Best game ive ever played, altho kind of rough learning curve. They say until you play at least 10k hours you are still noob. Also very time consuming. I play it on and off since its release, and its getting only better.
Valve studiously avoided reinventing the wheel with Dota 2, and given how beloved the gameplay is that is undoubtedly the best thing for the game, the community, and the genre. The infrastructure for matchmaking, spectating, and everything else that surrounds actual matches is executed on a level only the best studios can rival.
And this dichotomy is perhaps the best descriptor I can attach to Dota 2. It is frequently a game which occupies two opposite spaces simultaneously. It is the best game. It is also the worst game. No game has ever made me as miserable as Dota 2 has. But no game has made me feel so consistently rewarded for my time, and as consistently, wonderfully connected to the friends I play it with.
I've got a solid couple thousand hours, here's what I would say after watching the game over the last decade or so.
Visuals: Game looks great and performs great, even today its visuals are actually pretty rock solid!
Sound: Music is fantastic, sound effects are also spot on! Voiced characters sound great.
Gameplay: If you can put in the time, and have enough friends to play with, this can be one of the greatest gaming experiences available! The downside, it takes an immense amount of time to know whats going on and the characters, even after hundreds of hours its a constant stream of learning and adapting. Even if you get to know all the characters the game changes and gets updated all the time, so its hard if you're not current. Overall some good and bad here, one they have a dev that looks out after the game. But some might say they've made way too many changes and maybe have focused too much on a massive hero pool. It's definitely one of the more daunting games to get into if you're new. If you are competitive and like team-based strategy that requires communication this is elite. Again, some of the best possible gaming experience you can have here.
Buttttttt...... also some of the worst, as it goes with MOBAS, the community is toxic. People get frustrated, specially if you're new. A game can take from 30-60 minutes id say 45 is pretty typical, so people get mad. You can mute all you want but the game is not the same without a team and comms. It's best if you got a 5 stack of friends to play with.
While it does have some great moments, it also is bogged down by a toxic community and wildly steep learning curve.
I hate MOBA, Arts style games. But it's Valve game, so i played it. Very hard game i must admit, like i said it's not my style, graphics is great for this kind of game, many things to learn, also a little bit of boring just like league of legends. But still way better than that kiddo ugly graphics, unbalanced Trash.