Last weekend was the first time PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS had a free weekend and I had the time to try out a few matches to see what this whole “Battle Royale” thing was about. After that I tried a couple other BR games I happened to already have installed. In the midst of all this I’m still trying to figure out whether I even like multiplayer shooters anymore.
For the most part I don’t get into any online shooters these days. Partly because there’s seemingly always a singleplayer game to draw me away from them, and partly because of multiple design trends I don’t like which nearly all of them seem to follow nowadays. I wanted PUBG to be the first BR game I attempted because descriptions of it made it sound like it had the least of those elements I dislike.
Like I said I only played a handful of matches and didn’t do extremely well, but it was enough to get some striking impressions of the game. I imagine in initially caught on like wildfire because of how much it eschews the pattern of standard online shooters.Continue reading