Paladins is a free-to-play team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game released in open beta on 16 September 2016 as an early access product by Hi-Rez Studios.
It's a first person shooter with an arena feel to it. There are several characters, and they all fit into 4 specific roles:
Front-liner - the tanks who are taking most of the damage an attention for your team.
Damage - Characters that have high, consistent damage output.
Support - High utility characters, which help both offense and defense.
Flank - Characters that are designed to circle around and take out key targets from behind.
It will be up to you to decide what play style suits you best, as you battle the enemy team to get that awesome victory screen.
Pro You can customize characters to fit your particular play style
Paladins has a system in place called "Card Mastery." Essentially, a player can spend their gold (or gems, if you choose to put money into it) on cards which will buff your character in specific ways in-game. These cards can radically change how characters are played, even allowing them to fit other roles in some situations.
There are also "Burn Cards," which allow the player to make themselves stronger or even counteract opponents' strategies. These are limited in used, but very powerful.
Pro Well balanced strength of characters
All champions in paladins are powerful and well balanced up to a point. Each character has their role in the games, and therefore, relies on tactics and champion picks in the game to win. If a champion, however, feels quite overpowered or weak, new patches will adjust him/her to a better choice for players.
Con The most recent patch makes it feel a little bit pay-to-win
With the recent patch, gold prices shot up on characters and cards, but the rewards you get for playing did not. Because of that, the gems you can buy with real money are simply the easiest option, even for people with a lot of play time.