As a magician who has pulled a rabbit out of the hat, Respawn and EA announced Apex Legends, a Battle Royale that takes place in the Titanfall universe. Soon announced, soon to be available (literally), Apex had to face a wave of criticism that reproached the California study to put their resources into developing another Battle Royale instead of Titanfall 3. And if the idea was Isn't it scared?
- The game is heavily dependent on very clear color codes
Let us be clear from the beginning if Apex Legends is a Battle Royale taking place in Titanfall's world (10 years after Titanfall 2 according to Oracle's proverb), it is not strictly a "Titanfall Battle Royale". In fact, do not expect to call your best friend, Titan, to trust the first place in the ranking as these good old cans are not in the game. There are rumors that it is a matter of not too much imbalance fighting, and that more formulas have been tested on this subject. But we would have liked to see how the arrival of a titanium in a game could have changed the face of it. Maybe in a future game mode who knows?
- Boxes left by dead enemies indicate scaring levels of solder
Currently, Apex Legends only offers a game configuration. So there are 20 squads of 3 Legends that land on the only available card. On the program? Loot weapons, shields, helmets, ammunition, care or the traditional accessories of all types and all levels of rarity. That said, it looks like a good classic Battle Royale out of the bassoon in the urge to get a piece of cake that everyone claims. But Apex Legends still stands out with its ergonomics and gameplay more nervous and aggressive than the average Battle Royale.
No, not so
- Killed teammates can be inserted again by bringing their tags to specific points on the map
First of all, even though Apex Legends is in the Titanfall universe, we do not designate a pilot. In fact, no titanium or wall-run. But we find some sensations from the main game in the main game as the sprint "slow but not too much", which characterizes the players' basic games, but also their long glides to set the pace. The slider is also one of the most important mechanisms in the game to move as effectively as possible if you see a small drop run like Carlos Mozer (or Nigel De Jong, depending on your time) and take the speed. Even on flat terrain, the slip speed is greater than the sprint. So it is all a sliding mechanism to integrate to better control the level of design, which also encourages us to climb the walls, hold the jump button down, to achieve height.
- Each character has 3 abilities: passive, active and ultimate
Of course, some heroes like Pathfinder will be able to utilize the field because of their grip or zipper. Having the Pathfinder in your team can give you a great advantage in terms of mobility (including the absence of a fall injury), but can, however, deprive the Lifeline team of health or Bloodhound, the scout for example. You will understand, in addition to having a good command for his two thumbs, composing a good team with additional Legends is a crucial factor in performing a game. We encourage you to consult our guide to learn more about the different abilities of the available heroes. There are various roles such as scout, support, defense or attack. If at first sight the hero shooter dimension might seem a little scary to the point of neglecting gunplay, knowing it is not.
If the weapon's maneuverability is similar to what we have seen in the Titanfall games, the feeling has been reviewed to give more influence
- There are many ways to gain experience
In fact, fans of Titanfall will find here the iconic weapons of the series. Except … smart-gun. Respawn guys are still not so keen to include a weapon of self-love in a Battle Royale. For the rest, we go on known terrain because we can especially get our hands on R-301 (logical development of R-101 and R-201, the game's signature war), G7 Scout, Hemlock, Wingman, Spitfire, Longbow or Kraber for example, in addition to some well-known news (cuckoo peacekeeper). If the weapon's maneuverability is similar to what we have seen in the Titanfall games, the feeling has been revised to give more influence to the calibrations we hold. From the sound of detonation to feedback when we hit our goals, the whole has been improved without being distorted.
The devil is in the details
- New legends can be unlocked
If there is another point where Apex Legends shines, it is carefully given to all those little details that can affect the overall experience. As falling with players speaking another language, one of the biggest obstacles to online gambling. Especially when it unfortunately requires playing in squad. To overcome this, or rather to establish a minimum of team play when verbal communication is impossible, Respawn has introduced a labeling system to set every possible goal. Destinations, enemies, weapons, ammunition, chests and so on. Everything can be specified at the touch of a button. This, of course, will never replace a voice chat, but this addition removes the brake that can exist for lonely players or disabled people who prevent them from communicating effectively through traditional means.
- The Apex store is only cosmetic
Always with the desire to simplify the player's experience by offering maximum feedback possible, we find a very clear display of ammunition, each with a color code. Also, if the ammunition fits a weapon you own, the game tells you. Dito for accessories: every object detail with which weapon it is compatible beyond showing a level of button very clearly, once again thanks to a universal color code. Going from white to gold (with a blue and purple level between two), each accessory has its rarity similar to its degree of efficiency or protection. When an enemy falls into battle, his loot shines immediately after the color of the rarest object available. Suffice it to say that a golden box in the middle of the sky will necessarily attract the eye and be the ideal opportunity to ambush the terrain's topology, especially that it is necessary to roll vertical objects, it is inevitable to take more time to check the entire content.
Everything for the card (but no credits)
- The game is quite transparent on the contents of the packages
When talking about the card, it is also good to indicate that Apex offers an extremely close map with many points of interest. Here, no-man's lands and shelters in the bushes are extremely rare or non-existent. Each point of interest has a loot level. Whether it's white, blue or purple, this is just an indication, because even though the likelihood of finding interesting equipment has increased, it's not a certainty, especially since the ammunition is still quite valuable during the games.
- No legendary skin this time …
Technically, Apex defends itself and has a special place in the Battle Royale family. In fact, the artistic direction that delivers a kind of cartoon vision of Titanfall is a great gameplay game that does not pollute the vision with a thousand badly controlled effects and other grass balls. Halfway between Fortnite and Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Apex is about an exemplary fluidity, besides showing no display errors (yes we are at the point where we should mention when a game is well done), which is all the more noticeable as the game came out of nothing besides being free.
- To purchase the Apex packages, you can withdraw or withdraw the credit card
Of course, who says free games, says micro-transactions. We are not crazy, we know how it works now with ingame stores and other lootboxes. Here, and even though we see you in advance when you see the publisher of the game, there is no need to worry. The entire elements of the Apex packages are cosmetic, and the store only allows to buy skins of weapons or signs. The only gameplay items that can be bought are the new playable characters. Fortunately, these can be purchased with ingame money. Count about twenty hours to unlock a character (12,000 points). In addition, the game starts next month to resume the Battle Pass system, which enjoys Fortnite players, namely exclusive skins throughout the season for passport holders. This economic model has already proved worthwhile, it is not illogical to believe that Apex can continue.