League of Legends Move Aside, Realm Of The Titans Is Here
Aeria Games have just announced that Realm of the Titans has begun its second attempt at penetrating the MOBA genre by releasing another closed beta period. Some of you may already be aware but Realm of the Titans was originally planned to launch late 2011 but after a rocky beta period last July, a number of issues arose and the game appeared to disappear off the radar. However, MOBA fans everywhere can rejoice as Aeria Games have picked up where they left off and are once again trying to get Realm of the Titans off the ground.
There’s been a huge amount of MOBA games released in the last year, such as Heroes of Newerth, Rise of Immortals and the upcoming Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes, but not one of them has been able to make a dent in the throne that so clearly belongs to League of Legends, will Realm of the Titans have what it takes to challenge the MOBA king?
Realm Of The Titans includes many typical MOBA features such as the ability to create a custom item build each game, a large selection of heroes (30 available at launch) and a character progression system that borrows aspects from the MMORPG genre but it doesn’t really do much to offer anything ground-breaking. The only real feature that stands out on the website is the Titan Skills ability. These are skills similar to summoner abilities in League of Legends, offering buffs and other powerful stat increases, but they can be changed on the fly, in-game every 150 seconds. Nobody can argue that it definitely adds a new depth but is it anything really worth writing about?
A couple of other features that seem like they may be a nice addition are the Denying and AI player features. For those that are not away, Denying is a controversial mechanic that allows players to suicide if they’re low on health and not in a battle, removing the skill-less after-battle ganks that we see so often in League of Legends. The AI player feature is pretty basic, when a player quits, a highly intelligence computer controller takes over. If you’re interested in Realm of the Titans head on over to the official website.
So what do you think? Can Aeria Games’ Realm of the Titans dethrone League of Legends? Let us know and leave a comment
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