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Nodima
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"Apex Legends, free new battle royale from Titanfall devs"


  

          

Since the other F2P BR options on PS4 haven't looked like my cup of tea this is my first experience with BR and I'm having a pretty good time! I suck complete shit and there's definitely a part of me that misses wall running, double jumping and mechs but otherwise this has all the tightness a Call of Duty/Respawn crew game is known for. I had one issue where the game lost my persistence and reset my level / forced me to replay the tutorial, but I didn't lose any of the skins or other cosmetics I'd unlocked which to me is the truly important thing.


I don't know if I'll be sticking with the game long term since online competitive FPS is just not my bag, but if you're into this kind of thing this seems like an upper tier one of those.


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I was skeptical When the news leaked
Feb 05th 2019
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RE: I was skeptical When the news leaked
Feb 05th 2019
2
Hella fun. Can't compare it to Fortnite, PUBG, or BLOPS IIII
Feb 05th 2019
3
Got my first win last night. With randos, no mics
Feb 07th 2019
4
I still prefer PUBG but this is a step in a good direction
Feb 07th 2019
5
oh ike is gaming again
Feb 07th 2019
6
      hella right now. between this and RE2
Feb 07th 2019
7
           I haven't had time to try this out yet
Feb 08th 2019
9
My first BR experience...love it
Feb 12th 2019
10
how does overwatch punish you?
Feb 13th 2019
11
      from what I've heard**
Feb 13th 2019
12
      I wouldn't say that from playing either game.
Feb 18th 2019
16
      if you're in a large group in competitive mode
Feb 14th 2019
13
           this seems like not a real problem
Feb 18th 2019
15
           I mean...if you're good at apex, it literally highlights you
Feb 18th 2019
18
I like it... a lot.
Feb 17th 2019
14
PLAY WITH ME YOU COWARD
Feb 18th 2019
17

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1. "I was skeptical When the news leaked "
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A surprise release Titanfall spinoff without the Titans and walll running? I thought EA must be doing it for tax reasons.

But I was very wrong. I played half a dozen matches and had a blast.

  

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2. "RE: I was skeptical When the news leaked "
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Respawn says development was done and completed before their EA acquisition. Basically saying EA ain't have shit to do with this including how it's monetized. Makes total sense as I doubt EA would want to drop another shooter so close to Anthem but here we are.

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3. "Hella fun. Can't compare it to Fortnite, PUBG, or BLOPS IIII"
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Tue Feb-05-19 01:17 PM by IkeMoses

  

          

since I ain't play a single Battle Royale game before this. Only played a few matches, but my random squadmates carried me to a second place finish last night (I was the last survivor before the win too). I only got one kill tho...

The UI is mad busy and a little confusing. I can't even figure out how to drop ammo and gear for the teammates. haha

I'll probably bounce off this quick, because fighting games are the only multiplayer I got any attention span for. Still, I hope this funds the next legit Titanfall game. Would hate for the series to be just this.

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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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4. "Got my first win last night. With randos, no mics"
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Thu Feb-07-19 11:40 AM by IkeMoses

  

          

Just using the ping system.

I got carried again, but I was a medic so I got a couple revives, took out the kill leader, and snuck around to flank for the last kill.

This is my first battle royale game, but I think I caught the bug yo.

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You know it's drama, but it sound real good.

  

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5. "I still prefer PUBG but this is a step in a good direction"
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And as much as I enjoy PUBG I still don't like the fact that every company wants a Battle Royal game. I tried Fortnite and absolutely hated it because the building aspect of it made it feel so cheesy and directed towards children.

This game does have a really cool feel for it so I'll check it out a bit more. I do really like that they paid attention to the community and added very detailed pinging system so you don't have to talk to your team at all. My second game ever our squad ended up in second place do the ping communication having us on the same page. It was a lot to take in and I didn't really utilize my special abilities that much until the end but with a little time that'll get better also.

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6. "oh ike is gaming again"
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7. "hella right now. between this and RE2"
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(and my Street Fighter habit)

a nigga can't play for hours at a time like back in the day, but i play a little after work each night. i don't got enough time to fit in all the games i wanna play at the moment tho!

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9. "I haven't had time to try this out yet"
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if it's good I might be able to get my wife and her brothers on it, we play overwatch now, but they're big Call of Duty fans so the respawn angle may work

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10. "My first BR experience...love it"
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definitely more fun to squad with friends, and unlike Overwatch you don't get punished for it. Also enjoy the fact that the hero abilities/ultimates are useful but not overpowered, so they don't dictate each match.

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11. "how does overwatch punish you?"
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12. "from what I've heard**"
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Wed Feb-13-19 05:47 PM by Nodima

  

          

I've never played Overwatch, so there's that, but when I've heard the Giant Bomb or Game Informer guys comparing the two games, one thing that comes up is that Overwatch characters have a hard counter for each other whereas Apex's heroes are more about mastering their particular skills and learning when to apply them in scenarios rather than how to counter one character's skills with another's.

For a different comparison, Titanfall 2 would "punish" you at the Titan phase of the game if you had the Titan that fired rocket volleys and everyone you ran into was piloting the Titan with the shield that absorbed incoming fire and launched it back at the enemy.

Pathfinder is a mostly passive character on paper but he's not at any disadvantage head-to-head with any other character other than the basic way all characters are technically at a disadvantage to Bloodhound one on one assuming both players are equally kitted with equal skill.


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16. "I wouldn't say that from playing either game."
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the abilities in apex aren't really strong enough to counter each other, it's just a very different type of game.

in overwatch even if someone is playing a character that is a "hard counter" it might mean you need to adjust your play style, but if your team works together you can still be effective.

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13. "if you're in a large group in competitive mode"
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the matchmaker often matches you against players with higher individual ranks to compensate for the perceived advantage of having superior communication/teamwork from being in a group. The vast majority of players who play competitive never group with more than one friend...and in solo queue or duo matches, the game plays completely different.

That's the gist of it anyway...pretty much every Overwatch content creator on youtube (Your Overwatch, Unit Lost, etc) has made videos breaking the topic down further.

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15. "this seems like not a real problem"
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Mon Feb-18-19 12:35 AM by Rjcc

  

          

it's...the kind of thing people whine about on youtube.

oh word, there's a conspiracy about why it's hard for you to climb in rank that's keeping you down?

idk man, the point of competitive is supposed to be playing the best players in serious matches.

  

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18. "I mean...if you're good at apex, it literally highlights you"
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for all of the other players to hunt down and gives them a bonus for killing you.

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14. "I like it... a lot. "
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I need to find more playin time.

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17. "PLAY WITH ME YOU COWARD"
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