Review: DOTA 2 explained to parents

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Choose a character from more than 120 and make up a team of 5 legendary heroes to take on the opposing team in an arena. In DOTA 2, the first team that destroys the enemy base wins.

DOTA 2 Boxart Écran PartagéRelease date: July 9, 2013

Developed by: valve
Posted by: valve
Available on: PC

Type of game: Multiplayer online battle arena
Average game time: 45 minutes – 60 minutes

Estimate of the total duration of the game: Infinite

Topics: Fight, Magic, Team, Arena, Heroic Fantasy

Business model: Free game to download. Free-to-play
Cosmetic items to buy.

Number of players:
1 player per computer.
Playable only with an Internet connection
10 players per online game.

Available in digital format (download)

Age3+ 7+ 12+16+18+Comments
New players It’s hard to handle for new players. Many abilities and concepts to learn.
Intermediate players
Experienced players

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The game is almost infinite. It has millions of players online and you will constantly find opponents. Obviously the game is more enjoyable if you play with your friends.

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The difficulty lies in the other human opponents who know the game by heart. It has been around since 2013, and it’s one of the most popular titles in the world so there are all levels of players.

Violence, fear, nudity?
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The characters compete in many fights. Lots of blood spatter that can be turned off in the options. When the characters lose, they are knocked out and can be resurrected or come back to life on their own.

Attacks of fire, ice, electricity, wind, magic… are used, in addition to punches, knives, firearms.

Level of language used
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The DOTA 2 community is known to be highly toxic. Insults, provocations rain down during matches. Nevertheless, on millions of players, there is the possibility of finding positive and caring players. It is necessary to eventually find a positive group to of course, enjoy the game more.

Positive message
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The toxicity of the community makes positive messages difficult. But it is possible to teach teamwork through this game, as long as one is well supervised and surrounded.

Minimum reading level required
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Must have a few years of reading experience. Many menus and descriptions of spells and attacks, requires a good read.

Additional costs ?
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Unlike these competitors: League of Legends and Heroes of the Storm, all characters are free and unlocked from the start.

Only costumes and other cosmetics can be purchased.

Minimum level of execution with the mouse and keyboard required
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A lot of keyboard and mouse execution is needed to react in time and avoid attacks from opponents.

More information about the game: Official game page


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