From the makers of only ONE other game you’ve ever heard of, comes a 3D MOBA (multi-player online battle arena) that is almost exactly like most other MOBAs that you’ve probably already played if you’re familiar with the genre; while still managing to be wildly unbalanced. No wonder it’s eternally in open beta mode.
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Yes kids, I’m talking about Epic Games’ OTHER title that isn’t Gears of War, Paragon. It came to Windows and PS4 earlier this year and it has become something of a sleeper hit. That’s fair enough when you consider the atmosphere of the ONE map available for play. (Yes that’s right. One map. Over. And over.) The board is stunning, graphics-wise, and there’s a chance you’ll get lost (or ganked) in the retarded multi-tier jungle area while gazing at all the pretties. That and the fact that it’s free, and unlike SO MANY other games of its kind; all of the unique champions are unlocked and available for play from the get, and you can’t truly power-boost your way through it. At least, not yet.
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Let’s talk about the toons. NOT ONLY do Paragon’s playable champs not have ANY origins, story-lines, or any kind of substantial tie-ins to one another (or the game itself, for that matter), but they pump them out like rabbits in the spring, with a guaranteed new champ drop every three weeks. I’ve been playing since the release, and they’ve held up that promise so far. Which IS cool, but no matter HOW PRETTY they are, they are so completely unbalanced, it makes PVP almost unplayable. PVP mode in Paragon is NOT for casual gamers. If you DO give it a try, the queue is almost four times longer than that of the AI matches. Once you DO get in, everyone on your team wants to play the same three OP characters, so there’s a likely chance that one of them will drop out and the match will get dodged. THAT’S when you get sent alll the way back to the title screen so you can manually re-queue. THEY DON’T EVEN DROP YOU BACK IN THE QUEUE!!!!!
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I honestly can’t say I hate the game. There’s a lot about it that I enjoy. It’s cool that you can play with your friends on PS4 and PC together in the same matches. I love the mash-up of Magic: the Gathering in the fact that you collect cards and build decks to equip items in game. I love that you can buy pretty much anything in the game with currency earned in the game; and call me a masochist, but I DO love PVPunishing these chicken nublets that didn’t practiced in AI mode first. However, on some real shit, it’s just third-person Console of Legends. Some days it’s extra glitchy, so I give it a 5/10, other days it’s a 7.
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