The gods are currently not in a good mood in Smite. They are in the midst of a bitter struggle over the distribution of power in their mythical realm.
Smite is a reinterpretation of the classic MOBA (massively online battle arena). In as style similar to DoTA 2 and League of Legends, players get to battle it out against each other in 5 vs 5 matches. Why is it a reinterpretation of the MOBA genre then? Well, in Smite, you control your avatar with the WASD controls in a third-person point of view. In other words, while the presentation of the online game is completely different, the core gameplay remains the same. In individual matches you fight with and against other players, with this eternal struggle between the gods as the backdrop for your epic battles. Among the roster of gods to choose from are Anubis, Bacchus, Hades, Odin and a veritable slew of others.
Luckily you needn’t only rely on your strategic tact to win your battles, as you also have powerful spells and special attacks at your disposal, each unique to individual gods. Naturally in such a massive war, you won’t be fighting with only gods at your sides and against you, but also among hordes of minions, banded together to support either side of the fight. Don’t underestimate them though, for especially early on in any given match, their power when banded together might be enough to turn the tides of the mighty struggle for whichever side takes them for granted.
The MOBA developed by Hi-Rez Studios is without a doubt heavily influenced by other DotA titles. Nevertheless, as with most new games, there are a few intricacies which set this game apart from the rest. The first of which is the implementation of the Unreal 3 Engine, giving the game unparalleled graphics. Additionally, rather than looking down on the battle from above, you are right in the middle of it with a third-person camera perspective and the traditional controls of FPS and other action PC games rather than clicking around on the map and the area within your view.
05/11/2015 03:52 am - A new god has been added to Smite, the free-to-play MOBA. Ah Puch is a Mayan mage that controls undead servants, curses enemy players and knows how to bust out some big damage during group battles. Here's the reveal trailer showcasing his abilities...more
04/03/2015 08:00 am - A new goddess has slithered her way into Smite, the free-to-play MOBA. It's time for Medusa to join the battle and petrify her enemies - both literally and figuratively! The Greek deity is a force to be reckoned with and should never, ever be...more
02/26/2015 04:20 am - It was high time for the Roman goddess of war to enter the battlefield and now, along with some new changes, Bellona is ready to conquer Smite, the free MOBA. With a set of sturdy armor and a massive two-handed blade, she's more than ready to rumble...more
10/02/2015 10:47 am - The free-to-play MOBA Smite is getting a nice update in preparation for Halloween. The patch is on the test server at the moment, but will go live on 6th October to all of the normal servers....more
11/20/2015 04:32 am - Earlier this week, a new god found his way to Hi-Rez Studios‘ free-to-play MOBA Smite. Chiron – The Great Teacher was the latest addition to the online game’s roster. The powerful centaur possesses high base movement speed, the ability to heal his al...more
10/16/2015 10:05 am - The guys and girls over at Hi-Rez Studios are known for releasing regular game updates for their free-to-play MOBA every few weeks. These patches usually feature new gods and new skins. The latest update brought Sol and her Solar Flare skin to Smite....more
08/14/2015 05:57 am - Last week, in the midst of gamescom 2015, the guys and girls over at Hi-Rez Studios released a game update for their MOBA Smite. While most media outlets were busy covering the studio’s upcoming team-based shooter called Paladins, the multiplayer onl...more
02/26/2015 04:00 am - Truth be told, MOBA is not my favorite genre. Games like League of Legends, Strife or Dota 2 are often too hectic for my taste. The community is mostly rotten, making it near impossible to get started if you’re a complete newbie. Everyone seems...more