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Ok when you put them side by side, I can see the appeal of Fortnite. I’m not much of a gamer, but when I heard that Fortnite: Battle Royale was all the rage with all the kids, I decided to check it out and do some research. What I learned, is that anyone between the age of 8-18 knows what this game is, and what it’s all about. Since I don’t fit in that demographic, I had no clue! Shocker! Lol I come from the Nintendo generation and never really got into fighting games. But I do like games. So with an open mind, I gave it a shot and downloaded the game.
Keith Stewart, from the Guardian wrote a really neat post on it here, calling it “a bright, brash multiplayer shooter… It was released last year, and is now one of the biggest online games out there, drawing mounting concern from the mainstream media.”
The premise: 100 players drop out of a bus that’s hanging in the air (yup you read that correctly) and they fight till there is only one player left. Yikes! Can we say Hunger games anyone? I pictured gory, bloody, massive amounts of violence. I don’t want my kids playing this game! But again I decided to see for myself. I am an open minded person who does not prejudge. Well except when it comes to food. Beans! Blech! I digress…
Check out this YouTube trailer of the game…
What makes this a great game?
- Its free
- Bright graphics
- Silly fun to watch and play
- Can team up with other players
- Always adds new stuff
- cool dance moves
- Anyone can play, not just for gamers. It is free for download on PC/Xbox/PlayStation/Smartphones and Switch.
The game looks to depict some really graphic violence, but it isn’t bloody and/or graphic. Things blow up and you do die, so the concept is there, but it isn’t as graphic as some of the other games out there. I want to say sugar coated, brighter more colourful, less visually graphic, hunger games? Still sounds a bit alarming but it does come with an age rating of 13+, and when you consider the other games out there…well you should probably judge for yourself before letting your kids play.
Meh, I’m not really into this type of game. (I prefer Super Mario!) It is a little technical and fast paced. You have to find stuff to build a fort, and find weapons to fight with, all the while trying not to get shot at or blown up or anything else dramatic. I can see why it has an appeal for young players. The graphics are pretty cool and I did like watching others play. If you are interested in playing, I did find some cool hacks and tips for the slower (*wink- older) folks for keeping up with the kidlets.
What about you? Have you played this game? Did/do you like it? Any other games that you would recommend to us (*cough) older folks?
Fortnite: Battle Royale…a game for the young or at least young at heart. https://wp.me/p3QRy0-jWS
Fortnite: Battle Royale. A Jump, build, shoot, don’t die game! https://wp.me/p3QRy0-jWS