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Smite: Gaming with the gods

Nicholas L. M. Allen

Feb 28, 2024

Smite: Battleground of the Gods, where mythological deities clash in epic battles

In the immersive realm of Smite: Battleground of the Gods, where mythological deities clash in epic battles, a journey unfolds that transcends simple gameplay. As I am deeply entrenched in the gaming culture, I have found myself captivated by the diverse pantheon of gods within this game’s universe. Today, let us delve into the deities Tiamat, Izanami, Cthulhu and Baba Yaga.

Tiamat, the Babylonian chaos dragon, embodies a majestic force of destruction. Playing as Tiamat in Smite unleashes a feeling of primal power, with abilities that mirror the awe-inspiring nature of this mythical beast. The sheer thrill of commanding such a formidable force on the battlefield is unparalleled, especially when changing forms and sending out minions.

Izanami, the Japanese underworld goddess, weaves a tale of elegance and lethality. With her ethereal presence and swift moves, playing Izanami allows gamers to channel a mix of grace and deadliness. Navigating the battlefield, unleashing her unique abilities, and seeing opponents succumb to her divine prowess fosters an unparalleled love for this mystical entity. Being able to turn invisible on a whim is also a big reward.

Enter the cosmic horror of Cthulhu, an otherworldly force from the Lovecraftian mythos. In Smite, embodying Cthulhu taps into the eldritch horror that has captured the imagination of many. His colossal form and sanity-twisting abilities bring an adrenaline-fueled experience, merging the terror of ancient lore with the adrenaline of competitive gaming. His size can be a detriment though, as getting stuck on minions is something quite possible in his gigantic form.

Lastly, Baba Yaga, the enigmatic Slavic witch, brings a touch of mystique to the pantheon. With her iconic house on chicken legs, navigating the battlefield becomes a dance of sorcery. Baba Yaga’s whimsical yet powerful abilities make playing as her an enchanting experience, appealing to those who appreciate a blend of folklore and gaming ingenuity.

As players navigate the battleground, each god becomes more than a character – they become a conduit for the player’s skill and creativity. Smite, with its pantheon of gods, is where myth and gaming seamlessly converge, leaving players enamored with the divine journey they embark upon in each match.

I am looking forward to the upcoming release of Smite 2 and all the updates it will bring to an already fantastic game. 

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