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Apex Legends is not as innovative as it claims to be

Launched with a lot of bold claims that don't hold up

by
Raymond Bakker
Thursday 14 February 2019 - 13:08 GMT
11 min.
Review: Apex Legends is not as innovative as it claims to be
Thursday 14 February 2019 - 13:08 GMT
by
Raymond Bakker


Earlier this month EA Games studio Respawn Entertainment released its free battle royale game Apex Legends. It is marketed as a game that is carrying the battle royale genre forward. However, the game is not as innovative as it claims to be.


Apex Legends is perhaps best described as a combination of Titanfall and Overwatch. In the game players select from a limited roster of legendary characters with powerful abilities to battle against 57 other players.
Apex Legends
PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
The good
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Free to play battle royale
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Slightly improved upon ping system
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No pay to win to generate revenue
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Interesting extension of the Titanfall universe
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Niche focus on strategy and special abilities
The bad
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Legend characters aren't overpowered but can still give certain advantages
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Special abilities deteriorate the battle royale experience
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Average environments that don't invite to explore
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No "deep tactical squad play" unless you play with friends
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Generic and dull shooter experience
7
Out of 10
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