We are back and live from a new studio in “Toothless” Fairfax Va. Ryan calls Cox on the air and asks them to fix his internet, Geoff talks about Dragon con, and the usual game talk as we catch up for the first time in the Nerd Cave.
The technical Alpha for Heroes of the Storm has dropped and finally I’ve decided to begin playing the new MOBA styled game by Blizzard. I actually went to play Hearthstone and noticed it on the Blizzard Launcher, thusly prompting me to install it. The initial install was only around 4GB (I did not look to see the actual size), and it didn’t take too long at all to install.
The initial playthrough vaguely reminded me of Starcraft 2’s tutorial. You start off controlling James Raynor, and it slowly but surely introduces you to the game. It shows you how to walk, attack, use your abilities. It explains the goal of the game (To destroy the Nexus!), as well as how to level up and such. We’ll be getting into all these later on. However how it differs from Starcraft 2’s tutorial… Is the addition of Uther from World of Warcraft, instructing you on how to do all of this.
Eventually you encounter the main “enemy” or “villain” within the tutorial… Which is none other than Diablo himself (or should I say herself?). Upon defeating Diablo you’re introduced to the rest of your “team” for the duration of the tutorial, and Diablo gets his (HER?!) as well. You finally get to play a proper game, with AIs on both sides. Uther still shows you the ropes, showing you how to… As the League players put it, “Jungle”.
After this is concluded, Uther invites you to play practice matches in order to gain familiarity with the various Heroes you can use. Your other choices are to fight with other players against an AI team, and finally against other players themselves. Ranked and custom games are not in yet as of this writing.
There are several heroes to choose from, Blizzard did a good job in handling this. It’s a good starter selection and I’m very hopeful they’ll continue to add Heroes as time goes on once the game goes live.
There is also a good selection of skins- about 1 or 2 extra ones per hero. They range anywhere from the silly, “Kandy King Muradin” to the Lore Related, “Crown Prince Arthas”.
My favorite by far?
Good job, Blizzard. Good. Job.
Next Review: The Heroes! The Good, the Bad, and the Teemo.
– Millasaurus Rex
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