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  • Summary: Epic Games next project has you building forts and stopping a zombie invasion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 27, 2018
    96
    That’s one of the best things about Fortnite: It always keeps things simple.
  2. Jul 19, 2018
    95
    Fortnite is an ever-shifting entity, but strong footing has solidified it as a verified phenomenon with fast, fun gameplay and ubiquitous reach. Anyone can play it and have a great time, and although Save the World might get grindy and shotgun climb-and-dives might get a little tiresome, there’s real magic here along with the promise of more in the months and years to come.
  3. May 27, 2018
    85
    Fortnite has almost perfected the Battle Royale concept and added a touch of its own.
  4. 80
    All in all, Fortnite is a game many people can look forward to playing for the foreseeable future. Epic Games’ persistence and commitment to community feedback, latched on with low PC requirements, creative gameplay, and a Free to Play model, have made it one of the most successful games on the market today. With updates almost every week, there are always new things to try for new or returning players alike.
  5. Oct 12, 2017
    75
    After I situated myself in the controls, leveling and managing my squads, and making my way through some missions, Fortnite works. Missions are fun and engaging, rewards are plentiful, and it feels good to shoot things. Replayability is there too, as the enemies and resources are randomly placed when you load a mission. Forntnite may be slightly repetitive at times, but is overall an enjoyable experience.
  6. Aug 4, 2017
    75
    Fortnite is sloppy in its current iteration, but it also shows a lot of promise.
  7. Aug 7, 2017
    55
    Fortnite suffocates what could be an incredible tower defense game beneath the some of the most tangential, egregious, impersonal progression systems we’ve seen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 149
  1. Jul 26, 2017
    10
    Having a blast. I love base building games. I must say its a bit repetetive but dont forget that it is an free to play title. Not forHaving a blast. I love base building games. I must say its a bit repetetive but dont forget that it is an free to play title. Not for everyone. UnnamendCowboy said: " that there is no party matchmaking. There is!
    U can play alone or with friends or with random People.

    If u love grind games u cna buy it for 40 euros. But if u dont like paying just wait a year...
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  2. Oct 26, 2017
    9
    Been playing this nearly since launch now. I almost didn't get this game due to all the 'paywall' reviews, but am glad I did.
    Fortnite is a
    Been playing this nearly since launch now. I almost didn't get this game due to all the 'paywall' reviews, but am glad I did.
    Fortnite is a fun and quirky game. The level progression system takes some getting used to, and it -does- take work to get some better items, but it's very possible without paying. For example, I just saved up my v-bucks (used to purchase llama's, which are basically loot pinata's) to purchase a high-end llama, got 5 legendary items in that one batch. This is all without paying a cent between my original purchase of the 'early access'.
    The community is pretty good so far too, helpful and informative. People are generally pretty helpful and haven't seen too much hate in the chat box. Other than your run of the mill internet crack-pot. You know who you are!
    Maybe people are upset it can take so long to get certain items they want. And I admit, it's been difficult for me to get good traps.. But have been getting good everything else. Yet that can be half the fun of the game. There's really no need to pay, you just.. well.. play... Even with some of the basic items you can still do pretty well.
    Make sure to always play in PUGs.
    They -constantly- update the game as well, adding new events every month, which are different ways to get some good loot.. Which you don't have to pay for.
    I don't know. All these comments about pay-walls baffle me. It seems like a pretty standard game. And the PvE component is very long.
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  3. Feb 5, 2018
    5
    In my opinion, Fortnite is very overhyped. There are much better battle royale games out there that don't get as much attention.
    Sure, it is
    In my opinion, Fortnite is very overhyped. There are much better battle royale games out there that don't get as much attention.
    Sure, it is free, but I don't feel like it should be as popular as it is.
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  4. Jun 26, 2018
    2
    Fortnite is that kind of game that you have to play constantly, like every day and the whole day if you really want to "master" the gameFortnite is that kind of game that you have to play constantly, like every day and the whole day if you really want to "master" the game otherwise you'll get kill pretty much instantly at the beginning of the match.
    The free update that the game offers is dumb, there are minimal changes in the game and most of those updates are for cosmetic stuff that Epic Games add and charge you for them without any special abilities, nothing, just stupid outfits.
    Fortnite and every battle royale game or mode out there are useless and stupid, if you want to play a "game" go and check out other real games, there are many to play instead of waste your time with this title.
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  5. Jan 22, 2018
    0
    Worst game i have ever played. There is at least 3 hackers in each lobby. I literally just played a game and this guy had no shield he ran atWorst game i have ever played. There is at least 3 hackers in each lobby. I literally just played a game and this guy had no shield he ran at me jumped over me with a tactical and literally didn't turn around and missed the shot in air, then he ended up killing me right before he even reached the ground, note: this was a regular jump. nothing boosting him, really **** game, needs a better **** anti-cheat Expand
  6. May 2, 2018
    0
    Epic Games lied and promised refunds for their Paragon game only 'publicly'. I have been waiting for over 2 months without any response fromEpic Games lied and promised refunds for their Paragon game only 'publicly'. I have been waiting for over 2 months without any response from Epic Games following their 'approval' of my refund. Shocking behavior. Spread the Word! Expand
  7. Aug 9, 2017
    0
    This game has the potential to be great. In my eyes, at least 8/10 rating just because of how unique it is, its humor, and just the smoothnessThis game has the potential to be great. In my eyes, at least 8/10 rating just because of how unique it is, its humor, and just the smoothness of the game.

    However, at its current state, I would not recommend it to ANY of my friends.

    Bad loot system:

    It's a game about finding loot, except the most desirable loot are behind a gambling system (think loot boxes). A player will only be able to get about 50vbucks (on average), this equates to half a loot box a day. While players who choose to spend money, can buy any amount of loot boxes as they so desire at $1 a pop. I could be higher "power level" than a player who has played for months, within 1-5 days if I spend enough cash. However, if you don't care how strong other players are, there are also OTHER bad implications of this system.

    The game has 4 general classes with about 6-8 subclasses beneath that. On top of that, each subclass can be different in rarity (commons and rares have about half the abilities of legendaries). So if you were to want to play the ninja class, you may not be able to. It would depend on what loot you got because heroes are loot too! And some may argue that you can easily find a common hero of any class. But let me tell you, the weakness of a common hero versus legendary/mythic will be significant very quickly.

    Poor Co-op

    In a team game, where you defend a fort TOGETHER, it would make sense that you are rewarded for team work. Not here. This game rewards selfish play. There will be many games where your teammates won't help you complete the mission. Either off doing their own side missions, afking, or just looking for chests. So it is not uncommon for one player to have to spend their resources completing the mission while the scumbags who don't help, get exp for the mission (same as the person who spent all their resources), gets whatever look they found while you were doing the mission, and gets to save/build up their resources because they were leeching off of you. Also, people who decide to be "griefers" can actually destroy the core of your base and make everyone lose the game on their whim. That's INSANE! There are numerous other ways to ruin a game too, but there are too many to list and VERY easy to do.

    Insane number of bugs

    By insane, I mean insane. This game is in early access (although it really wasn't marketed that way), but there have been so many bugs, that many players haven't been able to play for weeks. There was a bug on release week that many players couldn't play. Once they fixed that, there was performance bugs the following weeks where players still couldn't play. After their big bug fix patch earlier this week, many players lost their bases that they spent hours working on AND there were new bugs not allowing players to play! If you need a source, you can look at the game's subreddit. Every day, there is a new bug complaint about how PS4, xBox, or PC players can't play the game (although mostly console players).

    There are a sh*t ton more complaints. The only evidence you need is to look at the Fortnite Subreddit or forums. The majority of posts are about people being EXTREMELY upset and many players quitting the game. A recent poll on the subreddit showed that 48% of those who answered do not play anymore or only log in for daily rewards. This is only weeks after the initial release!

    However, you do not need to take my word for it, most video reviews and gaming reviews will tell you very similar to what I have. My best advice:

    Wait 6 months to see if the developers are actually listening to their players. The game will be free then and if improves are implemented, then the game would be worth checking out by then. But for now, buying the game for any amount of money is basically the same as paying some random guy to slap you.
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