Gigantic - Quick Preview of The Closed Beta
Gigantic rests on the foundations of a classic MOBA but brings a touch of originality and manages to stand out from other games in the genre. Indeed, its graphic style is very oriented towards cartoons, with beautiful bright colors. There are also some conventional mechanics that have been reworked, making gameplay original and pleasant.
In terms of gameplay, as mentioned above, Gigantic's matches involve two teams defending their guardian. These titans also need power points to attack their rival, points that are acquired by killing enemy monsters and, later in the match, by killing enemy players. It can even be stolen from enemy guardians, which is why they need to be defended. After being powered up, your guardian will attack the opponent and put it to the ground. This is where you and your team need to get involved, attacking the enemy guardian before it gets back to its feet. Defeating the enemy guardian, that possesses 3 life bars, is basically the objective you need to accomplish to win the match.
This is an interesting mechanic because a bad choice of monster, based on which of these 3 roles you need, can really be disabling. In the closed beta, there were 3 targets on each side, plus a last one in the center where the team could summon a monster that generates power points for them. This monster had to be defended because if the opposing team managed to kill it, they earned power points for their guardian.
Regarding the champions, classic archetypes are included: DPS, Healing/Support and Tank. Each character has unique abilities and that related to the character style. You have the attacks on the mouse buttons, and spells on your keyboard. You move your character with the WASD keys allowing Gigantic to offer a quite immersive gameplay!
They are presented as cards that you fill as you progress in the objectives of the cards. Accomplishing these goals will give you points to buy new heroes, unlock new creatures and most likely many others by the release of the game.
That’s all for now. Obviously, before the game's release, we can count the addition of new cards and various other heroes, as well as a slight polishing of the gameplay and graphics. Regardless, Gigantic is already worthy of being counted among the competitive games of the moment.