Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

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DaHeckIzDat
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Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 14th, 2017, 11:21 pm

I've been seeing random videos about PUBG for at least a month now, but I never actually paid any attention to it until tonight, and now that I have it looks pretty cool.

Basically, it's The Hunger Games mixed with Battlefield. 100 players are all dropped onto a roughly 5 mile x 5 mile island. You can choose when and where to jump out of the plane and parachute to the ground. You're complete unarmed, so you have to start looting buildings for guns and armor, and also vehicles to get across the island faster. Another plane will fly over and carpet bomb random places on the map. After a few minutes a weird forcefield thing will begin to converge on the island, effectively shrinking the battlefield (if you're caught in the field, it slowly kills you). This continues until only a small portion of the island is accessible, thereby forcing all the remaining players together for a final showdown. The last man standing wins.

After watching a few videos of this, it looks pretty cool. It's got the scope of a Battlefield game, but instead of waging large scale warfare you're pretty much fighting for survival. You have a map that shows your location and where the forcefield's boundary is, but you have no idea where the other players are. There's a player counter in the corner, and you can watch it slowly tick down without ever seeing anybody. There's a sense of paranoia because there could be somebody in every house, on every hilltop, taking aim at you, and you won't know until you get shot. I've seen people go more than half the match before they see another player, but they're still jumping at every sound because the suspense is that strong.

Anyway, it's only for PC right now, but they've announced that it'll come out for PS4 and Xbox1 too eventually. I may just pick it up, assuming the final product is as good as it looks. What do you guys think of this?
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Re: Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Postby Voor » May 15th, 2017, 7:14 pm

I used to watch a streamer named Lirik that played ARMA 3 and H1z1, which are basically the same game. Check out his streams on twitch.

Yeah, it does seem really fun, but very hard, since you effectively a target for 99 other people. Still, tremendous feeling of accomplishment when you succeed.

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Re: Player Unknown: Battlegrounds

Postby DaHeckIzDat » May 15th, 2017, 9:04 pm

True, but it's not like all 99 of them are targeting you at the same time, lol. Every single person is a target for every other person, so the odds are even. I actually suck at shooting games so I don't expect to ever actually win a match, but I'd be happy if I survived until, like, somewhat close to the final battle lol.
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