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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.Â 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.Â 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.Â Third person, behind your character, hotbars with abilities that instant cast (most are skill-shot), and controls with WASD and mouse look.Â That’s the best way I can describe Smite to someone for the first time.Â 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…)