Fortnite Review – A Different Take on the Genre

0
939

Fortnite is a game pretty much known throughout the entire world, even apart from the gaming community. Ask any parents of a preteen child about Fortnite, and I can assure you they’ll know about it. Released in 2017, it has remained one of the most popular, If not the most popular game to date, reaching its peak in 2018. Over the years, it has received mixed reviews from the public, most of whom have views on far ends of the spectrum. However, in this Fortnite Review, I will try to remain absolutely unbiased. So, without further ado, let’s begin.

Before we get started, please keep in mind that this is only a review of the battle royale mode of Fortnite. So, I won’t be talking about the Save the World mode.

Gameplay

No Fortnite Review would be complete without mentioning its gameplay.

Love it or hate it, everyone agrees that the gameplay mechanics are quite unique in Fortnite. This is not just your typical battle royale game. In this world, offence is prioritized as much as defence. Only relying on one is a magnificent way of losing every game. You not only have to stack up good weapons in your arsenal but have to become pretty skilled in building walls, floors, ramps and roofs in different situations.

That was just touching the surface! Going into a bit more detail, this is how everything works: There is a large map in which you are given many locations to land on. Once you glide your way towards one of these locations, you quickly have to find weapons and start eliminating players. As time passes, the map is narrowed down by a storm to relocate remaining players. There are 100 players in total, and whoever manages to survive in the end proves victorious.

In my opinion, the gameplay mechanics are new and refreshing, though it takes a lot of time getting used to. A lot of time and dedication is required to get good at this game that not everyone can provide. That is why you’ll often find yourself getting overpowered by 8-year-olds. So unless you’ve got some time to spare, this game probably isn’t for you.

Updates (Current state of the game)

Also an important part of any Fortnite Review, let’s talk about the updates. In my opinion, the game had reached its pinnacle in 2018, from season 4-7, season 5 being my personal favourite. Everything was perfectly balanced; you didn’t have to work extra hard, nor was everything made easy for you. This is probably why it was the most talked-about game in that year. Now, it has become way too easy in terms of completing battle-pass tiers, challenging your friends, and even winning a game! The challenging aspect has been removed, and I think this is the main reason why it has lost its attraction. Not to mention, the introduction of NPCs and bots has somewhat also ruined the experience.

Visuals

This is a highly subjective aspect of this game. Either it is despised or well-received. From my point of view, the visuals are magnificent, filled with vibrant colours, not to mention attention has been paid to detail. However, they are a bit cartoonish and don’t cater to everyone’s taste.

Conclusion

While Fortnite is no longer the masterpiece that it used to be, the game is still a must-play battle royale. Providing you with endless hours of fun, Fortnite will definitely get you addicted.