One of the greatest obsessions of 2018, Fortnite is a game-changer and a changer-game. The idea of one-versus-all, with destruction mixed with construction and without constant upgrades, has revolutionized the gamescape these years. Besides all that, Fortnite is available on mobile devi...Read more...
- One of the most mainstream games
- Low system requirements (it runs even on iPhone or iPad of 2014)
- Action and building combined
- Constant innovations in new seasons
- The game is free, without pay-to-win features.
- Battle Royale mode could have got you tired.
One of the greatest obsessions of 2018, Fortnite is a game-changer and a changer-game. The idea of one-versus-all, with destruction mixed with construction and without constant upgrades, has revolutionized the gamescape these years. Besides all that, Fortnite is available on mobile devices, PC and consoles, that makes it really ubiquitous.
Graphics and Sound 10/10
Formally, it’s a third person view 3D shooter, with over-the-shoulder view. We’ve seen this way of making shooters a lot of times. And some of them are drawn much better. But when it comes to online multiplayer, photorealistic graphics isn’t a necessary part. You rather need to create a schematic environment that symbolizes the world with as many details as it really takes, concentrating on gameplay and stable response.
That is, Fortnite is drawn and voiced just as well as it takes. So concentrate on gameplay and don’t mind minor details, and you’ll see how greatly the world is done, with houses and hills, parks and pools, mountains and lakes, snowy slopes and green trees. The graphics may seem skimpy, but not poor, even if you play on iPad Pro with its pro screen that hides no failures.
You will have to learn dozens of teams to achieve the highest level. Mobile version requires some HUD skills since you don't have the ability to connect a keyboard or buttons. Control and Build Modes are separated. Use 1-12 buttons to control your character, move, shoot, crouch, open the map, jump.
Its simplicity is really impressing. The party of players is deployed onto the island where they start a dog-eat-dog fight. There should be only one left after all. Find yourself weapons, explore them and use them to fight; find healing potions to restore your health; get materials and build a shelter to hide or a sky stairway to observe the battlefield. Get yourself a plane to reach furthest locations. And you can’t just hide as the storm is coming, so all of the survivors will be pushed together for the final showdown.
Building is as essential for success as shooting or healing. Good shelters save lives. So building is a special kind of Fortnite art.
We describe Battle Royale mode, but it has become so popular (due to being free, by the way), that we rarely see a person playing the core Fortnite and neglecting BR.
Lasting Appeal 10/10
Fortnite can be played all day long, if you haven’t got anything else to do. You never predict where you deploy, what to loot there, who your opponents are, and so on. Any new season brings a lot of innovations to the map, weapons, equipment, and appearance; and, quantity to quality, it transforms the whole environment. The game is alive, it evolves, and so do your skills, as well as your opponents’.
The way Fortnite monetizes its success seems to be great for everyone. V-Bucks you purchase for real money or earn while playing can be used to get yourself new appearance, new pets, new bands for your weapons; and none of these affects the gameplay or gives its owner any substantial advantage. It’s all fair, and yet investments can enhance a player’s experience.
Fortnite is one of those mainstream games that become trendsetters. And so far it hasn’t been shadowed by any of them (don’t mention PUBG, because it was here even before Fortnite BR). So it’s a great casual game and an advanced lasting experience for devoted shooting and survival fans.
The status of living classics is no obstacle for development, and Fortnite, with its basics intact, will offer lots of surprises.