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Paladins: Champions of the Realm clearly stands out in the midst of competition
Joined: Jun 2019
If you've heard of Paladins: Champions of the Realm, no doubt you've also heard the inevitable Overwatch comparisons and criticisms from the keyboard warriors of the world, and in some ways it was always going to happen considering the colourful art style and the fact that both sit firmly in the hero shooter genre, but there are elements like player customisation that really do set Paladins apart from other hero shooters. The game entered early access back in September 2016 and has since then been tweaking and changing things as time went by and more people came on board, meaning lots of player feedback too, and now we have the full release to sink our teeth into. Paladins biggest problem is its lacks personality. There’s clearly a lot of inspiration from World of Warcraft in the art style, but the characters feel like generic fantasy archetypes or WoW NPCs, making it hard to care for them beyond their combat utility. All my favourite champions are favourites purely for how they play, and are the result of either trying them at random or seeing other players use them and deciding I like their style. When starting to play Paladins: Champions of the Realm game, [url=https://www.mmocs.com/paladins-crystals/][b]Paladins Crystals[/b][/url] is a necessary element on condition that you would like to hold a leadership position in Paladins: Champions of the Realm game. That’s a problem exacerbated by the absence of in-game narrative. I can appreciate why there’s no story mode, and that’s standard for the genre, but Paladins does a poor job even at introducing its world and characters; an introductory cutscene and some brief character bios are all there is. That’s an approach that works for something like Overwatch, where the visual design of maps and heroes do a lot of the narrative heavy lifting, but Paladins lacks the personality (and the budget, frankly) to make that work. Instead, it just feels like something’s missing. 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. Whether it’s the main mode that encapsulates the teamwork aspect or the character designs that immediately flow with creativity, Paladins: Champions of the Realm clearly stands out in the midst of competition.
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