So after playing League of Legends for so long I decide to give Heroes of Newerth (HoN) another try. In doing so, I realized now why I thought it sucked and why I quit playing the game in the first place and why I disliked most MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) games until League of Legends (LoL) came around. LoL is simple compared to the others and that is what makes it great for me. I like it simple. If you like it complex, then one of the other MOBA games are probably is the one for you.
N/A – A bunch of guys are just fighting it out for some random reason. No one really cares.
The graphics are pretty nice. The spell effects look similar, but the stages are fairly detailed though the character models do need more considering what numerous other games have now. Unfortunately, even their newest champions look like something that came out several years ago. Many of the special transformations look far superior to the champions and some of the skill effectsContinue Reading
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So this article is about the 3 most popular games in the MOBA/Action RTS genre. It's just about my opinion of these games and a comparison and why I play them. I started with HoN when it was in Closed Beta and I played LoL later when it was released. Recently I got a Betakey for DotA 2 which I already played on my friends account. So I got 2500+ games experience in HoN and about 1500+ in LoL. Because I jsut recently got my key and played some times on an other account to I only have about 30-40 games on DotA2 and about 50 in DotA, thus my opinion about DotA2 is not complete yet and well it is still in CBT.
Let's start with LoL, which is I think the easiest of the 3 to get into and to learn. The gameplay is simple, there is not as much strategy involved as it is in the other gamContinue Reading
I have been playing the Heroes of Newerth since the closed beta. I had lots of fun and made some friends there, I saw many patches coming and going. But lately it seems there is something wrong with the game.
It all started when HoN went Free-to-Play (or maybe 1 month earlier). New patches brought nearly no content or bugfixes and with introducing the f2p they also added the hero category "Early Access". If you bought your account before the game was made free for everyone, you can play all heroes + all new ones, your account is an so-called "Legendary" one.
90% of the new heroes in the last 2-3 months were Early access ones. This means you can play the hero if u pay a certain amount of cashshop money (no option to buy it with ingamemoney), else you will have to wait aboutContinue Reading
“The tale of Auric of the deserts is perhaps a shrewd allegory to the fall of man. A wise and knowledgeable researcher, he had devoted his life's work to perfecting the ancient art of alchemy. However, upon discovering the vaunted power of transmutation, his lust for knowledge turned to greed, and within the span of a few mad days all around him was transformed to gold. Realizing what he had done, he gave an anguished cry and set out to atone for his sins.” –HoN’s Website
Being that this is news on a new champion, I thought it was bit more fitting to start out with the lore of the champion first, before boring you with other details, not to mention they do a lot better of a job telling you about the hero than how I would explain it.
Midas is a new rangedContinue Reading
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- Mandifesto posted at Mar 23, 2011 8:02 pm
They often say "art imitates life," and no truer example of this can be found than in the addition of Aluna to the pantheon of Heroes of Newerth. Well, it's more of a case of "art imitating art imitating life," but that's close enough.
You see, the stunningly beautiful actress Paula Garces recently worked on a comic project entitled Aluna. The main character (conveniently named Aluna) is a shamanistic mage based on Paula herself. Last year while I was busy at Comic-Con covering it for you fine folks, Paula happened to run into the developers over at S2 Games, and that conversation led to something rather unique: The addition of a independent comic book character to an already popular MMO.
I got the chance to play Aluna at GDC aContinue Reading