Review

"Among Us" unfolds as an online party game of subterfuge where players are split into two opposing teams: the Impostors, intent on sabotage, and the Crewmates, who aim to unmask and expel the deceivers. Players explore a trio of unique environments, beginning with the inaugural map, The Skeld. Roles are secretly assigned, with the majorit...

Among Us

  • Noah Thompson

"Among Us" unfolds as an online party game of subterfuge where players are split into two opposing teams: the Impostors, intent on sabotage, and the Crewmates, who aim to unmask and expel the deceivers. Players explore a trio of unique environments, beginning with the inaugural map, The Skeld. Roles are secretly assigned, with the majority becoming Crewmates and a select few assuming the guise of Impostors. Crewmates strive to uncover the covert Impostors to ensure their own survival, whereas Impostors plot the Crewmates' downfall. Initially launched for iOS and Android platforms in June 2018 and later for Windows in November 2018, the game is poised to expand its reach to console players, with anticipated versions for the Nintendo Switch, PS 4/5, Xbox One/X/S set for release in 2021.

Gameplay

In the game, individuals are allocated one of two identities: either they become Crewmates, tasked with unmasking and ejecting Impostors, or they assume the guise of Impostors, whose goal is to discreetly disrupt Crewmate operations. Victory for the Crewmates hinges on routing all Impostors or completing the entire slate of duties, while Impostors triumph if their numbers equal that of the remaining Crewmates, or if a critical act of sabotage remains unresolved.

Gameplay unfolds in successive rounds, each encompassing a Day phase and a Night phase. During Day, roles are distributed at random, setting the stage for strategic play and deceit. Night permits the activation of special abilities. Crucially, participants may convene an emergency assembly to debate and potentially vote out suspected Impostors, using persuasive speech and deduction.

The inaugural phase, Day 1, sparks the intrigue as the participants commence their quest to unmask or shield the identities of the Impostors, leveraging unique abilities to sway the game's outcome. With the onset of the game, roles are randomly conferred, with the Impostors' count pre-set. Crewmates diligently work to achieve their dual objectives: exposing the Impostors and accomplishing map-specific tasks. Meanwhile, Impostors plot and execute covert operations against Crewmates, aiming to eliminate them before task completion. When suspicions arise, players may face elimination through a majority vote, intensifying the game's suspense and player strategy.

Graphics

Placed within the vast expanse of a universal setting, the video game captivates with its simple yet charming graphics that resonate with a younger audience, employing a restrained spectrum of hues in its artistic creation.

Information about replayability

Each encounter in Among Us is a fresh experience. Each terrain offers a distinct composition of Impostors and Crewmates, along with a unique set of objectives to accomplish. The mechanics of gameplay vary with each map as well. Take the Airship map, for instance, where Impostors possess the power to disrupt the engines as part of their subterfuge.

Conclusion

"Among Us" ensnares gamers through its communal play that centers on mastering the craft of collective guile. Within this engaging platform, participants adopt the roles of faithful teammates or devious pretenders, each harboring distinct objectives and strategies. Crewmates must use their investigative skills to identify and eject the ill-intentioned impostors from their midst. On the other hand, an impostor's goal involves covertly causing chaos and eliminating the crewmates before they manage to complete all their designated tasks.

Pros:
  • Every game is different
  • The gameplay of each map is different
  • It is a social game, which can be played by many people at once
  • It is a good party game
  • It is a thrilling game
  • It has a high replayability rate
  • It is a mentally stimulating game
Cons:
  • It has a high replayability rate
  • It is a mentally stimulating game
  • It is a party game, which means that it can only be played by a certain number of people
  • It is a thrilling game
  • It requires an active internet connection
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