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Strife review: NOT another LoL or Dota clone

Strife review: NOT another LoL or Dota clone

| December 30, 2013

 

With the steady rise in popularity of MOBA games over the past few years, it’s no surprise that game developers and publishers are looking to make a MOBA of their own. At the moment, it is undeniable that Dota 2 and League of Legends (LoL) are at the top of the ranks when it comes to MOBA games, and competing with these two giants may not be a good idea especially when you’re meeting them head on. This is what makes Strife by S2 Games and Asiasoft a rather interesting kind of MOBA game.

We’ve told you several things about Strife in the past, but now that the game has finally entered closed beta (CBT), I finally have enough grounds and basis to give you an actual game review.

Gameplay: Bringing something new to the table

Like most MOBAs today, Strife pits two five-player teams against each other with the general aim of destroying the enemy’s main structure —in this case, the Crux —while preventing their own structure from being destroyed. To do this, each team must come up with a plan to take the enemy base. The number of strategies a team can use varies with the possibility of combinations and match ups that can be made out of the game’s hero pool.

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In a previous article, I mentioned why you’re probably not going to suck at Strife because it’s deliberately made easy to pick up. One way S2 Games simplified the game was by limiting the hero pool to just fourteen characters, which decreases the amount of hero knowledge the MOBA novice has to pick up. The smaller hero pool does limit the number of combinations you can make per team, but since each hero can play multiple roles, you can make two or more strategies using a single line up.

Another of the usual problems I encounter with other new MOBA games is that they barely bring anything new to the table. So why would I leave my current MOBA game for what feels like a reskinned version? What I like about Strife is that it dared to make more significant changes.

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The shared gold system, for instance, allows for a more relaxed game for support players. You can focus on harassing or ganking the enemy hero without worrying about where to get your gold or survivability items. Although there are numerous advantages to this, as a support player, I found myself missing the challenge of finding resources for myself in Strife. I feel that playing support may have become too easy.

Although Strife may have made the support role a bit too easy, the game’s smaller maps and faster lane rotations make ganking a whole lot of fun. This is great for players who love hunting for solo kills or setting up ganks and team fights. The smaller map also means a greater chance for you to encounter and engage the enemy, but also forces you to be more careful if you’re not ready to take up fights just yet.

Strife brings a lot of welcomed changes, but one new addition that I’m on the fence about is the crafting system. I believe game items should be designed to keep some sort of game balance. If there’s anything I’ve learned about gaming, someone out there is going to find a way to exploit something and Strife’s crafting system is just too tempting. I assume that with their experience, S2 Games knows this, too, though I have yet to see how much the crafting will disrupt the game balance.

To give you a better idea of the gameplay, here’s a video of my first game:

Audio and Visuals: Crisp and vivid colors

Strife

Strife’s atmosphere is vivid and interesting. I like how the four different parts of the jungle have different themes as opposed to the usual two themes of just light and darkness. The player camera was confusing at first, because it kept bouncing back to my hero no matter where I clicked, but I later found out that you can change it in the settings or just by pressing ‘L’ while in-game.

The characters in Strife had very distinct features, which made me one happy gamer. In the case of mirror matches, you can also purchase different costumes or dyes to customize your character. Unfortunately, S2 Games has no plans to allow player-submitted cosmetic designs, unlike Dota 2; the developer wants the art style to look as unified as they can get it.

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I was also pleased with the heroes’ voice acting, although I’m concerned that they sound mostly like Western characters thanks to the voice actors’ accents. S2 Games mentioned during the SEA tour that they weren’t targeting a particular race or part of the globe with Strife so I’m hoping they’ll add or update with a variety of voice packs with different accents. American-accented voice acting is the norm, especially for a developer headquartered in the USA, but I’m keeping my hopes up for more voice packs anyway.

The Verdict

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For a new MOBA game, I like how Strife is daring to make significant changes instead of just following the usual formula set by Dota 2 and LoL. It’s refreshing to see a new MOBA game escape the shadows of these two giants, and strive for innovation. That’s what we need in order to see progress in the genre.

I also like how Strife is friendly to beginners so it’s easier to get friends into the game. If you are an experienced MOBA player, you will find Strife easy to pick up, especially if you compare it to the popular MOBA titles of today. However, a word of caution to the experienced MOBA player: if you approach Strife the same way you approach Dota 2 or League of Legends, the experience will be a bit lacking because you will end up looking for features that aren’t there.

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Now you might be asking, Xairylle, is Strife really the second generation MOBA game it claims to be? It’s still kind of early to say, but so far, I think S2 Games is not repeating mistakes other developers have made in the past. I’m certainly impressed with how they’ve dealt with making a MOBA game approachable for beginners, but we’ll have to wait and see what S2 Games will do to keep players interested.

The start is good, but I believe there will need to be some changes in order for Strife not to end up as a ‘stepping stone’ for the MOBA genre; that is to say, it’s going to need some serious work in keeping players interested, or the game will end up as a training ground for novices to learn the basics of MOBAs – a training ground that they will eventually leave for the more challenging games of Dota 2 and LoL. From here, my opinion is that Strife should work on a pace that heads towards slightly more complicated gameplay to keep players interested, but still be able to keep its novice-friendly slant.

Strife CBT Keys Giveaway

Strife is free to play and free to download via the official Strife website. It’s still in CBT so if you don’t have a beta key for it yet, this might be your chance to grab one as we’re giving away fifteen Strife CBT keys for this coming New Year.

Here’s what you have to do:

1. Like the Games in Asia Facebook Page
2. In the comments section of this article, leave your answer to the following question: What makes Strife different from other MOBA games?

Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on January 6, 2014. We’ll be sending the CBT key to the e-mail address you use when making the comment so make sure you leave a working e-mail address.

 

Review Overview

Gameplay (Max 4)
3.5
Graphics (Max 2.5)
2
Sound (Max 1.5)
1
Content (Max 2)
1
7.5

Promising

The Good: Easy to pick up for beginners, remains rooted to the kind of gameplay introduced by its predecessors, but at the same time presents something new

The Bad: Tends to be too simple and easy for experienced players

Comments

  1. jordon

    Only thing i can see that makes the game different from most MOBAS is the questing system seems to be a nice touch. give you something else to do and aim for than the monotonous kill creeps get xp gold kill champs/gods get xp and gold buy items snowball hard win.

    • Josefina Policarpio

      I think I need to have a beta key to find out what makes Strife different from other games, so that I may also share it to others and recommend it.I’m looking forward to it

    • Lowie

      i think this game is significantly different for the reason of not like DOTA or LOL, that just hoard gold and make your character level up and pump it with items, then when game is done, repeat sequel.. >.>

      this game, i can see that it has quests, things to do and of course strategic about builds and stats for different characters, its not just destroy to win like other MOBA’s, but you will have to think for combo’s to destroy faster, well rounded players with well rounded minds, will dominate this game..

    • gzerrel

      Because strife is NOT another LoL or Dota clone!

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  3. Earl

    Its Cool And Cartoonish

  4. David

    Anything trying to be innovative in the MOBA game world deserves a try. The graphics on this game is also enticing and good to look at.

  5. Nate

    Pets system, character design and also character draws are amazing.
    I also like the craft system and the community looks really great ( which is really important for me )

  6. Destinate

    The pets system makes strife different from another MOBA games and i hope to try this system

  7. nakarin klinbamrung

    Audio and Visuals vivid colors am Thailand want play Strife !!!

  8. TITO

    differentiate is that it is a MOBA strife of the second generation,
    and have a pet that you can feed and have an extra power of that pet
    tmb you can create more powerful items, I think that’s fantastic and I hase to that special moba

  9. Bennette James Valencia

    NEW style of gameplay, SIMPLE Design, NICE Community…

  10. cris mendoza

    The new pet system, audio, visuals and a different style of game play makes this game a true winner. I hope that everybody gets to play this game!

  11. jerald

    > no kill steals .. share gold :DD
    > lesser hero pool
    > character customization

    `End :))

  12. Nicko

    NEW gameplay, Simple and but stunning graphics. Developed by world class gamers/developers. Nuff said! :D

  13. chayu jia ming

    it wardless, easy buying as can reserve. customize own hero each game n special pet. smaller map n more ganks n engagemwnt will happen.

  14. Gameplay Mechanics, Hero Designs, and overall gaming atmosphere :3

  15. Piotr

    Pet System and Besy Graphics

  16. Julian Eduard

    It brings new things to the world of MOBA but it still kept the original parts of a MOBA. The pet system, shared gold, shorter map, and the Krytos boss are great ideas for a new MOBA.

    Though some parts are undeniably alike from other MOBAs like the bush system.

  17. Ersha Radiva Hartono

    >No KS
    >Dat graphics.
    >Cartoonish style.

    nuff said.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  18. Mytoko

    What makes Strife different from other MOBA games?
    To me , Strike makes everything different with the graphism who looks so much fun than the other MOBA, the atmosphere too , it’s so peace and bright at the same time.
    About the gameplay, it’s a MOBA but with something else which makes everything original, the champion seems to be original and very nice designed.
    Well, Strike is one of the greatest MOBA WHO EVER WILL BE RELEASED !

    Sorry for my bad english i’m french ^^!

  19. what makes strife different? first and foremost is the gold sharing, as a HoN LoL gamer its kinda disturbing but at the same time interesting on how will it manage the game ecosystem, teamplay and so on. Krytos looks intimidating when unleashed on to the battlefield he’s like a walking weapon of mass destruction sort of. how fun would it be controling that big guy :))

  20. Joshua Carl C. Manigos

    What the difference is … the NAME!!! Strife the Game … lol actually what makes the graphics cool is that you can easily find the enemey hero so that’ll be easy and better to kill them and as well better to kill us… a bit cartoonish but these days some games doesn’t care about graphics !!!

  21. Brok

    Pet. Pet is old things but it’s new in MOBA game. I thinks S2 will good enough to make a new MOBA now, HoN give em’ much experience.

  22. Derrick

    Grapic is nice .. and the gameplay looks nice too… looking forward to play this game

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  23. Sandblisz

    1. “Shared Gold” – that’s already a plus to players that play support or players who keeps getting creep steal from exprienced players

    2. “Simplicity” – here is one of the problem with MOBA games these days …. its getting too complicated, especially for new players just struggling to learn and i think Strife will break this chain of complications

    3. “Smaller Map” – again another plus because since its a small map it means more ganks and more ganks means more action and more action equals to more fun

    4. “Limited Hero Pool” – I think this one of a “double edge swords” because its good to lessen the hassle of picking a hero that wont’ turn into a feeding frenzy (unless your new) but on the other hand it lessen the hero combos that most MOBA games out there

    5. “Customization” – ok here things gets interesting. Customizing your hero? that sounds fantastic cause it provides the players to “beautify” their hero in their own way like other MOBA games with the whole “skin system” which you have to buy in order to get it.

  24. CheZuz

    the pet system is amazing… the artwork is nice too.. oh not to mention the shared gold system.. it make us, the support player, had access to nice items later on..

  25. Darren Teo

    Strife is a new game where i can start competitively and i have been researching on different games and i feel that this game is best of all games that are on closed beta

  26. Kero Soh

    Simple. Less Toxic Players.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  27. Airdark

    Well I like the crafting and petsystem, its something new and makes the game interesting. The other point is, its from S2 and HoN was such an awesome game in the good ol’ closed beta days (still awesome but community sucks)

  28. Kaizen22

    What makes Strife different from other MOBA games? Answer: the game is less toxic, inovative, and new features to the players..

  29. Ah Kar Pyi Phyoe

    sound is clear. Gameplay is nice and not chaotic. I think stife will become a popular game like Dota and LOL.

    • Xairylle

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      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  30. geoffrey

    Less toxicity, great graffics , no support abuse , fair gold play!, no Kill steal,
    User Friendly , easy for newbee to understand the game , great twist with the pets, balanced gameplay , awesome skills , fair warding spots, and lastly give me a beta key for me to add more good or bad comments. hahaha seems to be that this game is pure of awesomeness and action pact new MOBA.

  31. Vincent Mari V. Fermo

    the cool cute and cartoonish graphics :)

  32. heilong

    i just looking for a game that my friend and i would play together . they into LoL and i cant stand that +__+

  33. BALANCED

  34. Kim Carlo Jonson

    This one is entirely different from the other MOBA games simply because it is packed with new contents that you wont be seeing from other games. With that given, it gives us players the chill to play this game.

  35. Vincent Mari V. Fermo

    the cute cool and cartoonish graphics..

  36. barbiyong

    I think this game will be easier to play than other games. because the easy looking interface and tools
    :] I’m wait to play this game
    I love S2
    sorry about english.
    From Thailand.

  37. Galuec

    what makes it difference? the graphic man, the art. getting really tired of rough looking art we usually found on MOBA heroes. Strife’s art is kind of relaxing and fun.

  38. Paulo

    I don’t know how it’s different. That’s why I’ll need a beta key to find out!

  39. Lance

    Balanced gameplay in terms of new hero skills and the strategies you can build. The pet system is definitely something to look forward to.

  40. kelvin

    because its cool and awesome

    • Xairylle

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      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  41. I’ve always played moba games and strife seems to be a promising game overall and the hero pool is very interesting with original skills and the colors of the map are very nice and its exciting where it’s easy to play but difficult to master and i like how krytos can help you in pushing lanes its really very different from other moba games i’ve played in many ways

  42. fazly

    I played all kind of MOBA games like dota 2, LoL, HoN and for me it is interesting for us(gamers) to be introduced by “fresh” new gameplay and content.
    i can’t wait for the new S2 games

    been waited for the beta key for awhile now :(

  43. The Vinh Nguyen

    This game seems interesting as it is different from LoL and Dota
    I want to try it out

  44. Hải Long

    Anything trying to be innovative in the MOBA game world deserves a try. The graphics on this game is also enticing and good to look at.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  45. F.O.G

    Some differrents that i think are:

    less heroes(champions) but each of them can be played in many roles, that means many build for one heroes/champions.
    Smaller map, lane rotation will be easier, gold share is quite fair.
    I’m quite fond of the pet system and hope to get a beta key to try this myself.

    Sorry for my bad english.

  46. Andrew

    The Grahpic and Gameplay Are Awesome!

  47. Fidel Buzon

    What makes Strife different from every other MOBA games is the depth of it’s customization, from the Pets system to the Crafting system. These unique features diversify how the players use certain heroes, which makes it very awesome in my honest opinion. Strife in itself is an entirely different game and should not be subjected to the inaccuracy of the term LoL/Dota Clone.

  48. This Game is the newest system and gameplay …. This game is a must to play with all the gamer out there ….. new to explore for fun and enjoyment. :)

    • Xairylle

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      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  49. vinh

    This game has many champion.Map too big and drawing very beauttiful

  50. ione

    this Game is the newest system and gameplay I hope champion will balance

    • Xairylle

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      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  51. James Perater

    Because this one is ORIGINALLY from S2Games. Not like HoN which is very similar to DotA, Strife is a game made by developers who already considered the disadvantages found in typical MOBA games. They made very good adjustments like playing not against your teammates, hence removing toxicity. This game has 85% to bloom in 2014. Hoping things would work out for this game.

  52. Papa Jhoms

    Best graphics NO KS simply amazing

  53. because of the different GAMEPLAY

  54. marlo

    1st of all is the game is free, everyone loves a free game but I guess the pet system is what really sets this game apart from other Moba games out there on the market right now. I’m an active player of HON, and i cant wait for what they have in-store for strife :D

  55. hung

    nice game play

  56. song wanathong

    NEW style of gameplay Shared Gold Smaller Map

  57. paulo

    its a lot different cause it was far from the gameplay of dota and lol

  58. KATE

    Nonetheless, unique Innovation come with unique experience receiving.

  59. tanid wanathong

    I like pretty graphic and New System defer another MOBA games by Strife.I need to play Strife.Then Shared Gold,Simplicity,Customization Hero Style

  60. Harvey

    Strife is more unique than “Dota 2″ or “LoL” because the characters are more original in animation and textures. Strife is more EXCITING than other MOBA games because of the characters, graphics, and freshness. Dota 2 and LoL might be famous now but when Strife The Game ends it’s beta it will be bigger and better then other MOBA games.

  61. something new for moba games that have pet and craft

  62. Dren Binueza

    I particularly like the new innovation or standards that they put in compared to other popular MOBAs out there. The gold sharing system too, I definitely like that.

  63. Jose Antonio Bajo

    What makes differ from other MOBA Games?
    1. “Cartoony graphics” – it’s a bit cartoony but the details of the characters and map is well designed and briliantly colorful.
    2. “Map design” – the map may be small, which probably was done on purpose for fast-paced pushing and teamfights, but the color and design are new and fresh. It gives a new look into the jungle, its bushes, sentry areas for vision, and shops. What strikes me is that they don’t have ward items but instead have sentry areas.
    3. “Character customization” – yes the characters are free to play. They maybe few now (just 14), but it was done to be beginner-friendly and yeah, it’s expected to have few heroes in beta phase. What’s new here, aside from having different dyes and builds for your characters, is the item crafting and pet system. It’s quite intriguing and exciting to try out this main feature which differs Strife from other well-known MOBA games like HoN, DotA, or LoL.

    Overall, I’m looking forward to playing Strife and hopefully I would be given a beta key to test the beta and look for bugs or things that needs balancing or reworking.

  64. Jaejae

    Strife has this new fresh ideas that other moba games dont have like the pet system the great idea of making the buff into an ally which helps you push towers instead of giving the player a higher healing or mana regeneration so i think this game would be the next big thing. :D

  65. dameweg

    lesser hero pool..
    shared gold (what i like best!)
    pet system / crafting system

  66. Pirohiko

    The art style and the crafting system is quite interesting plus its gameplay promotes teamwork while reducing frustration from farming.

  67. New design character of MOBA’s game that I ever seen, so I would like to try the new experience.

    Hope you will give me a chance :D

  68. Razaka

    I think it’s different from other moba games because the hero or champion is from other games. so it’s like moba games combined from other non-moba games!

  69. How can you call it 2nd Gen Moba if the “Pet System”is something like “Summoner Spell” in LoL, Gemscraft sys – Runes…
    Can u Prove us ur NAME for “2nd gen MOBA” ?

  70. It feels more like role playing games compared to other MOBA which is great

  71. watcharakorn

    This game have a many differ moba game have a new system in a game

  72. The art work. This game art work is very different other MOBA games such as Dota 2 and LOL. This art work is more on cartoon style while LOL and Dota look realistic.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  73. Wol Zepol

    a FAST PACED game. the way I like it !!

  74. Kikbuu

    Definitely it will bring a new way to play a MOBA game.beside that the visual graphics and gameplays seem attrative even with well-played gamers from Dota,DOta2,HoN,LoL.As a gamer,i always want to try a hot-new trend game coming up from the popular creator of S2 Studio.Maybe MOBA games now is different with each other,but still then the aim of playing it is joy,fun,curious.And i guess curious could be an advantage for this game- Strife

  75. Robert

    Well certainly like the quests, customization, as well as the courier/pet system

    • Xairylle

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      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  76. Shawn

    new gameplay and cooler graphics =]

  77. Strife is different from other MOBA games because it removes the similarity of all other MOBA games. Strife has a significant change that make MOBA move up 1 big step

  78. Ephrem Patisserie

    The part where you can tell where your hero/champion is during clashes,it makes you see everything clearer,and easier for you to react.

  79. Zeke

    There are a lot of things that make this game unique. The one that really caught my attention were the pets. I like how everyone gets their own unique pet that is also a courier. It saves the time from recalling to buy items. Since everyone gets their own, I don’t have to fight over who gets what they want by that courier like in DOTA. The art and graphics also caught my attention. It has that cartoonish look that I really enjoy. Plus, the color in the game is beautiful.

  80. Ahmad Yani Hasti

    The answer so easy as easy to play the game, because Strife has simplicity. Another reason made Strife more unique than other MOBA game is shared gold and customization hero which make the game more interesting to play.

  81. Dax Casanova

    Strife is different in its own way, every game should be, Strife aims to let players have fun while not having a hard time to be good at the game. It is a unique game in many ways but it is still a part of the MOBA genre :)

  82. What makes differ from other MOBA Games?
    1.The Quest – among other MOBA games nowadays, its very unique to have this feature added in the game because aside from playing the game (the usual gameplay) its more challenging by having a quest added to your goal so that that player have a certain goal or quest to accomplished to make it more interesting.

    2.The Graphics – the new graphics is way more awesome compared to others. Its like your just playing a 3D comic character with cool animations and visual effects on it, plus the new pets/couriers and at the same time its just simple but awesome.

    3.The Gameplay/Interface – it much more simpler for beginners and easy to understand, giving them information what to do..

    ITs AWESOME XD

  83. Goding

    Because , It’s not a competition between allies but rather a complete gameplay of teamwork. unlike other moba last hits for gold sucked !

  84. Luke L.

    The difference between these and other MOBAs, specifically Dota 2, HoN… and even LoL, is that Strife looks the absolute worst, graphics wise. Beta or not, it looks terrible in terms of visuals and interface. Which is why I want to win a beta key for it! :)

  85. Saxior

    this game really interesting… and really like that graphichs and gameplay
    really-really want to play this game :X

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  86. Mark Sisno

    I play Hon and i’ve been playing it for almost 3 years and when i heard that s2 will make a game i did some research and found out that it was strife,The thing i love about strife is that they have their own originality about items,heroes,gameplay,strategies like i said they have their own originality i would love to have this game been a fan of s2 since 2011

  87. Wizardry_1

    When I first heard Strife about having different map style rather than just stick to one kind, that’s what draws me in. Feel fresh to play with completely different terrain so different strategy can be set out.

  88. What makes Strife different from other MOBA games?
    1) Shared Gold — The players can share gold, having no need to really worry that much of where you get your gold from.
    2) Pet — Each player has a pet which all of them has a unique ability.
    3) Jungle Themes — The jungle has four different themes opposing to those of a normal two themed jungles of the other MOBA games.
    4) Crafting — The game also has a crafting system which lets it to be unique from other MOBA games.
    5) Easy to Learn — Most MOBA games now are really too complicated for new players to just jump into the battlefield. I think Strife will be the one to really help out those new to MOBA games.
    6) Customization — You are allowed to customize your own heroes into your own style of the kind of character you want, unlike most other MOBA games, they tend to sell the players “skins” or “avatars”.

  89. Paul Daryl Bartolome

    What makes strife different is the toxicity.

    It is very unique that it gives balance to all players in the game.

    More power Games in asia!
    More power Strife!
    More power S2 Games!

  90. 1′Shared Gold — The players can share gold, having no need to really worry that much of where you get your gold from.

    2′It is very unique that it gives balance to all players in the game.

    3 Customization

  91. Onimura

    Pet System

  92. MrHoodieBird

    The biggest difference for me is the thing they plan to work towards to, which is a friendlier playerbase and the xp/gold system

    • Xairylle

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  93. Hmmm, i think that its graphics and gameplay that makes Strife unique i mean come on i know that Dota 2 and League of Legends have quite the same gameplay as this one but as i’ve read in the article above, this game can’t claim to be the “second generation” of MOBA because some MOBA players still think that it’s just the same as Dota 2 or LOL because of its gameplay, but i don’t think so, Champions in this game have different skills and as i’ve watched the walkthrough, it’s just so unique. i dont care about what others think, This game will be badass, More power for you S2 Games, [beta key please lol hahaha]

  94. Earl Medina

    Well Strife looks promising to play. The graphics looks like League of Legends but I can’t tell how good the gameplay is if i haven’t tried it. But from the looks of it it looks nice and fun. It would be an honor trying to play it on closed beta. :)

  95. Aloysius Alexander

    I guess I just have to find out when I play this awesome game and this game is gonna be one hell of a fun

  96. whiteside

    Pet System,graphics and gameplay. This game has opened a new perspective.

  97. Adam Brewstar

    The game mechanics is completely different from any MOBA games so far! The pet system , the crafting makes up the game called “Strife” ! The crafting system gives endless possibilities and the pet system gives a extra added advantage to gameplays! Its really awesome and really well done! Hats off S2

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  98. Obee

    The whole game!! The Gold Sharing, pets and crafting, everything!! I really want to try this out, especially ’cause it won’t be toxic like other games :3

  99. Strife is game so cute and beautiful … love it <3

  100. Mark Jirven Manrique

    well i can see strife has potential, it is more user friendly than other MOBA out there and im really dying to play it hope they would give more beta keys :|

  101. it’s better than lol or dota! no kill steal, higher gold. Good graphics

  102. Willbert Juanengo

    The design and color of the game makes it more interesting for me. The Pet System is one of the few twist to make it different from DOTA and LOL. The Jungle is not boring after all when farming for extra gold =)

  103. nryn

    What makes this game different? I’ve heard lots, pets is one.
    However, I’m not really one to watch every video to know more about everything this game has to offer me. I would rather try it out and experience it firsthand once I’m already interested.

  104. Alvin Bond

    The gameplay itself is different which makes it all in a complete new MOBA! As the title of this post suggests “Its not another LoL or Dota clone” ! The lore seems nice , the game style and mechanics seems completely different and there seems to be an endless combination of items and pets that makes it a complete new attraction.

  105. Sunu Pratama

    Smaller maps, Faster Lane, new Crafting System, Strife’s atmosphere is vivid and interesting, when you come to the jungle at first time he camera is confusing, we can buy custom or dye’s so we can coustume our character, Share Gold, easy to learn but it’s going to need some serious work in keeping players interested, or the game will end up as a training ground for novices to learn the basics of MOBAs – a training ground that they will eventually leave for the more challenging games of Dota 2 and LoL. From here, my opinion is that Strife should work on a pace that heads towards slightly more complicated gameplay to keep players interested, but still be able to keep its novice-friendly slant.and limiting the hero pool to just fourteen characters, which decreases the amount of hero knowledge the MOBA novice has to pick up. The smaller hero pool does limit the number of combinations you can make per team, but since each hero can play multiple roles, you can make two or more strategies using a single line up.

  106. usernaem2907

    What makes Strife different from other MOBA games?

    I guess your making it by your own concept and style that’s what make it difference and the key to make it possible to launch an CBT..

  107. Daniel Ross

    The best part about strife is gold gain sharing because it becomes less about fighting your team and more fighting the enemy

  108. Gio Villaruz

    Interface = 5 STARS
    Heroes = 5 STARS
    Gameplay = 5 STARS

    STRIFE = EPIC!!!

  109. Small hero pool, the hero roles are adjustable , and the shared gold system which is good for the support.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  110. John Lester

    The Grahpic and Gameplay Are Awesome!

  111. Ryuga

    Los graficos son lo que principalmente me llaman la atencion son mucho más nitidos y coloridos, luego sobre la jugabilidad no podria decir mucho ya que no e jugado todavia pero viniendo de los creadores de Heroes of Newerth creo que me sentiria bastante comodo, en cuanto al tutorial y demas ayudas para los novatos/noobs creo que vienen bastante bien ya que se sentirian más adaptados a lo que es un juego moba.
    Me encantaria tener una clave Beta para poder probar este juego super genial y ver que diferencias tiene con el HoN y otros moba! n.n

  112. Keats Villanueva

    GRAPHICS ARE AWESOME! the questing also gives us more than just farming then killing weaker players. this could give a whole new perspective on MOBAs

  113. Kazehaya

    Craft System make Strife differrent other MOBA in now

  114. rhay47

    i think it is not another dota or lol clone thats why its cool!

  115. Better than lol and dota! higher gold reward and higher starting gold, and it has good graphics! the characters are so unique and awesome ult! :DD

  116. Aaron Buenaventura

    awesome unlike dota or lol the tower are more powerful!

  117. Khoo Jun

    Strife is different from the other MOBAs because it has a pet system, limited hero pool for easy pick up and best of all, its FRESH and made by S2 games, my favourite MOBA developer!

  118. Strife is the most exciting moba game. Beside that strife bring more new feature and good looking game. Of course strife can be the 1st top moba games in the world.

    • Xairylle

      Congratulations! You have been selected as one of the 15 winners of a Strife CBT key, which we have sent to the e-mail account you used in making this comment.

      Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

  119. rnunin

    shared gold, pet system, and colorful character

  120. Jester

    *Pet System
    *Share a Gold
    *No KS
    *Nice graphics
    *Cartoonish
    *Easy Buying in shop
    *New characters and

    —- strife is NOT another LoL or Dota clone!

  121. Jhoevett

    the graphics and the game system

  122. the graphics and design of this game is cooler than LOL and Dota 2. I wish I could play this game. :)

  123. Neil Peter Alex Roldan

    What makes Strife different from other MOBA games?

    maybe its different because its mixed of a lot of things like LoL and Hon and Dota… and oh yeah the field reminds of a little bit of smite.. I dunno if they know smite..

  124. Edmhar

    1)Pet System
    2)Shared Gold System
    3)colorful graphics
    4)Easy to master
    5)Characters Profiles are very Unique
    6)Cool Characters and Skills
    7)Awesome MOBA
    8)Unique Style of a MOBA game
    9)This will get better and Better because of the Updates
    *This can be very very popular to the MOBA gamers on the world
    *Unique MOBA
    *Very Different from LoL and Dota 2 (why i know? because i am also a Player of Dota 2 and LoL)

  125. Its visuals, gameplay and hardcore killing action!

  126. It’s the way that they are trying to make it more suited for everyone. They are incorporating and melding together a bunch of different things from games, from crafting and the pets and having an easier learning curve, as well as promoting teamwork as a while. It’s going to be great. And their attempts for less toxicity in the game is really awesome.

  127. Froste

    Aside from the new crafting/pet system, what’s different is the focus on removing toxicity which is why I want to play this so bad =)

  128. Click

    Nice Graphics and craft + pet system… Like it :)

  129. Xairylle

    Hi, everyone!

    All comments above this comment will be included in the list of entries. We’ll be selecting 15 winners at random within the day. Winners will be contacted via the e-mail address they provided in making the comment. We’ll also be posting an announcement on our Facebook page once we’ve sent the e-mails!

    If you weren’t able to participate, don’t worry, as GiA will be having more giveaways in the future so make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates!

    Thanks for participating in Games In Asia’s Strife CBT Giveaway! :)

  130. jcmkix

    I am very happy to know this game, the graphics configuration and is very beautiful
    1 key desire to try to play this game when CBT

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