My friends and I picked it up on Friday and played way longer than we ever tend to. If you’re playing it, what do you get out of playing it? It’s the first multiplayer shooter I’ve connected with in a while despite it having all the aesthetic trappings of typical “dudebro” shooters.
Also, what do you want to see come of it? (Seems like it’s updated frequently.) Also, I can’t stand the name.
A couple thoughts about PUBG:
It reminds me of The Last of Us’ multiplayer. Anyone else here consider that a gem? That was the last multiplayer gun game I liked. I feel like this has a similar sort of tension that feels so exciting to stew in, even though I often die in my first or second encounter. (TLoU had a more traditional respawn system, so the tension was more bite-sized—PUBG can go on).
I don’t mind dying. I usually understand why I died (usually, sometimes you just get fucking shot from Hell), but the looting and thinking wild thoughts about the potential for opponent players to be anywhere at any time is thrill enough. Death is a welcome part of the stew.
I love the fantasy while I’m in it, but I do find myself wishing I could 1) form alliances with others and 2) being the last person standing wasn’t necessarily the endgame. Like, wouldn’t it be cool if you could broker a deal with another squad and trade supplies? I like imagining being able to walk up to a person with your hands in the air (maybe adorably waiving a tiny white flag) signaling peace. To what end? I don’t know. But I like thinking about other ways to wring tension out of premise.
I’d also love to hear any cool stories people have since this is That Type of Game.