Battle Royale concept has been around for a long time, but PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds that brought it worldwide fame lately. Other developers are trying to find inspiration in the same concept with some ending up being blatant PUBG copies and others being innovative enough like Black Survival. The game developed by Archbears is about surviving on an island, but it seems to target an entirely different audience of adventure and visual novel lovers.
Can You Be the Last Person Standing?
Black Survival puts you on a deserted island with only one task – being the last one surviving. It isn’t as massive as PUBG since a single session features just 10 players. That doesn’t compromise the fun, though. If anything, it makes a match faster and more exciting since everything fits into 20 minutes of adventure and action.
You have more than 30 available characters to select. These include professionals like a police officer or fencer, as well those that are probably carrying weapons for the first time, such as a student or cook.
Collect, Upgrade, Shoot, and Much More
Being the last person standing in Black Survival won’t be an easy task. In fact, it will depend on a lot of factors. The first one will be your ability to navigate through 22 different areas on the island, including Beach, Hotel, Temple, School, etc. As usual in surviving games, you don’t want to be in the open too much as you can encounter an opponent. When that does happen, you will know that it’s time for some combat. The controls are somewhat simple and come down to using hotkeys since the game is also optimized for mobile devices. The winner of the battle, in most cases, is the one with better weapons and equipment. There are seven weapon types, including guns, blades, and bows. If none of it is available, you can always rely on your hands.
Can You Find Anything to Eat?
Crafting can be the deciding factor in determining the winner. You will need to run around the island looking for more than 600 different items that you can use. Aside from making tools and weapons, you shouldn’t forget that a man (or woman) has to eat. You also need to look for food that will make you stronger. As time passes, things are getting more complicated because the playable area is shrinking. That is what limits the duration of a single session and makes things more exciting.
The developers decided on a visual novel style when it comes to graphics. You might think that the cartoonish art affected the overall impression, but that’s not true. There is still plenty of excitement and moments when you will be on the edge of your seat hoping to remain alive for at least a couple more seconds.