Being the thing of 2018, Fortnite (along with PUBG) established Battle Royale as a trend in gaming for the next years. Now we’re seeing lots of online battlefields for dog-eat-dog combats, one-versus-all, with only one to survive. Anyway, Fortnite remains original even in this pack of chameleons, because it features something more: its unique shining alloy of destruction and construction.
Graphics / Sound
The game looks quite impressive, featuring realistic movements and environment (despite some arcade conventions). Though the app takes about 4 GB, it looks like a bigger one.
This is also the sort of game that pays the closest attention to the sound. That’s why you better put your best headphones on. Then use the sound to spot the nearest enemies or a gunfight going on somewhere.
So we can rate both graphics and sounds 10/10; it may be a little exaggeration, but quite a forgivable one for the love of it.
Interface and Controls
Thanks to the developers for not reinventing the wheel. The control system is just what any action game features. There is a joystick in the lower left corner to move your character. The right side of the screen is the camera control area. There are also buttons for shooting or stabbing, jumping, hiding, and so on; building menu is opened independently when needed.
Though there is a special section of Settings for controls sensibility, most players will be good with the defaults. If not for some glitches, we’d give it 10/10 too; but so far it’s 9/10.
Probably it provides the greatest freedom we’ve seen in Battle Royale games. As you’re deployed onto the Island, you need to stay alive, killing the enemies and escaping the storm. All the weapons and medicals are there as loot for you to pick. Select what you need and use it to kill or heal.
But along with stabbing and shooting you can build your own fortifications, as well as use them for spotting your targets. Materials for building are easy to collect from anything you run into; the environment is virtually interactive. Also, you often run into various vehicles you can use for accelerating your pace.
This diversity is perfectly made, giving no activity a definitive advantage. So the gameplay deserves a solid 10/10.
Fortnite is the perfect example of a perfect updating policy. Season by season the developers introduce innovations, like new themes, new landscape elements, spots, and biomes. Some of them are a limited time offer, some remain to stay.
Every season brings its innovation in every minor aspect of the game. New skins and weapons, locations and pets, special quests and side missions, sometimes controls optimization, and always bugs fixed (and some new added).
That’s how the same game gets different constantly, and that’s the firmest 10/10.
More than a game, Fortnite is a trend. So it’s not to be rated; it’s rather a reference for rating other games. And if it goes on like this, Fortnite is here for a long happy life.