It is never easy to review early access games. You know that you get an unfinished product with a portion of glitches that will probably be ironed out. The good thing about the Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale is that developers have already released several updates that fixed many notable issues. That is why we tried to ignore any imperfections and focus on the core of this indie shooting game and here is what we discovered.
A Great Way to Kill Time While Waiting
There is some waiting time until the next session starts, but the game tries to entertain you in the meantime. You can play a gun match where after two successful kills you proceed to the following firearm. Aside from being fun, this will allow you to learn how various in-game weapons work. Once enough players are connected, you will be moved to the playing map where you need to choose the landing location. As you might assume, you will reach the starting spot with a parachute. The game also has an armor system with five slots in total. Technically, you have four at your disposal, but the fifth one can be used to secure a temporary boost to your health. Your armor is pretty endurable, but it will break down if you get shot. The good news is that you can replace it with another armor that you find lying on the map or steal from dead bodies. You can also loot ammunition for the weapons you have, but keep in mind that your stack is limited. This might force you to often explore the area in search of new resources.
Would You Revive Your Teammate?
The fact that you have only a limited portion of ammunition for each firearm means that you will have to switch between weapons. That implies that you will need to master different pistols and rifles if you want to win in the Islands of Nyne: Battle Royale. When it comes to medications, everything is as expected, too. You can find a small pack that will recharge 50% of your health or a big medical pack that will completely replenish your health gauge.
The interesting thing is that you can bring your teammate back to life. You need to have medical packs on you and react quickly, but if you do that, they will be allowed to continue the game as if they weren’t shot. The trick is that you can only carry a couple of packs, which means that you often need to choose whether to save a fellow squad member or keep the health pack for your needs.