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Fortnite Switch Review

  • Genre: Multiplayer, Battle Royale
  • Developer: Epic Games
  • Publisher: Epic Games

Fight against 99 other players to be the last person standing

Fortnite has become one of the most popular videogames of all time. There has been a lot of hate surrounding Fortnite since its release. The hate comes from people believing it’s a cheaply developed game made for kids.

Game reviews and social media profiles of millions of people post about Fortnite. It’s a video game that has the whole world’s attention. People of all ages have heard about Fortnite and the crazy dance emotes.

I’m telling you the truth, Fortnite is fun and entertaining. You can play every day and there is always something new to do. Around every ten weeks an update releases including a bunch of new content. Amazing franchises like Star Wars, Deadpool, and Aquaman are special appearances.

CONCEPT

Battle Royale is a new genre of video games that has recently emerged in the past couple of years. The term derives from the Japanese manga of the same name, Battle Royale. It contains illustrations with ultra graphic violence and mature sexual content. A randomly selected school chooses the 9th-grade students to fight to the death until only one is left alive.

People will be more familiar with the North American Hunger Games franchise. The films also share the same concept of the last man standing.

Fortnite Switch Review

You against 99 other people? You must be nuts, but I mean, from the looks of it, everyone else is too! 😜

DESIGN

The Battle Royale mode can be played individually or in teams of 2, 3, and 4. Players only have one life. Once eliminated, you’re not allowed to re-spawn. You can either choose to play another match or be sent back to the lobby.

Modes like Team Royale pit 25 vs. 25 players to get 100 eliminations. You can also practice playing Fortnite in Creative Mode or participate in tournaments.

Fortnite Switch Review

The main lobby allows you to meet friends, shop, and prepare for your next match.

Playing a Match in Fortnite

Players begin at the Battle Island, all players in the same server are placed there before the match starts. You start floating above the main island in the Battle Bus. The round begins the moment the timer starts.

The bus moves in a straight line across the map differently in every match. Choose where you want to go and jump from the Battle Bus. Skydive to that location with your glider. Once you’re on the ground, search for weapons and items as fast as possible.

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Understanding mechanics in Fortnite

Immediately upon landing, your goal is to find a gun and scavenge for resources (for example, ammo and health supplies). Every object in the game is destructible, so take out your pickaxe to chop down anything to receive materials. There are three materials available to scavenger: wood, bricks, and metal.

Build forts to defend yourself by creating buildings that will help you gain a better advantage by reaching greater heights. Every item in the game has a color depending on their quality: Grey (Common), Green (uncommon), Blue (rare), Purple (Epic), and Orange (Legendary).

Fortnite relies heavily on RNG (Random Number Generator), which is a system of Chance. This game not only requires skill but a large amount of luck. Everything from loot crates to weapon damage is RNG.

Countless factors can cripple a player’s experience due to having RNG. This is one of the reasons why this game has received backlash.

Other things

Walk or ride golf carts, grocery karts, quad bikes, planes, hoverboards, sharks, balloons, and more. There are many strange weapons like the Disco Bomb. Once thrown it creates a floating disco ball and anyone caught in the radius begins to boogie down like Saturday Night Fever. This makes players vulnerable to open fire.

AESTHETICS

Fortnite has a cartoonish charm. Everyone learns that Fortnite has a large amount of emotes where people do ridiculous dances. Fortnite’s popularity also comes from its sense of unique humor. This characteristic makes the experience enjoyable and also a reason why it’s become so iconic.

Part of the cool features of the game is the ability to find cosmetics from different franchises. The store is enormous, boasting a large number of skins, emotes, and other apparel to purchase.

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VALUE

It’s one of THE most accessible games available for all platforms. Players can play with each other using different devices. You can play if you have Nintendo Switch and your friend has Fortnite on their cellphone.

With daily updates and maintenance, you can rest assure that Epic Games is providing quality. Customer service is responsive and trustworthy.

Every ten weeks, a new Season is introduced to Fortnite, which brings additional content. Fortnite’s business model revolves around Free to play but also includes a premium subscription, called a Season Battle Pass. Buying it will cost around 1200 VBucks (which is equivalent to USD 12). Purchasing the Season Battle Pass will give you cosmetics and specific Weekly Challenges.

Players will unlock V Bucks completing challenges even if they haven’t purchased a Battle Pass. Doing so will give dedicated players free in-game currency which you can spend on a Battle Pass when you have enough.

Verdict

I do love Fortnite. I still play this game every month with my friends or cousins because it’s accessible on all devices and it’s for free. The new Call of Duty Warzone isn’t as entertaining or creative.

The only real downside is that Fortnite takes a hefty amount of space. Around 80 gigs or so but I guess it’s reasonable compensation for all the content you’re downloading.

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Concept10
Design8
Aesthetics8
Value10
Positive
It’s extraordinarily accessible, being the game have brought the Battle Royale formula of 1 vs 99 players to everyone on Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Mac, PC, Android and iOS devices absolutely free.
You can crossplay with anyone over any of the previously mentioned devices
A global phenomenon that has been able to helped position video games be recognized as an important E-Sport to be taken seriously
Building is a very interesting and enjoyable mechanic that also opens the door to a sandbox of user creation
Frequent updates and new additions make the game more enticing
Microtransactions are cosmetic only and there is a large varied catalog available
Irritating but lovable dance moves
Negative
The RGN for shooting is a horrible, disgusting decision
Inability to shift perspective from left to right when shooting
There is a larger difficulty ratio for anyone not playing with a mouse and keyboard
Vaulting items and modes is always a double edged sword
This game lags, can get disconnected and summon abnormal glitches
9
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