You’re going to see this again in my Set review, but I firmly stand by this: I don’t think Horus is a warrior. Horus is incredible, and if I have a feeling the heals on his 3 are going to catch a nerf bat before too long. The heal is not too bad, especially once your opponents start building anti-heal. If they don’t build to counter a tanky healer, that’s not my problem. Perhaps Hirez is moving away from class-based designs, which is awesome. I go into this thought in a bit more detail in my Set write-up. Horus is really just a guardian that’s not as tanky as his brethren, nor does he deal guardian damage. Horus is one of the two gods released in this patch, and since it’s a double release for the first time, I had to pull double duty and work on both gods at once. I focused on Horus first, because his kit appeals to me more, and has a playstyle that synergizes with how I approach the game. So let’s talk some SMITE! Horus is the son of Osiris … [Read more...] about SMITE – Horus God Review – No Justice, Just Us
Heir to the throne
So the conclusion to the Azshara raid has been mined out, and I’m just going to link it to you here. I don’t want to talk too much about what it actually contains, but the short version without spoiling people before the cut is that it’s pretty much what you would expect if you’ve been paying attention to things. There are people who are adamant that because it so resolutely sets up exactly the tired plot people have been predicting that must be some kind of red herring. Spoiler warning: It’s not. It’s exactly the same bland and obvious writing that people have been calling it for months now, there’s not a third-act twist that’s going to make this not lazy work of the highest order. Instead, I wanted to cast my mind further ahead. We all know that this year will see another expansion announcement because it sort of has to, and we’re placing bets more about whether it’s going to be an emergency thing pre-BlizzCon. … [Read more...] about WoW Factor: What could win back the crowd for the next World of Warcraft expansion?
This weekend was largely about three things. Firstly watching the string of new releases coming out of Star Wars Celebration including a Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of Skywalker trailer, a trailer for the game that EA has a high likelihood of cancelling before it sees the light of day, and some leaked footage of the strangely press blackout Mandolorian Television Series sizzle reel and trailer. It was also a weekend about watching the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones… and I had honestly forgotten how good that show was after watching so many recent seasons of Walking Dead when effectively nothing much happens. Lastly it was a weekend devoted to playing heaps of Grim Dawn. When I started this recent stint I was sitting at roughly level 15 but throughout the weekend I pushed through to level 38 on my Warder character. The only negative is that I found out this morning that running in Windows Borderless mode causes you to get … [Read more...] about Heir to the Throne