Among Us review
Among Us is a 2018 project by the InnerSloth studio, which has grown from a simple mobile game to an incredibly popular arcade available on almost every platform. If you have played Mafia before, you will surely quickly get comfortable with the rules and gameplay. Get ready to go into space and start hunting for imposters or killing your crewmates.
Since Among Us is a multiplayer game, you will play with a small team of 4 to 10 players. Moreover, a huge advantage of the project is the availability to use both local and global servers. You can team up with friends or play with users from all over the world. Before the start of a match, each participant is assigned a role. You can be a crew member with good intentions or a villain whose goal is to kill everyone and commit sabotage (for example, blow up a reactor). On average, each session lasts 5-10 minutes.
Each character should complete the assigned tasks. When a corpse is found (another victim of an imposter), you need to call a meeting and find the killer. If you're lucky enough, you will get rid of the traitor. If not, you will send an innocent person into outer space, and the villain will continue to kill. The match ends when you find the killer (-s), the traitor commits sabotage, or the number of villains and crewmates becomes equal.
The game has a lot of interesting features. So, for example, in a meeting after an assassination, you can vote for anyone, even yourself. What's more funny is that the killed characters do not drop out of a match but can continue to play as ghosts. They can carry out remaining missions, turn off lights or communications, and even destroy a ship. Of course, the living crew members need to react to such things on time and quickly fix breakdowns.
While the graphics in the game can hardly be called impressive, they are really memorable. Now, it has already become an easily recognizable Among Us trademark, with which even those who have never played it are familiar. The world looks like a pseudo-3D map with a third-person view, where armless characters in multi-colored spacesuits run around the locations. If you wish, you can dress up in a funny costume and wear a ridiculous hat. Despite the primitiveness and sketchiness in general, all the spaceship rooms are worked out in detail.
Since the game itself is quite simple, the controls here are not particularly difficult. Initially, Among Us was made for mobile devices, so using the touch screen is the most convenient way to play. You have a virtual joystick and action buttons. Just bring your character to the desired object and tap on it or press interaction buttons (like "Kill" or "Report"). However, even if you play it on a PC or Nintendo Switch with a Joy-Con, a gamepad or keyboard/mouse controls shouldn't be a problem.