If you have heard of or played Paragon before, then you might be familiar with Overprime. It’s a third-person shooting MOBA which has the same base mechanics as popular MOBAs like Dota 2 and League of Legends. The catch is that it’s on third-person view, akin to the likes of Smite.
As the original Paragon game has flopped, developers decided to take some of the assets from the game to make a far better version that is now called Overprime. Now, if you’re interested in this type of game, you might ask yourself: is it even worth it?
Let’s find out.
Honest Review of Overprime: Is It Worth It?
First off, we’re going to start with the download part of the game. Back then, the game wasn’t available on Steam yet (even until now, though it has a Steam page already but not yet released), so the only way to play the game was to download it from its website.
Now, this might not sound like a big deal, but a lot of people actually don’t trust downloading files directly from a not-so-known website.
Nonetheless, the entire setup is pretty easy and there’s no manual patch you’ll have to perform. You just have to complete the installation and get to play the game after that.
Playing the Game
Now let’s get into the game itself. Owing to the fact that the game isn’t out on Steam yet, only a tiny population is currently playing the game. Also, the game is still in closed beta, so only those who have beta access can actually get to try it.
This translates to very long matchmaking queues due to the low population count. However, it seems that more and more people are trying to stream the game and hyping it up, so we might be seeing a far less time-consuming matchmaking as more and more players discover the game.
How exactly does the game feel, play, and look?
For one, the game looks gorgeous and the details of the game are rather high and high quality. Overall, the game just looks so damn great.
However, you might want to play around with the settings, as in some cases, high post-processing and anti-aliasing can cause it to become a bit blurry.
Then there’s the game map. This one has been set up in a way that forces the duo to go right all the time while the solo will have to go left. This means that a solo player will always end up going against the enemy team’s duo.
Jungling is quite fluid, as you can move between camps and lanes without any problem. You can come across a river that passes through the map, and there are river buffs and fangtooth buffs as well. Of course, there are a few collisions that will cause you to slow down, but overall, the map has a pretty good layout.
Performance-wise, the game plays at a stable FPS, with the max graphics settings running at around 140-165 FPS with an occasional drop to 80 FPS – nothing major. Even during a huge team fight with all those effects going on and about, the performance of the game is quite good, even for a game in its beta testing phase.
Not only that, but the animations of the heroes are very fluid, though hit feedback isn’t all the great. Nonetheless, it does give you the feeling of hitting something instead of just swinging blindly in the air.
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
If there’s one thing that would need major work, that would be the basic attacks of the heroes, especially the ranged ones. For the most part, aiming felt kindly weird. Later on, you’ll come to realize that the basic ranged attacks are offset to the left side of the camera in order to make up for better vision.
However, since the rotation of the camera is based on the hero’s position, this gives a little bit of weirdness when aiming. Also, basic ranged attacks are hitscan instead of projectiles. This might not sound like a big deal at all, but the thing is that basic ranged attacks will come from the center of the screen.
This means that you won’t be able to have a proper vision on your corners as your hero is positioned on that spot while aiming.
Overall, the game is pretty solid, but in its current state, it would be a 7 out of 10. It’s no doubt it’s a fun game to play, and in some cases, it might even be a time sink. However, since the game is still in its beta phase, we can expect all those issues to be ironed out before release.
Also, a match lasts for around 10-30 minutes on average, and the game is pretty fast-paced, so you can enjoy tons of intense actions, especially during team fights.
If you’re willing to give this game a try, the best you can do as of now is to wait for it to release on Steam or participate in the beta.
Duelyst 2 Review
A complete look at Duelyst 2! Is it worth it?
Duelyst II is a digital collectible card game and turn-based strategy game that Counterplay Games initially published. The game revolves around fighting on a 5×9 battlefield and beating the opposing generals. Generals will start the game with a maximum of 25 health points and will begin with two attack power. Per turn, generals can use cards to summon minions, use spells, and equip artifacts.
These cards cost mana core, and the mana bar will be refreshed at the beginning of each turn. Also, players can gain up to a maximum of 9 cores by taking control of one of the three mana tiles on the board. There are over 300 cards in the game, and each of them has unique effects.
Duelyst II reminds me of Final Fantasy Tactics, which I considered a good strategic game that was released in 1997. The game’s graphics are pretty average, but the combat system makes Duelyst II enjoyable. It involves taking board control in the early game to unleash your card combos in the mid to late game.
There are some RNGs involved, but skill and good cards matter here. However, anyone who supports their Kickstarter project or spends money has a massive advantage in card optimization Overall, this game is good for players interested in a competitive strategic-based game with complex card systems. Casual players might not like this, but hardcore fans would definitely play it.
Our Verdict & Score
The Duelyst 2 is a fan-made version of the original game. The devs got the whole game for free and tweaked some things to make the game exciting. The card system in the game makes it complex enough for beginners and advanced players alike. The whole gameplay and combat are fun and could be frustrating if you’re not into a strategic game. Overall, this game has a lot of potentials and could be one of the best strategic-based games ever made.
We also have a complete beginner’s guide for Duelyst 2, so if you do end up playing it, make sure to check that out as well!