Game for Peace

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Game for Peace
PeacekeeperElite.jpeg
Tencent, you're better off fixing PUBG than to make this propaganda mess!
Genre: Third-Person Shooter
First-Person Shooter
Battle Royale
Platforms: iOS
Android
Release Date: May 2019
Game Engine: Unreal Engine 4
Developer: Lightspeed & Quantum Studios
Publisher: Tencent Games


Game for Peace (Chinese: 和平精英; pinyin: Hépíng Jīngyīng, lit; Peacekeeper Elite), is a 2019 re-release of Chinese version of Tencent Games' PUBG Mobile.

Background

After Tencent closed down PUBG Mobile's Mainland Chinese servers due to the servers' unprofitability caused by the in-game shop (the game's main source of microtransactions) being restricted by anti-gambling laws imposed by the Communist Party of China, Tencent announced the release of Game for Peace to replace PUBG Mobile, which turns out to be a reskin of Bluehole's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds designed with the People's Liberation Army Air Forces in mind. Due to the Chinese Ministry of Culture (which controls and censor various medias released in mainland China) intolerance towards blood and gore, most of the blood and gore were removed to ESRB E10+ levels. As a result, Peacekeeping Elite ended up as a PUBG clone for younger audiences. It is also possible that Game for Peace was also developed without the permission of Krafton, since there is no news from them about the matter.

Gameplay

The game plays exactly similar to PUBG. However, one plays as a member of the Chinese "peacekeeping force" from the PLAAF under a "counter-insurgency" training.

Bad Qualities

  1. It's yet another low-quality Tencent reskin, this time out of Krafton's PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds Mobile
  2. It suffers from the same flaws that still impacted PUBG to this day.
  3. Cheesy animations, even for 2020 standards, especially when the players wave at the opponent upon being killed and the airplanes in the lobby.
  4. Forced Chinese nationalistic agendas. The developer even describes the game as one that "pays tribute to the blue sky warriors that guard our country’s airspace".
    • The People's Liberation Army Air Force insignia is displayed on the loading screen to serve as a special thanks.
    • The players' animation of waving upon being killed is described by Chinese netizens as a blatant reference to Tencent CEO Ma Huateng waving at the People's Congress.
  5. The war theme was replaced by a scenario of military exercise. Also, players release a flash of green light instead of blood when they are killed, making the game unintentionally kid-friendly and cheesy.
  6. The graphics and physics are still horrible, even for reskin standards.
  7. The characters, map and main theme have become more generic than PUBG.
  8. The game's logo is plagiarized from PUBG's, using the exact same design and colors.

Good Qualities

  1. The main concept of the game is very good despite having the same flaws as PUBG.
  2. Decent gameplay.
  3. Unlike the international counterparts, there are at least no microtransactions.
  4. It is also free to download, just like the game before it.

Comments


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Grammar guy

one month ago
Score 1
Well, we can at least thank Commieland for banning loot boxes as gambling.
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SajZeal

one month ago
Score 0
Wait isnt china State Capitalist?
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Kringe

one month ago
Score 1
Most of the Chinese authorities are moralist, so they are mainly stand against what they saw "inappropiate" for children. So, it's not that surprising that they deemed lootboxes "inappropiate".
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Triggeredrepatillo

5 days ago
Score 1
Blame it easily in china's nationalistic government!

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