Paragon is the new Moba that everyone is raving about. I decided to check it out and give a good first impression of the game.
Mobas are probably my least favorite game genre. I can manage to have fun in competitive fps games from time to time, but I’ve never had fun playing a Moba before. That changed when played this game for about an hour this morning.
Paragon is exactly as advertised. It’s a Moba that doesn’t play like one. I don’t have a top down view and I don’t have to click on where I want to move my character next. This is a action game that plays like a Moba and I like so far. I haven’t done a player vs player match yet, because I want to get a feel for the game before I just jump in matchmaking. My first match was a learning experience. I have no idea how any character works or how play in game so I want to try each one out on my own before I fight other players.
The gameplay is fun and that surprised me because Mobas aren’t known for their great gameplay. Paragon has action combat, but that doesn’t mean that you can just run up to other players and kill everything. This is a Moba at heart so you will die if you attempt that. I learned that the hard way.
As I leveled up my character I got to choose from different abilities. At first I really hated my first character, but as I learned to use him I eventually started to like him. I probably won’t choose him again though and even though I just finished playing the game I can’t remember his name at all. I just know that he uses a grenade launcher and has a sweet trap move that slows up enemies.
I didn’t think I would want to play more of Paragon, but I do. I want to try out different characters until I find the right one for me and I want to play online against other players. I don’t know how long this game will last me, but for now I’m enjoying it. Paragon is in open beta and is free for everyone to download on the official website.