Review: Battlerite (Steam)

Experience the unique combination of top-down shooter meets fast-paced fighting game and challenge friends and foes in a battle of reaction.

Pros:

  • Really cool looking cartoon graphics.
  • Opening tutorial.
  • Graphic options- Resolution, Fullscreen, Visual quality, FPS limit, AA, Depth of field, SSAO, v-sync, bloom and shadows.
  • Free to play.
  • Can rebind keys
  • HUD scale slider.
  • Region picker.
  • 1720MB Download size.
  • Fast frantic aren battler gameplay. Looks like a MOBA but plays like a deathmatch.
  • Play- Casual, League, Private, and battlegrounds.
  • Practice- Tutorial, Playground and VS AI.
  • Own in game achievements. Earn rewards for completing them.
  • Daily quests for loot.
  • Over 20 champions atm with more coming. Each one is unique.
  • Game launcher option- DX11 or DX9.
  • Three character traits- Melee, Ranged, and support.
  • Can customise characters with outfits, Weapons, poses, and mounts.
  • EXP is earned towards your overall account level and for individual champions.
  • Practice area when waiting for a game.
  • Loot boxes are earned in game and have sweet opening animations.
  • IAP for gear and boxes.
  • Loot has rarity levels.
  • Very easy to get into.
  • Fun to play.
  • Can invite friends to your game.
  • Seasonal events.
  • Three currencies- Gold, Gems, and tokens.
  • Can play 2v2 or 3v3.
  • The game involves controlling areas of the arena, You can take out your opponents and find health on the field. Think MOBA but only the fighting part.

Cons:

  • No Steam achievements.
  • Lacks controller support.
  • Feels a bit mindless.
  • Little variety of the game modes.
  • Matchmaking is hit and miss with either long wait times or unbalanced team allocations.
  • A lot of grinding needed to get the best gear or unlock the good stuff.
  • A lot of grieving happening in the game.

The Numbers:
  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Accessability - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Ever wanted to just do the team fights in a MOBA like Dota 2 or League Of Legends? Well, Battlerite has your back! Pick from the wide variety of heroes and go online and fight for glory. I personally wish it had controller support but whatever I am weird like that. That aside I enjoy jumping into this game for a few matches when the servers are working properly. It takes a bit of getting used to in terms of character choice and playing with others but at the end of the day, it is a solid arena brawler.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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