From the creators of hit games like half life 2, left for dead, team fortress, and counterstrike, Valve announced that they are officially creating the game DOTA 2. Sources said it will be released in 4th Quarter of 2011 for Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX platform.
DotA-Allstars‘ roster of 100+ heroes is being brought over in its entirety. The single map games take place on is functionally identical to the one that you can download for free today in the Warcraft III mod. Items, skills, and upgrade paths are unchanged. Some hero skills work slightly better due to being freed from the now-ancient Warcraft III engine, but Dota 2 will be instantly familiar to any DotA player.
The Ancient time
Yes, I admit, I am one of those guys who would spend their free time playing computer games slouched in my desk and armed with my laptop and mouse at hand. So, you would probably be asking me what game would keep me cramped up in my room, I would say one word “DOTA”. I’m sure a lot of you heard about or played this game already but for those of you who haven’t, DOTA stands for defense of the ancients.
I have been playing this game for over 3 years now and one of my friends asked me if I do get tired of playing the game? Well, yeah! I get tired and sleepy but that’s only after 6 hours or more of playing this game with my DOTA fanatic friends or whenever I’m in the losing side of the team, I tend to get sleepy hehehe…But honestly, do I really ever get tired of this game? Heck no! I just can’t get enough of it…
But the real question I would probably be asking myself is “how long will I be playing the same old system”, I mean the gameplay is great and that’s what makes it a hit; but with the release of other RTS (real time strategy) games with high end graphics, DOTA will eventually get outdated. Using Warcraft III engine since 2003 is long overdue for a major overhaul and it’s definitely time for an upgrade in the system and here comes DOTA 2.
So, the big question is will DOTA 2 live up to the expectations of the fans. Let’s just hope and see.