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What are your thoughts on Apex Legends and Battle Royale at large?

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When you stop and think about it, Apex Legends was really smart about its development and launch. Any executive nowadays thinks a game needs reveals, previews, and hands on to get results but Apex Legends didn't do any of that and I suspect Respawn Entertainment knew exactly what they were doing when they said the game is available now. All the talk about Titanfall 3 and the future of the series came out of the woodwork and got everyone worked up at the same time as people who were genuinely curious who would also say the game isn't bad at all. If we found out about Apex Legends 6 months ago, we would inevitably find out about the fate of Ttianfall 3 and hang its fate over Apex Legends for the entire time and the game would be prematurely doomed.

Instead, Apex Legends is an unexpected success on many levels. It has succeeded despite the fate of Titanfall 3, despite the hurdle that is Fortnite, despite the saturation of the BR genre, and it has hooked 25 million concurrent players. Cliffy B even said that in a burgeoning genre, there's only space for 2 successes and than the plucky 3rd place runner up. What Apex did is the equivalent of Lawbreakers releasing and overthrowing Overwatch. With 25 million players trying Apex Legends in under a week, it really speaks how powerful the BR genre is.

Have you played Apex Legends? A lot of you have probably already left comments on Dtoid's Apex Legends articles, but there's still the larger context of battle royale at large. It's been what? 2 years since PUBG and Fortnite took the gaming landscape by storm and one of those titles is essentially dead by comparison. By my memory there have been no less than 5 copycat pretenders trying to latch onto the success of BR, and in our new year of 2019 we finally have a title that realistically competes with the king of the hill. Are you one of the normal participants of BR? And do you remember the past fads in gaming like a fond memory?

Remember when fighting games were a fad? It was a fad that spawned games like Primal Fury and... Tattoo Warriors. Then there was Call of Duty 4 and every game after that became a gritty, middle eastern warzone. Then there are the smaller fads that came about when DOTA2 and LoL started to really heat up and we have games like Paladins now because of Overwatch. There's no telling what can be next for genre gaming as a whole after the BR craze simmers down a bit.

Leave a comment below about Apex Legends, the battle royale genre that's taken root, or the phenomena of gaming fads in general, and I'll get to work getting your words onto the FP this week!

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About Marcel Hoangone of us since 1:23 PM on 07.09.2011

Local contributor responsible for duties such as engagement, power bombs, cblog promotions, community engagement, and memes. I like fighting games, you scrub.




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10 things about me

Another goddamn 10 things about Strider

~Front Paged
- Downloadables: Every night is Monday Night Combat!
- eSports: Someone you know is hype
- Relaxation: Secretly training
- I calls dibs on Gaige!
- Let's explore space! My top 10 space games
- Giving thanks: Turning over a New Leaf
- Strider's GOTY 2015

~FAP Approved!
- A discussion about Catherine with my girlfriend
- So I applied for an internship at X-Play...
- Being Social: Cal State Long Beach's Gaming Club
- Persona 4: Ultimate and 4 other fighting games you probably don't know
- A new return to 3rd Strike Online part 1: Picking a main
- Top 6 somewhat natural disasters in gaming
- Villains: For me my dear, it was merely a Tuesday
- Let's talk about Phoenix Wright and Nova in UMvC3
- How I gave my girlfriend Tetris DS and loved every minute of it
- Let's talk about Rocket Raccoon and Frank West in UMvC3
- Xenophilia: The Universal Language of Mecha
- Asura's Wrath might get panned and I'm ok with that
- Acquisition: Solid Snake signed your what?
- A Valentine's Day reflection: two great loves
- Skullgirls and the art of combos
- 6 reasons why you should check out Legend of Korra
- Today, I thought about oversexualization
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- Objection! The story of an impossible gift for that special someone
- Cultural identity and Sleeping Dogs
- Finn and Flame Princess' big Disney Adventure Picspam
- FTL: Recovered diaries from a derelict spaceship
- Retaliation: Your guide to fighting the Collectors
-Handsome Jack, the father, the hero, the asshole
- Before StriderHoang, there was Marcel Hoang
- Adventure Time: Hey Ice King! You're not all that mathmatical
- Ralph wrecked his way into my heart
- The sixth generation wishlist from five time Pokemon Champion, Marcel
- Strider's big, fat, ride through 2012
- Being the best predator you can be
- The Striderhoang series Dtoid Trading Card Roundup
- Strider's top 10 Kirby powers
- I love grapplers
- The gift of gaming: BIONIC ARM!
- Strider's big, bonkers GOTY 2014 list
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