Fortnite - Game View

Fortnite is the super-popular game that has been sweeping the world. Even people who would never normally play games, are seeing Fortnite, and they want in on the popularity of the game. At the dinner table, mention Fortnite, and all the kids' ears will perk up, "DID YOU SAY FORTNITE?!?"

But is it actually good?

To answer that, let's back up a bit.

Fortnite came out July 2017, as an early access co-op game, requiring a purchase to access the Save The World campaign mode, with the promise of a free-to-play release in 2018.

A few months prior, March 2017 saw the release of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and it started rocketing up the Steam charts, and the Twitch streams.

To avoid being overshadowed by PUBG, Fortnite comes out with a free-to-play Battle Royale mode of their own in September. At the time, I passed it over, seeing it as a desperate and cheap ripoff, and that nothing more would come of it.
Little did I know, a few months later, it would start to dominate the social media sphere.
April 2018, can't go a day without hearing about some twitch streamer playing Fortnite, or some YouTuber suddenly starting to play Fortnite. Because the game is captivating a sizable audience, and everyone wants in on that attention.

But is the game actually good??

Eh, it's alright.
I think Epic Games accidentally landed on something huge. I think the Battle Royale mode was initially meant to just be a marketing ploy to get more attention into their for-purchase mode. Instead, it has grown to be a cash cow.
With the success of the Battle Royale mode, the Save The World mode has seemed to fall off the radar. It was originally stated to be released free-to-play in 2018, but I haven't seen any real news about it. Supposedly it'll still come out this year, but it's probably safe to say that it's a lower priority at the moment, compared to continuing the improvement and additional purchase options for the immensely popular Battle Royale mode.

When I first tried FBR, I could not really get into it. But over the following months, it seems they've made huge improvements for it. The art style and building mechanics work well together. I think the game really works best when playing with someone else, or interacting with others. Which is likely why it's so popular on Twitch.
Playing it alone, not much fun. Playing with others, and being able to laugh at things that happen, is a joy.

If you go into the game wanting to win, you're going to be disappointed. Only one person will win any round. But if you focus more on just trying to get as far as possible, and enjoying the moments in between, you may find crazy shootouts, or tense times, which will stand out the most, and are what really makes the game enjoyable.

So, playing alone, not so fun.
Playing with friends, it can be a good time.
That's about all I have to say about that.