In a world where battle royale games dominate the current market, upcoming games have to come up with a twist to separate themselves from everything else. But will ‘Black Ops 4’ fail terribly, or break all expectations?
Enough With Battle Royale
In a world where battle royale games such as ‘Fortnite’ and ‘PUBG’ has already taken the throne, is adding another battle royale game to the market really the smartest choice? ‘Call of Duty’ games have a reputation for having insanely good sales yet buggy and rough launches on the day of their release, but can ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ top its predecessors? Or is it doomed to fail like so many other battle royale games in the market? For instance, on the day of ‘Call of Duty: WWII’s’ release, it had a rough first day with awkward load times, freezing, and server issues that plagued all platforms. Players on all consoles were getting disconnected constantly, the games crashed abruptly, and the match could even end as suddenly as it could start.
“‘Black Ops 4’ is more ‘Call of Duty’ than ‘PUBG,’ and it’s not a good start to a battle royale game.”
‘Call of Duty’ > ‘PUBG’
As stated by the unknown reviewer above, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ is more ‘Call of Duty’ than ‘PUBG,’ and that’s not a good start to a battle royale game. But maybe, just maybe, it’s what ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ needs to surpass ‘PUBG’ or ‘Fortnite’ and claim the throne to the battle royale genre. Players around the world are saying that the game feels more like, “A ‘Call of Duty’ with 100 people in the match,” instead of an actual battle royale game. Some people admired ‘Call of Duty’s’ approach to the battle royale genre, others criticized them, saying that the game isn’t an actual battle royale game. But what is the actual definition of battle royale?
Battle royal traditionally refers to a fight involving many combatants that is fought until only one fighter remains standing.
–‘Wikipedia’ definition of battle royale
So dictionary wise, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ is technically a battle royale game, and a damn good one too. With only a ‘First Person View’ and no actual ‘Third Person View,’ players are forced to play the game as if they’re in a massive ‘Call of Duty’ match, and it’s not all that terrible, apart from the few bugs that currently plague the game.
So Far So Good
So far, ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ has been an incredibly successful game, with an extremely large player base. Since the game is more of a ‘FPS’ than a battle royale game, it’s refreshing to jump into it after a year of ‘PUBG’ and ‘Fortnite.’ What do you think? Will ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’ be the most successful battle royale game ever made? Or is it going to fail terribly?