Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews

Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews

Dota 2 has been out in the wild for a while now, and this has given players ample time to reflect on the game and its virtues. Or, more accurately, it has given folks time to find the best ways to joke around about Dota 2's quirks and playerbase.

Enter the ever-amusing (and sometimes eyebrow-raising) Steam reviews for Dota 2. While I've kept y'all updated on my adventures in trying to learn the game, Steam reviews are a good way to look at what makes Dota 2 players tick. Namely, Steam reviews cite players who don't speak English, the toxic community, the difficulty in learning the game, and the way Dota can basically overtake your life. While most of these reviews are jokes coming from people who love the game, it's kind of interesting to read -- folks make the game sound like the worst thing ever, and yet they can't stop playing it. After all, most of these reviews are written by people with hundreds if not thousands of hours logged into the game.

Here's what Steam has to say about Dota 2:

Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews
Dota 2, As Told By Steam Reviews

Man. Dota 2 is serious, intense stuff. The complaints about folks speaking languages other than English makes me pause, but the game does require a lot of teamwork -- so I can understand why people would want to be able to communicate with other people. It's an unfortunate situation!

You can check out more Steam reviews for Dota 2 here, or check out our "As Told By Steam Reviews" series here.


Comments

    This seems about right.
    Aside from the russians. I get many chinese players. They're quite polite. And better than me.

    I have to agree that it can bring out the worst in me when it comes to language, I actually caught myself sounding a bit racist over voice the other night with a player who couldn't or wouldn't communicate in English. I apologised as it wasn't my intention for it to sound racist but seriously it's so hard to play well without comms.

    Jesus, 7,573 hours on record???

      Try over 450 days on WoW... I got my life back tho... yay for me

    Pretty unrelated question: Who is the character on the article lead-in picture?

      Earth Spirit, I think

    Holy fuck those hours. And the dude with 7000 saying he lost his job/gf/life over Dota - I believe him now!

    this game is pretty awesome, you can take pleasure from it while playing with friends, but there will be no pleasure if you lose, so better learn it before you start playing, best idea is to watch some streams, for example on WePlay you can find a lot of different dota 2 streams, but you can find them also on twitch Gratis Games

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