i never played Dota, but this is pretty fun. have yet to do any mp action for i'm getting used to the tactics in sp. as of now i've only used the rook. he's basically a big ass building with a hammer that smashes shit.
lol, so far i've beaten the game on easy & normal. there are 4 modes. easy, normal, hard and once u've beaten hard u open up nightmare.
easy took me about 4 hours to beat (once i half-assed learned how to play) and 3 hours for normal (or so). now, i'm on hard level and can't get passed the first stage. lol. it seems all the tactics i've learned on easy & normal don't necessarily apply in hard.
once u get in the zone and u've got ur troops upgraded and urself upgraded u go on a killing spree and that will make u laugh. all u see is urself smashing mutherfuckers, ur troops killings ur opposing troops (bloody mess), and the nararator announcing Godlike status to u. lol, fun shit.
there's only 8 stages total and 8 characters u can choose from. this game is a mix of rpg elements & rts. both fall short of each genre, but is entertaining.
afaik this game is supposed to be supported for months to cum with patches including more characters to play as, more maps and so on.