Apex Legends - This Ain't Yo Momma's Battle Royale!
If you’re visiting this site, I’m sure you’ve already heard of Apex Legends (and let’s be honest, you’re probably better at it than me), but if not, I’m here to tell you to go check it out… Now. EA’s latest first person shooter offering is a welcome addition to the Battle Royale genre especially at its price point: which is FREE!
From a personal perspective, I’ve never been a huge fan of Battle Royale games. I’ve played about 10 hours worth of PUBG; took one look at Fortnite and gave it a hard pass; and skipped the latest Call of Duty as I have been knee deep in Destiny 2 for the past year. So, you can believe me when I tell you that even from the perspective of a Battle Royale hater/n00b, Apex Legends is the real deal and deserves your time and attention.
What makes Apex so special are the myriad of quality of life improvements it brings to the genre, as well as the stellar gameplay typical of games developed by Respawn. This squad based shooter brings together the moment-to-moment intensity of PUBG, the hero-based skills of Overwatch, the fantastic gunplay characteristic of Respawn/Infinity Ward games (such as the original Call of Dutys and Titanfall 1/2), and the free-to-play, social appeal of Fortnite. When you add in the evolutionary gameplay enhancements such as the ping system (on-the-fly notifications to your team regarding loot, waypoints, enemies, etc.), gun and armor mods that auto-attach/equip, and a matchmaking system that actually gets you in and out of games QUICKLY, it’s easy to see why the game has been a massive success in its first 2 weeks.
Making the game even more impressive is the nice job EA/Respawn has done avoiding the pay-to-win pitfalls of other free-to-play games. Believe me when I tell you that I NEVER imagined I would say that about an EA game, but it’s true! The online store stays out of your face (in fact, you may not even notice that it’s there), and you’re rewarded with loot boxes simply for playing the game - as it should be.
At the moment, my only complaint is that it’s not currently available for the Nintendo Switch, but I’m sure that will change soon. In the meantime, we’ll just have to survive our train rides without it… but hey, on the bright side, that means you’ll have more time to read cronotek.net!
With all that said, it’s difficult for me NOT to recommend this game. I definitely advise you to dive right in, even if you’re not an EA fan. As a free game, it’s low risk and high reward, so hop on over to https://www.ea.com/games/apex-legends and check it out on the platform of your choice.