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  • Summary: Paladins is a free-to-play game that combines a rich fantasy setting with the fast action of a team-based first-person shooter.

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  1. May 31, 2018
    88
    Paladins shouldn’t be seen just as the free alternative to Overwatch but, instead, should be praised as one of the best multiplayers nowadays. A great and addictive game that will surely entertain every kind of player thanks to its accessibility and well-developed mechanics.
  2. May 29, 2018
    85
    Fun & complete, this is a free-to-play-heroic-shooter that allow the player to enjoy thousands of hours of shoots, magic and customization. Great job, and also in constant expansion.
  3. May 15, 2018
    84
    Working on top of the strong and fairly balanced foundation of a free-to-play hero shooter, Paladins’ capacity for experimentation is its greatest strength. Even after over 300 hours of exhilarating battles and strategic planning, champions continue to find a way to offer new gameplay experiences.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    81
    Paladins is a very solid hero shooter, with a great core gameplay and very good ideas. You can try it for free and its business model is not abusive at all, so we recommend you give it a try.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 27, 2018
    80
    A solid, enjoyable hero shooter, varied and polished. Yes, it does have a lot of Overwatch DNA, but in some areas it’s more advanced than Blizzard’s game (e.g. wide range of adjustments you can make to adapt your character to your playing style) and it’s free. [08/2018, p.62]
  6. May 30, 2018
    78
    A product capable of guaranteeing many hours of fun. And this, after all, is more than enough.
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  1. Positive: 42 out of 73
  2. Negative: 21 out of 73
  1. Sep 13, 2018
    10
    Once you start you cant stop. This game is free and awesome. Graphics are decent. The system of cards is very interesting + you can makeOnce you start you cant stop. This game is free and awesome. Graphics are decent. The system of cards is very interesting + you can make custom loadout! Expand
  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    Calling this game poor man's Overwatch is like calling Fortnite poor man's PUBG. It's very different from Overwatch, and is very fun.
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    Calling this game poor man's Overwatch is like calling Fortnite poor man's PUBG. It's very different from Overwatch, and is very fun.
    This is a very good game as a player from the beta (i started to play around in the O.B 40's aka when lex came out). At first you may compare it to Overwatch, as did I but give the game a chance. Sure some Champions have similarities to Overwatch heros such as their abilities but its just one ability and and Champions have plenty of others that make them completely different from Overwatch heros.
    I recommend this game for all. It's really good hero shooter.
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  3. May 16, 2018
    10
    Paladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and thePaladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and the battle pass, you can get awesome looking skins with them. The battle pass system works like Fortnites battle pass and has plenty of skins. With crystals you can buy chests which include different skins or you can potentially buy the skins for some crystals. You earn plenty of crystals in daily logins.

    Now for the game-play, i have been playing Paladins for over a year and a half and I still am not bored with it. You can change your whole champion with the Cards and Legendary system. You create loadouts for your champions and you have 20 cards which you can choose from which you can change however you like,the loadouts contain 5 cards of your liking, they can be leveled up to the max level which is level 5 or you can have them at level 1 but with all your 5 cards combined they have to have 15 levels. The cards are completely free once you unlock the champion.In every match you have an item shop which you can buy 4 Items from the selection of 16. The categories are as follow:Defensive,Healing,Utility and Offensive Items, the credits needed to purchase these cards are earned in the match you currently are playing and depends on how well you are doing you get more credits and can buy more items and upgrade your already purchased items to make them even stronger.
    To unlock a champion it only takes some gold which you earn while playing the game and completing daily quests, don't worry it isn't grindy at all i have stacks on stacks of gold like literally i have 2 Million gold in the game and the most expensive champion costs 60K gold. All of Paladins champions deal tons of damage and do their role fantastically, the supports aren't just some heal bots they actually help the team with their healing, crowd control and their lethal damage. Everything feels viable and its true that almost all of the champions are viable but balancing a game can never be accomplished but Paladins is so close to perfecting it for both casual players and the pro players.

    I haven't spent a single penny in the game and I have the same advantages as the people that spent a 100 dollars on it. I have plenty of skins because of the generous crystals earned daily logins that they offer.

    Every game has its downs and Paladins doesn't have many but still has some, which are various bugs and glitches but they can be fixed in future patches and they are trying their best with fixing as many as they can every patch, in the newest patch they fixed around 20 bugs which are many because they tend to update every 2 weeks to fix balancing and bugs and every 6 weeks they have an update which adds new champions, new events, heavy bug fixes and many gorgeous skins.
    Paladins can be run on potato computers and still get good fps. The graphics are very fantasy like and immerse you into its world. Even if you have a very high end computer Paladins still looks very beautiful on maximum graphics and the FPS is at the maximum limit on my medium computer.

    If the Paladins team keeps going at this pace and maintain their aggressive updating their game would become one of the best hero shooter if not the best, obviously they have Overwatch to compete against but both of them are very different and people might like Paladins more than Overwatch and vice versa.

    I prefer Paladins over Overwatch because in Paladins you can completely change your whole champion the way you want to play it and you can counter play everything from crowd control, healing, damage taken and more and more with the help of the item shop and with the help of the Cards and Legendary system you can customise your whole deck to counter a specific set of enemies. You can store up 5 loadouts per champion which is plenty.
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  4. Jul 30, 2019
    8
    Раньше игра была на уровне Дешевой сетевой игре, а сей час и графон и дизайн и возможности и даже баланс хоть какой-то завезли, и я оченьРаньше игра была на уровне Дешевой сетевой игре, а сей час и графон и дизайн и возможности и даже баланс хоть какой-то завезли, и я очень благодарен, 7.6 балов тоже очень рады за себя) Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2019
    7
    Paladins is a very good game however the big problem with the game is the developers. they are very money driven, to the point were they wouldPaladins is a very good game however the big problem with the game is the developers. they are very money driven, to the point were they would release the game even though it still had tons of bugs, just so they could put on the switch. the game is also very buggy and the developers usually will try and make more money then fix them. Expand
  6. Mar 7, 2019
    2
    +0- A F2P hero shooter in dev since ~2013 and went into openBeta ~2016. It was inspired by Valve's TeamFortress and in turn inspired+0- A F2P hero shooter in dev since ~2013 and went into openBeta ~2016. It was inspired by Valve's TeamFortress and in turn inspired Blizzard's Overwatch. -0+

    Important to note that for the last 2 years the quality of content, community management and service over all have been steadily getting worse. The devs keep changing their mind and seem to have no long term plan.
    What was until recently a promising product is now little more than a sinking ship. My personal hypothesis is that the game is now a side project only kept alive to finance another yet unannounced project. No surprise the number of active players, which never was really large, keeps getting lower.

    ++ Good ++
    + You start a game by selecting a legendary card (out of 3 for each hero) and a hand of cards (out of 20 cards for each champ). They change stats, behavior of your weapon or the functionality of some moves. They allow for varied playstyles and flexibility.
    + Good hero roster with many original concepts (and a few less original...) for a total of 40 heroes, most of which having 2 to 4 alts
    + Alts have all of their voice lines rewritten and voiced by a new voice actor!

    00 Meh... 00
    0 ok BGM, nothing too fancy and the handful of tracks running in repeat will get old quickly
    0 Too few game modes. One payload mode and two variations of death match.
    0 Seems they have run out of ideas for heroes, sadly. The last 3 released have been:
    1/ an angel with a gunsword (she cannot fly and the gunsword can't be used as a sword, go figure)
    2/ a Kakashi Hatake clone with an attitude, unbalanced
    3/ a pirate with a grenade launcher, braindead gameplay

    -- Bad --
    - Broken to the point of making the likes of FallOut 76 look like marvels of engineering. The reason why so few people make fun of Paladins compared to FO76 is probably its low visibility.
    - Every single sub-system of this game has MANY BUGS, many of which are game breaking and a lot of them having been present for several months
    - Too little content after so many years. Worse, they took the decision to remove one of the modes last year (payload) for no reason, reducing the amount of content even further.
    - Catastrophic hit detection. Absolutely unacceptable for a shooter.
    - The last map, added several weeks ago, still has multiple collision issues, broken textures, poor lighting in places...
    - Relatively frequent crashes on all platforms, they also reset your keybindings every time if you manage to restart in time to join your game
    - After so many years, you would expect the bots (which replace players AFK or dropped) to at least be able to leave spawn and shoot in the direction of the enemy. Sadly it is not the case, 90% of the time, bots will just get stuck in door frames or run in circle... Wish this was a joke...
    - The economics of the game have changed at least 3 times over the last few years and are still broken. All players have ridiculous amounts of gold and there are no gold sinks. To "fix" this, devs have added the possibility to PURCHASE LEVELS with gold. Now levels mean nothing, great idea, guys!
    - Matchmaking has been catastrophic for most of the game's existence and players have been complaining about it. What did the devs do? They removed the colored frame that indicates your team mates rank, so you can't tell any more if the MM is bad or not. Classy.
    - No more bans for bad behavior? If a user is punished after you reported him, you get a notification. But for the last few months, it seems not even death threats can get you ban...

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    A quick selection of bugs, just to give you an idea how broken this game is. At this point, this is shameful. Evil Mojo do NOT give a duck about their game and this needs to be remember. To be fair, I'm only listing bugs that happen frequently and have been present for SEVERAL MONTHS at this point:
    - broken BGM, SFX (including footsteps and some attacks), voiceFX (triggering for no reason, randomly quieter or louder, etc...)
    - broken "grab" moves either don't grab the opponent or on rare occasions send them flying indefinitely
    - broken GUI (score not updating...) and menus
    - broken ragdoll and random flying corpses
    - broken death cam, team cam, "play of the game" cam, snipers' scope cam
    - random MM glitches, disconnects and crashes that will give you a 30 min ban
    - IG lag indicator always gives a ping of 15, no matter what.
    - keybindings reset after every crash
    - some moves have out of sync SFX, VFX and actual effect. Making it unfairly hard to fight, as some moves lack any feedback audio or visual.
    - 2 heroes keep shouting the same line for no reason
    - a visual "link" appearing between two players of opposing team, making it possible to see where the other player is anywhere on the map
    - 2 of the tanks currently plagued by multiple bugs making them basically unplayable (picking them is not far from losing on purpose). It was confirmed they will not be fixed in next update
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  7. Dec 18, 2018
    0
    Worst, most imbalanced game ever. There's no quality content. They are adding new skins in every patch instead of fixing bugs. There'sWorst, most imbalanced game ever. There's no quality content. They are adding new skins in every patch instead of fixing bugs. There's something called burst meta which makes the game worse then it supposed to be. Expand

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