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I'm canceling my backlog for Apex Legends. Be back never

Riding on the coattails of World of Warcraft and Grand Theft Auto V is an incredible number of games that have adopted the live service model. Fornite and Apex Legends dominate our attention as my backlog of games suffer, and it appears the gaming industry is struggling to keep up as well.

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UnSelf32d ago

i read every comment in here, and not one person explained what makes this game so great.

anyway, GTA - Motor Wars shits on every BR game in existence by far

poppatron31d ago

I’ve not really gotten into a online shooter in a big way since BF 3, and I’m nuts for apex legends.

The movement, the gunplay, the different characters abilities and the price are some of the things that stand out for me. The time spent at the beginning the game looting is exciting, the gameplay of Battle Royale games is inherently exciting because the open nature means you can use many different strategies to tackle your foes. When you kill it’s exciting, when you when it’s super exhilarating, when you dies/lose you’re out of the game and into the next one in a flash. And the grind for skins for your weapons and favourite characters keeps you excited post game.

I’m a huge fan, but it won’t be for absolutely everyone. It’s free though so there’s no reason to not download it and make your own opinion

fonduktoe32d ago

I'm in the same boat. Love this game!

SegaGamer32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I don't think I have ever once bought into these fad games and I don't see that changing with this game.

Artemidorus32d ago

Is that because it's not 49.99 plus season passes plus DLC then repeat all over again in 12 months??

SegaGamer32d ago

No, why would you assume I want any of those things?

ziggurcat32d ago

I don't see how that's worse than the same, generic 10-20 minutes worth of gameplay repeated ad nauseam.

Artemidorus32d ago

Because people these days seem to think enjoying a game is using the wallet until they are bored and left with a bill to pay then get excited for the same process the following year.

As for repeated gameplay you could say that about any game of today.

Seraphim32d ago

I'd rather pay $50-60 up front than be inclined to spent $11-18 for stupid skins. As we've seen today EA is trying to milk this game by offering ridiculously priced skins. Now there's nothing wrong with free to play but sometimes those games can end up costing up A LOT of money. Even if it's only $1-5 a crack.

TheSaint32d ago

Show me one person that actually thinks that.

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Ricegum32d ago

I've never bought into them either, playing a lot of Apex and I'm really enjoying it. Never paid a penny.

RomanPSX32d ago

Im enjoying the game too. I havent spent any money on it yet, I will when the season pass launches next month and I will buy some skins. If they support the game and spend money making it. We have to give back.

Marioraider1832d ago

Its a good game. You are just too triggered from Fortnite

SegaGamer32d ago

But I didn't like Fortnite either, I thought I made that point obvious in my original post.

bluefox75532d ago

It's EA, Even if they did release good games, I have too much self respect to support them.

Marioraider1832d ago (Edited 32d ago )

No one here is saying you did like Fortnite. Whats the point of your reply?

SquillieDeeWilliams32d ago

You should try it, it's really, really good, and its free99

isa_scout32d ago

You're to cool huh? Hipster....Lol

SegaGamer32d ago

You have that the wrong way around. It's the so called hipsters and cool kids that follow the latest trends.

conanlifts32d ago

I dislike fortnite, pubg and other BR games, but this is good fun. If you like fps game at all this is one of the best available.

Kornholic32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

You're not missing out. It's like Titanfall without the fun. And I'm a big fan of Titanfall.

isa_scout32d ago

I apologize you're one of those look at me I stand out, I'm special, kinda people. I have nothing wrong with that until you say you've never once bought into these "fad" type of games.You sound stuck up like youre unwilling to even try it because your to cool. If you tried it and don't like it thats different.

SegaGamer32d ago

You're jumping to conclusions like a few other people. I'm not trying to stand out at all, I'm just saying that none of these fads have ever pulled me in. That is literally all I said, how is that stuck up or seeing myself as something special?

And you assumed that I haven't tried any of these games. I have by the way and I didn't like any of them. This Battle Royale fad is the least interesting of the lot to me because it's part of genre I'm really not a fan of.

X-Alchemist32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

The the battle royal genre isn’t going anywhere man it’s here to stay. And alright mate, give yourself a pat on the back for not getting into ‘fads’. Don’t worry though, I don’t reckon you sound stuck up at all.

remixx11631d ago

Lol it seems like this comment of yours has pissed off the hipsters

SegaGamer31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

I know right, I'm not even sure what it is that has got them so annoyed XD

isa_scout31d ago

I apologize. Its your business what you like or dislike anyway. It doesn't affect me personally anyway don't know why I acted like a child.I was having a rough day.

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zacfoldor32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

I just hate online shooters. I get bored in a few minutes. I generally don't participate in voice chat if I can help it. Lucky for my backlog, getting caught up in BR games is not a problem I will ever have. I much prefer Dark Souls.

Marioraider1832d ago (Edited 32d ago )

You probably hate online shooters because you suck at them, and not using your mic is a big yikes in any team based game

zacfoldor32d ago (Edited 32d ago )

Yeah, I'm not great. I also don't want to have to talk to a rando when I play videogames. So those are two very valid reasons why I should avoid these types of games, no?

Beyond that, in past BR games the repetitiveness of the same gameplay over and over again in short bursts really turns me off. It's just the same thing over and over, only the names change.

@RememberThe357 That's interesting, I hadn't heard that about Apex.

RememberThe35732d ago

Most folks don't use mics in MP. One of the great things about Apex is the way you don't need to talk to communicate.

william_cade32d ago

Online shooters sucks because they are cheap and boring with an end game that leads to buying cosmetics. Pretty shitty, but everyone has their thing.

zodiac90932d ago

@Marioraider18 Hold this L for being a classic pleb, and taking the good old argument that "he must hate it cause he's not good at it."

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spicelicka32d ago

No. Taste would mean you can enjoy both online and single player games, if not then at least appreciate them. I play a lot RPGs, linear games, and also online shooters. What I don't like are generic online shooters that have no soul. I play a lot of Halo and Gears of war and the teamwork/competitiveness is such a thrill.

There are some things you can experience only in single player games, and there are some things you can only experience in multiplayer games. Popping the head of an enemy controlled by a real person in Gears of war from a distance as he's about to take out your buddy is an adrenaline rush you can't replicate with single player AI.

william_cade32d ago

@spice no taste means you enjoy quality things. While live service games might be away to pass the time, they are the opposite of quality. Quality comes after they figure out how to turn players into payers. It's cheap.

conanlifts32d ago

"I also don't want to have to talk to a rando when I play videogames"

The ping system in this means you don't have to. Makes teaming up so much better. Worth trying as it is free, you might end up liking it, or not.

william_cade32d ago

ping system is really cool. I gotta to admit. I gave it a go, but have already uninstalled it. Need the space for good games.

EmperorDalek32d ago

Online shooters have generally been disappointing this generation. Apex is just more bland cannon fodder that will most likely die in a few months.

quent32d ago

I heard it got a great ping system, which actually works better then yelling into a mic to give enemy/item locations

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