Battle Royale games are all the craze nowadays. Initially brought to fame by PUBG, the genre now has tons of games. So much so that it’s almost reaching a saturation point.
Thanks to the giant volume of battle royale games in the market, the genre is quickly becoming repetitive, and players are migrating back to their previous titles. However, some games stand out from the rest and still enjoy a large and more importantly, more loyal player base.
Today we’re going to talk about two such games and how they compare against each other.
PlayerUnknown’s BattleGround (PUBG)
Quite frankly, I don’t need to write a line about this game. You knew what I’m talking about when you read PUBG.
You know the game, you know the gameplay, you know the guns, you know the vehicles and everything else. This game is so damn famous that player or not, everyone knows what it’s all about. All thanks to the mobile version of this game.
Talking about the bigger, better version of the game, PUBG PC, it’s the god of the entire Battle Royale Genre. The game wasn’t as good as its present stage when it first launched. But over time, user feedback and from their own mistakes, the developers have been able to make a game that quite realistically captures the whole battle royale idea.
The game has gorgeous graphics, varying map sizes, balanced gunplay and tweaked gameplay mechanics to deliver the best battle royale experience. The thing is, in some cases, PUBG becomes too real, and that takes away from the fun element.
You have to worry about a lot when doing pretty much everything in the game. You can’t move when healing, bullets have significant drops over long ranges; vehicles sometimes need to be refuelled, you have to take care of your inventory. For a beginner, a lot is going on at the same time.
Add to that the fact that you need a beefy PC to run the game properly. Yes, it will run on mid-spec PCs as well, but you’ll have performance loss as well as graphics quality won’t be as good. And speaking from experience, this game is best at 60 FPS Ultra settings. Oh, and it’s also has a kind of steep price tag on INR 999, which for a majority of Indian gamers is a lot to spend on a game.
Now sure there’s the PUBG Mobile Emulator and better yet, PUBG Lite, but none of them is as good as the main game
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Ring of Elysium (RoE)
Perhaps the newest member of the battle royale genre, RoE takes things on with a spin.
First up, it takes a little break on the whole realism factor. The game does have just enough gameplay mechanics to make it challenging but not difficult. The vehicle handling is looking good, and the weapon/car skins are out of the world.
The game looks cool, plays well and has an interesting deviation from the standard battle royale genre. Instead of declaring the last man standing as the winner, the game instead sends a rescue helicopter for up to four players to board. These players may or may not be from the same team. This way, you can have up to four different winners.
Then there’s the Ashen’s Eye game mode. In this mode, instead of the play area shrinking, it just moves around randomly. The play area is just big enough to accommodate all the players without feeling cramped.
Oh, and there’s an explanation to why the play area is shrinking — volcanic ash. Then there are the added gadgets and little things like BMX bike stunts. And did I mention it’s free to play? All these things make RoE a formidable rival to PUBG, and it’s growing in popularity every day.
Both these games take on the same genre in their unique ways, perfect in their strides. Which one appeals to you though, is largely dependant on your play style and on what you prefer in your video games. Let us know in the comments below which one do you prefer playing more — PubG or Ring of Elysium — or some other battle royale.
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