Dota 2 is getting review-bombed by angry Half-Life fans who believe Valve’s continued support of their MOBA comes at the expense of a third instalment of the beloved first-person shooter series.
The Half-Life games are on our list of the best shooters on PC.
Why? Well, yesterday we reported how Valve alumni Marc Laidlaw - a former Valve writer who worked on the Half-Life series before becoming the lead writer for Dota 2 - has written a "fanfic" (his words, not mine) blog that gives us an insight into what Episode 3 might have been.
Fans aren’t taking the news well, though, and Valve's getting the brunt of their ire. Comments from the negative reviewers on the Dota 2 Steam page added in the last day or so include: “This game is very good. But Half-Life is better,” “Negative review in memory of half life 3,” “Not only is this game a miserable bore, it killed Valve's creativity and eliminated any need to finish the Half-Life series. Thanks Gabe!”
Dota 2 players are hitting back, though. “Half life is ♥♥♥♥♥♥ move on idiots” retorts one "favourable" Dota 2 review. So that’s nice.
For everything else we know about Half-Life 3, we have a dedicated article.