If you are looking for a new MOBA experience that offers its own unique spin on the genre, then you will love this team arena brawler, simply titled Battlerite. I was pleasantly surprised by how much fun I’m having with Battlerite, because most of the time, in this pretty saturated market of PVP skill based combat, I tend to stay away from them since these are the type of games where you really need to sink serious hours into, in order to build enough skill to match your opponents, and even then it never really seems to be enough. Now, this is not to say that we are looking at a casual game where people can simply jump in and be amazing at it. Far from it. The one key aspect that makes Battlerite so inviting and makes you feel accomplished is the reward system.
Before we discuss the rewards, I must bring up the visuals and gameplay that Battlerite has to offer. This is a very good looking game, utilizing a cartoonish aesthetic to the world and its characters. The visuals are reminiscent of the award-winning action RPG Torchlight, and fits in with the tone that Battlerite is going for. Campy, but enjoyable. If there was one word I could use to describe the combat, it would be…fast. This brawler game is so intense, you have to be very careful how you approach your opponents, because the fight can end in a matter of seconds. If you are the type of person who doesn’t enjoy fast-paced action, then you are probably not going to last very long. However, I would argue that because the rounds are so quick, the gameplay becomes addictive and fluid enough that you can continually play without realizing it. The action packed nature of the game determines you to continue playing. It is easy to learn, hard to master, and is absolutely fun to experiment and try out different Champions, with their own skills and abilities, even though each class, more or less, plays the same, every Champion has its own spin to it.
As mentioned before, Battlerite is skill-based and very competitive, and unfortunately the matchmaking can feel unfair. It gives the impression that some of these characters are unbalanced. The game does reward patience and strategy, since going in just mashing buttons will end in defeat, and truly feels team oriented. That means it’s required you find two other friends, if you want a full coordinated team. Or you might prefer a one vs one match; recently the Duel mode has been introduced, so if you want to test your skills against another player, you are welcome to try.
Now, you’re probably thinking that PVP isn’t really for you. Maybe you have played other famous top-down MOBA games such as League of Legends or Dota 2, and they didn’t sell you on the idea of fighting other players. Well, Battlerite also includes a practice arena where you can play with any Champion and test them out as much as you want. You also have the option of playing against A.I. opponents, which are incredibly challenging, and you still get to complete dailies/weeklies if you choose to only play against the A.I.
Going back to the reward system now, I want to make this clear, you are constantly given prizes almost at the end of every match, that includes the A.I. matches, because of the many ways you can aquire chests. Whether it’s from your daily, weekly, achievements, or character leveling, you always feel like you are getting something for your time spent in the game. Unlocking new characters, new cosmetics, avatars for your profile and also currency which you can invest to purchase more stuff. Players have the option to customize their Champions and their mounts. Mounts that you ride into battle, making you look cool when doing so. Most importantly, you actually have a high chance of getting rare loot.
All this on top of the fact that the game runs smooth and doesn’t require a high end rig to be able to play it. It runs fantastic.
In conclusion, Battlerite is a refreshing MOBA game with addictive gameplay, great reward system, and the most intense action experience this year. The game is free to play, so I highly recommend you check it out.
- Good payment model
- Amazingly polished
- Free to Play
- Poor matchmaking
- High learning curve