MOBA’s can be an exceptionally pesky genre since your level of enjoyment can be directly linked to the skill level of your teammates. After-all, the MOBA genre rewards teamplay and quick skill reaction, but what about gamers who aren’t too quick on their feet or enjoy playing with others in a competitive environment? Until recently, I’d have said that kind of gamer is looking into the wrong genre. Now? Well now there really is a MOBA for everyone.
Arena of Heroes was just released into open beta and is a turn-based MOBA where one player controls an entire team of four “heroes”. Right out of the gate the MOBA has removed two key elements which have defined all MOBAs until now. Whether that was a good gameplay decision remains to be seen.
Players can choose from the game’s twelve heroes with four available for free and two more added in the rotation every other week. Because the game is turn-based and also available on mobile devices, the developers have added a handy asynchronous mode which allows players to continue their turn at any time without fear of penalty. Handy since MOBAs matches can take a while.
You can find additional information or download the open beta client by visiting the official Arena of Heroes website here.
The MOBA is currently available on both PC and iOS devices.