Did you know 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 utilize the flash films/games as being the icing on the teenage-annoyance cake. Then when the editor pushed #1 | Diep.io – #1 Play Diep.io Game Online if you ask me, I used to be suspicious.
In the beginning, I figured to question: “How are you aware I accustomed to play flash games on Newgrounds?”, but thought he’d suspect something. Not simply, should i was wrong, would he start carefully and systematically comparing Newgrounds general posts with my general awkward demeanor to track down younger me but, if I was right, he will know I found myself on the bastard. Then a editor would foil my life plans by occasionally whispering inside my ear: “hey, consider this gem of the Newgrounds general post…”, thus bit-by-bit destroying what little self-esteem I actually have left.
Like other narratives, I was asked who’s tale it was actually. So, one splash of water on the face later, I realized it wasn’t a philosophical question of free-will but instead 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 by using a critical eye within my job. So off I went. The tale of “NotAJournalist” had begun.
Naturally, similar to most free-to-play PvP titles, Diep.io begins with a whisper. You happen to be runt, the bottom of a pile, in a bad world seeking to shoot you at the back of the top. Or even a small, circular tank floating amongst other shapes as well as other tanks. Therefore I did the obvious thing: I blew through the squares, triangles and pentagons that hung out passively while dodging all of the circle with names about them. Yes, the aesthetic may be recreated with MS Paint and the sole thing that is missing is Comic Sans.
Each level offered me the choice of upgrade: Regen, health, bullet damage, bullet speed, rate of fire, bullet penetration, body damage (collision damage), and movement speed. A thing that became immediately obvious was that if I planned to have over a young child inside a paddling pool of concentrated hydrochloric acid, i then would have to pick regen at some time. Without this, I might be worn over time like said child from before.
Eventually, I leveled past the “spitball-n-straw” stage and was asked should i wanted a machine-gun, a sniper rifle, a dual-barrel assault rifle, or in order to shoot forwards and backwards while spinning madly such as a ballistic hedgehog. Since I’m the sort of simpleton to play as Soldier 57 on Overwatch, out of anxiety about confusion otherwise, I went with all the assault rifle option on my own tank.
Ultimately, like other things, my time with Diep.io got to an end once i began picking fights along with other players. Even with the best damage output I could muster, by far the most speed, a big regen pool, plus 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.