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Battleborn (Beta)


I wasn’t really paying that much attention to this game, but there’s an open beta happening for it this weekend, and so I decided to give it a try. The first thing that surprised me when I started playing it was that it’s a first-person shooter – see, told ya I wasn’t really paying attention – because from all of the colourful character art I had seen for the game, I was sure it was going to be played in 3rd person (which I would have really liked). But OK, so FPS it is, and I grabbed a character that throws knives (I forget his name), and played through the first campaign episode, solo. It did keep me interested enough to play through the entire episode and defeat the final boss, and what I loved the most about the game is the art style – beautifully colourful and cartoony, with cool designs for the characters you can choose to play. In terms of gameplay, on top of the basic FPS structure, I liked how abilities and upgrades are done MOBA-style. I haven’t played it multiplayer yet, which I realize is really what this game is going for, but I can already find the appeal, and wouldn’t mind playing more of it.

By Jean Snow

Production Services Manager at Ubisoft Shanghai. Before that, half a life spent in Tokyo.