Smite Review. Should you play?
The second key difference is the characters you play as in the game. Instead of the characters having been created in the minds of the developers, the heroes you play as are gods from many different mythologies. Well-known pantheons such as Greek and Roman make up the roster but lesser-known gods from Japanese, Norse and even Hindu mythologies bulk up the playable characters list. One of the best things about this is the level of accuracy with which these divine beings are presented. Aphrodite the Greek goddess of love is a hot chick, Thor(I’m pretty sure you know who he is) is a bearded barbarian, Cupid(yes, you can literally play as a baby) shoots arrows of love at his enemies and Loki the Norse trickster god… is the most hated god in the game for his ridiculously powerful attacks. As well as this, abilities fit the god and their story and each god even has their own lore which you can read up on. I haven’t been this interested in ancient religions since Percy Jackson.
SMITE is not without its failures however. One of the main issues I have(and a lot of other people seem to have) with the game is the balance. Due to there being so many gods, it is almost inevitable that some seem to get seen more than others and completely obliterate lesser-played gods in battles. But even so, the power level of some Gods compared to others is enough to make you at least raise an eyebrow and think “They seriously thought this kit wouldn’t be overpowered?”(Loki and Odin I’m looking at you). This goes hand in hand with the game’s other disadvantage which is the community. Sometimes you’ll get into a game and a player will instantly pick and lock in a god without discussing it with the other team which is just downright rude. Then, they will go on to chastise and insult you every time you die because you’re trying out a new god and haven’t got quite used to them yet. And then, just as you’re finally getting the hang of this god’s playstyle… your team will surrender. Although it is out of the hands of the developers for the most part, it still makes the game hard to get into and downright miserable to play at times.
Fun, easy-to-learn and intuitive gameplay
Attention to detail with the god’s and their lore
Lots of content including 82 gods to unlock and hundreds of achievements.
Game is less balanced than a donkey with 3 legs.