Fortnite is a building survival game featuring crafting and construction elements. Battle against hordes of monsters with friends online, collecting resources to build personal bases to defend at night against relentless attacks.
Lurking at night
After an announcement nearly 6 years ago and a successful crowdfunding campaign, Fortnite finally released in mid 2017. The game revolves around a team of four players fighting against evil monsters rampaging across the land. Action takes places in a number of stages, with teams first looting abandoned buildings and towns for gear and weapons. Collectables can then be used to improve bases, upgrade characters and build traps for the regular night time arrival of a huge gang of monsters. Battles are then fought at the player crafted bases with a range of weaponry and defences. This mix of survival and crafting works well for the most part despite a slight sense of awkwardness. Fortnite tries to be two separate games at once without becoming a real combination of the two. The strong multiplayer focus and fast paced action offer a great gaming experience, however.
Fortnite is a light-heated game with a number of separate gameplay modes. The almost-cartoon graphical style adds a touch of humour to the apocalypse setting, complimenting the game's tone. While there are some issues with balance, there is still lots of frantic fun on offer.