So my friend recently turned me onto this game called Bloodline Champions. It seemed kind of meh at first glance but then I got a chance to play it and realized I was playing one of the best multiplayer games that’s come out in a long time.
Basically, it’s closest to Arena Combat in WoW meets fighting games, and also somewhat similar to Dota, minus the NPCs. There is no leveling. No equipment. No stats. No specs. No random elements like crits. There is no targeting or any auto pilot abilities. Everything has to be manually aimed and pretty much everything you can do in the game depends on skill. The button layout is simple. You move with WASD and attack with Mouse1, Mouse2, Space, Q, E, R, and F. There is no mana or energy. Most abilities are just on very short cooldowns.
Also, something fighting gamers may enjoy… this game has a super meter. It builds over the course of the match and once charged you can unleash your ultimate.
Looks wise I’d say it looks a lot like Diablo 3.
The devs made the game with the idea of balanced combat, with no bullshit elements. You can just pick it up and play. It seems balanced in 1v1, all the way to 5v5. There’s also a lot of unique things you can do and everything depends on player skill and strategy. Class combinations can feed off each others strengths and you can set up some nice combos. Even the healing classes bring way more to the table than just healing. Check out some of the classes you can choose from.
3v3 Match played by Devs with Commentary explaining the action:
Part 1: [media=youtube]dIdWDUmTD2w[/media]
Part 2: [media=youtube]1iceVNd-soE&feature=related[/media]
Beta Sign up is here: http://www.bloodlinechampions.com/beta_signup.php
Overall a great game, I’ve spent entire days just playing this game, definitely the most fun I’ve had in a long time with a multiplayer game. I think it’ll appeal to a lot of the fighting game crowd if people give it a chance.