Karl Barth once wrote: anxiety concerning the success of the gospel [referring to apologetics] is meaningless because the gospel is the power by which the world is overcome.
To me is possibly an overstatement but not by much. Apologetics have no power to save it is meeting Jesus and accepting who he says he is and what he says he has done that saves.
There is possibly some use in apologetics as a way to clear out some intellectual objects. But intellectual objects are rarely helpful to clear because when cleared we simply find a more difficult emotional objection which cannot be cleared.
We need to meet Jesus and see that he is beautiful and the way to see this is through the gospel of grace found in the cross.