New Obsession: Among Us

Insert overdone ‘late to the party’ joke here.

Considering how Among Us has been dominating the internet for a fair while now, chances are you know about this indie game.

If you haven’t played it yourself, Among Us is a multiplayer social deduction game created by InnerSloth. The game has been around for about two years now but recently blew up online.

Very briefly, you are either a Crewmate or an Imposter. As a Crewmate, you must complete tasks and try to catch the Imposter/s. 

Imposters must kill enough of the crew to win. They get a few abilities normal crew don’t have such as sabotaging equipment and accessing the vent to zip around the map quicker.

When a body is found or the emergency meeting is called, the debate and voting begin. This is the real meat of the game in my opinion. Trying to figure out who is lying and who truly is the bad guy here. The voted person is then ejected.

This continues until the number of Crew is the same as Imposters, therefore the latter wins or all Imposters are ejected.

I get why everyone is harping on about this game, it’s so much fun!

I prefer to play as Imposter and not to brag, but I am rather good. I swear the satisfaction you get when you manage to kill and trick nine people without them ever bringing suspicion on you. That has only happened a handful of times but still, feels great.

One time Ben and I were playing together but were chatting as we did tasks. When I got Imposter I managed to kill and pass off the blame, leaving Ben one of the last two living Crewmates. When I took him out he started yelling that he knew it and I could not stop laughing.

Sorry, Ben. I did warn you I was good.

Let me tell you, one of your best allies as Imposter is an overzealous Crewmate pointing fingers wildly. You simply go along with them and when their claims inevitably blow up in their face after that vote, let the Crew vote them out next.

Back in the day, I used to play a lot of Town of Salem. It was fun but after a while it just got annoying. For me, I hated how long the rounds lasted. Among Us, on the other hand, is a rapid-fire game. Even with the full ten players games fly by. 

Plus, in Among Us you can still do a few things even after your death. I will admit my one pet peeve with this game is folk who leave after their death immediately or rage quit. I once saw someone rage quit because several folks were talking about voting for them. Not even voted, just talked about possibly doing so. 

My obsession with Among Us has gotten to the point that even when I am not playing, I keep finding myself thinking about it. I watch a bunch of fan animations and Let’s Plays.

I love this game. I hope it isn’t a fad and sticks around for a good while. Considering how cheap the game is (£3.99) I think everyone should give it a shot. 

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