As some gamers know, it can be hard to find a group to play with. One of the ways that I cope with that (beyond trying to help others make awesome gaming connections) is by playing video games. They’re low energy, and you don’t need to go for to find people to play with! The trick is finding people you enjoy playing with that I find a bit more difficult. Admittedly, I have a hard time finding people that enjoy my exploration and stubbornness to cooperate appealing as a team member. I’m just as easily to follow “orders” as put daisies on my head and pretend to be a planter.
Enter in Fortnite: Battle Royale. Truthfully, I couldn’t be bothered to buy the full price game for a multiplayer experience. So I forked over my desired amount of free and headed into the battleground.
With trepidation I downloaded the game and found that it was easy to install, and get playing. Going into the experience I would say that I was happy to learn there is a crafting component. You can break down materials to help build fortresses, buildings, etc. Truthfully, I didn’t get far into the building as I learned that it is less a sandbox game and more of a shooting game that just happens to have buildings.
I found the graphics lovely in the same way that I love the cartoon nature of Team Fortress 2. It reminds me of the same campy style but without the classes that made Team Fortress 2 sing for me. What’s worse is that when you die (which I inevitably did in like 5 min) you go to an out of body experience while others finish the game. Sure you can leave and not watch as the other 97 people pass on, but it feels a little rude. The lack of a respawn adds tension, but was a dealbreaker for me.
I’m not down on first person shooters, just down on this particular first-person shooter which did not give me any “wow” factor. While Epic Games is selling a lot of units, for me, this is a miss. While there are some that love this game, I’d say it’s worth a try. If you find your tribe, AWESOME! That’s what Where2Game is here for. Just don’t look for me in the midst.