Vigil: The Longest Night

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to save

Vigil: The Longest Night has just been released, and it’s a mix of different genres. At the first glance, it looks very much like a Soulsborne game, akin to Salt and Sanctuary and Blasphemy, but looking past the surface, it’s much more old-school than that, well, certain elements at the very least. One of those mechanics is manual saving. Upon…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to heal and regain stamina?

Health is such a major part of video gaming, it keeps you alive in just about every game you play. It’s extremely rare that you ever want your health to be low enough that a single hit can kill you. In games like Dark Souls and Sekiro that punish you severely, health is sometimes more of an afterthought, as against…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to dodge and roll?

In games like Dark Souls and Nioh, dodging and rolling is more important than tanking the hit. As more often than not, a single hit from an unknown enemy will do massive damage to you. For all enemies, it’s not worth getting hit by them even once to know how much damage they actually do. Ignorance is bliss. This means…

Vigil: The Longest Night – Is there keyboard and controller customization?

Controls are the main element in any video game, not in the sense of being sluggish or quick, more that without inputs to press, nothing would happen in the game. Each game has a default control scheme that the developers feel fits their game perfectly, which no doubt it does. But it entirely depends on the games we’ve been playing;…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How do enemies respawn?

Vigil: The Longest Night is almost a Soulsborne style game, yet with a few different mechanics, it’s managed to go into a different genre of its own. However, many elements draw it back to the soulslike genre, such as the stamina gauge, difficulty; but one, in particular, is how enemy respawn. How do enemies respawn in Vigil: The Longest Night?…

Vigil: The Longest Night – Shortcuts

As Vigil: The Longest Night is very akin to a soulsborne game, exploration is key to finding secrets. Without doing so, you’ll be missing on a lot of hidden things in the game. Because of the saving mechanic in Vigil, we can understand why going off the beaten track is ever so dangerous, because one slip up, and you have…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to pick up and use items

Picking up items from the ground in video games seems to be as old as time. Though in some games, you suck them up like an incredibly powerful vacuum cleaner, you don’t have to be near them, and they come flying towards you! Not going to lie; it’s incredibly handy. In Vigil: The Longest Night, it’s back to picking up…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to forge

Forging and upgrading your items are always an integral part of RPG’s and the same can be said about the Soulsborne style of games. There are tons and tons of different weapons in those games, but finding one you like and upgrading it to the max is the best part. Vigil may differ somewhat, as it’s more limited, with only…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How do you enchant

Enchanting in video games can differ depending on what genre. In some games, enchanting is essentially upgrading, but in others, it’s imbuing a certain stat or debuff to it, which causes an assortment of effects. For example, by enchanting a sword with a poison gem, that sword will now have the chance to poison anyone it encounters! Vigil: The Longest…

Vigil: The Longest Night – How to unlock double jump

The best way to describe Vigil: The Longest Night is a hybrid, as it takes elements from the Soulsborne and Metroidvania genres and merges them together to create something of a rather unique game. As you begin, it might not seem that there’s any Metroidvania mechanics at all, but the Soulsborne elements leap out at you. The Metroidvania doesn’t reveal…