Like most video games, Apex Legends sells players a fantasy of empowerment that reaches its zenith in the trailers for the game. Rarely does the action live up to what's being sold.
This clip, posted to the Apex Legends subreddit Sunday by u/Cleansev2, shows the disconnect between the Apex Legends fantasy and its brutal reality. The first half of the clip, labeled "How I want to push with Grapple" by Cleansev2, shows a Pathfinder player annihilating an enemy squad with a pounding electronic symphony in the background.
The Pathfinder downs one player from a distance, then rushes in, grappling to a nearby rock and soaring over the enemy's cover to attack them from behind. It's a rare feat of gaming prowess.
The second clip, which plays to dinky, innocent music, shows the same player in a different game grappling up to a balcony only to get stuck hanging there on their grapple because of a glitch. As they swing back and forth helplessly, the enemy team walks out and murders them with ease.
We can't always look like action heroes, but it would be nice if we didn't have to look so stupid so often.