Do you realize I spent my early teens playing flash games? I’d frequent Newgrounds, spam the forums with worthless opinions (racking up a post count north of 20k), and after that use the flash films/games as the icing in the teenage-annoyance cake. Then when the editor pushed Diep.io – #1 Play Diep.io Game Online in my opinion, I was suspicious.
At first, I was thinking to question: “How do you realize I accustomed to play flash games on Newgrounds?”, but thought he’d suspect something. Not merely, basically if i was wrong, would he start carefully and systematically comparing Newgrounds general posts with my general awkward demeanor to follow down younger me but, generally if i was right, he will know I had been into the bastard. Then a editor would foil my well being plans by occasionally whispering inside my ear: “hey, consider this gem of your Newgrounds general post…”, thus bit-by-bit destroying what little confidence I have got left.
Like the majority of narratives, I used to be asked who’s tale it absolutely was. So, one a little water in the face later, I realized it wasn’t a philosophical question of free-will but just asking me my name. Although, noticing this became an internet based multiplayer title, I was thinking I’d hide how I’d be examining this game using a critical eye included in my job. So off I went. The tale of “NotAJournalist” had begun.
Naturally, like most free-to-play PvP titles, Diep.io commences with a whisper. You are a runt, the bottom of a pile, in the bad world looking to shoot you at the back of the pinnacle. Or possibly a small, circular tank floating amongst other shapes as well as other tanks. So I did the most obvious thing: I blew with the squares, triangles and pentagons that hung out passively while dodging each of the circle with names upon them. Yes, the aesthetic could possibly be recreated with MS Paint and the sole thing that is missing is Comic Sans.
Each level offered me deciding on a upgrade: Regen, health, bullet damage, bullet speed, rate of fire, bullet penetration, body damage (collision damage), and movement speed. Something that became immediately obvious was when I planned to live over a young child in a paddling pool of concentrated hydrochloric acid, i then would have to pick regen at some time. Without this, I would personally be worn down over time like said child from before.
Eventually, I leveled beyond the “spitball-n-straw” stage and was asked basically if i wanted a unit-gun, a sniper rifle, a dual-barrel assault rifle, or so as to shoot forwards and backwards while spinning madly just like a ballistic hedgehog. Since I’m the sort of simpleton to experience as Soldier 57 on Overwatch, out of the fear of confusion otherwise, I went together with the assault rifle option on my tank.
Ultimately, like most things, my time with Diep.io stumbled on a conclusion as i began picking fights along with other players. Even with the greatest damage output I was able to muster, one of the most speed, a sizable regen pool, and much more health than I knew what to do with, other players were quickly capable of put me during my place. I’d be chipping away at their cathedral of health with my toothbrush shiv and they’d just sweep me aside having an almighty paw without noticing I ever existed.