“Apex Games, a bloodsport where Legends from all corners of the Frontier compete for money, fame, and glory.”
The voice of the Bloodhound, snapping of the guns, the jetpacks’ landing of legends on the island offers the heroic immersive experience of the Apex Legend’s battleground. With such experience, new battle royale game, Apex Legends has blown the mind of gamers around the world and has become one of the most glorified topics of discussion.
Counting on the facts, Apex Legends has attracted significant traction from the moment of its launch as it gathered over a million registered players in 72 hours. Sooner at the end of the first week after its launch, it has surpassed over 25 million marks of registered players, despite having a lot in common with other existing battle royale games like Fortnite and PUBG. The game has a strong historical background which reveals the aftermath scenario of the Frontier War. After hundreds of years of conflict between the Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation(IMC) and the Militia, the Frontier finally know in peace. As liberation came at a cost was proved, when the IMC and the Militia departed and took everything of value and left the Frontier worlds deserted. With no way to support themselves, the people of the Frontier had no choice but to leave their homes and brave ones relocated to the Outlands. In the Apex Legends the outlaws, settle their differences with the bloodshed.
Digging further in the game popularity we have taken chance to play the Apex Legends and have crossed a few levels. Here is my take on the game after passing a few levels on the PC version:
The very first thing a player will notice is the graphics of the game, which is exceptionally surreal, from the moment of the launching to Kings Canyon, to revive, to eliminate/to win the battle it has maintained its eye appealing visuals. The view of the drop with the jetpack on the island from the sky is impressive which many say looks similar to Titanfall without Titans and iron armours and walls. However, the one who experienced the game will say that it has a modern touch to it as the players wearing the modern battleground suit and are landing with jetpacks on the back unlike PUBG on an aeroplane. The graphics of the blasts and fight will awestruck a player.
The quality of the graphics depends on the system specification which is minimum as per the developers EA game and Respawn -CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz with RAM: 6GB, GPU: Nvidia GeForce GT 640 / AMD Radeon HD 7700. However, what I have personally experienced is that CPU should be above i3 because the game might crash and freeze at any moment with i3. No doubt the game has fantastic graphics, but you cannot experience it unless you go a little ahead on the actual specifications required to enable the game.
The gameplay has a terrific mix of modern and traditional touch. Like PUBG and Fortnite it has the loot segment where the player needs to collect all the amenities available from ammunitions to ornaments and all other gears. The actual game unlocks when you complete the tutorials with Bloodhound a character with unique abilities and as saying he is from a different planet. The moment you enter the game you have to keep in mind that you are on the battlefield and every moment there can be a blood call.
So the priority of the players should be saving yourself first, sweeping the floor for weapons and gears, attack the rivals, save your injured squad member from being killed and meet at the ring. Apart from that, a player has to focus on the priority for example while playing my strategy was to collect all the weapons and gears and to survive till the end before killing the rivals and that way I have earned more XPs at the battlefield which is followed with level up and apex packs. Once cross levels you win apex pack where specific skins and weapons are available which you can use in the battlefield to protect yourself. The gameplay is designed amazingly no doubt, but kind of similar to PUBG and Fortnite but what makes it stand out is its unique characters and the historical war background.
The fantastic part of the game is that its legends have unusual heroic background with an array of individual potentials but how those legends will shine in the battlefield and how those legends will react on the situations is entirely dependent on the players. There is a wide range of eight legends like Bangalore, Bloodhound, Caustic, Gibraltar, Lifeline, Mirage, Wraith and Pathfinder the choice of selection is to depend on the variety of titles.
Every legend has different quality some are a professional soldier; some are technology tracker, toxic trapper, shielded fortress, combat mediac, holographic trickster, forward scout, inter-dimensional skirmisher. It is a squad game, and every player needs to build a squad of three players either ask your friends to join or wait for a random match. The game even instructs “Choose your Legend, team up with two other players, and combine your unique skills to be the last squad standing.” I have played with Lifeline and Bloodhound skin and it was quite heroic in opening avenues in the battlefield and creating history in the game with the squad members.
Apart from that, the game has official queer characters and incest relation where Makoa Gibraltar and Bloodhound both identify under the LGBTQ umbrella and Mirage loves his mom. “Our studio is comprised of a diverse group of people, the player base of battle royale is comprised of a diverse group. Having a diverse cast is super important. You want everyone to have someone they can connect to” said Apex Legends community manager Jay Frechette.
- The game has amazing characters to choose with unlike PUBG (only skins)
- Gameplay is more of strategic than just any other battle royal game
- You can respawn after being injured
- You can communicate with your squad members directly through pings
- Free to download for PC, XBOX, PlayStation and sooner they will launch a mobile version
- Surreal graphics
- The game might have various characters along with qualities but they are not equipped with guns (basic necessities to fight in the battleground) for that you have to buy it or loot it from the battleground.
- You cant play the game alone. You have to have two other members to join either from the friend list or you have to wait to be get paired.
- You can’t play it offline you have to have high-speed internet or else your opponents might come and kill you first.
- The game might be free to play and you are free to choose characters but characters like Caustic and Mirage will be only unlocked after you cross level 23.
- The game might crash and freeze at any moment despite meeting the specification
- The game is launched with a single map of the island Kings Canyon not sure whether the developer will launch new maps or not.
No doubt game Apex Legends is designed magnificently thrilling shooter game which is easy to play for both newcomers as well as masters with full availability of systems for PC with Origin, XBOX and PS4. Also, its makers are planning to launch an Android and iOS version as well to cover an even wider audience. Since it is free to play therefore the popularity indeed has reached sky high along with potential gameplay that they have an offer. At the end of the season, one will able to unlock different characters and weapons as the game claimed that could only witness once you finish the season. Until then keep fighting squad!