Light-Hearted Survival Crafting Game
- Great multiplayer title
- Wild battles
- Dances and emotes will keep you moving!
- Creative mode and extra activities
- Lack of cohesion
- Games become repetitive
- Special skins and items either requires long farming or in-game purchase
- More exclusive bonuses upon purchasing seasonal Battle Bass
Fortnite is a survival game developed by Epic Games. The game features action shooter genre with crafting and construction mechanics. There are three individual game modes that players can join: Save The World, Battle Royale, and Creative.
Three-In-One Fun Game
After its first announcement in 2011, Epic Games internal game dev jam and successful crowdfunding campaign, Fortnite was released in mid-2017. It has three different game modes released on separate dates. Each game mode has a unique identity that any kind of gamer would enjoy. Fortnite tries to become separate games at once without becoming an amalgam of them all. The 3 game modes shared the same game engine and gameplay mechanics while fostering different genres. The cartoony and stylized graphics are entertaining and appealing for kids and adults. Anyone can host or join a multiplayer game. The main allures of this game are the animated Emotes and collectible skins. Players can spend hours doing dances with their funny-looking player skin. Each skin has a distinct personality and charm.
Lurking At Night
Players face against hordes of monsters either in solo or with friends online, collect resources to build forts and defend it at night. The first game mode revolves around a squad of four players fighting against hordes of evil monsters called the Husks. These monsters have been rampaging across the land after emerging from the catastrophe called the Storm. There are also unique Husks that can overcome the player’s defenses and forts. Players select 4 types of characters or archetypes: the resourceful Outlanders, the combat-ready Soldiers, the stealthy Ninjas, and the crafty Constructors. The action takes place in several stages, with teams first scavenging abandoned buildings and ghost towns for gear and weapons. Collectibles can be used to improve forts, upgrade characters and build traps to prepare for the huge waves of monsters at night. Players can find civilians and send rescue. Each stage has different missions or objectives. Battles are then fought at the player built forts with a range of weapons and defenses. This mix of survival and crafting works well for the most part despite a slight sense of awkwardness.
Party-Themed Battle Royale
The free game mode focuses on competitive battles that everybody can take part and enjoy. Battle Royale mode is both a very entertaining and competitive environment, comparable to the more serious and action-packed Battlefield series. Victories are determined by dexterity, strategy, luck, and creativity. It's a great alternative for die-hard fans of games like PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS and Rules of Survival who wishes for a more colorful and meme filed entertainment. Speaking of competitive elements, there is also the Fortnite World Cup Champion. Those who have qualified from the preliminaries will move on to the championship. A large amount of real-life prize pool awaits for the solo and two-player champions.
A More Casual Side
Players can access a private server on an island. They are given the freedom of building infrastructures, as well as manipulating game objects. Players can either invite others for sandbox experience or take part with community-built games. Other than the community based or competitive modes, Fortnite has extra activities like mini-games, limited edition challenges, and even in-game concerts. Any great-looking islands will be featured on “The Block” for the world to see.
Crafting and Fun Combat
Fortnite is a light-hearted game with a number of separate gameplay modes. The strong multiplayer focus and fast-paced action offer a great gaming experience to all. The almost-cartoon graphical style adds a touch of humor to the apocalypse setting, complementing the game's tone. While there are some issues with balance, there is still lots of frantic fun on offer.