Like League of Legends played with Greek gods, Defense of the Ancients 2 is great fun [Review]

Like League of Legends played with Greek gods, Defense of the Ancients 2 is great fun [Review]

Whether you’re ready for pro tournaments or just like some casual gaming with friends, Dota 2 is great fun

If you are a League of Legends gamer, or a fan of all kinds of myths, then Defense of the Ancients 2 is definitely your game of choice.

In this two-dimensional view game, you and your team work together to get through the creeps and heroes of your opponent’s army, while trying your hardest to destroy their towers and base.

Heroes are taken from myths and legends, so you find everyone from Greek god Zeus to Medusa the Gorgon. You can control only one hero in each game, though, so choose wisely, because each hero has different levels of protection and damage.

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Like many other video games, even after you are killed, you get to respawn – but it’s not so easy. Each time you respawn it costs you cash, and takes a while to come back to life. Also, the map is really large, and every time you die you will respawn back at your base, even if the battle is going on at the enemy base on the other side of the map. But since the heroes are based on mythical characters, many of them have the power of teleportation, so you can quickly go anywhere the map.

As with League of Legends, competitions in Dota 2 are serious business. Global tournaments sponsored by major companies such as Logitech happen all the time, and up to 20 million people will watch the live streams of the action. Players train seriously, and there are many well-known teams such as OG and LGD Gaming.

With beautiful graphics and intense battles, this game is great fun. It is a never ending adventure, where you get to meet new teams and train yourself through different rounds, greatly improving your gaming tactics without you even realising it.

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
LoL-style fun, with Greek gods thrown in


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