I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect from Paragon, the upcoming MOBA/shooter hybrid from Epic. I was all set for ‘Gears of War and League of Legends have a baby in an alternate sci-fi universe.’, It turns out I had no idea just how damned fun that would turn out to be.
In Paragon, Epic Games (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament) has flipped the entire MOBA genre on its side – literally, by way of the traditional third-person action-game camera – to create an amalgamation of genres and ideas that’s equal parts strikingly beautiful and exciting to behold. And while it does retain many of the familiar elements of League of Legends, Dota, and Heroes of the Storm, Paragon also shares a lot of similarities to newer MOBAs like SMITE and Gigantic, with fast-paced gameplay that puts you closer to the action. But it stays true to its roots as a MOBA with everything from 5v5 matches, minions, lanes, towers, cores, and the litany of specialized heroes to choose from. It’s all here.