Respond to @capnbobamous question about investment to the narrative in Apex Legends.
I think there’s more than enough narrative in Apex Legends, but since game never pushes it into your face, the level of investment will be different depending on whether you are interested in this stuff. For me personally, this level is pretty high, and it only grew over time. When I’ve started playing Apex Legends, heroes were just appearances and sets of abilities. Then I’ve noticed that each character not just have multiple unique voice lines for each action, but also several versions of each voice line (variations in intonation, an extra word, a pause – stuff like that). This sold me an idea that these characters aren’t just player’s obedient avatars – they are real people that react differently, depending on what’s going on around them. Then, as I was playing more and saw more character interactions, I’ve started to discover different layers of their personalities, histories, and relationships. Eventually my investment became so deep, that I’ve took effort to read entire Apex Legends wiki to learn about earlier seasons’ events that I’ve missed.
So, to answer your question, yes, narrative is an important part of my enjoyment of this game, and I do care what happen next with my favorite characters. For example, a couple of seasons ago Revenant secretly swore to annihilate anyone whom Loba may eventually love with all her heart. So, when I saw that in current season Loba’s relationships with Valkyrie evolved from mutual interest to publicly expressed affection, my immediate reaction was “Oh no, keep it quiet girls! This will end poorly for both of you!”