Did 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), then use the flash films/games because the icing on the teenage-annoyance cake. So when the editor pushed try diep.io game in my opinion, I had been suspicious.
Initially, I thought to question: “How did you know I accustomed to play flash games on Newgrounds?”, but thought he’d suspect something. Not simply, generally if i was wrong, would he start carefully and systematically comparing Newgrounds general posts with my general awkward demeanor to track down younger me but, basically if i was right, he know I used to be onto the bastard. Then the editor would foil my well being plans by occasionally whispering within my ear: “hey, consider this gem of a Newgrounds general post…”, thus bit-by-bit destroying what little self-esteem I have left.
Like most narratives, I found myself asked who’s tale it was. So, one splash of water in the face later, I realized it wasn’t a philosophical question of free-will but alternatively just asking me my name. Although, noticing it was an internet based multiplayer title, I assumed I’d hide how I’d be examining this video game using a critical eye as part of my job. So off I went. The tale of “NotAJournalist” had begun.
Naturally, like most free-to-play PvP titles, Diep.io starts off with a whisper. You happen to be runt, the base of a pile, within a bad world seeking to shoot you in the back of your head. Or a small, circular tank floating amongst other shapes along with other tanks. Therefore I did the obvious thing: I blew throughout the squares, triangles and pentagons that hung out passively while dodging every one of the circle with names upon them. Yes, the aesthetic might be recreated with MS Paint and the only 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 have over a young child inside a paddling pool of concentrated hydrochloric acid, then I would need to pick regen sooner or later. Without this, I would 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 piece of equipment-gun, a sniper rifle, a dual-barrel assault rifle, or in order to shoot forwards and backwards while spinning madly like a ballistic hedgehog. Since I’m the particular simpleton to try out as Soldier 57 on Overwatch, out from concern with confusion otherwise, I went using the assault rifle option on my own tank.
Ultimately, like the majority of things, my time with Diep.io came to a conclusion after 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 large regen pool, and more health than I knew how to deal with, other players were quickly capable of put me within my place. I’d be chipping away at their cathedral of health with my toothbrush shiv and they’d just sweep me aside by having an almighty paw without noticing I ever existed.