At the time of me writing this, Radical Heights is the 3rd most watched game on Twitch right now.
And while people on Twitter and YouTube are having their hot takes about how this is gonna fail, All I’m seeing in these Twitch chats are comments like:
“What’s this game?”
“Is this on Steam?”
“Is this free?”
“Does this have duo’s/squads?”
“When is this coming to console?”
“When is this coming to the App store?”
Now me personally, I haven’t played it yet. But I’m rotating between 3 or 4 different streams, and this game actually has some really interesting unique mechanics that the other 2 BR juggernauts simply don’t. Like how the 80’s game show aesthetic also informs the games mechanics. And surprisingly, microtransactions don’t seem too prevalent. Also the way the map closes in is very different. It’s not a circle that gets smaller. It’s a grid that pushes players down certain paths the longer the match goes on.
Is this a cynical cash grab? Yes. Is this a good game? It definitely seems like it is.