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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: 5 out of 5
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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. 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: 24 out of 33
  2. Negative: 8 out of 33
  1. 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.
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  2. May 19, 2018
    10
    I started playing the game with OB 39, I saw a lot, from bugs to cheaters, saw THE p2w game system, but the developers with each patch toI started playing the game with OB 39, I saw a lot, from bugs to cheaters, saw THE p2w game system, but the developers with each patch to improve the game,I believe that the game has earned a great rating Expand
  3. May 18, 2018
    10
    played paladins for like 40 hrs since like not long time ago and i cant get enough of it

    Great Game.
  4. Jun 1, 2018
    9
    Solid hero shooter that gives players the ability to customize their playstyle.
  5. May 16, 2018
    9
    keep playing since CB and it changed a lot and i hope that it will be on top of this platform because it has the potential to be the best f2pkeep playing since CB and it changed a lot and i hope that it will be on top of this platform because it has the potential to be the best f2p hero-shooter Expand
  6. May 16, 2018
    7
    The game has a certain degree of polish, but is overshadowed by some of the inconsistencies such as missing art cards and un-patched bugs.The game has a certain degree of polish, but is overshadowed by some of the inconsistencies such as missing art cards and un-patched bugs.

    I have been playing the game since OB38, and the game has transformed many times, with the addition and removal of essence, as well as cards unbound, the game has had its worse times, but Hi-Rez managed to notice they were making mistakes.

    Overall the game is fun to play, but becomes frustrating once you start playing at a higher level, where everyone is abusing broken mechanics and unintended effects of talents.
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  7. Aug 14, 2018
    0
    Here's my personal experience with "Hi-Rez Studios" and "Easy Anti-Cheat" and "Paladins" as a whole. I first joined the game a few days agoHere's my personal experience with "Hi-Rez Studios" and "Easy Anti-Cheat" and "Paladins" as a whole. I first joined the game a few days ago after getting a little bored of Overwatch and as I progressively played and unlocked some content with my decent aim from all my experience in games like this one... I proceeded to buy around $82.00 worth of extra content however from this moment on was down hill. After spending a lot of hard earned money on this game I wanted to show off my new content in training mode with fellow players in which we all face AI bots. I had a really good round I was having a blast but my Bluetooth Xbox One remote (The one I use for most the games I play on PC) started to die and usually when that happens while playing any game on my system it causes a memory leak or some kind of heavy glitch that takes down my FPS and crashes the game till my batteries are replaced. Long story short the game crashed after my controller died well I thought no biggie I'll just re-log like I do every time my controller crashes a game... well I re-log and come back to a big fat banned screen their anti-cheat had detected the glitch as a cheat and banned me right as it happened! I was not upset right off the bat however I was instantly concerned about my account and sent in a support ticket explaining what happened, after a few days they hit me back with some generic message almost auto like response explaining how I cheated and I was banned for breaking the rules. I was very frustrated at this point because they not only sent me a generic response but they also flat out ignored my concerns with what was going on. I thought okay I will try to find another way to contact them so I headed to the Paladins Reddit Discord server and contacted a few employees only to be told to send in another support ticket... I went ahead and filed another support ticket with Hi-Rez and got the same automated message saying I was banned for cheating. I continued to search for one last bit of hope so I had a private discussion with a Hi-Rez Steam Discussions admin, who had validated mine and others concerns with this games anti-cheat and told me to send in a support ticket. I sent in this final ticket explaining yet again what happened and got the same exact generic automated response. I never cheated. This is a honest review of my experience with Paladins and this company, This is also not a public ban appeal discussion I'm not trying to get un-banned anymore however I would suggest you switch to Steams anti-cheat system because others all over the web are expressing the same issues with "Easy Anti-Cheat". Expand

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