Hi, i've asked you a couple of questions on Steam forums before release, but decided to get the game on GOG, eventually. Seemed appropriate considering how nostalgic it feels, and i'm loving it so far, everything is just right up my alley. I never really got into Grimrock, but Vaporum clicked with me instantly!
I'm not far into the game yet and there's one thing i need to clarify: using melee weapon + shield doesn't trigger dual wielding penalty, does it?
Also, is there any quick indication of receiving the dual wielding penalty that goes away after i invest points into dual wielding or is it shown in damage numbers on the stat screen only?
Hey GoodOldB1ackjack! Thank you for the support!
Weapon + shield does not trigger the dual wield penalty, yes. Only when you have 2 weapons (whatever types), the penalty applies.
Whenever you are dual wielding, there are red exclamation marks just under the weapon slots in your inventory. That's the indicator which also lists how much precision you are losing. When you max out the Dual Wielding circuit, the exclamation marks will turn green, indicating that you're no longer suffering any penalty. Just mouse over them to see the tooltip.
Hope it helps! Feel free to ask about anything, we're glad to answer! :)