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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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Paladins - Forging a New Realm
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  1. May 7, 2017
    8
    Paladins is a fun, first-person shooter that is free-to-play. However, it isn't original and isn't as good and popular as juggerant TeamPaladins is a fun, first-person shooter that is free-to-play. However, it isn't original and isn't as good and popular as juggerant Team Fortess 2, and more recently Overwatch. It has a lot of heroes to unlock, but a fair share of starters, however there is a minor balancing issue with Tyra, being almost unkillable. It also is heavier on pay to win content, but keeps it balanced. In the first few hours you will pick few characters that will allow you to play as. Expand
  2. Jun 29, 2017
    7
    Paladins
    too much grind
    Paladins is a free to play online hero shooter there are 3 game types here Onslaught which is capture and hold,
    Paladins
    too much grind
    Paladins is a free to play online hero shooter
    there are 3 game types here Onslaught which is capture and hold, payload which is an escort game and siege where it’s a mix of the 2...
    You try to capture a point on the map and escort the payload...
    the first team to 4 points wins…
    Theres a great deal of variety in character select, currently 28 champions total..
    The game gives you 8 of the 28 from the start... its up to you to unlock the other 20 and unlock other perks and cosmetics along the way…
    The gun play here is great.. There’s a damage class, frontline, flank, and support…
    my favorites being damage and flank… The other 2 I just couldn’t get to work for me in the given game modes
    Each champion has their own set of special attacks with cool downs…
    and one super move you can unleash once you’ve accumulated enough damage
    and there are in games boosts and perks in the form of cards that you purchase throughout the match with the currency you get as you work on completing objectives…
    You can change your card loadout and unlock new cards from chests that you’ll get naturally as you play the game…
    And this is a free to play so of course there are chests focused more on character cosmetics that can only be bought with crystals... and you earn crystals by logging into the game consistently or just buying them of course... you can unlock champions with these crystals as well…
    or you can just grind for them…
    And this is where the free to play model hurts this game
    champions cost 5000 coins to unlock…
    from matches you’re going to get about 200-400 coins..
    meaning it’s going to take around 15-25 matches minimum to unlock just one character…
    or about 4 and a half hours…
    you’re looking at around 120 hours to unlock every character in this game…
    There is not even close to enough content here… not interesting enough maps, not a variety of enough maps.. Not fun enough match structure to make that 120 hour grind worth it…
    And it’s a shame because again the gunplay is so good...
    im either really great at this game which I doubt or the game is so accessible that it can make anyone feel great at it..
    I had fun playing with the different champions…
    but even after only a few hours I was already tired of the maps as the objectives are always at the same spot, require hardly any tactics and the maps are so small that you’ll get to these points on your sweet stallion in a few gallops…
    which I do appreciate…
    the siege mode in particular feels fast and hectic thanks to it
    The problem here isn’t the gameplay..
    It’s the hook…
    The game doesn’t rewarded quickly enough to hook the average player and incentivize them to go for more characters…
    25 matches or 4 and half hours for 1 single character is ridiculous…
    aint nobody got time for that…
    With more maps, which the devs are working on as you can even test them once you reach level 15
    and a grind cut by about 75% and there’s something here…
    until then it’s a grind fest that you’ll most likely lose interest in before you have a chance to play with everything
    I give Paladins
    a 7.5/10
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  3. May 12, 2017
    6
    A lot of players seem to like to hate on Paladin's due to it's similarities to Overwatch, and it is very similar to it, but it also has someA lot of players seem to like to hate on Paladin's due to it's similarities to Overwatch, and it is very similar to it, but it also has some very interesting differences. The card collecting aspect is a nice addition to the game that adds another element to it.

    Most importantly, it's a free to play game that is not pay to win. Just like Smite, HiRez's flagship title, the real money offerings are all cosmetic from what I understand, which is how free to play games should be. As a free to play title it's a very good quality game that should be viewed as an alternative to Overwatch, something those who can't afford Overwatch or just want something a little different can sink their teeth into.

    I am confident the 4.6 score is largely due to the fact that it's such a similar game to Overwatch. What people have to understand is that great games inspire imitation, and competition is always a good thing, even if it's not truly going to compete with the juggernaut that is Overwatch.

    I recommend anyone looking for a fun character FPS on the cheap give it a try.
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  4. Aug 12, 2019
    5
    Fun game with friends, cool characters and and exciting gameplay if you dont stumble upon a pro player.
  5. Oct 18, 2018
    4
    Anyone who's giving this game anything above a 6 is lying to you man I've played this game for weeks it has huge problems not just charactersAnyone who's giving this game anything above a 6 is lying to you man I've played this game for weeks it has huge problems not just characters being a cheap Walmart Overwatch looking characters but some characters are so broken that it takes no skills at all i mean characters like Vivian, Koga, Seris, Talus, Androxus and even Drogoz is straight cheese on some maps. if feels while they were making the game they saw overwatch character success and rushed in to try and get some of that but didn't think before they gave the abilities. for example Drogoz can fly shoot explosives in overwatch its not that bad but on overwatch maps are more spaced out more cover from the attacks. And many more examples of this they added cards in the game which kinda basically gives it a smite feel with overwatch character skins basically if i could suggest things actually have the character tested and do more patches on them this thing has a damn EA Sport for christ sake put more work into the game please many characters need to be fixed and balanced better I mean Fernando not being able to switch from attack to shield is idiotic it basically allows him to get wailed on and he has no defense but a shield that goes away way to fast and the shield has a 15 seconds cool down? like wtf are you thinking with that his whole things his shield i dont wanna wait 15 seconds use his shield Expand
  6. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    A nice multiplatform game, unfortunately Hi-Rez is going to abandon it and it's user base with OB64 by putting content behind a paywall andA nice multiplatform game, unfortunately Hi-Rez is going to abandon it and it's user base with OB64 by putting content behind a paywall and ignoring community requests about fix and balancing. They did the same with Global Agenda in the past, look it up on google, and they are ignoring a 7500+ petition on change.org about NOT implementing the broken system they have come up with in OB64. Don't waste your time or, worse, your money. Expand
  7. Dec 11, 2017
    0
    A nice multiplatform game, unfortunately Hi-Rez is going to abandon it and it's user base with OB64 by putting content behind a paywall andA nice multiplatform game, unfortunately Hi-Rez is going to abandon it and it's user base with OB64 by putting content behind a paywall and ignoring community requests about fix and balancing. They did the same with Global Agenda in the past, look it up on google, and they are ignoring a 7500+ petition on change.org about NOT implementing the broken system they have come up with in OB64. Don't waste your time or, worse, your money. Expand