It was only a matter of time before a new Battle Royale games were introduced to challenge the reign of Fortnite and PUBG. The newest challenger?
Strange name? Check. Colorful and nonsensical? Check. Is it good? That’s up in the air.
Spending a couple of hours with this game brought me to the conclusion that Radical Heights may not be doing enough to differentiate itself from it’s top competitors. It features a unique in-game currency system that allows you to purchase weapons and gear in game or store it in an ATM to be used in other rounds. Zones are already identified on the map and you must work quickly to either leave or enter a new zone. It is much faster than PUBG and runs surprisingly well for a game in early access. I didn’t say it looked good visually, because it’s a bit of a mess as it is an early alpha, but I didn’t have any real issues in-game.
Which gives me a cause for pause. Radical Heights will have time to separate itself by introducing new ideas to hopefully stimulate interest, because what’s there now won’t chip away at the established fan bases of Fortnite and PUBG. That is of course, if Boss Key studios sticks with its “passion project” and doesn’t abandon it because they are currently living in the shadows of giants. It’s free right now for download on Steam and you can buy the Founders pack for 14.99. I’ll be checking in every now and then to see how the game progresses, hopefully it adds more than just trampolines and it makes more vehicles drivable.
Man, do I suck at PC gaming.
Lastly, “X-treme Early Access”? Yeesh, I mean it’s an apt description, but that cringe though.