PUBG MOBILE - 2nd Anniversary
PUBG MOBILE - 2nd Anniversary review
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds is an evolutionary multiplayer shooter game released by PUBG Corporation on 21 December 2017. The new game features an up to 100-player Battle Royale where players have to fight for their lives until there is only one of them left to taste the sweet victory.
While the idea behind such games is hardly new, the success of this particular shooter title can be attributed to the unprecedented scale of the battle, its dynamism, and unpredictability. Up to one hundred players parachute onto one of the two 8*8 km maps available in the game and enter the fray making use of any weapons, ammo, and whatever loot they can rummage. The ever-shrinking safe zone forces you to act faster and make smarter strategic decisions.
The game considerably perfected the traditional elements of the Battle Royale genre and introduced some unique characteristics. One of the best innovations in the game that I personally find admirable is its erratic red zones that players have to avoid if they do not want to be blown apart during an unexpected bombing raid.
As much as I like a good fight, I am still glad the developers provided players with the opportunity to spend much time researching their surroundings, exploring buildings, trying out new vehicles, looking for weapons, ammunition, and supplies. Such downtime gave me a much-needed rest and a chance to rejuvenate and re-strategize.
The graphics are not as vivid and memorable as in Fortnite, with occasional glitches and lags, but obviously, the artwork is not the focus of this game. Even though it is not the best-looking or best-sounding shooter out there, it still plays pretty damn well, so if you can pardon the poor art style, you are guaranteed one of the most exquisite combat experiences ever.
One thing that I am not satisfied with is the lack of maps to explore. Although the existing maps are extensive enough and can fit in up to 100 players, after you have traveled them a few times and collected everything there is to collect, the game begins to repeat itself. I hope that future additions will improve on that.
Lastly, I would appreciate the developers giving me more context to justify why certain things happen in the game. For example, I’d like to know what my motives are for killing 99 people, or what is causing the deadly electric fields. I suspect that a little voice acting would make the game feel entirely different.
- A great action-packed game with tension and suspense moments;
- The wild amount of loot in the game;
- Improved stability and performance;
- The gunplay feels profoundly realistic;
- The art style and the sound of the game are not impressive;
- The game gets monotonous soon without more maps to explore;
- The game is still poorly optimized for consoles, and the Xbox One control scheme is clunky.