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Dota 2 review
by Kyle Weber

Dota 2 is a love-hate relationship translated into a game, with the highs being transcendent and the lows being painful enough to make you regret starting the game in the first place.  All in all, the gameplay elements unrelated to team interaction are so well done that I recommend that gamers try Dota 2 at least once, but the Dota 2 community and the unbalanced nature of gameplay are flawed enough that it falls short of being exceptional.

The Good:  The game play is unbelievably rich, with 119 heroes, 155 items, and a huge number of different mechanics and strategies.  This is the type of game that you can play for 250 hours just to get enough competency to be able to play the game without other players flaming you, and there are so many different possibilities that each game plays out differently enough that it's not boring.  Indeed, the variety of strategies is so great that you can basically adapt Dota 2 around any player's weaknesses and preferred style of gameplay.

The Bad:  Players in Dota 2 are generally easily frustrated and will tend to flame or even deliberately play badly if you make mistakes and frustrate them.  I am very polite to players so I have the highest possible behavior score, but I sitll have a surprising number of games ruined by toxicity, uncooperative teammates, or poor communication.  Anecdotally things are much worse at lower behavior scores, where you might have teammates that don't speak English, who deliberately try to lose, or who will basically play in a certain way to try to force other players to accommodate them.  The other problem with this game is that wins and losses tend to snowball, meaning that losses turn into humiliations that further feed toxicity and tend to tilt players.

I tend to avoid Dota 2 these days, since the game is so well done that I find that it tends to feed procrastination and addictive behavior, but it's clearly well-done so I would recommend it to other gamers.  Just be aware of toxic players and try not to get too angry after a crushing loss.
«Just one more turn»
«Can’t stop playing»
«Time-tested»
«Constantly dying and enjoy it»
«Better with friends»

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if you want a moba, this is a good one
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First of all! It is important to note that the Game is free and therefore reviews relate to whether the Game is not rubbish Despite its non-existent Price. Also, it is not a Pay 2 Win game, only skins are available for purchase, which does not affect the Game. Thus, in my Opinion, most negative Reviews are unjustified. What is Dota? Dota is a Game of Catogeria "MOBA." Basically, everyone should be aware of this Type of Game. Now the Only question is whether you want to try the Game. Did Answer: Definitely. why? To do this, you should read these und/or other Reviews. My Beginning Initially I hadn't thought of Any MOBAs. When, after some Time, a Friend with almost a lot of opinion decided to take a closer Look at the Game, he was pleasantly surprised. Then I Decided to test the Game at some point. After Months, the time had finally come and I, too, was positively surprised. After only a short Time we were even able to get another Friend, who surprisingly Found his Fun at the Game sooner or later. Since time immemorial, we have been playing regularly without having Lost the Game. The Game itself and the Beginning Should be new to business like me, it is almost Obligatory first and Foremost to look at Tutorials and The Like, because the Mechanics are not comparable to most Other Genres. After a fairly short Time you should also play against other Players. Even if you don't know all or not very little, the rest of the knowledge comes on its own, whether it's simply because you always find out new ones and sometimes even Players are nice enough to give some of a Tip. If you're Lucky, you might have a Friend who already knows the Game and leads you into the Game. The Comparison to other MOBA Even if Dota is the only MOBA I play, I have heard many things about other MOBA. For example, Dota is supposed to be heavier than others, which I don't find. At least I don't find it hard in general. Also, many Heroes in their Look.Skill should resemble each other strongly. But overall, they probably differ only on (very) a few Levels. The Graph I have no References to other MOBA here either, but I have to say that the Game looks good and not bad In any Case, just Right by the many Customization Options. Among the System Requirements: Even if you have a bad PC, the Game should run halfway smoothly. My Reasons for the Game: It's free No Pay 2 Win Low System Requirements Giant Community (Millions of Players) Around 10% negative Reviews speak for themselves Many Tutorials that greatly make it easier to Get you started In the Game Permanent Updates, which is also the More often new free Content offers Very many Customization options in the Form of skins for everything around 100 different heroes, all of which are completely different and provide a varied Gaming Experience. Don't just want To watch tutorials before playing The genre interacts a not Me it often happens that I play against too strong Opponents, who sometimes decide all by yourself the Outcome of the Game Also with me often Low-race Series (5-10 Games) occurred that should not occur in a skill-based Matchmaking of this Magnitude Not all Players are of the English Language authorized Games can go up to 90 min conclusion: The Game is free and also no Pay 2 Win, so should consider a one-man Ask the Question if you want to try the Game. And I can only say yes to that. :) Best game!
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«Can’t stop playing»
«Better with friends»
Community
«Disappointment of the year»
I dont like this game.
Completely interesting cybersport game
«Can’t stop playing»
«Time-tested»
Highly addictive game. 
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
The main e-sports game. Better than football, more interesting than anything else.
SHIT HAPPENS 
«Waste of time»
«Boooring»
disbalanced game. you can win just picking better heroes and farming forest
«Waste of time»
The best game I can hardly recommend.

Dota 2 truly is a marvelous achievement.
The game in itself is amazing. The gameplay is fantastic, the game is balanced and when a game goes right and teamplay happens, it's a joy.
The issue is - teamplay rarely happens. The community, like in most multiplayer games, is where issues start appearing. The constant toxicity can turn your game from a pleasant experience into a special kind of hell.

If you want to get into it, I would recommend starting with a bunch of friends.
They have made tremendous progress to help ease new players into the game and the Free-To-Play model is undoubtedly the best in the market (everything is free).

Playing with friends - Exceptional.
Playing alone - It varies between 'Good time' to 'I want to kill myself'.
It really pains my heart to see such an amazing game plagued by its terrible community.
«Time-tested»
«Better with friends»