I ended up in the first dungeon yesterday, Stormtalon’s Lair. It is a fair bit different than other games in that the trash packs are not easy. CC options don’t really exist, outside of quick stuns/interrupts, so you need to juggle a fair amount. Plus, there’s a fairly large gap between the trash and boss fights.
Trash is more or less static combat. You move to avoid some attacks, just like single player combat. 2-3 enemies at a time. It’s fun enough.
Bosses though, wow. Everything is moving all the time. The video below is the first dungeon end boss – Stormtalon. The bosses before that are somewhat similar but this guy, just crazy. Of interesting note, I am thinking people will need to circle strafe AND click buttons. You don’t just move to avoid damage, you constantly move to avoid damage. So that means attacking while moving. I have a mouse with quite a few buttons, so there’s something beneficial there.
As an Esper, a static playstyle is challenging. As you’ll see in the video. I mess up a fair amount but it works out. Dungeons take about an hour. I died on the first attempt to the boss and died about 4 times total on the map.