Before I start this review I wanted to say that usually I’m not partial to battle royales. Apex Legends is that one exception. With this BR you get different legends to change the the game play experience. Each legend have their own set of abilities to utilize during the match. My personal favorite or main is called Lifeline.
The game originally started with eight legends. Recently, the game actually added another character called Octane. This game is probably the most revered BR to come out since the BR giant Fortnite. Apex claimed to have over a million players on the first day. Many big name streamers played the game at launch, myself included. The normal battle royale format of 100 people dropping in is different in this game as well. This game has 60 players per match in twenty teams of 3. Respawn did their homework with respawning, pun intended. They made it where a teammate can revive you like other BRs but you can be respawned if they flat out kill you. Your teammates can get your banner from your leftover gear and take you to a respawn point on the map and bring you back. How cool is that?
The guns and shooting are actually pretty good. All guns are customizable so you will have a lot of fun picking your favorite. They have a melee system that is pretty solid with different strikes that can be used. Season 1 has just started and now the grind will start for many. Overall this game is a very solid option to spend some time playing. If you don’t like BRs give this one a try. It’s just unique enough to maybe change your opinion on the genre. All facts aside I give this game an eight out of ten. Make sure to approach the game with an open mind and you may be pleasantly surprised.
A Note of Explanation to Non Gamers
A battle royale game is a video game genre that blends the survival, exploration and scavenging elements of a survival game with last-man-standing gameplay. Battle royale games challenge a large number of players, starting with minimal equipment, to search for weapons and armor and eliminate all other opponents while avoiding being trapped outside of a shrinking “safe area”, with the winner being the last competitor in the game. Nearly all battle royale games are played online ranging from dozens to hundreds of other players. The name for the genre is taken from the 2000 Japanese film Battle Royale, which presents a similar theme of a last-man-standing competition in a shrinking play zone.