Been a while since you haven't played Heroes of Newerth? Then perhaps this is the best time to come back, because there've been a lot of new and exciting changes around those lands. And I mean a lot.
In this article I'll do a quick review of the changes in the game, so you, the player, can decide if returning (or discovering!) the lands of Newerth is worth the trouble. But fear not: while this looks all like sparks and rainbows, it's just the first part of two.
I'm just saving my angry ravings for later.
HoN 4.0 - NEWER AND SHINIER
That's right, in December of 2016 the latest big upgrade for HoN launched, and it really gave a breath of fresh air to the game. To summarize the changes in a short list:
* A revamped MMR system that works with leagues instead of numbers.
* A new RAP system thatContinue Reading
- Gabriel Knight posted at Jan 08, 2016 10:05 pm
A while ago (yeah, like six freaking months!) i wrote an article expressing my humble opinion about the overlooked MOBA Heroes of Newerth. My conclusion was that the real problem wasn’t the game itself,but rather the company behind it, S2.
Even when they did made some serious mistakes which eventually left the population divided, they still managed to keep the game in a stable and balanced state. Yet, in time they just abandoned the lands of Newerth and gave it to another team, the newly formed Frostburn, acquired by Garena Online.
So, let’s now talk about these fellas who, for the record, they already worked on HoN before, so they knew what to do with the game… right?
Too bad, it's me... Frostburn!
Their first decision was to make a gigantic patch to “balance” theContinue Reading
When you speak of MOBAs, you instantly think of DOTA2, League of Legends and the more recent Heroes of the Storm. There are probably others, but those are the ones who pretty much dominate the current scene.
But before any of those (except LoL which came a little earlier) there was another game, one that was considered at the time as the “improved” version of the original DotA – Heroes of Newerth. These days you could say that is more like an underground game, with very little participation in the overall changes of the industry. Anyone who plays it knows that this shouldn’t be happening, as the product is a fine example of how a MOBA should be.
Nevertheless, HoN chills in the back, mostly visited by a loyal community and witContinue Reading
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
“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
- 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