A horrible Zynga game gets ported from the iOS to PC - what can go wrong? Seriously, on the iPhone, it was more like an experiment - whether or not you can create a good MOBA (think League of Legends or Dota) on the iOS. The answer was that you can't. And now Zynga, seeing how much money Dotes or LoL get from a free-to-play MOBA genre, ports this horribly bad game to the PC. Why is Solstice Arena so bad?
Well, first of all, just look at it. It's like a five year-old's take on League of Legends. Way too cartoony. Looking at this game is like seeing how a unicorn vomits all over a paint factory. Too many bright childish colors, no proportions, horrible design, the list goes on and on.
Second of all, the game sucks. It says it is a MOBA, but it is just a 3 versus 3 bloodfest. No minions, no lanes, roles are incredibly stupid, items might as well be non-existant here - no item actives means that you will be using the same "build" on the hero all the time.
The skills are direct copies of Dota, the champion visuals of HoN and League, Originality - error 404. The champions are bland and uninteresting, absolutely no character in them. The spells here are a joke. Basically - three spells. Three spells you will be seeing all over the place.
All 6 players can blind-pick the same champion. Let me repeat that. ALL 6 PLAYERS CAN PICK THE SAME CHAMPION. Which basically means, all 6 players will be playing the most overpowered free-week hero. I'm using singular, because there's like 10 different heroes in total. Yep, 10 heroes. 10*3=30 different abilities in the game. League of Legends has 116*4=454 abilities, while Dota has even more.
The game is incredibly shallow, absolutely no complexity. You probably already mastered the game while reading the review. I would understand it might suit to a six year old, but I wouldn't give it to a six year old because that would be called "child's brain damaging" and you might go to jail.
Combine this "masterpice" with overpriced itemshop in which you won't find anything worth buying for even if they gave you a hundred grand for every purchase, the fact that you can't report players and (if I'm not mistaken) no leaving penalty - you get the worst MOBA of all time.
Seriously, don't even bother to install. Get Dota or League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth or Awesomenauts. About ANYTHING is better than this crap. Hell, go read a book, at least there you won't find two of your only teammates sitting afk for 7 minutes.
Posted: October 16th, 2013