Setpiece Battles #5: Weightlessness

Setpiece Battles are all about making things exciting by taking out the familiar, boring and routine environments and kicking up the tension a notch by throwing all the combatants into an unpredictable and dangerous environment that can both help and hinder either side. And so for this article we take leave of the earth and […]

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Setpiece Battles #4: The Clock Tower

Not too many games actually have a fight scene set in something like a clocktower, but there are very few places I can think of that will actually fill this location’s signature brand of dynamism.  Ideal for Steampunk settings, a fight inside a giant clock fills the area with moving parts, crushing gears, swinging pendelums, […]

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Setpiece Battles #3: Volcanoes

If combat can only get better in an unpredictable and chaotic environment, then why don’t we go to one of the most primal of settings to be trying to kill each other?  Volcanoes  are a pretty complicated setpiece to pull off, primarily since you have to consider how the combatants get there to begin with.

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