I got this game as a gift from a friend for Christmas. I'm told this is very similar to the Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the Ancients, but I've never played that so I can't really comment on any similarities.

The game is a mix of RTS and RPG. There are two teams and your objective is to destroy the other teams base. Throughout the map are several flags that teams can occupy that grant their side either stat bonuses, increased gold production, or portals that spawn waves of NPC controlled soldiers.

Each player picks either an assassin character (you control one character, but your abilities are typically more powerful) or a general who can command a group of minions. The characters seem to be pretty well balanced, and there's a lot of variety between each character so they each have their own feel and play style.

Over all, I really enjoy this game. I've played it with my friend several times as well as a few on-line matches with random people and I've had a lot of fun each time. Unfortunately, the community for this game is all but dead. There have been several times I've logged in to see that there were no open matches on-line to join and ended up just playing against the AI. From what I've read on-line, the game had a horrible launch with several game breaking bugs that chased many people away. It really is too bad, because now that the game is working it really is a great game.

I'd say wait 'til this games is on sale for cheap, then convince a friend or two to buy it with you so you'll have someone to play with.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/08/2012 at 02:38am

Sweet, sounds like a good LAN party game.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 03/08/2012 at 03:32am

Pick it up cheap is a good suggestion.

I played through Defense of the Ancients on War 3 and it was pretty fun. Still fun to load it up and play, not sure how many people are playing it these days.

Blizzard DoTA and Valve DoTA should be interesting when they come out.

JaBo wrote on 05/29/2015 at 09:26pm

I was talking about this game the other day with Rett. I'd play it some more, was a fun MOBA game for sure. I did play against bots back then and the AI wasn't terrible to play with. Wonder how the game is now.

jdodson   Admin wrote on 05/30/2015 at 01:13am

Looks like it is still around and is $9.99 and also available on Steam. The reviews don't paint a good picture about it's current state though.


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