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This week the video focuses on new combat features including new block, dodge and throw-escape mechanics.

Posted by jeffr on Aug 16th, 2011

Here is the latest in our new weekly Overgrowth alpha format! David himself took some time to illustrate the traditional changelog in video form.

Don't forget that you can help support us, try out our weekly alphas (such as the one in the video), and chat with other preorderers in the Secret Preorder Forum by preordering Overgrowth.

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The features highlighted in the above video are as follows (among some extra ones thrown in for good measure):

- Can active block during hit reactions to break combos
- Faster attack or throw following active block
- Smoother throw transition
- Escape throws by holding grab while being thrown
- Attack feints by holding grab during attack
- Added weapon grab sound
- Enemies can pick up and use weapons
- Dodge by tapping movement key while being attacked
- Slower windup for huge sword attacks
- Character script can query level script
- Level end dialog gets focus

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Hayst Aug 16 2011, 1:45am says:

Nice to see the combat coming along. Specially cool now the enemies can use weapons.

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KiiNG Aug 16 2011, 1:56am says:

Love dodging nice addition

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Hell_Diguner Aug 16 2011, 2:47am says:

Of course you can stop blades. You do so by moving toward your opponent and stopping or redirecting the attacker's arms. That's not to say it's easy, but you aren't totally defenseless, and "dodging" a sword isn't all that realistic.

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Hell_Diguner Aug 16 2011, 2:59am replied:

However for the sake of gameplay, I see how dodging is a good feature. It gives the weapon bearer a more definite advantage in the fight.

In reality, I would be scared of multiple attackers more than one attacker with a weapon.

I look foreward to when you start working on weapon vs weapon fighting.

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hannibaldinski Aug 16 2011, 3:14am replied:

"I would be scared of multiple attackers more than one attacker with a weapon."

What about some kind of moral system? Were enemies get scared if you have a bigger weapon xD

Other then that. Nice progress. Keep it up ;)

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Hell_Diguner Aug 16 2011, 3:37am replied:

Enemies get scared if...


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papercoffee Aug 16 2011, 5:09am replied:

"I look foreward to when you start working on weapon vs weapon fighting."

If this develop like the bare-hand-combat system it will be the new reference in fighting games.

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xhunterko Aug 16 2011, 6:00pm replied:

But then of course, Ninja Rabbits aren't very realistic either. ;)

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Hell_Diguner Aug 16 2011, 9:11pm replied:


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hannibaldinski Aug 17 2011, 3:19am replied:

kung fu fighting rabbits are? xD

+1 vote     reply to comment Aug 16 2011, 3:27am says:

wahaha this game is getting cooler by the second, nice reflex movements

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nosfer4tu Aug 16 2011, 4:33am says:

One of the best updates yet!

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Orac| Aug 16 2011, 5:19am says:

I'm thinking I'd rather use a shield than dodge.

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DuckSauce Aug 16 2011, 5:19am says:

Very nice indeed!
That dodge is sweet, will wolves be able to dodge as well?

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diestr Aug 16 2011, 6:15am says:

in china, we cannot watch youtube video
can you upload some video just to indiedb?

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KEEP_IT_UP! Aug 16 2011, 6:18am says:

great update. again. :D love how they can dodge now...

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Roh Aug 16 2011, 3:23pm says:

The combat looks very very sexy. I can't say i know a whole lot about this game's predecessor but if there is enough to do aside from fighting I may never put this one down.

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Roh Aug 17 2011, 12:45am replied:

Wait, isn't this a linear story game? Well I guess there isn't going to be much in the way of replay value sp at least.

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DuckSauce Aug 17 2011, 8:11am replied:

Who knows what mods will do to it though?

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BluishGreenPro Aug 16 2011, 5:47pm says:

That Dodge looks great! It's as if it was right out of the Matrix.

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NightSage Aug 16 2011, 6:13pm replied:

I love the little matrix-like pauses when you block or dodge. Anyway, this game is shaping up to be really nice!

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Tharapita Aug 16 2011, 10:48pm says:

Have to say, that looks pretty cool, especially the multiple enemies part. Can imagine waging battle with a hundred or more people (AI), would be neat.

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TacoBell_Lord Aug 17 2011, 1:01pm says:

the camera flow is sweet, really captures the action x feel. Good **** guys!

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Joe_Shmoe Aug 17 2011, 4:23pm says:

All looks brilliant! just hope that they dont keep the excessive power in kicks... The whole ragdoll traveling 20 feet, alittle overdone. But still awesome, the fighting looks insane really!

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Smoth Aug 17 2011, 8:02pm says:

this is absolutely sick guys, love it.

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SolidFake Aug 18 2011, 6:08am says:

While it's great to see more about the combat itself, I still miss some kind of information about the other parts of the game.
Is the world open or divided in levels? Are there nps you can talk to? Are the cities inhabitated by friendly npcs who do stuff? Are there sidequests? Inventory? Armor?
May be cause I'm no preorderer, but in these cases I feel a bit let alone.

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Samiur Aug 18 2011, 6:02pm says:

Matrix Rabbits are the future!

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ImABot Aug 19 2011, 10:45am says:

This looks cooler and cooler! im so much closer to preordaining it

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AnarchyDom Aug 21 2011, 7:42pm says:

The dodging animation is ice cool.

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