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  • Summary: This free-to-play online team brawler assembles a diverse cast of characters from Blizzard’s far-flung realms of science fiction and fantasy, including the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles. Heroes of the StormThis free-to-play online team brawler assembles a diverse cast of characters from Blizzard’s far-flung realms of science fiction and fantasy, including the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo universes, and challenges them to compete in epic, adrenaline-charged battles. Heroes of the Storm solicits players to customize heroes to suit their style and then team up with friends for some all-out mayhem. The game features an array of gameplay modes for players of every skill level, including Cooperative, in which players team up against computer-controlled opponents, and Quick Match, an accessible way to jump in and play versus others. Experienced players can also join forces against other teams of players in highly competitive, draft-style ranked play. [Blizzard] Expand
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  1. Positive: 54 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Jun 2, 2015
    95
    Heroes has a ton of depth, it's very well balanced (though not perfect), and nearly every cast member is a blast to play. It achieves almost everything it sets out to accomplish, so I really hope it catches on with the non-believers and continues to grow.
  2. Jun 8, 2015
    90
    Heroes of the Storm Has some small flaws (mainly associated with micro-transactions and the technical side) but all in all is a very good game. It doesn't copy things from other games and freshens up the MOBA genre in a really satisfying way. While playing HOTS I have never felt alienated, bored or unnecessary.
  3. Aug 5, 2015
    90
    I can't recommend Heroes of the Storm's friendly approach enough.
  4. Jul 29, 2015
    87
    If you’re both a fan of the MOBA genre and Blizzard’s various properties, there’s no reason you shouldn’t check Heroes of the Storm out. It may seem like Blizzard’s just got another “me too” on its hands at first glance, but there’s enough to set this MOBA apart from the rest and it all combines together to make for a distinct and thoroughly fun experience that no fan of the genre should miss.
  5. Heroes of the Storm offers a different MOBA experience with iconic Blizzard characters. Heroes of the Storm doesn’t contain gold and gold farm, level based character progress, and inventory system unlike other MOBA’s. It has it's own cleverly designed rules.
  6. Jun 4, 2015
    84
    The most any studio has done to open up a complex genre to a new audience. Inviting, entertaining, and deceptively deep.
  7. Jun 22, 2015
    60
    Perhaps with time Heroes of the Storm can age into something great, for now it’s worth checking out if you want to experience a different take on a popular genre.

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  1. Jun 2, 2015
    10
    It's the first MOBA I play and I must say, I'm in love with this game. It's amazing, and fun, and you gotta love the way the heroes (andIt's the first MOBA I play and I must say, I'm in love with this game. It's amazing, and fun, and you gotta love the way the heroes (and villains) of WoW, Diablo and Starcraft battle against each other. A must play for Blizzard fans! Expand
  2. Apr 13, 2017
    10
    Better than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League ofBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legendsBetter than League of legends Expand
  3. Nov 30, 2015
    9
    It's the first TB I play and I must say, I'm in love with this game.Music,graphic,maps,hero's are on top lvl.
    So why 9/10 well MM system need
    It's the first TB I play and I must say, I'm in love with this game.Music,graphic,maps,hero's are on top lvl.
    So why 9/10 well MM system need to be fix and Price of new hero bit to much.
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  4. Nov 14, 2016
    6
    I had pretty high hopes for this game starting out, and while I've played it regularly for about a year and a half now, I must say it hasn'tI had pretty high hopes for this game starting out, and while I've played it regularly for about a year and a half now, I must say it hasn't lived up to expectations. First, while I really enjoy the vs AI matchmaking of the game, and can congratulate them on a fairly regular stream of heroes being released, it unfortunate that they overlook several big aspects of the game.

    First, they treat most of their loyal players like **** They regularly give away heroes that people paid real money for for free during promotions. While it absolutely makes sense to soften the burden of new players into a constantly evolving games, giving away heroes that are month or so old for free is basically a big middle finger to active players.

    Second, things like this that dissuade regular players from sticking around often leads to a bigger problem of insanely long queue times. Playing ranked frequently requires queue times near 5-7 minutes, which is rediculous, because half the time you actually join a game the gap between MMR rating is pretty huge. 1 Diamond, 2 gold, a silver, and a bronze or so.... If they're doing that, then why did I wait so long?? Just throw me into the first 5 people that queue, right? -.-

    Third, I would argue that this game is less toxic than League of Legends. That's pretty important, since LoL is pretty terrible in that regard. It is nice to have a play system where an accidental death isn't the end of keeping up. On the otherhand, the player base is maybe only minorly better, and most toxicity tends to dwell near ranked like most games, which takes forever to join games in.

    Fourth, and finally, the skins in this game are huge missed opportunity. The design team and the production managers are honestly just really weird. They sign off on weird skin designs regularly. Everyones style and appeal is different. There is surely some you'd love. But even on the ones that are good and appealing to you, they end up choosing just the ugliest alternate colors; All solid green, all red, no darker tones and weird designs kind of ruin it. The best ones tend to be the Master skins that are available for in-game currency only and have high level requirements. It's nice, but begs the question of why. If they had any sense, they'd just tap into Blizzard's trove of original game gear sets, designs and themes and double their skin inventory just based off that.

    All in all, its a fun game if you're a bored Blizzard fan. Otherwise, it's just a strange MOBA that fails to live up to its potential and doesn't treat their loyal players well. I'd avoid it if you haven't already.
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  5. Nov 8, 2019
    4
    For a player who Supported this Game since the Beta its's just sad to see going this game down.
    Heroes of the Storm is a beautiful Moba
    For a player who Supported this Game since the Beta its's just sad to see going this game down.
    Heroes of the Storm is a beautiful Moba that's just different from other Mobas.

    Things I like

    +Team exp
    +objectiv based Maps
    +The Heroes
    +The general Gameplay feeling of the Game

    Things that are bad

    -Bad Balancing
    -Bad Matchmaking
    -Sometime stutter lags

    And the worst is that some of the new features just make the Game worse and destroyed it for me especially the changes to the exp System last year made it that the most Game are over after about 6 Minutes where u have to endure the last Minutes with just trying, but never suceeding and that's just sad.

    If u want to try it give it a shot but for me it's over
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  6. Jul 5, 2015
    1
    Every 2 weeks a broken hero is released. Every 2 weeks you either pay 15k gold (which takes way more than that to make), spend 10$ in the newEvery 2 weeks a broken hero is released. Every 2 weeks you either pay 15k gold (which takes way more than that to make), spend 10$ in the new hero, or queue with 4 friends and tryhard or you lose.

    It's the most disgusting business model ever, it's somehow even worse than league of legends, where releasing broken heroes was somewhat negated by the fact there were 100+ of them.
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  7. Apr 23, 2021
    0
    This game is dead. Blizzard does nothing to improve it's gameplay, just trying to dig a bit more gold out of it. New heroes (paid) oneThis game is dead. Blizzard does nothing to improve it's gameplay, just trying to dig a bit more gold out of it. New heroes (paid) one stronger than another, makes the game unbalanced as any other game is. Example is pretty simple: they release a new hero, which is rly OP so that ppl buy it and use it, while Illidan, which was in game since it's launch, is now a piece of trash, and noone wasnts to rework it, making this hero unplayable. this game is not about the strategy, teamplay and good pick combination, it's a competition of who's the dumbest of our players to buy and own each and every new powerful hero, that guy will be leading. i've been playing it since beta, got myself trapped in it and couldn't leave it for another game bcuz i've learned each mechanic to play it, so i've seen enough in this game to tell you right now that this is an abandoned piece of trash, noone in Blizzard cares about it's own child and i'm pretty sure this won't change anytime soon. I finally deleted it Expand

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