Strife is now in Open Beta! Strife is an interesting MOBA with lots of character, that aims to reduce player toxicity to newcomers, making it a game anyone can play, not just the MOBA elite.
Strife is created by S2 games, creators of the very popular ‘Heroes of Newerth’, aimed at people who are new to MOBAs or are put off by the negative behavior which is persistent within the MOBA community. This is done through the use of a ‘Karma’ based policing system, a smaller selection of heroes to learn, health regeneration, gold shared between the whole team (not just last hit), and support roles being more clear and simple. All of which makes for a very accessible game, although there’s still a lot of depth to the gameplay and plenty to keep more experienced MOBA players engaged.
It also features some wonderful character design, with colourful, brash characters that exude personality and a nice selection of attacks and powers. You can also collect pets which have the ability to evolve, which have their own abilities and can grant buffs to the player.
Strife is a fun and easily accessible MOBA, a great way of dipping your toe in the MOBA pool without getting it bitten off.
UPDATE: This Beta Is No Longer Available