Strife vs HotS: In this article, we will be comparing two very popular MOBA games of all time. Both the games are considered very addictive, but they are also considered very rewarding by certain audiences. However, Strife and HotS both offer a different variety of truly enjoyable experiences, and in this article, we will be comparing these 2 games.
Strife was developed by the creators of Heroes of Newerth, S2 Games. Strife was created primarily for the casual player-base of the MOBA genre. Many gameplay elements were introduced in the game with the primary motive of reducing toxicity. There were also a lot of elements that focused on activity out of a match, like Pets and Crafting.
Strife was announced on August 8, 2013 and it had been in development for 2 years. On February 22, 2014, Strife went in closed beta, and on August 29, 2014 Strife went in open beta. On May 22, 2015 Strife was released as a free-to-play on Steam.
Heroes of the Storm
Heroes of the Storm is simply put, Blizzard’s take on Dota and the MOBA genre. After Valve took in IceFrog and created Dota 2, it is believed that Blizzard noticed their success and wanted to make their own MOBA.
The game features heroes from Blizzard’s franchises including Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, The Lost Vikings, and Overwatch. Characters like Skeleton King which Valve had to replace due to copyright issues, can be found as playable characters in Heroes of the Storm.
Gameplay-wise, Heroes of the Storm adds a lot of fresh new elements into the MOBA genre which was later applied into other MOBA games. However, since HotS joined the MOBA games race very late, it was heavily overwhelmed by the other giant MOBAs in the scene like Dota, LoL and Smite.
Strife vs HotS: Both Strife and HotS are incredible games. I think you should give them both a try. However, personally I would recommend you to play Strife over HotS.
Another important thing to note is that Blizzard decided to shut-down their HotS Esports tournaments – Heroes Global Championship and Heroes of the Dorm. Hence the Esports scene of HotS is almost non-existent right now. However, the devs promised to keep the game fresh by bringing new updates.