GameRevolution writes: "A GR writer describes why they just can't get into Fortnite and what about the game (and its culture) keeps them from enjoying it."
It's just not my cup of tea! To each his own though. One day the bubble will burst!
This is the beauty of opinion, one person junk is anothers treasure. For now they're running the genre but you are right, it takes a lot to stay at the top and as myspace found out, you can get toppled if you get complacent.
GameRevolution: “Fortnite is Kinda Lame.” Don’t play it then!
Fortnite Battle Royale is lame. The original vision of the game is actually intriguing.
Not my type of game, but at least it's better than the garbage that is PUBG...
Solo I thought it was meh. I played with a friend and it was fun. Some games just require more people
Just realized that playing Destiny 2, and having no damn friends. I honestly wish I was better at connecting with other gamers.
Yeah I just can't get into this game. I can play a couple rounds then I find myself playing something else. I can see it's appeal though.
Yeah I tried it out too and can't get into it. It is like minecraft mashed with call of duty and catered to preteens.
Every year we get these flavour of the month games (or maybe it should be called flavour of the year games) and i never actually like them, they are always bang average or just plain **** games. It just feels like games that people play because everybody else does. Even in the gaming community you have your sheep.
I've heard my kids friends say how they need to get this skin, a gun or whatever because so in so has it. Peer pressure definitely factors into these types of games and one of the reasons they are so popular. Another kid we know used his parents card and got into trouble.
Battle royale is a great mode. Prefer h1z1 though for it being more of true shooter and no building etc. But the mode is a blast imo
The Battle Royale style of gameplay in theory is an awesome idea, but it won't be done in a way that is of high quality until next year. When somebody re-invents and adds to the genre, and builds it from the ground up as something more than just the single map multiplayer 100 person battle.....then I will be interested. For now it's like a boring tech demo that gets old after the first round.
What about Mavericks: Proving Grounds? It sounds interesting because you can track footprints and blood trails instead of just hiding in the bushes hoping you kill them before they kill you! There's also destructible environments like large trees that can be shot down onto opponents. There will be wildlife in game as well and it'll be 400 player! I may have to check that one out when it finally comes to OZ4.
I'm not really into it, but I understand why other people like it, battle royale games always get super popular and then die out for a while until the next new hotness in the genre.
yeah but it's making Epic 100mil+ a month (300mil last month alone).......so it's like, yeah, whatevs.
Well it made a big enough splash that big devs are adding BR modes to their games. This is where things will get interesting and all kinds of new ideas will be added.....hopefully.
Tbh PUBG and Fortnight is not my cup of tea
In your opinion* 100 million players beg to differ.
How many of those actually keep playing it tho?
How many of those actually keep playing it tho? Apparently a lot. There were 125 million players as of June. As with every game though numbers will drop over time.
I guess numbers for a free game show it's quality. When did we start this again?
@Rodney25 “I guess numbers for a free game show it's quality. When did we start this again?“ The game is free, fun, and very popular. Does there need to be a debate for everything? Just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it a bad game.
@Rimeskeem "How many of those actually keep playing it tho?" you do realize how dumb that question is when there is an article recently reporting that they just made $300mil a month, right?
Drake's new album is garbage but it went platinum after 4 days. Numbers don't mean anything. Fortnite is the Drake of video games, it's gotten so popular that it's cool to play it. If social media wasn't a thing, Fortnite wouldn't be near as big. I don't think it's awful but I definitely don't think it's as good as its numbers would suggest
You may not like it but to deny its quality is wrong. It's a very well run game with quality work being put into it. I personally like h1z1 which is nowhere near the quality.
I personally don't get why these battle royal games are so popular. I get bored fast of competitive online shooters after like one match lol. I'd rather have great coop experiences with my friends in games like borderlands, or the division.
Imo it’s fun to play with friends... but that’s pretty much it. Each to their own.
If you're good at them then it makes it more fun. Doesnt apply to cod though. A squirrel can be good at that game
Division? You can understand why a minimal depth, overly repetitive, lackluster game like division can keep you interested, yet you don’t understand why competitive games will always be popular? Competition is human nature man, any newish way you can do it will find a way to be popular.
@SoulMikeY "Minimal depth, overly repetitive" An excellent way to sum up Fortnite.
Yea I've nvr seen the appeal of just running around killing each other round after round. That's just boring to me, and even if I was the top player in these types of games I still wouldn't see the appeal as is lose my interest in it right away.
Aceman18 - point being you are competing against other players. It would be like not seeing the appeal of playing Basketball, Soccer, Tennis, Hockey, Football... as you are doing the same thing each time... just trying to score and beat the other team.
Like a lot of you said, I don't find the beauty of having a match with a lot of people just to kill them and be victorious and that's all, no extra lore, no extra nothing, but that's me, I'm not a lot into PVP only games.
Exactly and if thats the game im gonna play id rather play Quake or Halo or something of that nature.
You don't get why it's popular because you don't like competitive games.
Yo, the Division is trash.
I'm a big single player guy but the only multiplayer I enjoy are the third person shooters like Gears 4, U4 , TLOU multiplayer. First person shooter regarding multiplayer is not my cup of tea.
Not really my cup of tea these days, but hey, everyone I know plays it, so I guess people like it.
Don't care for it either, but theres clearly a very large group that want to play it and spend tons of money on it.
I'm tired to my soul of seeing people bitch about Fortnite. I don't know that Call of Duty has even received this persistent amount of irrelevant opinions. You obviously don't have to like it. But everyone making it known that they don't like it are the worst kind of attention seekers, and you're ironically on a bandwagon yourself. Anything popular is overrated. Large amounts of people having fun are automatically casuals. It's hilarious.
Haters are always the loudest on the inter-webs. 100 million + might love the game, but you rarely hear a peep out of them. That 10k that hate it, tho.. they won't shut up about it. And it's not just Fortnite, but anything.
Soooooo if you like the game, you're the only group that should comment? Soda is popular and I love it... fortnite is just lame to me. You see? No worries
That’s not what he said and you know it. Stop lying.
This is exactly what he said. Hes tired of people complaining about fortnite. Then he goes on to say people who complain about fortnite are attention seekers. So my QUESTION was the only option worth hearing is a positive one? That's basic reading comprehension my dude. I didn't make a statement. I asked a question.
@81BX "This is exactly what he said." No. That's not at all what he said.
@81BX Where did I say those who only speak positively of an experience have a right to comment? I'm American. I support freedom of speech. What I'm saying is those that have a problem with something have a tendency to talk more about it than those who don't; especially in the modern day wild, wild west known as the internet.
No actually that's not what I said, at all. Are you making article after article about how it's lame? Are you flooding social media about it? Do you make memes about how Fortnite is lame? No? Then I'm not talking to you.
Lmao. I love you guys. Keep being you
Not one mention of the building aspect.
If you just look at the building aspect by its self then as a new feature I would say it was implemented flawlessly. The mechanic runs smooth as butter
I’d play it if not for building. I hate how every firefight devolves into an outrageous build battle. Just not my style, hence why it’s deleted
Same here.. And in the end the person thats better with the gun wins anyways. So building just delays the inevitable.
I very much enjoyed fortnite when I played it but what I will say was lame was the end game. I was never too interested in the building mechanics and when you get into the top 3 or 5 it just becomes about building towers and hiding in them, and that was really boring for me.
I feel you. My issue is the end game rpg's
RPGs weren't a big thing iirc when I was playing it. But I can imagine them being pretty annoying all right!
“when you get into the top 3 or 5 it just becomes about building towers and hiding in them, and that was really boring for me.“ You pretty much have to master building to get a win. Although I have got a few Victory Royales without building. Luck I guess.
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Look guys, Fortnite is a cool game and a solid one. Not everyone is meant to like it though. Some people swear Sim's is the greatest game ever. They will pour hours into making the perfect family, getting the perfect job... putting that lamp in the perfect place in their perfectly arranged house. Its simple we're not meant to like everything. Just try not to be those people who swear something is trash yet haven't even formulated an opinion as to why they feel the way they do...
Hey I don't like it but I would never consider the game lame.
Next up in breaking news: The sky is blue.
I haven't tried it and don't plan to. Not interested in the concept of just playing on one large map, finding loot, and hoping to survive at the end in a small bubble. Then you repeat the same process over and over. Now everyone jumping on the battle royale bandwagon. Soon enough it'll get boring like zombie games have and people will move on to the next over hyped thing.
I own a mobile gaming business and I've found that the younger kids are all for it but the older ones had little to no interest in it so far. Could just be coincidence.
Id heard the same that it was the talk of everyone in the grade schools. Not my cup of tea though.
Fortnite is awesome! Well, Save the World is..... I liked Battle Royale for a hot minute but it got boring fast, the only reason I still play it for a few hours a week is 'cos my friends are obsessed with it. Yes, am not great at the game either but I also have zero interest to get better at it which I don't have with other PvP games (or modes), I just don't like it all that much. You either die within 30 seconds if you're unlucky or you keep running around for minutes before seeing someone and then you can go wait until your teammates die, yay... Also not a fan of the randomness of getting good gear. Often enough I only find crappy stuff (like a Common, white, weapon) and then get killed by an opponent in the first 2 minutes who is running around with a Legendary rocket launcher... The weapons don't handle all that great either, it seems to be way too random if you hit someone, this is okay for the PvE side of the game but not for PvP, especially not when you die you have to sit around for a while doing nothing or start a new round. The skill that's important is how fast you can build, it's not the shooting! Weirdest part is, my buddies disliked game modes in other PvP games where you had to wait a few minutes if you got killed early so we never played those but they do play Fortnite hours on end and if you're unlucky to make a mistake early on you might have to watch the others play for 20-25 minutes. Yeah, not my idea of fun. Save the World is much more fun, you actually progress your heroes, weapons, etc. and I'm never bored there, always doing something. I wish Epic would add more PvP modes to Save the World, yes, Save the World, where you use the heroes and weapons you levelled in the game with perhaps fewer people on smaller maps so there is more action, with reviving (even 3 lives per match would be better than 1) and then the objective modes we all know like capturing zones/flags, etc., etc.
"The weapons don't handle all that great either, it seems to be way too random if you hit someone" Thats the bloom effect on the automatic weapons which makes them very unreliable, its the reason everyone uses shotguns. One of the biggest flaws this game has for sure.
Meh...just another game temporarily hogging the spotlight. It will pass. Remember how overwatch was all the rage now it’s just great fap material.
Fortnite is cat poop. Overwatch is where it's at.