One of the games, if not the game, of 2017 comes to our mobile devices. It is often said that one is consecrated when they imitate you, and they have "imitated" the game philosophy that this PUBG offers us.
What is PUBG? For those who have been in a cave or do not have an internet connection (I don't know how they will read these lines), we are facing a game that belongs to the so-called Battle Royale. In other words, a game in which everyone fights against everyone and there can only be one left.
The Play Store rewards you for signing up for games before anyone else
The Google Play Store will reward you for playing games without having left. This is the system that gives us rewards if we try these titles.
Specifically they are 100 player games in which the result will always be 99 losers and one winner. Task that we must perform in a proposal for survival and action that have joined as never before in a video game.
You can download PUBG Mobile from the following link to the Google Play Store. In case it does not appear to download, click on the "Install APK" button to download the installable file from Uptodown.
Playerunknown?s Battlegrounds Mobile
Time after its emergence in computers, and then make its appearance on consoles, it is the turn to mobile device users. Sincerely, to whom I said a few years ago we could enjoy one of the fashion games on computers with a device that fits in our pocket … it was a minimum asylum.
However, crazy things happen, and in recent months we have seen how the Android video game landscape has matured. And here we are, analyzing one of the titles of the moment. However, the shadow of suspicion flies through the environmentwill be up?
The first thing we will do is download the game (remember that at the moment it is not available in Spain) From the Google Play Store. First the base of the game will be downloaded, being approximately 30 MB, and then, once executed for the first time, go to the download of the data.
These game data occupy some 700 MB approximately, so you must take into account two details. Have enough storage and remember to download using the WiFi connection to avoid taking scares.
When thinking that it is a game that has its origins in computers, one fears the worst when transferring the experience to a mobile device. We may receive a decaffeinated title with respect to its original or something that is totally unplayable.
Luckily the game developers have known who to turn to, and for this mobile version they have had the help from the boys of Tencent and Lightspeed & Quantum. So let's see how they have solved the titanic company of transferring a whole computer game to Android.
The League of Legends for Android: we analyze Arena of Valor
The genre of the MOBA is booming, that's a fact. In Android we do not have a representative at the height … until now, we present Arena of Valor.
Once in the main menu we can get an idea that the game is quite faithful to the original. We find almost the same arrangement of elements, except those added that are exclusive to the mobile version.
We enter the graphic settings and we find several options:
- Rate of frames per second: We will select between three options, Low, Medium or High.
- Graphic level: We have four modes, Smooth, Balanced, HD and Ultra HD.
The first option allows us to choose the number of frames per second that will be displayed on the screen, an aspect that will directly affect the performance, heating and battery life of our device.
Those who want to enjoy a full experience and have a plug nearby can select High, although in the option Medium We will find that breakeven point for our device. Especially if we do not have a plug / charger nearby.
In the second option we have the different graphic modes that the game has, obtaining a better visual aspect at the highest levels and a more "Spartan" aspect at the lowest. These adjustments directly affect the gaming experience, so it is important to make a good choice.
The option is usually recommended Balanced, since it is the one that offers us a better visual experience without stressing our device too much. The HD and Ultra HD levels are also reserved for future updates and more powerful devices.
Visually, a surprise
The test device has been a BQ Aquaris X. After the analysis of the game, it recommends the graphic adjustments at low. The experience visually speaking is quite "Spartan", although within the action do not look too much in the graphics.
Using that graphic level, the game moves without too many problems, everything being quite correct. However, in the long walks from one place to another it is when we begin to observe that the graphic detail is too scarce. So we decided to raise the graphic level and …
Selecting the frame rate in Medium and the graphic level in Balanced, we observe an increase in the overall detail of the game. The environments have better textures, we enjoy grass in the green areas and do not perceive saw teeth at the edges.
The experience in full play, being honest, there is not much difference between this mode and the lowest. All unfolds smoothly And the gaming experience is very nice. Leaving the glitch aside (the game is still in beta), we did not find any notable downside.
Our character has the same level of detail as the other versions of the game and the graphics of the environments, weapons, etc … are quite faithful to what we can enjoy on a computer. Only if we do an exercise to look for the details will we find some aspects in which it has been "trimmed" In the mobile version. Although nothing remarkable or impoverish the experience.
The graphics are very well resolved, especially being a mobile version
We arrive at the section that has one of lime and another of sand. The Soundtrack in the menus is quite «epic», causing us to transport ourselves directly in the action of a game of this style. The not so good aspect of the sound aspect occurs in full play.
We found quite basic sounds and the sound setting is void since we do not have a soundtrack during the games. A soundtrack is not necessary either since enough emotion carries with it the experience of having to be the last player.
The sound and noise effects are the same as we heard in the computer or console version. It is advisable play using headphones, so we can better distinguish the origin of a shot or those steps that are stalking us.
We find a sound section, correct, just like the original
So far has come the tranquility of this analysis, computer players will be shouting «you can't play on a touch screen, you have to use mouse and keyboard«. Peace of mind dear readers, there are options for all tastes.
If we enter the controls settings we will find different options. Differentiating between the three options available in two details mainly, having a free button that follows the keystrokes on the screen or a button that does not move from its place.
Along with that first option, we find the one to unify the shutter button and the camera movement or have them independent of each other. Personally I prefer option 1, which leaves us the movement zone and free camera, having the fixed shutter button.
This option has been the one that has given me the most effectiveness when it comes to playing, as well as being the least messy at times of action. Although the game is not limited to these three options only, since we can customize the entire environment.
Making available to the player the entire arsenal of options that we can use during the game and accommodate it to our tastes. This detail makes the game experience adapt to all players and is appreciated to be a game that is intended for a touch screen.
The control is quite decent, being improved in some details
Important details we find when playing this title. All of the above are outstanding aspects of a game, however, if the gameplay is not up to par, the rest does not solve the ballot. And surprisingly PUBG Mobile has a high level gameplay.
We find some aspects in the configuration that will help us in the gaming experience. Details like auto-select objects or block the option to run They are quite grateful on a mobile device. If we put the spotlight on the experience, the essence of the game … is intact.
We enjoy the same experience from other versions, that "aggressive passive" tension to take long periods of time alone and suddenly find ourselves in full battle for survival. Together with the excitement of seeing how we are climbing in the ranking, it is one of the keys to the game.
Anyone who has played the other versions will be at home as we have the same elements that have characterized PUBG. Weapons, vehicles, clothes, starting with our character in underwear …
We not only have to fight against 99 other players, with enough hunger for chicken, but we must also be attentive to the different areas of the game:
- Red zone: This area will be bombed, we must flee from that place.
- Blue Zone: It is the danger zone, if we are out of it we will lose vitality.
- White zone: the security zone will decrease throughout the game, everything will go "well".
The game modes are also varied, having the classic solo mode, in pairs or in teams. According to the chosen mode, we will obtain different advantages and prizes when finishing a game. In all modes, the essence remains intact and the games are exciting – especially in recent moments –
PUBG Mobile is one of those games that has managed to move all the emotion and action of the original game To our pockets. It must still have a certain path to solve small errors, however the formula works at a very high level.
At the moment it is only available in english or chinese, although it is not a problem when playing. And the servers are in America or Asia, it is assumed that with the arrival in Europe we will have servers in our territory.
PUBG for Android can now be downloaded in international version
The international version of PUBG for Android is now available for download. We can connect with Google Play Games and with Facebook.
The game is gratuitous, getting some advantages if we use our Facebook account. And having unlockable elements as we play, at no time is a decrease in the experience of the game.
If we have to talk about a "negative" aspect, control maybe in action situations is a bit chaotic, but it is something that we must consider when playing on the device we are playing on. Although, being honest, I have obtained quite a lot of good results, and that I am not a high level player in this type of games.
The battle royale are here to stay and PUBG Mobile is their standard (with permission from Fortnite). At the moment it enjoys a good level, we will have to see how its evolution is and what has us prepared in our devices.