Having released alongside the free and substantial update of The Legend of Shara, The Dawn of Dragons also graced the console release of Tangledeep for an even more intense dungeon crawling adventure. Forgotten by living memory, powerful dragons have returned to Tangledeep and if you’re planning on facing them? You’ll need to level up your character, your gear and pull out all of the dirty tricks in the book as the original final boss of Tangledeep has got nothing on these five new behemoths.
So I’m a little embarrassed that it took me the amount of time that it did to start tackling these new challenges. Having restarted Tangledeep from scratch for The Legend of Shara, I was already familiar with a lot of the new content, weapons, and used to the higher level cap which you’ll need because even the areas leading to these new bosses are tough. That said, I did at first have a few setbacks as I reconquered the original Tangledeep in its new form but once I made it up to the new and shiny first boss? I was both impressed with him as well as the area leading up to him.
The Dawn of Dragons hasn’t just added in new areas with new bosses. It too added in some new items and gameplay mechanics that can be both discovered and unlocked. In the first new area alone, you’ll be trudging through a swamp area where bubbles in the water can either be monsters lying in wait, treasure chests waiting to be opened or passageways to locked off areas for anyone without a good amount of shovels to dig their ways into them. Once you’ve gotten up to that first boss and defeated him though, everything changes.
Beating the first boss of The Dawn of Dragons unlocks the other four in any particular order that you wish to tackle. Having been defeated, the first of the Dragons Horatio the Frog Dragon sits inside of your camp and tells you where you can find the other four because he doesn’t think that you’ll be able to take them out. Not simply telling you where to look in order to proceed into these harder dungeons, he also brings about a new town feature in which you can feed him equipment, and in return for following the directions of what to feed him, he’ll give you new items in return. Combined with being able to use orbs in order to level up items or being able to go through the new dreams for epic level gear, there’s more than one way to prep for the new challenges.
With everything that had already been added through the massive content update from The Legend of Shara, The Dawn of Dragons adds in that “late-game” content to keep the adventure going with new challenges as well as new items of its own. It’s a brilliant add-on as it never feels tacked on once you start to find these areas as you re-explore the original areas of Tangledeep in order to move forward. And while this content is only hitting the Switch now while it’s been out on the PC for some time, it’s proof that Tangledeep can continue growing and that the devs care as much for their console release as they have for the PC.