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Another one of Blizzard's grand creations, their Hero Brawler which fuses characters from Diablo, Warcraft and StarCraft
There are two kinds of people: those who have anxiously waited for Heroes of the Storm to come to life; and those who have not played a single Blizzard game to fall hopelessly in love with it, then play all of them, and then wait for Heroes of the Storm to come to life.
I admit, the following is from a Blizzard fan who has extensively played every single game they have released so my take on HotS might be a bit biased. Nonetheless, deep down, you all know it’s a wonderful game.
Blizzard takes its time with games for a good reason
Heroes of the Storm has been in the making for a long time, but that’s never a surprise when it comes to a Blizzard game. The minimum delivery time for a title seems to be slightly over ten years, but it’s always worth the wait.
Now, HotS is far from perfect, for example, I just can’t handle seeing Raynor on a horse mount... it’s just comical. There are enough things in the game that are unpleasant, like having to pay cash for some heroes or skins and so on, but the in-game currency isn't all that hard to obtain. Moreover, since HotS is the kind of game you generally put a couple of hours in each day, you’ll have access to most of the available content in a short period of time.
The thing you’ll lose yourself in, especially if you’re a Blizzard fan, is seeing all the iconic characters, protagonists and antagonists, fighting together in one excellently designed game. Illidan and Anub’arak alongside Nova and Tyrael, now that’s a sight to see.
Legendary characters, wonderful arenas and memorable fights
Most MOBA titles follow in the footsteps of the two great ones, Dota 2 and League of Legends, and add a number of features, gameplay mechanics and other touches that give them a different look and feel. Heroes of the Storm doesn’t have to worry about being confused with something else.
At first it was strange to see how beefy some of the characters were. They simply felt too big for the combat space you had but after a game or two, everything becomes very comfortable. The gameplay in Heroes of the Storm is refined, team fights are a delight and everything just flows together perfectly.
Sometimes, the screen gets a bit cluttered with effects, units, minions, spells, heroes, mercs and other stuff, so for the Hero Brawler newbie, it can get confusing at times. Moreover, HotS pushes into gameplay a wider palette of ways in which you can assault, weaken and destroy the enemy team and while they are all well thought out, some can be a bit too distracting.
However, like with every MOBA or similar game, practice makes perfect, and since each arena is fun from start to finish, you’ll get better without making forced efforts.
Another epic title takes the stage alongside its forefathers
Heroes of the Storm will become a force to be reckoned with, it’s that good. Also, there’s no point in fighting over which MOBA is better and why. HotS was released on the premise that it didn't want to be that kind of MOBA, its creators label it as a Hero Brawler.
Heroes of the Storm has its place among the millions of fans which Blizzard has attracted over the years. It’s created for them.