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Rate Your Brawler #3 - El Primo

What up, Brawlerinos and Brawlerinas? FarCritical's weekly "Rate Your Brawler" is back! For this week's brawler, I've brought our most favorite luchador, El~ Primo~😆👊🤜💪 Being one of the three rare brawlers, El Primo isn't really hard to obtain from boxes, and many players have been using him for variety of modes, for he is tanky, strong, aaaannnd a great glitch material(Robo Rumble glitch - It's been patched). Is he good or bad? I'll let you be the judge of that😉
 
ATTACK🤜🤜🤜🤜
Fists of Fury - El primo pierces and attacks all enemies within the range, dealing four punches with 360~504 damage each.
 
SUPER
Flying Elbow Drop - El Primo leaps and slams down with an elbow, dealing area of effect damage while knocking back enemy brawlers. It also destroys any obstacles within the range. Also, when El Primo is invincible while in mid-air.
 
STAR POWER
El Fuego - Similar to Crow's attack, El Primo's super deals fire damage over time for 4 seconds, 200 damage for each second.
 
El Primo stats by the level
 
Pros(+)
 
High Health
 
El Primo, along with Frank, has the highest health of all other brawlers. Therefore, He works great in the front line, aggroing enemies while dealing fair damage.
 
Highly Mobile
 
Being a heavyweight Brawler, El Primo moves faster than most other Brawlers. Also, unlike Bull whom you can't really control the range, his super allows you to move far distance in any direction you want. It's safe to say that he is almost as mobile as Mortis, Leon, and Crow.
 
Piercing Damage
 
As stated above, El Primo's fists can attack multiple enemies within the range at the same time. The more clustered your enemies are, you're more likely to deal higher damage in total which also means you're going to charge your super much faster.
 
Cons(-)
 
Can't Attack Where Fists Can't Land
 
El Primo can only attack enemies that are within three tiles which makes him a brawler with the shortest attack range. If he doesn't get close enough to your enemies, they will knock him down easily even if he has the highest health.
 
Moderate Damage
 
Although it would be an understatement to say he has poor damage potential, but you also have to admit he should do better as a brawler that specializes in close range. Also, unlike projectiles, he can't land four punches in one go, making his each attack motion a little too long compared to other brawlers.
 
Mediocre Star Power
 
Adding a total of 800 additional damage to the super certainly works as a plus, but it's also true that his Star Power is a bit underwhelming compared to others'. The fact that it applies to his super only makes it worse as you're less likely to benefit from it constantly.
 
 
Where to use El Primo
 
Gem Grab - In tight situations, you can use his super to escape from enemies while dealing damage at the same time. Also, being one of the brawlers with most health along with Frank, El Primo works great as a gem carrier.
 
Heist - Although he isn't as powerful as brawlers with a shotgun, It's very easy to get his super charged, attacking both enemies and their safe at the same time. Also, with his super, you can instantly move from one place to another, making him highly versatile in any situations.
 
Brawl Ball - His super destroys obstacles that are in between goal posts while also knocking back enemies and making enemy carrier drop the ball. Also, his high HP makes him an ideal candidate for handling the ball.
 
Boss Fight - With enough power cubes, he can tank extremely well while dealing decent damage to the boss.
 
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For last week's brawler, Nita, 52 moot users participated in the poll, giving her an average of 3.6★! Most voters favored 3★, while only one of them voted 2★. Honestly, I'm a little shocked to see the result😲 I really thought she'd get better stars than Shelly, but I guess majority of people here think different than I do😋 Do you guys agree with the result? Comment down below and share us what you think! Thank you all for taking your time to throwing in your vote!
 
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LV.17 Sage 2 days ago

Brawl Stars ripoff from South Korea?

I don't know if it's available globally, but apparently, NEXON Games and Line Friends, two renowned game developing companies from South Korea(where I come from), have come up with a mobile game that looks quite similar to Brawl Stars. The game is called, "Running Man Heroes," and I thought I should give it a try and write a first impression about the game here.
 
 
Gameplay
 
First off, Running Man Heroes is based on a Korean variety show, "Running Man," and its animated series in South Korea. Each hero is an animalized/cartoonized version of each celebrity from the show, obviously targeting those who have been watching it regularly. As you can see from the video I posted above, its overall gameplay design looks very much similar to that of Brawl Stars'. You're controlling a hero of your choice to either enter a 3 versus 3 or a battle royale match. What is distinctive about the game, however, is that it has a story mode. With two other teammates participating, you are to go through series of enemies and bosses in different stages, following the game's storyline. Apart from that, each hero can equip up to four different items called, "Force ring," and there are challenges to be cleared with rewards. Also, upon winning matches, you can collect points which works similarly as trophies from Brawl Stars.
 
Control
 
The control's designed to look the same as well. With similar interface, you can use normal and super attack on enemies, and your super attack is charged every time you hit your opponent. The difference is that there's no reloading, and your opponents are generally much tankier than Brawl Stars. Also, another thing I should mention is that you can hold the normal attack button to charge and deal more powerful damage. What's very off-putting for me, however, is that your character stops moving when it's attacking. It's quite the opposite of Brawl Stars and irritating because it doesn't allow you to smoothly transit from one movement to another.
 
Graphics
 
Quality wise, it's not on the best level, but it certainly does follow the graphics designs from the original show. I just have one word for it: Acceptable.
 
Sound
 
As someone who's been enjoying video games on any platform, I would like to point out that the overall sound design feels way too old for a mobile game in 2019. It certainly brought back the memories of games that I had played in early 2000 but to call it a good one is just wishful thinking.
 
Worth a try?
 
Although many youngsters enjoy Brawl Stars, one thing I can say for sure is that Running Man Heroes is a game that befits much younger gamers, while Brawl Stars is designed to appeal to a little broader spectrum of audiences. Also, my opinion is that because it lacks originality and sufficient quality to be called a good mobile game, it should have a hard time penetrating the market. My final verdict is that I can only say this game is just a copy and paste of Brawl Stars but made with cheaper resources.
 
Nonetheless, if you would like to give this game a chance, I'd say, go for it if you can access it. Obviously, how every review goes, I'm only giving you a hint of guideline as to what the game is about generally. Please give a thought that I'm not a professional reviewer and also that this review is based only on less than an hour of gameplay.

LV.20 Boo! 3 days ago
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