PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile – Caitanya Singh Jaswal

Platform: Mobile (did you even read the title?)

Internet connection required, but then again, if you’re reading this, that shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

Every now and then, you come across a game so addictive that it makes crack cocaine—something I have no experience with—look like cotton candy—which I definitely don’t have any experience with.

Remember when you were young and watched Hunger Games for the first time and thought—“Man, I wish real life was like that. Just kill a few people and get rich, instead of studying and all that boring, mundane stuff.” Well, this game is that thought, except it’s a game.

PUBG drops you onto an island littered with guns and vehicles. The premise is simple: you drop, you get a gun, you shoot a few people, and then gosh darned Samuel with an AWM shoots you from a thousand metres away. “All right,” you think, “I’ll just give it another go.”

So, you pilot a truck, run over a few people, get to the super good guns and you’re finally in the top 10. “Oh boy, I have a good feeling about this!” you think. Of course, just like everything else in your life, you were setting yourself up to fail. It’s Samuel again. He shoots a bullet straight up Mr. Poopy Butth*le as you slowly crawl away on all fours. Your death is infuriating, sad, and humiliating.

But stick with it, and you learn a few things. You get better. Your rank slowly increases. Before you know it, you’re down to one final opponent. I remember the feelings I first got and still get when I near the end of a match. Adrenaline pumps through my body, and my hands shake slightly. I’ve always heard of people’s hands shaking but never actually experienced it, so this was a new experience.

And then Dave shoots you. He was hiding in the bushes while you were having a mind-freak-out, ya dunce.

A mode in PUBG allows you to play with a single (duo) or three (squad) more friends. Now, me being me, the first thing I tried to do when I played this was shoot my ally down. (I think I’ve got a bit of Russian in me.)

When that didn’t work, I took to swatting them with a pan, which though it did damage, did very little of it.

Then came the golden moment. An enemy had knocked down my ally and was crouching next to her. I lobbed a grenade through the window right next to him. Poof went the grenade and oomph went both partner and adversary.

From then on, I stopped caring about winning. All I wanted to do was compromise my own compadres and feed them to the dogs.

Oh, and here’s this, frankly, disturbing video made from clips. Don’t ask me how or why.

 

Please.

 

~Caitanya Singh Jaswal, Amity International School, Noida

 

 

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