Heroes of The Storm
Heroes of the Storm is a game that I was really late to the party on. Had heard of it, but until there was Overwatch stuff in the game that I got interested and man I was missing out.
Ok, so not the Avengers, but Heroes of the Story is Blizzard's version of a huge team-up event. It features some cool characters and characters from some of their biggest franchises. Overwatch, Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft and The Lost Vikings are all represented here. Not just the characters from these respective franchises, but levels, music and much more. Heroes of the Storm is a game that goes over the top with the fanservice and that is awesome.
Easy To Get Into
Heroes of the Storm is a MOBA game and this is a genre I have dabbled in and I can hand on heart say that for me, Heroes of the Storm is the easiest MOBA I have played. I do not mean easy in that the battles are easy. But easy in that it is so easy to get into and learn the basics of the game. Blizzard has streamlined the whole MOBA process in Heroes of the Storm so much so that I think you will either really like it as I do or if you are a seasoned MOBA game veteran you might find it a little simplistic.
Battles Are Fun
I think that the battles in Heroes of the Storm have a lot in common with Overwatch. You will have to kill what feels like a never ending run of enemies, but you also have objectives that you have to do as well. The battles are 5 vs 5 battles and your team will have to work together to try and stay alive and also complete objectives. These objectives will differ from map to map. For example, Tomb of the Spider Queen is my favorite map and in this one, you need to collect gems and use them to get spiders to come down to the map. There is a lot of variety to the maps and I think this is a huge part of what helps keep the battles fun. Another thing I like about the battle is how you can leave your lane to help out a teammate in need and not really have to worry about it. Also, XP is shared and that is something I think makes this a more user friendly game too. The way that Heroes of the Storm wants you to work as a team is something that I really do enjoy.
The progression system of Heroes of the Storm is something that I had no trouble getting to grips with. Each character has a set of three skills that they can make use of. As you level up (every few levels) you can change up your abilities so that you can change the way you play. This is very interesting and I play mainly as D.Va and it took me a while to figure out the best way for me to play as her so that I could support my team. Some people hate how some parts of the progression is locked to loot boxes, but at this point in a free to play game that is just the way things are and I actually think the progression is fair and so far I have not been tempted to spend any real money on the game.
Now, granted I am not what you would call a MOBA connoisseur, but I can tell you that I have had a blast playing Heroes of the Storm. It is a free to play game and it may be tempting for you to spend money, but I have sunk quite a few hours into the game and never once felt the need to spend money. It is the Blizzard charm that makes Hero of the Storm so much fun. You have all these franchises smashed together and it is all wrapped up in battles that are genuinely a lot of fun to play. As this is a free to play game, I highly recommend that you give it a try.
- Makes great use of various Blizzard franchises
- Is nice and easy to get into
- The battles are a lot of fun
- Puts a real emphasis on teamwork
- It is free to play!
- Loot boxes!
- Might be a bit simplistic for hardcore MOBA fans