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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. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. May 31, 2018
    88
    Paladins shouldn’t be seen just as the free alternative to Overwatch but, instead, should be praised as one of the best multiplayers nowadays. A great and addictive game that will surely entertain every kind of player thanks to its accessibility and well-developed mechanics.
  2. May 29, 2018
    85
    Fun & complete, this is a free-to-play-heroic-shooter that allow the player to enjoy thousands of hours of shoots, magic and customization. Great job, and also in constant expansion.
  3. May 15, 2018
    84
    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.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    81
    Paladins is a very solid hero shooter, with a great core gameplay and very good ideas. You can try it for free and its business model is not abusive at all, so we recommend you give it a try.
  5. CD-Action
    Sep 27, 2018
    80
    A solid, enjoyable hero shooter, varied and polished. Yes, it does have a lot of Overwatch DNA, but in some areas it’s more advanced than Blizzard’s game (e.g. wide range of adjustments you can make to adapt your character to your playing style) and it’s free. [08/2018, p.62]
  6. May 30, 2018
    78
    A product capable of guaranteeing many hours of fun. And this, after all, is more than enough.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 41
  2. Negative: 9 out of 41
  1. May 19, 2018
    10
    Игра заслуживает внимания, более года играл в бета-версию, пронаблюдал все "поиски себя" разработчиков и вытерпел все жёсткие перемены вИгра заслуживает внимания, более года играл в бета-версию, пронаблюдал все "поиски себя" разработчиков и вытерпел все жёсткие перемены в экономике игры и некоторых геймплейных фишках.
    На данный момент, как мне кажется, игра нашла идеальный путь развития. Кроме очевидных плюсов, вроде карточной системы, прекрасной костомизации персонажей, оптимизацией под слабые ПК (на момент написания обзора спорный вопрос), достаточно приличной графики, я хочу отметить отношение разработчиков к своему продукту. Разработчики не стесняются общаться со своим комьюнити, могут в юмор и вкладывают в развитие игры кучу усилий (Обещают, что крупные обновления будут выходить каждые 6 недель, а между крупными обновлениями будут проводить мелкие изменения и правки)
    Хвалить игру можно очень долго, но пиарщики и сами все достоинства покажут в деталях, хотелось бы рассказать о минусах, которые я очень надеюсь в будущем будут исправлены:
    1) Игра работает не стабильно, хоть все и говорят, что она сделана для слабых ПК имеются проблемы ( у меня не такой уж и слабый компьютер). Во-первых, если ваша игра затянется больше, чем на 3-4 часа за одну сессию, ждите проседание фпс до 20-30. Во-вторых, после последнего обновления почему-то фпс в игре не подымается выше 60 (ранее был 175, не уверен, что проблема в игре, но стоит обратить внимание, т.к. игра очень зависит от установленных на ПК вспомогательных программ)
    2) Плохая рейтинговая система, не знаю как у других, но у меня либо идут 10 побед подряд, либо 10 поражений. Другого не дано (В быстрых играх такой проблеммы нет, актуально только для рейтинговых)
    3) Мало игровых режимов. Для быстрой игры всего два, а именно: "осада" и "схватка" (включает, два режима "натиск" и "командный бой на смерть"), рейтинговая игра имеет всего один сценарий, аналогичный режиму "осада".
    4) Баги. Лично я встречаю баги и вылеты редко, но в группе ВКонтакте часто вижу скриншоты с багами и читаю возмущенния игроков, поэтому лучше не ждать, что игра будет работать идеально
    Однако, не смотря на все неприятности, я рекомендую ознакомится с Paladins, потому что игра имеет разработчиков, которые готовы развивать проект. В каждом обновлении можно увидеть исправление багов, часто будут проходить ивенты, что разнообразит игровой процесс, а правильная рекламная компания и поддержка со стороны игроков позволит сделать хороший подбор в рейтинге.
  2. May 20, 2018
    10
    Such a good game, of course it has bugs. But interesting gameplay, a system of cards and items covers everything. And it`s free to play :)
  3. May 16, 2018
    10
    Paladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and thePaladins is a free to play hero shooter that isn't pay to win in anyway, the only things you can buy with real money are crystals and the battle pass, you can get awesome looking skins with them. The battle pass system works like Fortnites battle pass and has plenty of skins. With crystals you can buy chests which include different skins or you can potentially buy the skins for some crystals. You earn plenty of crystals in daily logins.

    Now for the game-play, i have been playing Paladins for over a year and a half and I still am not bored with it. You can change your whole champion with the Cards and Legendary system. You create loadouts for your champions and you have 20 cards which you can choose from which you can change however you like,the loadouts contain 5 cards of your liking, they can be leveled up to the max level which is level 5 or you can have them at level 1 but with all your 5 cards combined they have to have 15 levels. The cards are completely free once you unlock the champion.In every match you have an item shop which you can buy 4 Items from the selection of 16. The categories are as follow:Defensive,Healing,Utility and Offensive Items, the credits needed to purchase these cards are earned in the match you currently are playing and depends on how well you are doing you get more credits and can buy more items and upgrade your already purchased items to make them even stronger.
    To unlock a champion it only takes some gold which you earn while playing the game and completing daily quests, don't worry it isn't grindy at all i have stacks on stacks of gold like literally i have 2 Million gold in the game and the most expensive champion costs 60K gold. All of Paladins champions deal tons of damage and do their role fantastically, the supports aren't just some heal bots they actually help the team with their healing, crowd control and their lethal damage. Everything feels viable and its true that almost all of the champions are viable but balancing a game can never be accomplished but Paladins is so close to perfecting it for both casual players and the pro players.

    I haven't spent a single penny in the game and I have the same advantages as the people that spent a 100 dollars on it. I have plenty of skins because of the generous crystals earned daily logins that they offer.

    Every game has its downs and Paladins doesn't have many but still has some, which are various bugs and glitches but they can be fixed in future patches and they are trying their best with fixing as many as they can every patch, in the newest patch they fixed around 20 bugs which are many because they tend to update every 2 weeks to fix balancing and bugs and every 6 weeks they have an update which adds new champions, new events, heavy bug fixes and many gorgeous skins.
    Paladins can be run on potato computers and still get good fps. The graphics are very fantasy like and immerse you into its world. Even if you have a very high end computer Paladins still looks very beautiful on maximum graphics and the FPS is at the maximum limit on my medium computer.

    If the Paladins team keeps going at this pace and maintain their aggressive updating their game would become one of the best hero shooter if not the best, obviously they have Overwatch to compete against but both of them are very different and people might like Paladins more than Overwatch and vice versa.

    I prefer Paladins over Overwatch because in Paladins you can completely change your whole champion the way you want to play it and you can counter play everything from crowd control, healing, damage taken and more and more with the help of the item shop and with the help of the Cards and Legendary system you can customise your whole deck to counter a specific set of enemies. You can store up 5 loadouts per champion which is plenty.
  4. May 23, 2018
    9
    Is an incredible game, the characters are unique and it shows quite the love that has been placed, the designs are very good and receiveIs an incredible game, the characters are unique and it shows quite the love that has been placed, the designs are very good and receive updates constantly, its only problem at present are the problems of optimization of the game which are minimal
  5. Sep 21, 2018
    8
    Paladins is a marvelous free-to-play hero shooter packed with fun mechanics and reasonable micro-transactions. Being developed and publishedPaladins is a marvelous free-to-play hero shooter packed with fun mechanics and reasonable micro-transactions. Being developed and published by a not-so-big studio, it has its own ups and downs in the art, technical and business department. But hey, it's free-to-play, low spec, beginner friendly and not pay-to-win at all, what else are you asking for.
  6. Sep 3, 2018
    7
    Fun, free game where you can go in and have some fun. What holds this back is the not so good monetization methods.
  7. Aug 16, 2018
    0
    There are people in here telling you that the game is not pay to win. That is extremely misleading. You have to pay for individualThere are people in here telling you that the game is not pay to win. That is extremely misleading. You have to pay for individual "champions". You can use in-game currency but like other games with a similar formula, the currency is slow in coming. Don't fall for it. Just buy Overwatch. It's cheaper and you get 100% of the game.

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