When a famous game designer cliff Blezinski in 2011, suddenly announced the game Fortnite at the event Spike Video Game Awards, the audience embraced it with great enthusiasm. After all, they didn't know the game at that time even , and its concept was born just three weeks ago. Only after six long years, the project has reached the stage of "early access" for owners of consoles PS4, Xbox One and personal computers running Windows and macOS. This preliminary version of Fortnite, I'd like to tell you about today.
the Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, macOS
the Genre: Survival, Action
the release date: July 25, 2017
the Developer: Epic Games, People Can Fly
the Publisher: Epic Games
The Company Epic Games most often associated with the graphics engine Unreal Engine, which is one of the most popular tools among developers of video games worldwide. But the internal Studio Epic Games has released many great games, including Unreal Tournament (1999), Gears of War (2006), Shadow Complex (2009), Bulletstorm (2011) and others. To the last game, by the way, had a hand in the developers from the Warsaw Studio People Can Fly. It was the poles helped Epic Games in the process of creating Fortnite, which will be discussed below.
The game's Plot is straightforward and lies in the fact that on the planet Earth as a result of a mysterious cataclysm begin to rage a terrible storm. The sky tighten the clouds storm purple lightning, and the men of the city slowly come alive dead in the game which is called"'". These creatures fairly quickly decimated most of humanity. Surviving 2% of people grouped and began to build fortifications and to try to understand what the hell is really happening with their home planet? The player assumes the role of one of the surviving and struggling to make a tangible contribution to the cause of "Hunters storm".
Fortnite is an exciting co-op survival simulator, designed for four players. You can play with fewer people or even alone, but in this case, to carry out fighting tasks becomes significantly harder. The story campaign is divided into missions scattered across the map of the four regions covered by the storm. Each mission has a difficulty level and a set of lens for the performance that players are awarded experience and valuable prizes. Mainly the job deals with the study of storms and to ascertain the true reason for its emergence, expansion protective energy dome over the staff, getting new technology and, of course, to rescue the survivors.
Gameplay is divided into three stages. The first stage consists of gathering resources, rescuing survivors and completing various side-quests. For the players at the end of the mission receive awards and honorary medals that affect the value chests with medals awarded at end of mission. The second stage is the construction of a protective Fort, which is built around some critical research equipment, the crashed drone with valuable information that start of the rocket with the satellite on Board or anything else. Essentially it does not change. It is important to do everything possible to protect an object from methodically advancing mozglyakov. Well, the third stage, as you probably already guessed, it's a battle with the living dead trying to break through your defense. The player must survive the siege for some time and several waves of zombies, then the mission begins and ends with the award.
Mining is quite simple: the player simply gets a pick, like playing Minecraft, and begins to knock it on anything that caught his eye. Whether it's a stone boulder, spreading tree, thrown by somebody in the car, a dilapidated barn or a huge mansion – virtually everything in the game can be destroyed and turned into useful materials. As the basic resources are wood, stone and metal. They are the basis of most of the buildings, including floors, safety rails, walls, ceilings, stairs and more. However, the game has many other resources, such as coal, copper, quartz crystals, various parts falling from cars and other machinery. They will need later for crafting weapons and ammunition.
In Addition to valuable resources in the course of the study location the game you will come across an abandoned mine, someone else's bomb shelter, and even hidden chests full of treasure. From time to time the player will offer a simple side-quests. For example, to collect the scattered audio recordings or parts needed to fix an important device. Save the survivors – is also one of the main tasks. If you hear that someone is calling you for help, do not deny in distress. For their salvation they will reward you with valuable prizes, and upon completion of the mission you will receive additional experience.
Construction is an important part of the gameplay. You simply choose an object to build, and then looking for a place where you want to install it. With each object you can modify: select the material from which to manufacture, assemble window or door, to adjust the size. For example, a standard wall 3-on-3 cells can be reduced, leaving only the lower three segments. So instead of a wall you make a safety fence through which are themselves easy to jump over, but mozglyakov it will delay for some time, making them easy targets. At the same time to build FORTS and fortifications can be tens of different ways. You can defend them from the ground and can shoot vermin with built watchtowers can use rocks and cliffs as a natural fence, and you can build mazes, where the ' will to wander for hours.
Zombies are able to destroy your buildings. If one of the barriers is damaged, immediately rush to fix it until the flow of zombies poured into the Fort. And don't forget to build plenty of traps, gun turrets, metal stakes, jumps – all of them are able to significantly slow the Horde mozglyakov and help you in battle. Traps can be installed not only on land but also on walls and even on ceilings. As you progress you will unlock more and more sophisticated ways of destroying the enemy. However, enemies will also become more advanced. If it starts with the classic slow zombies that wear human faces as the hoods, then eventually you will have to face zombie baseball, throwing you bones fans of bees, sending a deadly swarm, with the dead that are thrown at you, exploding gas cylinders and other vermin.
The Crafting comes in to help players constantly. Moreover, it is the main source of ammunition for your pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, with it, you can still build a unrealistic powerful weapon. The main thing to start to get his drawing and to understand what resources you find. Some components to find will be very difficult. The good news is that the game in General tells you exactly where these items are the most common. However, this does not mean that you immediately will be lucky. I remember four days in a row to beat the materials to create a fancy sniper rifle. So it is not necessarily fast. All those resources except that the local fuel "Senegala", moving from one mission to another. Remember, however, that the maximum capacity of the inventory for each of the materials — 999 units.
The capacity of the inventory in this game is very important. The thing is that you have total inventory where are the drawings of weapons, personal cards of the people you saved and all your weapons and resources. And then there is the inventory of mobile, a much smaller volume, which helps you during job execution. Initially you will have a certain amount of both inventories, which can be expanded either by leveling or by purchasing with real money. Very soon you will realize that your inventory is jam Packed with all sorts of loot, which the game stuffs you in large quantities. Then you come to the aid of the ability to copy repetitive items, drawings and cards in a special collector's album. By the way, you will be rewarded extra experience and prizes.
As prizes at the completion of each mission, the game gives you chests with valuable items. You can get a new survivor card and the cards of heroes that you can play, more experience, drawings of weapons and traps, in-game currency "wonderbox". But the most interesting, in my opinion, the prize is a living piñata in the shape of a llama, which is funny puchit eyes and resolutely do not understand what is happening. Break it with a bat, a hoe or a shovel — and it will randomly drop out especially rare prizes. All the objects in Fortnite vary in their degree of rarity, just like in role-playing games. Sometimes when hitting the piñata she suddenly becomes silver, and even gold – it means that you are lucky, inside will be much more valuable prizes. Additional llamas can be purchased for wonderbox. Tinderbox, in turn, are sold for a very real ruble. This is the case, if you are too lazy to earn them in-game.
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