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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. Dec 13, 2017
    10
    It's a amazing game. Very likely Overwatch, and because Overwatch is so popular people think they can't enjoy Paladins. I play Overwatch and iIt's a amazing game. Very likely Overwatch, and because Overwatch is so popular people think they can't enjoy Paladins. I play Overwatch and i love it, but I decide to try Paladins now. The cards make the game very dynamic as well the fact it's has more Heroes. The only bad thing a have to say is that i'ts has 4 types of currency witch makes no sense. And the selling stuff is too aggressive. But i don't see a pay to win game, because you can acquire everything just playing the game. Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2019
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Looooooooooooove this game soooooooooo much and I hope. You guys to........ Expand
  3. Jun 9, 2017
    8
    It's a very good hero shooter that mirrors over watch in a lot of ways. It's wacky, because it also literally takes the move set of charactersIt's a very good hero shooter that mirrors over watch in a lot of ways. It's wacky, because it also literally takes the move set of characters from overwatch and mixes and matches them to different characters of their own. For example Evie(flank) now has Mei's ice block, and Inara(front line) from paladins has her ice wall, etc. It's definately not as polished as overwatch graphically (not even close), or from the technical perspective (f'd up hit boxes, characters are not as balanced, etc). The things I liked better from paladins are the regenerating health after 5 seconds of no action to having the find health packs in OW, funner character abilities, and very small maps make for more intense gameplay, purchasing abilities to help during game, and loadouts/cards that help boost status of hero skills. Small things that bugged me was not knowing if you're playing bots if an player from opposing team leaves. But other than that I would actually give this game the same score as overwatch, I found this funner but Overwatch is more technically polished gameplay/graphic and balanced. Expand
  4. Dec 20, 2017
    6
    It's an enjoyable Free-to-Play Hero Shooter with 3 modes; The main one being capturing the objective and then pushing it to the enemy base,It's an enjoyable Free-to-Play Hero Shooter with 3 modes; The main one being capturing the objective and then pushing it to the enemy base, the second one focusing solely on pushing the objective, and the last one being typical point-based deathmatch. It's all pretty standard.
    Some time ago there was also a survival mode where everyone had just one life, but they removed it for some reason. What it already has is decent enough, but it could use some more varied ways to play and have fun.
    There's no real lore or story here, unlike other popular Hero Shooter/Moba games, just some one-liners and jokes to give the colorful cast some character.
    But it doesn't need any, in this type of game, it's all about characters and gameplay.
    The characters are hit and miss, but that's just my opinion. They all offer something unique to the table and are fun to play with (Unique in regards to this game and its characters. You will find a lot of parallels between Paladins and Overwatch or TF2.)
    There are also plenty of maps to play with and much more to come (with the being available to players for testing, which is a nice idea, involving the playerbase into some part of the creation of the game.) all of them being colorful and generally well designed.

    Of course, there are still a lot of glitches and broken elements present, but it's understandable as it is still in the Open Beta, and the developers are constantly working on it, throwing in patches after patches, changes, and new content.
    It's amazing to see. Especially recently, when they were introducing new Champion every single month.

    But then, Cards Unbound happened...
    A new patch that basically threw away the unique loadout system that differentiated it from the other Hero Shooters, allowing the player a lot of customization of Hero's abilities to suit their playstyles while still being balanced, which was easily the best part of this game...
    And instead they put in a system that not only removed all the balance from the game modes where the vast majority of players are, but also turned the grind up to eleven, making it really annoying for the old players, horrible for the new ones, and more Pay-to-Win than it was ever before (and the funny thing is, they've decided it was a good idea to announce it right after the StarWars Battlefront 2 afair,) pretty much forcing the players to use what they get from lootboxes rather than building the loadout they want... so they wouldn't get destroyed all the time by players that have all their cards maxed out without any limits.

    To be fair... I didn't really test those changes for myself, so it may be that I misunderstood some mechanics of it, but in any way, it's blatantly obvious what they're trying to do.
    It's really sad and disappointing, which is why I won't be giving it any more of my time despite the game being fun.
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  5. Aug 12, 2017
    5
    Sorry, but this game is an absolute joke. A low effort re skin of Overwatch that feels and looks like it was made by some lazy studentSorry, but this game is an absolute joke. A low effort re skin of Overwatch that feels and looks like it was made by some lazy student developers. Almost every character from Overwatch has been replicated, except they look a lot less polished and refined. I'm overwhelmingly surprised that Blizzard hasn't sued the developers of this average slop for blatant plagiarism, because they really should. Don't get this game, get the aforementioned Overwatch or another good multiplayer shooter, but not this garbage. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2020
    4
    this game was fun but every update and every content added make the game more worse and he is going to die at a certain moment if hi rez keepthis game was fun but every update and every content added make the game more worse and he is going to die at a certain moment if hi rez keep ignoring reviews of the players Expand
  7. Aug 21, 2018
    0
    THX Hirez you killed game for CIS. Realy nice X2 price. When your`s servers unstable, useless and garbage MM you doubled gems price.
    F6 Hirez!!!

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