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Apex Legends Review

Apex Legends

Apex Legends Overview:

At this point, I think we are all getting used to the Battle Royale style of gameplay as it seems to be taking over the gaming community at a fast pace so I wasn’t surprised when I heard a new one had come out. What I wasn’t expecting was it to be from the AAA gaming developer Respawn Entertainment, the developers of the beloved Titanfall series of games. When I saw the initial statistics of over a million players on the first day of launch and no signs of slowing down I knew what I needed to do. I did what any real gamer would do and I downloaded it and went straight into streaming my first experience with the game to help me create a first glance game review. So, without further adieu here it is!


Your initial experience with the game is that you are thrown into a 3 person group and required to choose from 1 of 8 playable classes (some may need to be unlocked) to start the launch sequence. From there you can either choose to jump solo or pick a landing point and fly as a group. From there you get to explore the rather large map running through buildings, picking up loot, scavenging through crates, etc and all the things we have come to love with battle royale style games. That being said, this game heavily emphasizes team play as each player picks a different class type that plays a specific role in the strategy of winning the match. (Side note so far I’m all about that wraith class!). You can choose to be more of a tank/shield laying beast for the group, a healer/medic type of class, stealth, and all kinds of other types. Minus a couple of moments of screen freezing (probably my fault) and a few moments of quiet walking around I must say I truly loved the gameplay experience that Respawn Entertainment has brought to us with Apex Legends and I strongly recommend it.

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In the universe of battle royale games, the graphics are a wild ride. Looking at Pub G, it shoots for a gritty, real-world feel, versus Fortnite, diving headfirst into a cartoon wonderland with its bright colors and funky pickaxes (just not my scene, to be honest). H1Z1 is pretty much Pub G’s reflection but enter Call of Duty, and bam! It’s a whole new level, showing off what ace game makers can do. When I jumped into Apex Legends, boom, the graphics blew my mind, neck and neck with Call of Duty. Respawn Entertainment really outdid themselves, finding the perfect sweet spot with eye-popping graphics and a realism that’s not too over the top. From the landscapes to the characters, down to the smallest detail, everything just sings. Hats off to Respawn; they absolutely smashed it with the graphics. If you’re all about getting swept up in stunning game worlds, you won’t want to miss out on these.

“I expect to see this game really take off within the streaming community and I could even see this title out performing the behemoth that is Epic Games Fortnite this year…”


For a first glance game review I have to say I am thoroughly impressed with this game and I look forward to spending hours playing and streaming this title for a long time to come. I will most definitely come back and do a post update once I have logged over 40 hours on the game to give a more detailed rating or further solidify what I have outlined here. In a time where we have seen AAA game developers severely piss off their communities and totally ruin their loyal fans trust I must say that Respawn has without a doubt come up with a fantastic title. The game has only been live for a few days now and it is growing in popularity by the hour. I expect to see this game really take off within the streaming community and I could even see this title out-performing the behemoth that is Epic Games Fortnite this year. As long as Respawn keeps the player base engaged and releases new updates and seasons on a consistent basis I see this becoming the staple battle royale that everyone wants to play.