We took a lot of time thinking about which games of 2012 are our favorites. We went back and forth about whether or not we should classify it by console,…
With so many new entrants to what is now being called the “MOBA” genre, I was happy to find one that finally stands out as something a little bit different, yet so familiar. League of Legends and DOTA2 are both great games, and I appreciate what both do to be different; However, they’re very much the same when you compare them to a game like Smite. Smite, a free-to-play MOBA currently in closed beta, is being made by the same devs who made Global Agenda and brought back the Tribes franchise.
Imagine League of Legends gameplay, but from a MMO perspetive. Third person, behind your character, hotbars with abilities that instant cast (most are skill-shot), and controls with WASD and mouse look. That’s the best way I can describe Smite to someone for the first time. At times it feels to me like I’m playing in a WoW BG or something like Warhammer: Wrath of Heroes because the focus is very much on how I’m controlling my character.
More Smite thoughts after the jump. (more…)