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In Among Us, there are two teams: Crewmates and Impostors. The Crewmates win by identifying the Impostors and eliminating them from the game. The Impostors win by either killing the Crewmates or by triggering a disaster that cannot be resolved. Gameplay The gameplay of Among Us is a social deduction game where a small number of players take o...

Among Us

  • Samanta Blumberg
  • Jan 07, 2022

In Among Us, there are two teams: Crewmates and Impostors. The Crewmates win by identifying the Impostors and eliminating them from the game. The Impostors win by either killing the Crewmates or by triggering a disaster that cannot be resolved.

Gameplay

The gameplay of Among Us is a social deduction game where a small number of players take on a crewmate role, while a majority play as impostors. Players have a choice of two different maps to play on: a space-themed map or a skyscraper setting. The Crewmates have to complete tasks around the map, and the Impostors have to sabotage the mission. If the Crewmates identify the Impostors and eliminate them, the Crewmates win; if the Impostors kill all the Crewmates, the Impostors win. The gameplay of Among Us can be divided into two phases: the day and the night. The day phase consists of six rounds, and the night phase consists of five rounds. During the day, players take turns as the Captain and discuss their plans, and then vote on what to do. For example, the players might vote to explore the map or build a base. During the night phase, players can secretly discuss and try to outsmart one another. The night phase ends with the Captain revealing the night's events and voting to either attack or attempt to complete a mission.

Graphics

The game takes place in a space-themed setting where players look like colorful armless cartoon astronauts; however, since the release of "The Skeld" spaceship, three other maps have been added in later years: the skyscraper "MIRA HQ", the "Polus" planetary station, and "The Airship" (based on Infiltrating the Airship from the Henry Stickmin series, also developed by Innersloth).

Replayable

The game features cartoon-style graphics that are colorful and visually appealing. The game is replayable due to its event-based gameplay. Among Us features dialogue options, which allow players to choose how to interact with other Crewmates. The game also features various mini-games, such as fighting off space monsters, or fighting off waves of space monsters, which increase replayability due to the variety of gameplay available. There are three different game modes in Among Us: Casual, Normal, and Hardcore. The Casual mode is the easiest, and among the three modes, it has the fewest restrictions. The Normal mode is the next easiest, with fewer restrictions than the Casual mode. The Hardcore mode is the most difficult mode, with the most restrictions.

Conclusion

Overall, Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game developed and published by Innersloth. The game is inspired by the party game Mafia and the science fiction horror film The Thing. In Among Us, players take on one of two roles—most are Crewmates, but a small number play Impostors. Crewmates have a variety of tasks that they must complete in order to win the game. They must identify the Impostors and eliminate them. Meanwhile, Impostors have a single objective: they must covertly sabotage the mission either by killing the Crewmates before they complete all their tasks or by triggering a disaster that cannot be resolved.

Pros:
  • Different game modes
  • Multiplayer
  • Cross-platform
  • Diverse character customization
  • Hand-drawn art style
  • Variety of unlockable skins
  • Variety of weapons
  • Out of game communication between players
Cons:
  • Only 3 game modes
  • Some mechanics are unclear
  • Some players are toxic
  • Lack of communication with player
  • Game is hard to understand
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