Game: Bullet Echo by ZeptoLab
Platforms: Android and iOS
Action games have certainly come a long way over the years. PUBG introduced a new paradigm and it has since been adopted by players and game developers all over. Bullet Echo is one such echo of PUBG that has a few of its elements but a whole lot of new ones.
Bullet Echo is a top-down, hero-based, PUBG-styled action game. You control your hero in a map filled with other players. The size of the map decreases with time, thereby increasing the intensity as the game progresses. However, this game feels a bit different than other Battle Royale games. Apart from the top-down view, the pace is surprisingly fresh with increased importance to stealth. As soon as you start the game, you have to go scavenging for power-ups like armour, health and ammo. This makes it very important to land in an area with ample supply of these. The catch is that other players might also be here, leading to a battle very early on in the game. Since your view is limited to the light from your torch, you can’t see where others are apart from subtle signs like the footsteps of enemies near you.
Bullet Echo game feels a bit different than other Battle Royale games Sourced by The Telegraph
Another aspect that sets Bullet Echo apart are the heroes. There are more than 20 different heroes to choose from and each of them has its own unique set of weapons and abilities. For example, there is the stalker who can go invisible for a set amount of time. There is also a huge tank that walks around with a machine gun as well as a robot that shoots lasers. Each of these characters feel different to play with and take time to master. With different strengths, they also have different weaknesses. This keeps the game interesting because you keep trying new characters. You get these heroes through randomised treasure chests. You can also upgrade them and equip them with buffs. The combination of these features gives players ample control over their destiny in the game.
Your destiny is linked to multiple main game modes. The first is the team battle where you are paired with two other players and have to be the last team standing. It’s a lot of relief to have your back watched by others.
Especially the fact that if you fall during the battle, your teammate can revive you. The right combination of heroes in a team can turn the tide of the most difficult battle. The more
intense mode is the king of the hill where you are a lone soldier. These battles are tough but given the quick turnaround, you are never too far away from action.
VERDICT: The gameplay and the heroes definitely give Bullet Echo a personality of its own. It’s easy to start but gets difficult as you progress in the leagues. The fact that you can upgrade your characters sometimes makes this feel pay to win. But if you are skilled enough or are used to such types of games, Bullet Echo will definitely entertain you. I would rate it eight out of 10.
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