Today I thought I would blog about a trendy thing. That thing is Among Us.
I heard about Among Us about two months ago when it started becoming popular along with The Fall Guys. I saw the thousands upon thousands of memes made about it, but I never really knew what it was about. That was until I watched NerdCubed’s video on it. The next day, I decided to try it and boy-oh-boy, was it enjoyable. Crewmates and the Impostor(s) are all it’s about. Crewmates have a list of tasks to do and the Impostor(s) has to sneakily eliminate them before they finish said tasks.
The first few rounds I played, I was a crewmate getting to grips with the whole thing. The tasks are quite fun, although the rewiring tasks are annoyingly easy. The most annoying thing is when someone calls an emergency meeting right at the start of the game or whilst you are in the middle of a task. I played around two hours and the amount of tasks I had to redo in that time because someone was being a twit was ridiculous. I noticed that the go-to penalty for an uncalled-for emergency meeting is ejection, which is really funny.
Then you join a game where you are the Impostor and you have to pretend you are doing tasks. It’s hilarious. Most of the fun happens in ‘Electrical’ as it’s the most secluded spot, however other than the cafeteria; it is also the most used spot as well. Then there’s Security where you can check the cameras and possibly catch someone doing the murdering. I haven’t been able to do that, but I was caught out like that once.
My favourite part of the game though, is watching the people going mad in the chat. One person accuses another of being the Impostor and 70% of the time the rest follow, even when the accused is not even the Impostor. One game I was the Impostor and got three people ejected. It was hilarious!
I have thus far only played in public lobbies with ‘randoms’, but I must say, it’s turning out better than I thought it would. Usually with online games and ‘randoms’, they try to be annoying or ruin the game for everyone, but so far it has been smooth sailing. I might keep playing this till the hype eventually dies down.
Now if only I can FINISH MY @#$%ING TASKS!
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Michael de Kock is a recently graduated job-seeking petrolhead nerd, fascinated with avocados and generally quite tall