the Digimon evolve. To fully explain the evolution system, requires explaining the Karma and Affinity systems too.

Karma & Affinity

Karma and Affinity are how the game tracks player choices. Karma tracks the way the player likes to handle situations. There are three branches of karma: Wrathful, Harmony, and Moral.

When scenarios arise that impact your Karma, the choice will have three options that are color coded;

  • Wrathful is yellow.
  • Moral is red.
  • Harmony is green.

Picking one of these over the other will increase the score of that branch by one as well as having small effects on the game’s story.

Affinity tracks who the player spends time with and how much that person enjoyed that time. It isn’t simply enough to spend a number of actions with a specific person; they can easily be frustrated with you instead. However, if Kaito, for example, found spending time with you comforting then your affinity score with him would go up.

Evolution of Main Cast Digimon

Survive separates Digimon into two types: Digimon who appear in the main story and Free Digimon, which are Digimon who join your party from random battles or side events. These separate types of Digimon evolve in different ways. The story Digimon evolutions are affected by Karma and Affinity as well as how far the player has progressed into the story.

Agumon

Agumon is the player's partner. His evolutionary line is affected by story progression and Karma. Agumon has three evolutionary lines that he can evolve down.

My Harmony score has always been the highest of my Karma branches, so my Agumon evolved into the Champion form Tyrannomon then the Ultimate form Triceramon. Players with higher Moral and Wrathful scores will have their Agumon evolve into different forms than mine.

Other Partner Digimon

The main cast Digimon’s evolutions are affected by Affinity instead of Karma. Agumon will get access to a tier of Evolution then that evolution tier will become available for the rest of the cast soon after.

Affinity scores come into play only at the Ultimate tier of evolution. Main cast Digimon require an Affinity score of 30 before they can access their Ultimate evolution. Once that score is reached, an area called Deep Woods will open up on the map.

Going to the Deep Woods during an Exploration phase will show a cutscene of a partner pair being attacked. The Digimon will evolve into a new tier and a battle will start with that new form.

Later evolutionary forms have much more specific factors to access such as a much higher Affinity score requirement, choices made in the story, and possible New Game+ runs.

Free Digimon

Unlike the Partner Digimon, Free Digimon are much easier to evolve. They only require an item, Enlightenment Stones. These stones are given to the player through story progress, found during Exploration, received by talking to enemies during battle, or rewards for evolving main cast Digimon.

There are tiers to Enlightenment Stones which correspond to which level of evolutionary line they unlock. As long as you have the correct tier for the Digimon you want to evolve, you can go ahead and evolve them.

To evolve a Free Digimon, go to the Stats page from the pause menu. Pick the Digimon you want to evolve, and move to their Evolution tab. From that tab you can see what evolutions are available as well as their stats and resistances. Pick the evolution you want and the game will ask you if you want to spend an Enlightenment Stone to evolve them. Click yes and they will evolve.

And that is how to evolve the main cast’s Partner Digimon as well as the Free Digimon found in Digimon Survive. For more guides on Digimon Survive, keep an eye on the game's tips page.

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Retreat to Enen Review: Paradise Lost https://www.gameskinny.com/o47gw/retreat-to-enen-review-paradise-lost https://www.gameskinny.com/o47gw/retreat-to-enen-review-paradise-lost Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:44:38 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The effects of human-caused and human-exacerbated climate change are now impossible to ignore. Radical changes beyond natural fluctuations have begun to wreak havoc across the globe, putting humanity's future at grave risk. Even with dutiful, proactive effort, the best outlook may be avoiding the worst possible outcome: a global ecosystem brought to or beyond the brink of extinction.

Potentially, we're already on the trajectory portrayed in the opening moments of Head West's Retreat to Enen, which explores a timeline where humanity's overconsumption and lack of prescience doomed society to an ignominious collapse. But this isn't your typical post-cataclysm shrouded in the dense cloak of war and famine (though that happened long ago). The world has seemingly bounced back, with the vestiges of humankind learning from its mistakes, focused on rediscovering the necessary symbiosis between it and nature.

With such a goal, some introspection is undoubtedly needed, leading to a pivotal mindset shift one that rejects untenable consumption and embraces mindful sustainability. One avenue is self-reflective meditation, a core pillar in Retreat to Enen's gameplay loop, which at regular intervals charges you to pause and consider the world around you. It's a unique mechanic not found in any other survival game, allowing Enen to accent the typical beats of the genre while calling attention to how we interact with our natural world and the digital ones we frequent. 

The issue is that outside of those bounds, Retreat to Enen struggles to be a mechanically compelling experience, stirring up unnecessary frustrations that act in direct opposition to its contemplative core. 

Retreat to Enen Review: Paradise Lost

Set more than 2,500 years in the future, Retreat to Enen portrays an Earth well on the path to healing. Humans have learned to live in lockstep with the world, theoretically taking only what they must to endure while becoming custodians instead of parasites. To prove yourself as one of these caretakers, you're tasked with venturing into the wilds to survive and reflect upon your purpose before bringing your knowledge back to share with future generations. 

An obviously Biblical play on words, the land of Enen is one of striking landscapes spread across three distinct biomes: the sand-strewn subtropical island of Enen itself; the dense, sylvan acreage of The Valley of the Giants; and the snow-swept crags of the frigid Great North. While these places may be visually lush, they're oddly devoid of life on the scale expected from the lite narrative setup, adding an inescapable weight of emptiness to Retreat to Enen

The odd turkey gobbles as it runs through the brush or snow, a lone deer meanders through the trees and undergrowth, a solitary fish swims in the waves above undulating kelp forests and poisonous anemones. Not filling the world with creatures is perhaps an attempt to build a firm sense of place through the most environmental of environmental storytelling. Maybe the Earth isn't as far along the path of healing as suspected. But there's a palpable disconnect between the life these environments could reasonably support at this point in Earth's rejuvenation and what they actually do support.

To kill and harvest these animals is a chore, too, and in ways, further decouples the idea of survival from the ideal of custodianship. To conceivably dissuade you from hunting entirely, rabbits and boars are master escape artists, with some capable of disappearing through the trees as soon as you see them, not when they see you; deer and iguanas are likewise highly attuned to your presence at every turn. Wolves, bears, and snakes will attack you without provocation, though they are strangely less aware of your existence despite being apex predators and often get stuck on the environment. 

Hunting, in short, is a laborious process that can be literally hit or miss  the spear animation makes thrusts wobbly and inaccurate, and the lack of any hit indicators, visual or auditory, for arrows makes ranged attacks hollow and hard to trace. Traps and nets are utterly useless, incapable of catching anything no matter how long they're left out or where they're placed (at least over 12 hours of play, in my experience). 

What makes things more existentially complicated is that some animals provide only meat while others provide only pelts, and in a game with deeply rooted themes of sustainability, the more realistic and better option would have been that each animal drops multiple materials when brought down if a hunting system must be included. At the very least, every part of the animal should be used in some crafting component as a sign of respect that aligns with the game's motifs. When you can't chop down trees or dig holes, but you can kill an animal and leave most of it behind, there's contradiction between the message and mechanics. 

Alongside hunting, there's gathering, of which you'll do a great deal in Retreat to Enen. You'll pick up all kinds of materials from the ground, ranging from sticks, rocks, and clay blocks to potatoes, mushrooms, and medicinal herbs. Mining is also an option, but not in the traditional survival-game sense. Instead of existing as veins running through the ground or across escarpments, ores and gems are attached to rocks and cliffs in clusters, which you'll break apart with your futuristic Quantum Control ability, the same one used for harvesting animals.

These mats are, of course, used to craft items, build structures, cook meals, and brew medicinal tonics, all subs-systems that sound more in-depth and less tedious than they actually are.

The in-game UIs are painfully opaque and difficult to read, with far too transparent backgrounds and text far too small. While there are options to add or remove predators or to nix the HUD altogether, there aren't any options to increase menu transparency or text size, two things that would be nice quality of life additions for everyone, not just those with impaired eyesight.

Building outlines jitter and flip around wildly as you try to place them, making it difficult to construct even single structures, let alone expansive, intricately designed camps, as shown in several pre-release marketing materials. Most components used to build houses and other more intricate items are locked until the end of the second biome, well after the entire process of meticulously gathering materials or doing most anything else has likely slipped into tedium. 

Cooking gives you access to a wide variety of dishes, though there's no way to cook single items like meat on the campfire, a strange deviation from the typical survival formula. Frustratingly, none of the meals can be added to your inventory after they've been made either. It's an odd choice to rely on fruits, vegetables, and smoked meats while away from your campfire cooking pot when you can brew and subsequently carry antiseptic and anti-venom with you anywhere, healing parasite infections or snake bites while exploring. 

But exploration, too, is fraught with frustration. There is no map or compass in Retreat to Enen, forcing you to flex your navigational and memorization skills to the extreme. The absence of these foundational wayfinding tools makes little sense considering the technologically advanced features of your suit, which can manifest buildings from holograms or disappear animal carcasses in a film of blue light. 

To be fair, it's possible to place navigational flags leading to and from points of interest, but crafting them requires a flower found only in the first biome. You'll spend copious amounts of time searching for them or growing them in planters (Retreat to Enen's barebones farming system that barely counts as a farming system) that it's more time efficient to make note of landmarks and move forward to the next objective. 

Indeed as a way to remind us our actions have consequences, Spirit plays a pivotal role in Retreat to Enen. Managed alongside your hunger, thirst, health, and temperature meters, Spirit dwindles over time and when performing actions tied to Quantum Control, such as mining and harvesting animals. It's a neat concept in theory and one of the elements that ties directly into the grander principles running through Retreat to Enen. But it's easily subverted (at release) by quickly switching Quantum Control on, initiating an action, and switching it off. If you let that realization influence you, there's very little weight to it. 

As Spirit dwindles, you must seek out meditation points across each of the biomes to replenish it. In these cerulean geodesic domes, you'll take a breath to relax and contemplate the world around you, following on-screen prompts to exhale and exhale, providing real-life calming benefits not often found in video games. To take things further, each biome has three well-hidden Arcadian ruins that must be discovered to unlock more crafting and building recipes and to reach subsequent biomes to finish the game. 

They're also where you'll find gold meditation domes with guided mindfulness exercises led by a gentle, balmy voice. These lessons are similar to those found in mental wellness apps like Calm, grounding you both in-game and in real life. Using a good set of headphones and closing your eyes, the serene sounds of Enen's biomes tangibly lower anxiety and stress, helping you walk away refreshed, grounded, and aware of your effects on the world around you. 

It's too bad, then, that these gold domes disappear once they've been used, only accessible through subsequent playthroughs, and that the monotony of doing essentially everything else wipes that calmness away. 

Retreat to Enen Review The Bottom Line

Pros

  • Majestic, varied landscapes.
  • Effective meditation exercises.
  • Thought-provoking. 

Cons

  • Tedious gameplay loop. 
  • Unbalanced systems and mechanics. 
  • Frustrating lack of navigational tools. 
  • Contradictory themes and messaging.
  • No way to revisit meditation exercises.
  • Little replay value. 

Retreat to Enen says a lot about our roles on this planet. We are caretakers that should do what we can to preserve our only home in this vast, near-limitless universe, lest we doom ourselves entirely. It's our duty to find sustainable ways to coexist with the ecosystems around us, passing that knowledge to future generations so that they might learn from our mistakes. In that way, Enen represents not a physical place or digital space but moreso a spiritual one inside us.

That's a big message to tackle in such a small package  and Retreat to Enen is an admirable attempt. It reminds us to be patient, take a breath, and calm ourselves, think clearly, and make more meaningful decisions about our environment. But with apps like Calm already providing easily-accessible spaces for meditation and reflection, a central message that's unfortunately muddled by contradictory and subjective views on sustainability, and lackluster survival mechanics and systems that get in the way, it's hard to recommend a retreat to Enen. 

[Note: Freedom Games provided the copy of Retreat to Enen used for this review.]

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Octopath Traveler Champions of the Continent: Best Characters Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/h1s84/octopath-traveler-champions-of-the-continent-best-characters-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/h1s84/octopath-traveler-champions-of-the-continent-best-characters-tier-list Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:19:07 -0400 Sergey_3847

Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, a prequel to the original Octopath Traveler game, has been finally released worldwide on Android and iOS devices after several years of waiting.

This guide will focus on a tier list of the best characters in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. You will learn all about their best abilities, as well as synergies with other characters.

S-Tier Characters

Fiore

  • Attack: 404
  • Defense: 343
  • HP: 3,222

Fiore is undoubtedly the best physical DPS in the game. You'll want to keep her as healthy as possible, since she gets a 20% sword damage buff while her HP gauge stays full.

Fiore has both excellent single target and AoE attacks, but her best move is Collapse Charge, which not only deals a ton of damage, but also removes any defensive buffs from the enemies.

Pair her up with Sigrid, and you will have the best offensive couple on your team's roster.

Sofia

  • Attack: 231
  • Defense: 291
  • HP: 2,896

Sofia is a scholar and an ice mage with lots of passive buffs. Just like in the case with Fiore, try to keep her HP intact and you'll get a 50% SP bonus.

Her ice magic can also focus on both single targets and large groups, providing solid crowd control. She herself is also resistant to fire and ice elemental damage.

There is good synergy between Sofia and Aslyte, who reduces an enemy's ice defenses, making Sofia's ice magic so much more effective.

A-Tier Characters

Gilderoy

  • Attack: 354
  • Defense: 353
  • HP: 3,528

Every team needs a solid tank who can absorb lots of damage without any hiccups. Gilderoy definitely fits the description with his fantastic passive ability, which allows him to restore HP automatically once it drops below 90%.

His 5-star active skill allows him to counter any physical attack with his spear, and he also can inflict three consecutive lightning strikes with his Chain Lightning ability that also inflicts Paralysis.

Gilderoy can work wonders alongside Meena and Mabel, who can help debuff enemies, while he strikes them with his power bolts.

Theo

  • Attack: 350
  • Defense: 397
  • HP: 3,230

Theo is an apothecary, or in simpler terms, a healer. His Full Frontrow regeneration ability not only heals allies, but also restores their stats and SP.

What makes Theo an unusual supporter is the access to the powerful Double Harvest AoE attack. Additionally, he can grant immunity to one of his allies for a short period of time.

Try to pair him up with Bertrand, who can buff his AoE attack even further, making it deal much more damage.

B-Tier Characters

Lynette

  • Attack: 250
  • Defense: 240
  • HP: 2,786

Lynette is another great support character, though unlike Theo she has no healing powers.

Her passive skills automatically boost all physical and magic attacks of her allies by 10%~20%. But what makes her special is the speed at which she performs her buffs.

Of course, she can also debuff enemies, lowering their defenses for a turn or two.

Viola

  • Attack: 373
  • Defense: 280
  • HP: 2,892

Viola is similar in application to Lynette, but she also has an ability to heal, although not as effectively as Theo.

Her Anti-Attack and Anti-Guard abilities debuff enemies attacks and defenses respectively, while her dagger weapon can be used rather effectively for some unexpected attacks.

Actually, Lynette and Viola can work as partners, using their high speed, and buff/debuff their allies/enemies right before the attack step.

You can also combine them with Helga, who has the ability to reduce the enemy's speed of movement for an even stronger result.

Scarecrow

  • Attack: 377
  • Defense: 223
  • HP: 3,072

Although ranged characters aren't as powerful as melee DPS or mages, Scarecrow is a good choice for a team that needs at least one bowman.

What makes him such a desired ranged character is his bow AoE special that guarantees critical damage. More than that, his damage increases by 20% if critical hit was successful.

Scarecrow synergizes with Lucetta, who has the ability to reduce the enemy's defensive skills specifically against bow damage.

Those are the best characters in Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent. If you found this article useful, be sure to give it a share.

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Digimon Survive: How to Earn and Unlock Guilmon https://www.gameskinny.com/fv0nw/digimon-survive-how-to-earn-and-unlock-guilmon https://www.gameskinny.com/fv0nw/digimon-survive-how-to-earn-and-unlock-guilmon Sun, 31 Jul 2022 09:06:26 -0400 Joshua Robin

With the release of a new Digimon game, everyone is wondering how to play as their favorite Digimon. One of the more popular characters is Guilmon. They do appear and are playable in Digimon Survive, but how do you get them?

Unlike some other 'mon in the game, Guilmon requires a few special steps to unlock. This Digimon Survive guide will tell you how to earn then unlock them.

How to Earn Guilmon

Guilmon is a reward for early adopters of Digimon Survive. At the time of writing just after release, the only known way of earning them is by buying Digimon Survive within one month of release. To tell if you are purchasing the Month 1 Edition of the game, you can look at its title on the store.

After purchasing the Month 1 Edition, a message will appear telling you that you've earned Guilmon after starting the game.

How to Unlock Guilmon In-Game

Before Guilmon is available in-game, you must proceed through the story a small amount. Like the above screenshot says, they can be redeemed after completing the equipment tutorial. This tutorial is in the prologue of Digimon Survive. It can be completed after Koromon evolves into Agumon. Passing the first fight that starts with Agumon already evolved will unlock the equipment tutorial.

Immediately after that tutorial, open the start menu to see two notifications. One is in the upper right corner that says "Bonus is available." The second is in the bottom right, displaying the button prompt to redeem your bonuses.

Successfully press that prompt on your respective platofrm and the screen will confirm that you have received Guilmon.

Go to the Stats page from the start menu to confirm Guilmon is in your party and check their stats.

From there, you'll be able to use Guilmon in battles throughout the story. For more guides on Digimon Survive, keep an eye on the game's tips page.

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Digimon Survive: All Digimon List https://www.gameskinny.com/bo1uv/digimon-survive-all-digimon-list https://www.gameskinny.com/bo1uv/digimon-survive-all-digimon-list Sun, 31 Jul 2022 15:14:27 -0400 Ashley Shankle

Digimon Survive boasts a considerable roster of Digimon from various seasons of the anime series, and for some fans a buy is predicated on which ones are available. So we've put together a list of recruitable Digimon, in case you're curious whether your favorites are present in this newest Digimon outing.

There are over 110 Digimon that you can add to your collection in Digimon Survive, from the Baby stage (Stage One) all the way up to Ultimate. This number may pale in comparison to Cyber Sleuth's massive roster of 249 Digimon, but most fan favorites are included in the lineup.

Digimon Survive: Stage One Digimon List

  • Betamon
  • Gabumon
  • Gazimon
  • Gomamon
  • Gottsumon
  • Guilmon
  • Palmon
  • Patamon
  • Piyomon
  • Renamon
  • Shakomon
  • Tentomon

Stage Two Digimon List

  • Angemon
  • Birdramon
  • Cyclomon
  • Deltamon
  • Diatrymon
  • Dobermon
  • Dokugumon
  • Fangmon
  • Flymon
  • Garurumon
  • Growmon
  • Guardromon
  • Ikkakumon
  • Kabuterimon
  • Kuwagamon
  • Leomon
  • Meramon
  • Numemon
  • Sangloupmon
  • Seadramon
  • Shellmon
  • Tailmon
  • Togemon
  • Tuskmon
  • Vegimon
  • Wendimon

Perfect Digimon List

  • Angewomon
  • Archnemon
  • Blossomon
  • Cerberumon
  • Delumon
  • Etemon
  • Garudamon
  • Jewelbeemon
  • Lilimon
  • Marin Devimon
  • Megalo Growmon 
  • Mega Seadramon
  • Mermaimon
  • Metal Greymon
  • Monzaemon
  • Okuwamon
  • Panjyamon
  • Taomon
  • Triceramon
  • Vamdemon
  • WereGarurumon
  • Yatagaramon

Ultimate Digimon List

  • Anubimon
  • Baihumon
  • Beelzebumon
  • Dukemon 
  • Metal Garurumon
  • Metal Seadramon
  • Mugendramon
  • Piemon
  • Saber Leomon
  • Sakuyamon
  • War Greymon
  • Xuanwumon

The roster may be smaller than Cyber Sleuth, but it certainly isn't lacking for notable Digimon from across the series at large.

Did the Digimon you were hoping to see in the lineup make it into Digimon Survive? Let us know in the comments below, and keep a lookout for more Digimon Survive guides here on GameSkinny, such as how to get your hands on Guilmon, a mon available for early adopters. 

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Multiversus: How to Level Up Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/6mrcs/multiversus-how-to-level-up-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/6mrcs/multiversus-how-to-level-up-fast Sun, 31 Jul 2022 09:08:14 -0400 Sergey_3847

Almost everything you do in Multiversus in one way or another brings you closer to the next level. However, there are some ways that can take you there much faster than others. This guide will provide you with tips on how to level up fast in Multiversus.

Play Co-op vs. AI Mode

Many players believe that playing against AI bots in Multiversus is useless, as typically you don't get any XP for that.

That's the case if you play 1v1, but not that many players know that playing in Co-op vs. AI mode actually grants you XP and much faster than in any other case.

You can find this mode in the "Play" menu, and either play with a random player online vs. a pair of bots, or link up with one of your friends and do the same. The latter variant is recommended, as cooperative play with friends grants you 30% bonus to both XP and gold earnings.

Utilize Rested XP

No matter what you do, always try to use the Rested XP gauge, which can be found in the "Battle Pass" menu.

This mechanic allows players to double up their daily XP earnings by playing less rather than more. You can read more about this mechanic in our dedicated Rested XP guide.

Complete Seasonal Milestones

No other missions in the "Battle Pass" give you as much XP as the seasonal milestones that rotate only once a season. But if you want to get as much XP as soon as possible, then completing these first will get you there much quicker than anything else.

Once again, try to bring a friend to these missions, so you can earn 30% more XP after completing them.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to level up fast in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Multiversus: How to Farm Gold Fast https://www.gameskinny.com/jir6u/multiversus-how-to-farm-gold-fast https://www.gameskinny.com/jir6u/multiversus-how-to-farm-gold-fast Sun, 31 Jul 2022 09:09:37 -0400 Sergey_3847

All Multiversus players need gold to be able to unlock new characters. Fortunately there are plenty of ways how players can earn gold, and this guide will provide you with tips on how to farm gold fast in Multiversus.

First Win of the Day

This is the quickest and the easiest way to make gold in Multiversus. All you need to do is get your first win in any type of match-up on your first login every day, and you will be rewarded with 100 gold.

Complete Daily Missions

After that you can start doing your daily missions that also reset every single day. There are only six missions available each day, so try to complete them all to be able to make the most gold.

Usually each mission gives you 100 gold, and if you can't complete any of the missions, then you have a chance to reroll one of them for free only once. If you wish to reroll again, you'll have to pay 100 gold, which is not recommended.

Level Up Your Profile

The game rewards you with free gold every time your profile progresses to the next level.

The reward for each level is once again 100 gold, which you can easily accomplish by completing dailies and utilizing Rested XP, which practically doubles your XP gain if used correctly.

You can also level up each individual character that you have unlocked and get 100 gold at Level 5.

Level Up Your Battle Pass

In the "Battle Pass" menu, you can find a ranking ladder with many levels. Once you achieve Level 11, you will be rewarded with 250 gold.

You can level up your Battle Pass by simply completing daily missions and seasonal milestones.

Get Toasted!

Players who play well can get toasted by other players, meaning that their opponents can give them toasts for showing good game.

If you play and win, there is a big chance that your opponent will toast you at the end of the match-up, which automatically grants you 20 gold.

Many experienced players exploit this mechanic, and make a lot of gold every day just by being toasted, as there is no limit to how many toasts you can get.

Play With Your Friends

Every time you play with a friend, you get 30% more XP and 30% more gold, so play with your friends as much as possible, as this is going to be beneficial for all of you.

Related guides

That's all you need to know on how to farm gold fast in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Multiversus Best Characters Tier List https://www.gameskinny.com/fyox8/multiversus-best-characters-tier-list https://www.gameskinny.com/fyox8/multiversus-best-characters-tier-list Fri, 29 Jul 2022 09:38:33 -0400 Sergey_3847

Multiversus has some of the most iconic characters from the Warner Bros. catalog. But in a fighting game like this one players need to pay special attention to the movesets of characters, and not the popularity of their corresponding franchises.

Our guide will list all the best characters in Multiversus in a tier list fashion. You will learn about their strongest moves, as well as their potential weaknesses.

S-Tier Characters

Bugs Bunny
  • Type: Mage, Ranged.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

The Wascally Wabbit is just as infuriating in Multiversus as he is in the WB cartoons. He can hit hard, heal his allies, and play mind games with his opponents.

His Swing Batta Batta! attack literally hits opponents with an upswing of a baseball bat. He can also heal by using his Pie Barrage! at allies. If a pie hits an enemy, they will be slowed down instead.

His special is Bunny Burrow, which allows him to tunnel underground (making him immune to damage). Opponents can't do much about it, and he can jump out to hit them with a surprise attack.

Batman
  • Type: Bruiser.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

Although Batman is considered a brute choice, there is actually a strategy to him that can uplift your entire game.

His Batarang attack can be a boon when timed correctly, with returning projectiles that reduce your cooldown times. You can build up a lot of damage and apply plenty of stacks of Weakened status effect to enemies by using your Batarangs well.

If you get in trouble, you can drop a Smoke Bomb to envelope your allies and makes you immune to attacks. If an opponent enters the smoke zone, they will get slowed down.

A-Tier Characters

Shaggy
  • Type: Bruiser.
  • Unlock: 1,500 Gold.

Shaggy may not look like the strongest character in the game, but he definitely packs a punch.

His most brutal attack is Power Stomp, a charged strike that can break your opponents' armor. In a similar air attack, Shaggy clenches his fists together and ground slams an opponent.

If you really wish to see incredibly high damage numbers, check out his Zoinks! move that expels pent up rage into a devastating attack.

Unfortunately, Shaggy is too one-note to be in S-tier.

Jake the Dog
  • Type: Bruiser.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

Most players rely on Jake's side air attack, which is effective but quickly gets annoying for both the player and the opponent. Don't neglect this bright yellow dog, though. He is not just a one-trick pony.

Where's My Halfpipe? is a fun trick that you can use to annoy opponents by jumping onto their heads with a skateboard. Try it, as it is one of the coolest things you can do in Multiversus.

As for his best move, then it is undoubtedly Rubber Stomach, which allows Jake to literally swallow opponents and shoot them as projectiles at other enemies.

B-Tier List

Finn the Human
  • Type: Assassin.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

Finn is often cited as the best or most overpowered character in Multiversus.

He's got plenty of upsides, which does make him one of the best characters in Multiversus, but put him against a solid Batman or Bugs Bunny player, and you can suddenly see all of his flaws.

Still, Finn's a very fun character and probably the most beginner-friendly of the roster. Use his Power Stomp move for some AoE shenanigans, or go for his Backpack Attack, which is a favorite of many Finn players.

Harley Quinn
  • Type: Assassin.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

Harley Quinn is a queen of combos!

This means that she is really fast, but mastering her moves can be really difficult. That's why Harley is one of the least beginner-friendly characters in Multiversus.

Once you master her Slider combo, or one of her specials, such as Stuffie Bat or Jerk-in-the-Box, then she may easily become your personal S-tier character. But getting there will take time and a lot of practice.

Tom and Jerry
  • Type: Mage, Ranged.
  • Unlock: 2,000 Gold.

Tom and Jerry is another case of "great moves that are hard to master." But once you get to know their attacks, you may well find yourself their biggest fan.

For example, the infamous charged Paddle-Paddle-Paddle upswing can be absolutely crushing for an opponent who can't find a way to break the cycle.

Also, try Tom's tennis racket special or a fishing lure to deal with large enemies, such as Iron Giant.

There are many other great moves you can practice with, but just like in the case with Harley Quinn, it's not going to be easy.

Related guides

Those are the best characters in Multiversus. For more, click the links or visit our dedicated Multiversus guides page.

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Retreat to Enen: How to Get Cured Pelt https://www.gameskinny.com/f8luz/retreat-to-enen-how-to-get-cured-pelt https://www.gameskinny.com/f8luz/retreat-to-enen-how-to-get-cured-pelt Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:05:43 -0400 Jonathan Moore

Cured Pelt is used in a handful of crafting recipes in Retreat to Enen, such as the Water Flask and the all-important Snowsuit. As the name suggests, it isn't a raw resource like Gemstones, Obsidian, or Northern Lily. Instead, you'll need to harvest Pelt and, well, cure it. 

This Retreat to Enen guide will tell you everything you need to know about Cured Pelt, from which animals to hunt to which crafting station to build. 

Where to Find Pelt

Pelt can be harvested from rabbits in all three biomes and wolves in the Valley of the Giants and The Great North. Rabbits seem to always drop one Pelt, while Wolves can drop between four and six Pelts.

It's easiest to hunt both animals with the bow and arrow; the rabbit trap is far too inefficient to be worth your time, and the spear requires you to get too close to wolves for comfort. But to maximize your effort, hunt Wolves in the Valley of the Giants

Once you've killed one of those animals, activate your Quantum Control, and harvest them to get the Pelts. 

How to Make Cured Pelt

To make Cured Pelt, you'll need to construct the Pelt Drying Rack, which becomes available at Hunting Level 2, after you've found your first set of ruins and gold meditation chamber in Enen, the beach biome. You'll need 6 Wood and 4 Dead Plant Fiber to build it. 

Once you've built the Drying Rack, simply interact with it by pressing "E" on PC or "X" on an Xbox controller and Square on a DualShock. Doing so will bring up your inventory. Select a Pelt, and it will be added to the rack automatically. 

Pelts take a relatively long time to dry and turn into Cured Pelts. You can check the progress of a Pelt by walking up to the Drying Rack, which will display its completion percentage. Do not remove Pelts before they reach 100% completion; you will have to start the process over if you do. There does not seem to be a way to add Pelts of any completion percentage back to the rack at the percentage they were removed.  

And that's that for Cured Pelts in Retreat to Enen. To see all of the items that require the material, head over to our complete crafting recipes list right here. 

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Retreat to Enen: How to Craft and Equip the Snowsuit https://www.gameskinny.com/vqiqk/retreat-to-enen-how-to-craft-and-equip-the-snowsuit https://www.gameskinny.com/vqiqk/retreat-to-enen-how-to-craft-and-equip-the-snowsuit Mon, 01 Aug 2022 10:06:28 -0400 Jonathan Moore

The Snowsuit is one of the most essential items in Retreat to Enen. Though you won't need to craft it until you've reached the third and final biome, The Great North, there's no way to find the last three ruins and finish the game without it. Your core temperature will plummet as soon as you reach The Great North, and you'll freeze to death in no time at all.

Using the Snowsuit, however, can be confusing, causing unnecessary frustration in a survival experience about meditation and calm. The Retreat to Enen guide below will tell you the materials you'll need to fashion this necessary piece of clothing and how to ensure it's protecting you from the bitter cold of the final biome. 

Snowsuit Recipe

You'll be able to craft the Snowsuit after finding the sixth set of ruins and completing the second biome, Valley of the Giants. It's near the bottom of the Survival category under the Crafting umbrella.

Like all other survival crafting recipes, it requires a specific set of materials: Cured Pelt x4, Gemstone x6, Dead Plant Fiber x6, Northern Lily x 2. If you don't know how to get Cured Pelt, we've got a guide covering that here. Northern Lilies are the white flowers in the Valley of the Giants.  

How to Equip the Snowsuit

Retreat to Enen's UI and UX isn't the most intuitive in regards to the Snowsuit. When you craft the Snowsuit, it's automatically added to the bottom right cell of your radial tool wheel. Bring that menu up by pressing "R" on PC, RB on an Xbox controller, or R1 on a PlayStation controller. 

With the radial tool wheel open, ensure the human figure in the bottom right cell is darkened. You do not have the snowsuit equipped if:

  • The human figure in the radial menu cell is white.
  • Your core temperature (the yellow thermometer in the bottom right of your HUD) plummets when entering the biome.
  • Your left arm is blue instead of green when pulling up your crafting menu with TAB on PC, the View button on Xbox, or the Touchpad on PlayStation.

The Snowsuit will keep you warm in The Great North and other biomes at night, but it won't keep you from eventually freezing to death. Your temperature gauge will still deplete very slowly while wearing it. It's also worth noting that the snowsuit does not warm you up. Your temperature gauge value will not increase by simply putting it on; you must put it on and stand by a fire to increase your core temp. 

But with that, you have all the knowledge you need to make the Snowsuit and use it to find the final three ruins in Retreat to Enen. For more, check out our official guides hub for the game. 

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