May the odds be ever in your favor.
If you’re a gamer chances are you’ve already heard of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds (PUBG). For those not in the now, PUBG is basically the game version of Battle Royale. You play a character that gets dropped on an island along with up to 100 other players and fight each other until only one last person is left.
It also echoes the same premise as The Hunger Games, but the game offers various ways for you to fight. You get parachuted on an island without any gear, and you have to source out your weapons from abandoned buildings scattered across a huge map measuring 8 by 8 kilometers.
There are also zones that offer better weapons, but are usually high-risk and it’s completely up to you how you would proceed with the game.
Additionally, the map decreases in size after a couple of minutes so you are forced to keep moving to a new location. Failure to do so could mean significant damage to your character until you get eliminated. The decreasing map area will force the players to battle it out for the win.
Played in either first or third person, the game takes about half an hour to complete sometimes even more.
I rarely get past the first couple of minutes, though it’s the sense and thrill of experiencing your own Battle Royale but less violent of course. Like we mentioned, everything from how you enter the game and choose your weapons is vital to survival not to mention the various ways you would have to fight.
It’s the unpredictability that made the game a hit.
PUBG’s port to the Xbox One was mostly flawless, and if you got the Xbox One X you have some extra crispy graphics to enjoy it with. It’s not without its problems, like occasionally framerate drops and connection issues, which we’re certain will be fixed as the game amounts to more players.
- Game unpredictability
- Thrilling gameplay
- Connectivity issues
Final Rating: 4.5/5