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 Post subject: Apex legends
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 22:20 
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Apex Legends has been released today, another battle royale game, free to play, on Xbox, PS4 and PC.

Looks mildly entertaining, I'll give it a go for free at least.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 22:33 
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Just to add some info: it’s from Respawn (the ex-Infinity Ward peeps) who made the mighty Titanfall 2. Guess what it plays and feels like? A Titanfall 2 battle royals game.

It’s very nice so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 22:36 
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With no Titans :(

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 22:52 
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I have no interest in battle royales... Wait, a Titanfall Battle royale?

Okay, I'll give it a go.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Grim... wrote:
With no Titans :(


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:24 
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3 man squads if there is any bezzie action on the go.
Not that I've actually played it yet, but folks on the ether are saying it's good.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:10 
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TheVision wrote:
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With no Titans :(


I mean Titans are fun and all, but they were hardly the high point of Titanfall 2


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:22 
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I played some more of this last night and it was alright but all the areas I went to looked a little...”brown”. I don’t know if I’ve just landed in some bad spots but it certainly doesn’t have the vibrancy of colour and location that, say, BLOPS4 has. And despite it being a Titanfall game in all but name it seemed a little slower than BLOPS too. And where the hell is the wall-running? Wall running was one of the elements of TF2 that made movement feel so fluid. Tch.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:42 
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Pundabaya wrote:
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With no Titans :(

I mean Titans are fun and all, but they were hardly the high point of Titanfall 2

But they could be so cool in battle royal! They're hugely powerful killing machines, but you'd be able to see and hear them for miles.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 13:14 
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Maybe that's the point - on a wide open map they'd maybe just get hosed by infantry anti-titan weapons before they ever saw anyone. All the TF maps have titan-scale cover and little open ground.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 14:22 
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I'll wait for the Small Titans DLC.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 16:20 
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Cras wrote:
Maybe that's the point - on a wide open map they'd maybe just get hosed by infantry anti-titan weapons before they ever saw anyone. All the TF maps have titan-scale cover and little open ground.

There are plenty of dense areas on the map.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:40 
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Its definitely better than Fortnite. It suffers from the usual battle royale problems, but its fun enough.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:25 
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It wat wat is it beter than fortnite?

( i guess for my kids it Will dempend on where their friends are)

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:55 
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The weapons are much more fun to shoot. It definitely feels more shootery than Fortnite. I like the different classes too. No stupid building stuff. I also like the way you eject from the dropship as a team, with one player as jumpmaster who decides when to go and basically controls the team as you drop. (You can drop solo or split off if you want.) TTK is a bit more reasonable too.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:02 
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And the ping system is glorious.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:11 
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And the ping system is glorious.


Yeah, that works really well.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:31 
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It looks like MW2

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Mr Biffo's take on it :

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 15:38 
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zaphod79 wrote:

This feels like a poorly considered knee-jerk nonsense.

First of all, thoughtful people who have played Apex properly are hugely impressed by some of its innovative mechanics like the ping system, the drop leaders, and so on. It's not like Respawn stopped being a bunch of talented devs.

Secondly, although it has loot boxes, they are entirely cosmetic and the core game is f2p. That's not a bad trade-off.

Thirdly, there's more Titanfall stuff to come: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019 ... -the-works


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 15:46 
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Yeah, I’m afraid I agree. Just because it’s not the game he wanted doesn’t mean it’s lacking in merit. It’s got some decent ideas.

(Double tap ping to skip straight to “baddie there”, by the way)

Mind you, one of his comments about loot boxes refers specifically to Anthem which “is” a full price release with loot boxes. But there’s no point moaning about cosmetic loot boxes and MTXs in a F2P game. These games don’t just arrive with the stalk.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 15:55 
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Satsuma wrote:
(Double tap ping to skip straight to “baddie there”, by the way)

I too played the tutorial.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 15:57 
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zaphod79 wrote:

I used to enjoy that Your Sinclair/Amiga Power, WAHEY! WACKY! style of reviews, but I guess I'm old now.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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DavPaz wrote:
I used to enjoy that Your Sinclair/Amiga Power, WAHEY! WACKY! style of reviews, but I guess I'm old now.

I think the trick is to write like that and come off as charming instead of Old Man Shouts At Cloud. I don't think the problem is with you.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 16:01 
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zaphod79 wrote:

That appears to be every Star Wars: Battlefront 2 review ever.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 16:10 
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Grim... wrote:
Satsuma wrote:
(Double tap ping to skip straight to “baddie there”, by the way)

I too played the tutorial.


Did the tutorial tell you this? I had to read it somewhere. Maybe I missed it then?


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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I was too eager to play the game so I missed most of the stuff in the tutorial. Then I did it again :)

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 19:33 
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I did the tutorial. I learned nothing.

I was pissed.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 20:17 
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Played the tutorial and then a round, our squad came 6th out of 20, I killed someone.
I had no idea what was going on, where I was, where anyone else was at any point, what any of the items I picked up were, what they did, or how I used them.

So... fun?


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 22:17 
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My team won the second ever game I played of this! (by basically hiding)


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 22:26 
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My team won the second ever game I played of this! (by basically hiding)

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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We completely randomly spawned in the same game as APoD, Grim..., and Doc. So we all met up. And we killed them

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Giphy "curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!":
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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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I'm so painfully bad at it.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 
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I'm just not sure it is fun. It is like playing Minecraft for 10 minutes, then someone invading and shooting you.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:22 
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Cras wrote:
We completely randomly spawned in the same game as APoD, Grim..., and Doc. So we all met up. And we killed them


And those were the only three kills we got all match :DD

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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At the moment I generally prefer the CoDBlOps version of the Battle Royale, because of the vehicles and it having more of a familiar feel (I don’t think AL really feels much like Titanfall).

Need to play it a bit more to get the hang of the guns, because I couldnt hit anything. Must have fired about a hundred sniper shots without hitting anything, and the LMGs seem to have massively high recoil. Just about getting the hang of it though.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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I think I agree. But it's not free to play, so....

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:15 
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Bobbyaro wrote:
I'm just not sure it is fun. It is like playing Minecraft for 10 minutes, then someone invading and shooting you.


That's the Battle Royale Experience™.

Although if you want excitement, deliberately drop in a big group. Scrambling for weapons and throwing punches and 'nades because that's all you got in a big melee is pretty fun.

I do wonder what will happen when someone makes one of these where you start with a solid weapon. Like a decent pistol or something.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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They should make one like 'gun game' from blops.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Pundabaya wrote:
Bobbyaro wrote:
I'm just not sure it is fun. It is like playing Minecraft for 10 minutes, then someone invading and shooting you.


That's the Battle Royale Experience™.


Indeed. It engenders tension. But I'm not one to overly equate tension to fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Also, WTF no killcam?

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Also, WTF no killcam?

Would get in the way of reviving.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
Also, WTF no killcam?

Would get in the way of reviving.


Nah.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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Curiosity wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
Also, WTF no killcam?

Would get in the way of reviving.


Nah.

I retract all of my comment. My humble apologies for wasting your time.


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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:24 
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Wookie, col and I got second, 23:50 survival time and one kill.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:28 
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I got a second, three kills, basically on my own because the rest of my squad died before the first circle collapse.

Twats.

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 Post subject: Re: Apex legends
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:40 
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ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
ApplePieOfDestiny wrote:
Curiosity wrote:
Also, WTF no killcam?

Would get in the way of reviving.


Nah.

I retract all of my comment. My humble apologies for wasting your time.


Good.

But seriously, the CoDBlOps one just shows your death when you die permanently. I found it useful.

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