The battle royale genre of videogames has exploded over the past few years. You could say there’s a bit too many battle royales on the market right now. Rumbleverse provides a unique twist on the genre and officially launched a week ago. But gamers, including myself, are already loving everything Rumbleverse has to offer and can’t wait for more.
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Loads of Fun
Personally, I don’t care much about battle royale games. Not saying I don’t like them but their just not my type of game. But, I came across Rumbleverse soon after it officially released. It’s a free-to-play game, like most battle royales, so why not give it a try.
And wow, I’m so glad that I did. It almost makes no sense how thrilling this game is. It’s been a long time since I’ve had so much joy playing a game.
Since almost every battle royale game is a shooter game, Rumbleverse describes itself as the first brawler royale in the world. Heavily inspired by professional wrestling and MMA sports, players control a Rumbler who is dropped off into Grapital City to fight in a 40 player brawl. Players fight each other in classic hand-to-hand fights with a variety of powerful wrestling moves and weapons.
Basically, it’s an exciting open world fighting game. The basics of fighting games apply to Rumbleverse such as neutral game, spacing, punishing, recovery, bait, etc. But you don’t need to be familiar with fighting games at all to get started. The controls and mechanics are very simple to learn so anyone jump into the action immediately.
The game is refreshing and addicting so the potential for it is huge. It could very possibly become one of the most popular battle royales if handled properly. The launch has been successful and the game has garnered a solid player base so far.
However, maintaining and growing upon that for long term seems to be a problem for new battle royales. The main reason is that Call of Duty Warzone, PUBG, Apex Legends, and Fortnite continue to heavily dominate the market of battle royales.
There’s many games in this genre that start off with a strong launch but seemingly fade away months later. For example, Spellbreak is a magical combat battle royale that started off great but it will shutting down in 2023 due to very low activity.
Hopefully, Rumbleverse is able to avoid those issues and continues to prosper for the next few years.
The Sweats Are Already Here
For those who don’t know, a “sweat” is someone who’s trying so hard that they’re sweating because of it. Popular games like Call of Duty Warzone and Apex Legends are infamous for their overabundance of sweaty players. And there seems to be more sweaty players popping up in Rumbleverse as each day passes by.
Facing a tough competition to improve your skills is what’s needed to get better at any game. You’ll be forced to do your best in order to beat your enemies and have a chance of winning. But at a certain point it can get irritating when almost every player is trying as hard as they possibly can.
Implementing a ranked mode has been the answer for many games to separate casual and hardcore players. Eventually, it would be a nice addition to this brawler royale. Sometimes, you might want to give it your all. More than often, you might just want to lay back, relax and goof around while playing,
Inconsistency is the main problem that is haunting this game. Certain higher priority attacks doesn’t register at times. Occasionally, there’s a delay to blocking right before an attack hits.
Tracking of enemy players isn’t as consistent as it should be. Tossing a weapon at enemy that’s nearby misses more than it should. Whereas, I’ll aimlessly throw a bat that somehow knocks down an opponent that was seemingly out of range. The dash kick is another move in particular that needs an adjustment to its inconsistency.
Long wait times to queue into matches is troublesome. After waiting for 20 minutes to find my first match I honestly believed only a few people were playing the game. Then the wait times started to gradually decrease. Right now the average wait time for me is three to five minutes.
Adding a respawn mode of some sort would be great some time soon. For example, a team deathmatch style mode where two teams face off to reach a certain number of knock outs. Another great addition would be a king of the hill mode where a group of players take turns challenging the defending champion or the “king” of the hill. Each player battles the king until someone defeats them to become the new king and the cycle continues.
Honestly, that’s all of the suggestions I have. The game is quite optimized and I haven’t experienced any major lag or technical issues. Season One has just started so there’s still a lot to come for this thrilling brawler royale.