Online gaming has been popular for a very long time. And ask any online gaming fan, most of them would definitely vouch for Dota 2. It’s definitely not an easy game, yet people play it like crazy. Maybe because it’s free, the gamers get to choose one character from more than like hundreds of them and it kind of feels like a derivation from the Warcraft III. The messy blend of everything into one gaming platform has made it intensely popular. You will end up wasting hours on it, but you won’t regret; and you will actually know how to balance between both paying attention to tiny details and working on the larger stacks.
About Dota 2
Dota 2 falls in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre. If this sound new to you, then you have certainly missed out a greater part of gaming genres till yet. On MOBA genre games, there are usually two teams that fight on a central structure; could be a country or an ancient monument – whatever! The basic point is two team’s fight on a central point. Usually the teams consist of five members each. On the Dota 2 screen, two teams will take place on both sides of the map and they will be advancing towards each other.
Each game session is designed to be of around 40 minutes but they usually end up exceeding an hour or sometimes even more minutes. The game is so exciting that you wouldn’t even get to know how the clock ticks so fast. You will approach the enemy ground and also their foretress to yours and the battle goes on and on – it’s all about adrenaline rush through your veins.
The game’s excitement depends largely on how you play it. You will have to pick a hero when the game begins and choose that one wisely. The better you handle your hero the better gameplay you will have. Even though each player controls one entity in Dota 2; there might be some sort of controllable allies that you can control like some wolves, bears or child gargoyles. Even sometimes the hero splits itself into pieces to take control over enemies and destroy them. Everything combined makes the gameplay bit tougher. But as you play more, you will learn more about it and gain better control.
MOBA games are usually played on a map. Other MOBAs usually have many maps that you can switch between while playing. But Dota 2 is slightly different as there’s only one large map. However, there are plenty of tiny details that make the single map a difficult job to ace and win. Also, you are not likely to get bored of this map as well.
Everything together, the experience will bring you back to Dota 2 really very often.
So during the initial hours, Dota 2 is just an exhausting and boring game, you can’t win a board etc. But if you go past this frustration and invest enough hours into this game, very soon you will face the consequence where you can’t really take a U turn and stop playing Dota 2.
“This is the guest post by Christopher Austin and Bike Games 365!”