Posted: March 23
I love Awesomenauts, the cast of characters are a lot of fun, the game has great music, and is easily my favourite MOBA of all time.
The community forums are friendly and full of great people, I'm talking about the offical forums, not the steam one which is full of idoits who don't know sh*t, aka nerf a useless character or buff an overpowered character.
However this game does have a some downsides.
Matchmaking is dreadful, this game has a leauge system, if you win a match, you have a chance to move up a leauge, however if you lose, you will go down a leauge, this sounds ok so far.... but....
Let's say you don't play a character often and want some practice online VS other players, no matter who you play as, your pretty much forced to play as a character your good as if you want to win, in my opinon that's unfair and just because your practicing a new character, shouldn't mean you have a chance to lose a rank in your leauge, Romino should introduce a Leauge system so it effects all characters, like you can play as Lonestar where your matched with Leauge 3s, or Ayla which is matched with Leauge 7.
Also no matter what leauge your in, you have a chance of joining a team VS a leauge 1 player OR worse... A PRE made team, this is ♥♥♥♥♥♥*t and pretty much means an instant loss for new players or your average player like myself, this really needs fixing Ronimo.
Teammates in this game are either deaf or stupid, the amount of times I ask for help and 90% of the time I get nothing and die is crazy, you can spam commands all you want but most won't listen, meanwhile you get bashed because a teammate dies and doesn't ask help once and yet they complain you never help.... as a guy who likes playing Support characters, I just want to punch these guys in the nose. Plus this leads to a lot of rage quits, either by the normal way or using task manger, I do it sometimes but only if I know the game isn't worth playing.
The steam community is toxic as usual, the offcial forums are great but here..... just avoid the forums.
But this game has a lot of upsides....
1. Lot's of characters for you to choose.
2. Prestige system
3. Lot's of skins
4. Fantastic DLC (Starstorm)
5. Great Soundtrack
6. Great voice acting (Mostly... looking at you Foxy)
7. Fun maps, my fav being AI Station 205
8. Great community on the offical forums
9. Great game devs
10. Hours of fun.
If you love MOBAs, this game needs to be in your library.