Love It Or Hate It: SMITE

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor May 27, 2015
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Some free-to-play games are more polarizing than others, with some sides taking the stance of "great, totally non-exploitative implementation" and others thinking "total pay-to-win trash." We'd like to see on what side of the spectrum the gaming public -- and by that, we mean you guys -- think of certain F2P games, and so we've invented something new called Love It Or Hate It?

Every week, we'll present a new F2P game and give you the option of passing judgment on it. Then we'll look back at it the next week and see what people thought. There are no prizes, except for the satisfaction of knowing you clicked on a button and made something happen. Really, what else do you need?

Last week, it was Star Trek Online's turn to receive Q-like judgment, and it fared only slightly better than the crew of the Enterprise. I know I taunted Star Wars fans a bit, but STO only garnered a 37.4% "Like" rating while SWTOR managed 38.3%. May your first-born be eaten by a Nausicaan.

Enough of the sci-fi scramble... let's get back to what people really like: MOBAs! And with that, one of the better-liked, or so it seems, MOBAs out there, even if it's not the biggest: Hi-Rez Studios' SMITE!

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Tell us what you think of SMITE, and leave a comment below to expound upon your views!

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (26)

Slapchef 7 years ago
First I wanna point out this game doesnt have enough negative votes because people are simply choosing to ignore this shit. Second the farming alongside with the other strategic elements are close to non existing. The only good aspect of this game is the hack and slash 3rd person experience wich is ruined by the latency (it also has balance issues but thats like any other game they cant be perfectly balanced)... It feels like rly bad League of legends clone, if it was an isometric point of view the game doesnt stand a chance vs the other MOBAs. Honestly I wouldnt post this if it wasnt for "Gigantic" my only hope is they wont copy anything from this piece of shit.

zxc 7 years ago
GOOD CONTROLS but itsa a moba , repetetive one map boredom over and over so itsa a putre shit!

Cyril 7 years ago
Love it. People who say some classes are OP don't know how to play an action game. They are used to point and click style of games.

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WhatNonotthis 7 years ago
Bad:
1) Insulting combat. Damage HAS to be exchanged in mele. There is no tactically going in, playing the cards right getting out untouched if you know your class. In lol, real battles get heated as two characters, experienced, go at it. In this game. HE whoth spammeth the mosteth wineth.
2) OP Classes. Ranged is a joke. Roll dps tank or gtfo. This game is more like PANZAR ONLINE than a moba. And that is toilet bowl level.
3) Useless jungle. No grass to stealth. The invisible walls make it feel cheap and plastic '(Look a tree, ill get close", *gets pushed off a foot away*
4) fail controls. Clunky as poo. To make up fo rbad controls and fail combat nad BORING skills. They add an arena mode... and it is the most useless feature ever. RUnning around like a chicken. Again, emphasis on "ARENA SPAMMER not moba".
. Get on moba level noobs.

UrAFanBoi 7 years ago
1) Insulting combat. Damage HAS to be exchanged in mele. There is no tactically going in, playing the cards right getting out untouched if you know your class. In lol, real battles get heated as two characters, experienced, go at it. In this game. HE whoth spammeth the mosteth wineth.
2) OP Classes. Ranged is a joke. Roll dps tank or gtfo. This game is more like PANZAR ONLINE than a moba. And that is toilet bowl level.
3) Useless jungle. No grass to stealth. The invisible walls make it feel cheap and plastic '(Look a tree, ill get close", *gets pushed off a foot away*
4) Crap controls. Clunky as hell. To make up fo rbad controls and crap combat nad BORING skills. They add an arena mode... and it is the most useless feature ever. RUnning around like a chicken. Again, emphasis on "ARENA SPAMMER not moba".
Hate it. Get on moba level noobs.

ThatOneKakaGuy 7 years ago
Good:
Has graphics?
Bad:
1) Insulting combat. Damage HAS to be exchanged in mele. There is no tactically going in, playing the cards right getting out untouched if you know your class. In lol, real battles get heated as two characters, experienced, go at it. In this game. HE whoth spammeth the mosteth wineth.
2) OP Classes. Ranged is a joke. Roll dps tank or gtfo. This game is more like PANZAR ONLINE than a moba. And that is toilet bowl level.
3) Useless jungle. No grass to stealth. The invisible walls make it feel cheap and plastic '(Look a tree, ill get close", *gets pushed off a foot away*
4) Crap controls. Clunky as hell. To make up fo rbad controls and crap combat nad BORING skills. They add an arena mode... and it is the most useless feature ever. RUnning around like a chicken. Again, emphasis on "ARENA SPAMMER not moba".
Hate it. Get on moba level noobs.

Poojabber 7 years ago
Good:
Has graphics?
Bad:
1) Insulting combat. Damage HAS to be exchanged in mele. There is no tactically going in, playing the cards right getting out untouched if you know your class. In lol, real battles get heated as two characters, experienced, go at it. In this game. HE whoth spammeth the mosteth wineth.
2) OP Classes. Ranged is a joke. Roll dps tank or gtfo. This game is more like PANZAR ONLINE than a moba. And that is toilet bowl level.
3) Useless jungle. No grass to stealth. The invisible walls make it feel cheap and plastic '(Look a tree, ill get close", *gets pushed off a foot away*
4) Crap controls. Clunky as hell. To make up fo rbad controls and crap combat nad BORING skills. They add an arena mode... and it is the most useless feature ever. RUnning around like a chicken. Again, emphasis on "ARENA SPAMMER not moba".
Hate it. Get on moba level noobs.

-GG-TheSecondJoker 7 years ago
Love it, of course.

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ZMemme 7 years ago
In my opinion this is currently the best game in the online gaming market now. I played and still play a lot of MMORPGs, MOBAs and FPS, but this one, this one is the best. The 3rd person view, the mythology and the way the company interacts with the community is what sold me (mainly on Twitch BORT). They release a new god almost every month, they update the game regularly, they change a game mode daily, they give you favor and 50 gems per week (a regular skin is 400 gems), and they usually make events on sundays where you get 25 gems for every first win of the day in each game mode (there are 6) and they give you bonus gems if you complete them all. I dare say Hi-Rez is the best company that is out there right now, and they made one of my favorite games of all time. What I have to complain about this game is that it's community is not newbie friendly, it is one of the, if not the most toxic community, and that Hi-Rez needs to work on the freaking EU servers SwiftRage.

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ppl Rage way tomuch 7 years ago
You can die one time, then all the sudden you have your whole team cussing you out, saying they will all report you... pretty much, young angry raging kid community is the only problem with this game. There are about as many ragers in this game as call of duty...and that is saying something lol...

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kandamar 7 years ago
Best TPS MOBA in the market. Totally F2P. Comparing it to other communities around the world, it is one of the best. There will be toxic players and potentials for it. However, one cannot simply deny the fact that there is no ANY mmo game that is not containing toxic individual. I can say this in confidence: I love this game and its developers. Not the perfect community or developers but I have so much respect for them. Appreciated.

MrkHUN 7 years ago
I don't like MOBAs but I actually enjoyed playing this...
Other popular mobas... well... not so much.

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Urs-00 7 years ago
the problem is not Smite, it is Hi-Rez... Hi-Rez doesn't deserve the respect it has with this game

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HD32PLAY 7 years ago
This game is the best F2P outright. MOBA's generally get the monetization pretty much right but SMITE nails it. Events where you can earn gems (the pay for currency) on top of a daily login in bonus that includes gems. The action is great and playing from a third person perspective is much more involved than a top down view imo.

The dev team constantly work to add new things (but it's not overdone like in some other MOBA's) the flow of new Gods and reworks seems just fine to me. Overall Smite is great, if you are not playing it you are missing out on what I believe is the best free to play, if not the best game of all time.

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TheEnygma 7 years ago
You know those games/movies/songs where they're well made, many enjoy it but you just never got into it? That's me and Smite, made it to level 30 in beta for the Ymir skin than I just....stopped.

CBT Player. 7 years ago
Used to love smite until become popular.
Toxic community as ruined pretty much :)!
Also, i really don't enjoy some new features.
Meh


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