Why Smite Is Better Than League Of Legends
I’ve been a big fan of MOBA games since the League of Legends released but as time went by I found myself tiring of the MOBA giant. Since then I’ve dabbled in a variety of other MOBA games but it wasn’t until I played SMITE that I realized I’d found a new online home. For those of you not aware, SMITE is a third-person MOBA title that combines the mechanics and features of the genre with the precision and skill-based combat of third-person shooter games. Unlike League and other popular MOBA games practically every single ability is a skillshot that can be missed.
That leads me to my first reason why I feel SMITE is better than League of Legends, the skill. I’m not denying that League takes a lot of skill and I’d even admit that the skill level is on par with SMITE; however it’s a different type of an individuals ability. The third-person perspective of SMITE is far more common and recognizable to players, over that of the typical isometric views. So although the skill levels of each game may be on par, the fact more average players are comfortable with the view in SMITE suggests to me that the average player would pose more of a challenge than say a new LoL player would.
My second reason for preferring SMITE is the animations; they are simply hands-down better than League of Legends. Poseidon calls forth the Kraken, Apollo rides the skies in his Chariot of Fire and Thor takes to the skies before launching himself onto enemy Gods, all of these would be impossible in the engine used in League of Legends. Not only does SMITE boast far superior graphics but there has been much more time and dedication put into each individual animation.
And my final reason for giving SMITE the top spot is the background lore and story of the characters. Don’t get me wrong, Riot Games have done an excellent job of inventing their own universe and background stories, but there’s a reason the stories of God’s of old have stood the test of time, they’re epic. The story of Hercules slaying his own children before becoming a hero of the God’s, the awe of Ragnarok as Fenrir and Odin fought to the death, these stories have been around for hundreds of years and it’s not hard to see why.
So there you have it. That is why I consider SMITE to be better than League of Legends. Do you agree? Do you disagree? Leave a comment below.