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Title: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: MP-Ryan on February 13, 2019, 01:36:43 pm
I'm curious for thoughts and if anyone around here is into it.  I keep hearing buzz but not much about mechanics and gameplay.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: The E on February 14, 2019, 01:05:44 am
Game is good. I was a bit skeptical at first (another Battle Royale? A Titanfall game without Titans?), but after having played a couple rounds, I'm not seeing myself going back to PUBG anytime soon.

Despite appearances, this definitely isn't a game that has been released and developed as a quick cash-grab: There's a level of thought and polish to the design that elevate it above the derivative garbage that usually comes out in the wake of one or two hyper successful games (here: PUBG and Fortnite). In this case, the addition of class-based abilities and the tightening of the combat loop so that battles are usually over swiftly and decisively (as opposed to the long slogs that late-game PUBG sometimes devolves into) makes this game a markedly different experience.
Sure, it is also infected with the usual F2P garbage, like cosmetic items being hidden in lootboxes, but for some reason, I find myself more accepting of such practices when they're attached to an actual F2P game. Strange how that works.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Novachen on February 14, 2019, 03:32:28 am
Would be interesting if this one plays more like Titanfall 2 or the much superior Titanfall? ^^

Because i totally disliked the changes in the gameplay for the sequel, that is the reason i am still playing the original one.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: The E on February 14, 2019, 04:56:48 am
It plays a lot like the best shooter of the decade (which is Titanfall 2, fight me), except of course without jetpack and parcour (but with automatic mantling that makes movement fun and fast compared to PUBG)
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Novachen on February 14, 2019, 05:16:56 am
the best shooter of the decade (which is Titanfall 2, fight me)

Do not have to, because it is your opinion :)
I simple like the predecessor much more, because it has an more own self-identity and much less elements from other games which plays all the same.
But i know, that there have to be other opinions. Also it has a reason why the first Titanfall was not very successful either.
And i got to it myself only after it was sell of cheap for 5€ with all then free DLCs.

So, i will pass on this one. But well, have to admit that PUBG and Fortnite was not my cup of tea anyway :).
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Luis Dias on February 14, 2019, 05:23:55 am
my kids won't stop playing fortnite, and I won't definitely show them apex because then I'll never get to touch my pc ever again
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: -Joshua- on February 14, 2019, 07:44:22 am
It's a far better game then either PUBG or Fortnite in my book. I never liked the third-person perspective or fort-building that is so essential in Fortnite, and PUBG still doesn't run all that well. It's a game that tries to do "lightweight Arma" yet somehow manages to be more clunky then that massive game.

This game does a lot better. It inherits the speed of its Titanfall heritage, it inherits the distinct weapons (now with ballistics rather then hitscan), but it also adds new things: Communication using entirely in-game prompts is the best I've seen in any game to the point it makes voice chat and text chat redundant. Even with a squad that fully knows eachother and is on voice, the ping system is still extremely good at relaying information.

It's siginficantly less frustrating in dying too: where in PUBG being downed is a near-game over where you wait a few seconds until your inevitable execution, in Apelegs you still have a decent chance to shield yourself and get back to safety, and even when you die you can be respawned by your teammates after the battle is done. This makes the game far less frustrating then its counterparts.

Please do try it. There's no harm with it being free to play after all, and Respawn deserve their big breakthrough.

It also completely undercuts the Battle Royale mode that Dice was creating for Battlefield. Turnabout is fair play :P
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: The E on February 14, 2019, 07:52:32 am
It also completely undercuts the Battle Royale mode that Dice was creating for Battlefield. Turnabout is fair play :P

What it actually undercuts is the COD Battle Royale.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: MP-Ryan on February 14, 2019, 09:22:15 am
Innnnteresting.

Whatcha guys doing on the weekend? :)
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: SamVision on February 14, 2019, 01:10:14 pm
Does it require Origin on PC? If so then pass.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Colonol Dekker on February 14, 2019, 02:42:07 pm
Prepare......For titanfall.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Snarks on February 14, 2019, 10:57:22 pm
I've played it a bit. It's alright, but I think I'm just done with the BR genre. I can't help but ask myself: does this really need to be in a BR format? It feels like I might enjoy the game more if it was a more traditional team deathmatch type setup, where I get more time shooting and less time running around looting.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: deathspeed on February 15, 2019, 07:01:11 am
I've played it a bit. It's alright, but I think I'm just done with the BR genre. I can't help but ask myself: does this really need to be in a BR format? It feels like I might enjoy the game more if it was a more traditional team deathmatch type setup, where I get more time shooting and less time running around looting.

+1

I'm pretty inexperienced with this genre, and I usually die before I find any decent weapons.  Fist < gun.  It could be fun if I could live long enough to use some of the game mechanics.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: -Joshua- on February 16, 2019, 11:25:23 am
I always try to drop away from other squads so we have plenty of time to loot. Take long distance jumps!
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: deathspeed on February 16, 2019, 01:32:29 pm
Does it require Origin on PC? If so then pass.

I already have Origin installed, but I don't know if it is actually required. 

I'm Deathspeed3 on Origin if anyone wants to add me.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Scourge of Ages on February 27, 2019, 09:38:48 pm
It's fun! I'm really bad at it, but it's fun!

I'm Scourge_Of_Ages on Origin, btw.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Luis Dias on February 28, 2019, 03:46:14 am
I'm Ark1tekt, but if you ever find me, it's not really me, it's one of my three kids trying it out :D
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: deathspeed on February 28, 2019, 07:49:26 am
I've played a handful of matches, and have yet to get a kill :)
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Schenx on March 14, 2019, 06:42:26 am
I'm actually impressed how polished Apex Legends is. Enjoying it quite a bit almost every day. I'm game to group up with people from the community if someone's still playing.
Title: Re: Anyone tried out Apex Legends yet?
Post by: Phantom Hoover on March 14, 2019, 07:31:49 am
It also completely undercuts the Battle Royale mode that Dice was creating for Battlefield. Turnabout is fair play :P

What it actually undercuts is the COD Battle Royale.

oh the ironing