There's no doubt that MOBA and Battle Royale are currently seating at the top spot in the gaming genre. With that being said, Miracle Games created a game that might be soon a worthy contender against the big names of battle royale - Farlight 84. It's our first time seeing the game and there's a lot to cover so let's see what the game has to offer.
We've seen Fortnite, Rules of Survival, PUBG, Call of Duty, and Apex Legends trying to beat each other out to see who will stand at the top. Each game offered a unique experience and gameplay. Not to mention, we've got Hyperscape and Fall Guys around the corner. So, what exactly sets Farlight 84 different from the rest? Does that MOBA feature really make any difference?
Imagine this - combine Apex Legends' skills feature, the graphic design of ROS or PUBG, the cartoonish comedy aesthetic of Fortnite, and finally mix it with the objective-oriented system of MOBA genre. Confusing, right? Let's break it down one by one.
Apex Legends offer characters called "Legends". Each Legend has a unique set of skills that you may use strategically to kill or position yourself within the battle arena. Farlight 84 offers a similar twist. You get to pick your hero before the game starts. And as for the graphic quality, as you can see in the image above, that resembles a part of ROS or PUBG's map and environment.
Fortnite has this funny vibe wherein the overall design seems a bit cartoonish as if the game was created for kids. I'll be honest, playing Fortnite feels disgustingly refreshing and satisfying. It's like watching a youtube video of blackhead removal. That's what the character design of Farlight 84 looks like too! They're cringy and funny in a good way especially that duck-looking promotional character.
Now, for the MOBA part, this is, somehow, the most confusing part. The idea is still vague and unclear but let me explain a few pieces of it. You're battling in a post-apocalyptic cyborg-zombie infested environment. You're going against other players in a 40-player PVP action in this post-apocalyptic battle royale map. But, aside from killing other players, there are other important objectives such as killing a giant spider-looking robot. And, wait, there's more!
The game has this weird "energy" system that you need to strategically use. The amount of energy you have will limit your use of your equipment and other stuff like shields and vehicles. I can't fully explain it so I guess we'll just see it once the game is released. The game also offers funny ways of transportation such as jetpacks, bounce pads, and some sort of multi-legged mechanical vehicle.
Farlight 84 is developed by Miracle Games, a subsidiary of Lilith Games. You might have heard of Lilith Games with their popular games such as AFK Arena and Rise of Kingdoms. With that being said, I'll give the credits to whom it is due already. I'm giving thanks and all the credits to Miracle Games and their team, as well as Lilith Games for the images and content I've included here. Your new game looks awesome and we can't wait to test it out.
Speaking of testing, Farlight 84 has conducted a test already last September. I'm not quite sure where exactly they conducted it, but according to one of their response on Facebook, it might be in India. In fact, I found the link to their test page in Google Play Store and I'll put it down below for you to check out. The test is no longer available but it's still viewable. The game is expected to be released next year, 2021, for mobile and PC.