Apex Legends offers a modern fast-paced battle royale first person shooter (FPS) game. Spawns of similar games i.e. H1Z1, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite may plant seeds of mistrust into a casual gamers mind, considering it to be just another spin-off of the games listed. But what are the upsides of this newest fast growing game?
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First of all it is free-to-play. Unlike H1Z1 and PUBG, Electronic Arts took the successful approach of Fortnite (acording to statista.com Fortnite had as of November 2018 200 million registered players) and offered its game free for PCs, PS4 and Xbox One.
The game is fast paced (seriously playing PUBG on a full booster bar feels like a walk with members of a nursing home in comparison), offers more movement dynamics (sliding, jumping, climbing) and in general feels more fluent throughout the movement dynamics.
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The characters differ in their abilities and specialisations and by working together teams of three can develop the group power to their full potential to achieve victory. This being said, a versitile communications menu is built-in game, easily acessible through middle mouse button.
Players can therefore suggest points of interest, spot enemies and mark interesting weapons and gear throughout the map. All in all this feature greatly impacts the gameplay when playing with total strangers, giving a chance of relaying information even to those without a VoIP headset.
The graphics are all in all stunning, mixing modern cyberpunk architecture and weaponry with nature, foilage and the comicbook-like caracter design that is bound to attract the young and the older, more established gamers.
All in all it is a game definity worth trying, even if it may frighten players with its speed and dynamics, because the rush felt whilst in combat is quite overwhelming.