Valorant takes the best elements from the kings of multiplayer shooters only to be something that fails to stand out it in a crowded market. It’s not a bad game but there are so many better free to play multiplayer shooters.
Riot created Valorant to be the next big competitive first-person shooter. In our review, we discuss how Riot used hit games like CS:GO and Overwatch as inspiration to create a fun, competitive game that should last for years to come. While it has its pros, Valorant has some issues that prevent it from being the best it possibly can.
Valorant made a rather old game formula fun that even myself can't deny how delightful the sessions were. It manages to keep what makes the game fun and that's its core gameplay mechanics. So even if you're not a CS:GO veteran, worry not, because the skill-based matchmaking does its job right in placing you with players with the same level of performance and balances the teams.
Valorant offers fun in a simple but efficiently effective manner. Whether it’s getting used to an Agent and the abilities they offer, or the weapons that are available to use. The maps and modes allow each gameplay session to be extremely entertaining and fun as you and your teammates work on outsmarting your opponents.
Riot Games delivers a masterclass in competitive integrity, soulless precision and zealous, life-consuming obsession.
Valorant is a fun and addictive competitive game, a trait that seems to be shared with all of Riot’s games. With its roots in CS:GO and Overwatch, it greatly improves on the ideas of its predecessors. By merging a conservative ability system with well-tuned gunplay, it has found the right balance of being friendly to newcomers while having a high skill ceiling for competitive play.
Valorant leans heavily on its predecessors, but makes use of established schools of thought and the unique novelties of its Agents to create a fresh take on tactical shooters, even if its launch is a little slim. For years, there hasn't been a fight for Counter-Strike's throne; but in Valorant, Riot Games has found a valiant contender.
Going up against the likes of Overwatch and Apex Legends, Riot Games' new release is an intense FPS that's fun to play with friends but a challenge to master.
An exciting and fun shooter with a huge potential and a questionable monetization. If you don't care about cosmetics at all, you can add one point to the final score.
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Valorant has already won over many esports and live-streaming stars and their millions of teen fans. If it can do what Fortnite and Overwatch have done and bring in more casual players as well, we will be talking about it for years to come.
Valorant is not original. Rather, it's a successful interpretation of and expansion on its inspirations, with impeccable gameplay, well-designed maps, and a dev team eager to refine it further.
All in all, Valorant is definitely not for everyone, but the game is completely free to play so you have nothing to lose. It might not be the most original game, but it is expertly designed and iterates on many proven and classic video games. If you are interested in tactical shooters, Valorant is a must-try.
Valorant may still be more promise than reality in some ways, but what already exists is strong enough to bring in players and keep them there while Riot refines the experience. Valorant, as of this writing, is at a fantastic starting point, and there’s every reason to believe it’s only going to get better from here.
Precise headshots, nerve-wracking bomb plants, and powerful agents distinguish Valorant as one of the best in its class.
Valorant is the latest Counter-Strike or CS:GO that I did not realize was the most appealing I needed. Abilities bring to each modification an addictive dynamism and enhance the reach of collaboration with this FPS type.
Valorant is a competitive FPS that brews the best components of it's genre. It has it's disadvantages but manages to cover them in the long run, while having way more advantages.
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Right now, in its current state, Valorant is in a great spot for a free to play game. Sure, the lack of maps and grindy progression system can be off-putting, but the core gameplay here is phenomenal. A great twist on the Counter-Strike formula.
Valorant doesn't stray too far from Riot Games' plethora of hero-focused titles. With the fusion of high-level gunplay and hero mechanics, Valorant is both highly competitive and unfortunately too highly skill focused for casual players to enjoy.
Valorant has a high-quality and clean release without any problems. The game will definitely please fans of the competitive FPS genre. The eSports potential of the shooter has only become established over time, and the first tournaments are already planned. However, a high entry threshold requires serious skill training. But this only makes the game more interesting.
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