Dota Underlords Game Review
3 Step Game Review
About the Game
Hire a crew and destroy your rivals in this new strategy battler set in the world of Dota. Join the Beta Season, with crossplay on PC and mobile.
STRATEGIZE TO WIN: Recruit heroes and upgrade them into a more powerful version of themselves. (continues…)
Step 1: Playing Conditions
Read below the game basic characteristics. If it is something you see yourself playing, move on to Step 2: Graphics & Sound.
Game knowledge, strategy, fast-thinking, and luck are what you need to be the last of 8 players in a Dota Underlords (DU) match. You are against the CLOCK at this game but the more you learn, the less time will be a problem. The learning curve is really slow but it doesn’t seem to be a problem for the gaming community. The Auto Chess category looks to be the next big thing. If you have DOTA 2 experience, you’ll start with an advantage, as heroes and items are based on it.
Step 2: Graphics & Sound
Watch 5 to 10 minutes of any video below. If you like what you see and hear, move on to Step 3: Game Evaluation.
Step 3: Game Evaluation
Build your expectations about the game by learning what it offers and how was The Partisan Spy’s experience.
As a multiplatform and crossplay game UI is the “BACKBONE” of Dota Underlords.
The game delivers beyond what should be expected in open beta. Mechanics and gameplay are extremely intuitive as you can play the entire game with TAP + DRAG & DROP.
DU is a board game. No story, just like a regular chess game. Beyond that, game items have interesting quotes. A possible FUTURE, as fans’ imagination grows, is side stories. Elements are already there: dozens of heroes, alliances, and enemies.
The category Auto Chess (named after the game that made it popular) is the most recent and RUSHED bet of top game dev. houses. A response to the belief that Auto Chess will be the next big thing after Battle Royale. Too soon to be sure, but numbers show the POTENTIAL is real.
GAMEPLAY MOOD TRACKER
My mood was at ENTERTAINED for +90% of the 25 hours of gameplay and regularly EXCITED or above (for 0.06 point the average mood didn’t reach Excited).
The descending trend in the last half is natural as the game becomes familiar. It also shows the need for features like a ranking system.
Auto Chess games bring the “magic” of the MOBA genre. The variety of heroes, items, and opponents (real players, not NPCs) makes every match a different experience.
Maybe the only situation you will experience “the grind feeling” at this game is after extended hours of gameplay.
LOVED THE MOST
How simple mechanics are VS how difficult it is to master the game.
DISLIKED THE MOST
Is understandable for an open beta game, but AI hero control needs work.
A FREE game with a development complexity that can be compared to big titles of the gaming industry. Still being an open beta, Dota Underlords EXCELS in every variable of this evaluation.
New free features to come can make the game more engaging and will result in an even higher score. However, season paid passes, if influence in the gameplay (P2W), can have the opposite effect.
Choices & Advice
DON’T PLAY IT
IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE CARD AND BOARD GAME YOU ALREADY PLAY.
WAIT TO PLAY
IF YOU DOUBT THE AUTO CHESS CATEGORY WILL SUCCEED, AS IT ALL COULD JUST BE HYPE.
IF YOU BELIEVE THE AUTO CHESS CATEGORY WILL LAST AND WANT TO BE PART OF THIS NEW COMMUNITY.
THIS CAN BE A +500 HOUR GAME. IF YOU INTENT TO PLAY AT A COMPETITIVE LEVEL, BEST TIME TO JOIN IS NOW.
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