Two teams. Endless war. ENHANCE is a fast-paced multiplayer brawler, designed to be played over a LAN. Recommended for between 6 and 8 players.
A brief summary of the core gameplay mechanics and basic strategy in ENHANCE.
Posted by syclamoth on Oct 25th, 2011 Page 1 of 4
Welcome to the game ENHANCE! Once you've downloaded and unpacked the executable for the game, you might be wondering what you're supposed to do next. You might have messed around in the main menu, maybe even started an empty game for yourself- but now it's time to play the game properly. First- find some friends to play the game with. There aren't any bots (maybe later? I'm kind of afraid of AI coding...), and the game isn't very fun without any humans to play with. Next, get them all at a LAN, fire up the game, and go to the 'Game' screen.
From this screen you can either host, or join, a new game. Hosting is as easy as typing in a name for your game (optional, only used by the Master Server) and pressing the 'Host' button. Once in the lobby, wait for your friends to join the game, and then once everybody has declared themselves 'ready', you can start the game by pressing 'BEGIN'.
To join a game, you need either the IP address of the host, or a connection to the Unity Master Server (if the host is using it). To connect by IP, type the address into the box under 'Manual IP Connection', and then click 'Join'. If you and the host can both connect to the Master Server, you can also select a game from the list provided. If no games are appearing, try clicking the 'refresh list' button.
Once you have joined the game, you will enter the Lobby screen. From here, you can set up your player name, player colour, team and class. Teams will be automatically assigned based on numbers as you join, but feel free to re-stack them as you see fit.
The three classes are shown by the three heads in the middle of the screen. They are, from left to right-
Light- Fast and weak, used for capturing the central point at the start of the game, and for hunting down stragglers who are trying to escape to their forge. Specialises in fist weapons- wristblades and claws.
Medium- Versatile and agile, the Medium specialises in one-handed weapons, and so has an advantage in close combat because of the indestructible force-field they can project from their off-hand when using one-handed weapons. Be careful- if you lose one of your hands, you will no longer be able to use your shield!
Heavy- Bulky, strong, slow, the Heavy can literally punch other classes to pieces with its bare hands- and that's without the mighty Battleaxe or Warhammer they can call from the Forge! While the Heavy might not be the first to reach the battlefield, they certainly dominate it when they arrive. The heavy is best for corpse recovery, because carrying a body hardly slows them down at all.
Once you have chosen a class, press the ready up button at the bottom of the screen, or the little yellow icon next to your name in the team lists. When every player is ready, the server player can click the 'BEGIN' button, and the battle will start!