Epic Games probably wants you to call him Khaimera. That’s fine. Skull-Face McMoonhead launches today in Paragon’s paid-beta, dual-wielding axes and rocking that hoodie-covered skinless monster head look all the kids are into these days.
Having to purchase a special founder’s pack to gain exclusive beta access and special content for a free-to-play game like Paragon is quickly becoming the norm. Releasing a $60 physical copy of a free-to-play downloadable game that scores players the same sort of benefits is a bit odd.
Paragon looks like a shooter. The characters, the map, the weapons, all designed by a company known for its shooters. But it’s not a shooter, and getting over that fact was my biggest hurdle in beginning to enjoy Epic Games’ latest.
Epic Games’ MOBA, Paragon, is launching in Early Access on March 18, via Founder’s Packs available starting at $20. The packs, according to the Reddit announcement, each grant access to the game and include cash shop items like skins and boosts. Nathan’s got a few hours’ worth of impressions from the game’s alpha.
Muhammad Zakir Khan wanted to check out the beta for the MOBA-inspired Paragon from Epic Games, but when he tried to register an account, he was blocked because his name was apparently on the US government’s “Specially Designated Nationals list.” It’s been fixed, but the hell happened?
PS Experience didn’t end with a new God of War, didn’t end with some brand-new PS4 exclusive. Nah. It’s 2015 and so it ended with the hottest genre going: MOBAs. Specifically, a new one called Paragon coming from Epic Games in 2016 for PS and PS4. You know, Paragon, the game that formerly could have been anything.…
Today, a company called Epic Games announced a video game called Paragon, and it might take some serious investigative reporting to figure out what it actually is. Let’s see if we’re up to the task.