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Fortnite
(Save the World mode)
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Fortnite (Save the World mode) is a multiplayer fort defense game designed by Epic Games where players play cooperative with each other to take down zombie-like AI enemies in various types of missions, most of which have an objective you need to defend, which can either be full-frontal assault by your character or by using traps applied to your defensive structures.  There are currently 4 regions to go through & it takes a LONG time to get through the areas, running numerous missions before you can proceed.  Every player has a skill tree, which they can spend skill points by raising your Commander level (done by gaining Commander XP from running missions, provided the mission is gray on the map).  Aside from skill points, Commander level & Commander XP, there is also an advanced leveling system for Schematics (Weapons & Traps), Heroes, Survivors (your primarily method of raising your Homebase level) & Defenders (a special type of AI defender, mainly used when you are lacking a full team of actual players).  Weapons consist not only of various types of guns, but the game also contains a plethora of melee weapons for those who like to get up close & very personal.

Pros:

Neutral: (positive or negative, depending on the viewpoint of the player)

Cons:  (anything in green is multiplayer related)

NOTE:  I know there are some details I am leaving out of this review, I will have to add them later when I remember what those details are...

Personal opinion

In my opinion, the game is fun (that is when I can get into a team, idling missions is never fun), but not really worth the $40 price tag (it's going to be free later in 2018 anyways...with the exception of microtransactions of course), especially when the game also has microtransactions & P2W lootbox mechanics (the main reason I regretted purchasing the game when I realized it had them).  The Twitch dailies offered early in it's development was one that kept making sure I would play the game at least once a day (unless something come up that prevented me from doing so), but since they broke (and Epic Games appears to be ignoring the issue), I've since lost a good part of the interest I once had in the game, which lowered the frequency I actually played the game from every day to every 1-3 days (when standard dailies filled up).  Of course the Event Store got added to the game later, which breathed new life into the game & gave me some interest in playing it fairly normally, if only to farm event gold to purchase from the event store (just not as high a priority as it was when Twitch dailies were still around).  I still regret the purchase of the game due to it having microtransactions & P2W mechanics & don't really care about the PvP version (Battle Royale), not to mention the constant scamming in Global trade & the game getting near impossible to get a team together due to name-shaming circle-jerk blocking, I won't be surprised if I eventually drop this game & my experience of the game making it the last game I ever purchase from Epic Games...

Additional notes

I now find that any time I say anything in Global chat, almost nobody responds to it, expected to be caused by an ongoing vendetta from Twitch user iBreezyy (PSN user Logster45, already known for committing slander & filing NUMEROUS false-reports based on a video taken from his own channel), where retaliation, harassment, slander & countless false-reports by him & his gang of delinquent friends for over 2 months (and counting), a vendetta started because a video of him griefing on 2/19/2018 (under the name of Aluuurt, the name has been changed at least twice since then, the second name change pointing out his Twitch channel) was published (first highlighted on Twitch, later uploaded to YouTube when a bug on Twitch cause the Highlight to expire), which I believe him & his cult of followers to be a large part of why the game is being rendered nearly unplayable & may result in a lawsuit for damages, as I don't believe the damage he has caused through these organized attacks can be reversed...  These continued attacks is what made me decide I needed to get this review up ASAP & now has a large portion of the review with excessive details regarding griefing (which wasn't originally expected to be a part of the review, but ended up becoming a part of it due to the continued attacks for 2+ months).


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