Preview Naraka Bladepoint: A nervous and surprising battle royale à la Tiger and Dragon Posted on April 26th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m., updated on April 26th, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Long announced, Naraka – Bladepoint s’ will be revealed by a beta Weekend for westerners that gives access to a particularly promising game that knows how to play with its differences to stand out from the crowd. After a year of 2019 in which we could count on the appearance of a Battle Royale (BR) at least once a week (we are hardly exaggerating!), 2020 was the year in which the genre finally made a small treadmill, with the long-awaited and successful release of Call of Duty Warzone. But in 2021 the genre seems to be back in vogue, at least enough to spawn some serious contenders, and one of them is none other than Naraka: Bladepoint.
Original and dynamic gameplay
Developed by 24 Entertainment and published by Chinese giant Netease, Naraka has mostly BR stereotypes. There is a huge map where about sixty players have to fight each other to get first place in the leaderboard. To do this, you can choose to appear in different points with a visibility of the places where most of the opponents are or not, and then look for objects of different quality to put them in a functional state. Added to this is the presence of a circle that gradually becomes smaller and narrows the play area. But where Naraka stands out from its competitors is the gameplay. One of the main strengths of the title is that it is not a shooter, but a third party action game where hand-to-hand combat is paramount. No submachine gun or rocket launcher either: in addition to bows, crossbows, cannons and cannons, there are swords or even katanas that you can use to come into direct contact with your enemies. So there are several options, some prefer to play charged attacks to capsize the opponent while others take them out by multiplying the hits to create a combo. You can even disarm your opponent as everything in Naraka is a matter of observation. The gameplay may be nervous, but it doesn’t forget about its strategy and visibility. With a little experience, we can easily tell whether a player prefers one style of play or the other during the brawl. And if we still lack the dynamism, the title offers us a confrontation, the hits are limited and can be reloaded using roles available on the map. It allows you to get to a high point or climb a tree or even hook your enemies to move towards them. With this tool, the game offers some excellent moments of playing in the vertical direction, provided you are good at it. A full game with top 1
A depth that shows on your way …
The other capital of Naraka lies in the plane of its heroes. There are six of them in beta, and all of them have three skills (including one ultimate) capable of turning a seemingly hopeless situation around. And each of these skills, like your weapons, can be improved over time. Once the basics have been mastered, the game still holds many secrets: there are various activities to be performed on the map in order to drop more items with rarity is random. For example, this could be a simple prayer to the local deity or a bounty if you manage to take out a particular player. There are rewards for completing them. For new players, 24 Entertainment also came up with a great idea to offer a resurrection voucher in case you die before the second circle arrives. If your teammates cannot resuscitate you, you will transform into a ghost and have to go to the nearest altar to reappear, along with some basic equipment. In order not to frustrate newbies too much, there are a few bots in the early stages that can do simple kills, as well as the options for customization. Each hero can be customized from start to finish. It’s not just a skin, but epaulets, a headdress, or even an overall style that allows you to show off a unique look in the field. Everything is for sale in two currencies, but beta requires, we’ll see what the real economic model is. Our impressions When we first launched Naraka: Bladepoint, we weren’t expecting anything. So the surprise was only greater when you discovered the depth of the gameplay and its infallible nervousness. “Another Battle Royale?” Sure, but if 24 Entertainment Studio continues down this path, it is certain that we will run the risk of spending long hours there when it is released on PC next summer. Administrateur jeuxvideo.com April 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.