Reasons to Play or Not to Play Apex Legends
Apex Legends hit the market in February 2018, gaining incredible 2,5 million players in the first 24 hours after the launch. Today, Respawn Entertainment confirms surpassing 50 million mark, which is also great for a 5-months-old Battle Royale title. For instance, Fortnite gained the attention of just 1 million on the launch day. GamesMojo.com team weighed the pros and cons to conclude whether it’s worth to try it or not. Here are their thoughts.
Reasons to Play
If you are one of those avid Titanfall fans and you’re still waiting for the 3rd entry, we should tell you that it won’t ever happen. Respawn Entertainment, acquired by Electronic Arts, decided to hit the wave of F2P market with Apex Legends instead. However, it borrowed the original universe of Frontier and several gameplay mechanics.
You can’t use wall running, and double jumps anymore and the gameplay is not that hardcore as well. On the other hand, you get a deep game with a smooth, flexible learning curve. It makes the game less rapid, allowing you to focus more on strategy-making within a squad of 3 legends.
At the beginning of each session, you can choose a character class. The latest version includes 10, and the new ones are on their way. Every class has unique passive, tactical, and ultimate buffs. It’s impossible to have the same units in a single squad. This condition makes you try new classes every time. At the same time, the squad leader is always elected by the randomizer, so you never know who’s going to lead the team.
Finally, the game has a unique charm and doesn’t copy any of the existing Battle Royale titles. GamesMojo.com recommends Apex Legends to all Titanfall fans and those players who prefer realism, collaboration, and fast-paced gameplay to casual Fortnite and PUBG.
Reasons not to Play
You should consider that Apex Legends is designed for a team play, so you’re obliged to play within 3-payer squads only. Of course, you can behave like a badass lonely ranger, but you’re likely to lead the team to defeat this way. Collaboration is the basis of a winning strategy in this game. Absence of a solo mode may be a problem for many players. Moreover, you can’t make friends with players to play together all the time.
Some players and critics argue that the balance between the size of the map, the number of players (60), and the speed of borders are shrinking. It results in the presence of probability that you get into top solo players without killing anyone at all. It’s very low, but it shouldn’t exist at all. Slow elimination pace is favored by many players, but it’s hated as well.
GamesMojo.com joins those players who ask for a bigger player count. Developers could add a mode for 99 players and attract even more players who are accustomed to the pace of Fortnite and PUBG.
It looks like Apex Legends has more pros than cons. However, it’s up to you to decide whether its atmosphere, gameplay mechanics, ping system, and specific F2P model traits match your taste. Respawn Entertainment introduced a great title that is going to compete for primacy for a long time.
Alina plays all new titles to create comprehensive reviews for GamesMojo.com. She’s enthusiastic about the Battle Royale genre and thinks that it’s going to transform into something like Spielberg’s Ready Player One.