Friday, May 4, 2018

The Catharsis of Fortnite

Fortnite PVP
Lately, I been playing more player versus player type of games, as well gaming in general as I used to do about 8 to 10 years ago, surely gaming has changed in the last decade, up to the point that there are tournaments around the world such as the Overwatch League, or League of Legends, is a concept as a second generation gamer that it puzzles me; but we aren't going to explore that in this entry, it will be for an upcoming one.

The first player versus player that I ever played was a mod of Wolfsteint 3D back in 1998, that consumed a lot of the dial-up and my father had to control my habits for a while, until in the early 2000's we got broadband for the house and that was another story. You have to see, the first console that I ever played was the Atari 2600 when I was roughly 3 years old and my father used to own it, eventually around 1991 I got a Nintendo and from there I fall in love with gaming but it wasn't until this year (2018) where I finally had the chance to purchase a decent computer for school as well for leisure.

At my 34th birthday, I finally discovered how interesting and fluid P.C. gaming can be and I am able to catch up with ten years of Steam games, and see them run. One type of games, even if I am not good at the game, I enjoy it a lot and those are player versus players such as Fortnite and Player Unknown Battle Ground, that my friend Igor the Assistant gave it as a gift, now I need to find the moment to play together since he is in Germany and I am in the East Coast of the United States, in another article we are going to talk about Player Unknown Battle Grounds. 

I find Fortnite extremely entertaining but also, the probabilities that the competition offers are just amazing plus that the gameplay is quite easy to catch. The idea of placing 100 players against each other, it brings adrenaline to the game, but also a sense of liberation of the stress that can be found on a daily basis. The game is fun, as it sets you a scenario similar as a paintball match and you have to survive until the end.

Of course, there are moments where the game can be incredibly frustrating because if you don't know what to find or expect, it can be problematic; albeit, exploring the scenario, knowing how the other players move as well to complete the challenges you can have a great time, but the experience enhance whenever you are playing with a group or just someone else, probably the best asset to play this game is truly with someone else.

Alone is not bad, it just gets boring but whenever you are with someone and you can chat with that person and create strategies to win, then the game takes another turn, it just becomes interesting and fun, it even becomes a form of escapism to reality for just a few hours.