At least not in its current state.
I'm relatively new to this game. I'm level 10ish, I think. However, I've not had great experiences thus far and it's really keeping me from playing the game more. I've convinced two friends to play with me, and I'm not sure if that was a good idea.
I'd like to say that I've played Dota, Dota 2, League of Legends, and Smite. So I'm not new to MOBAs entirely is my point. I'm not a pro player by any means, but I do understand the basic strategies. I play most of them daily, and I've been trying to do the same with Infinite Crisis, but I end up getting angry. Here's why:
1. Queue times. My friend and I often queue for Gotham Divided. That's the typical MOBA map style. 3 lanes with jungle inbetween. Towers to destroy and a base to take out causing your team to win. Every MOBA has that and it's familiar and popular. However, the queue times are ridiculous. I've played solo and with both friends. Either times we're waiting an upwards of almost 10 minutes at times. And that's if the first match that pops up actually goes through. The one day my friend and I waited 20 minutes to actually play a game. Then someone dropped out. We stopped playing for the day after that. But when we do get into a match even then there's problems.
2. Matchmaking. I played a match recently and I played Green Lantern mid. I was facing another Green Lantern mid. We bought the same starting items. Nil Ring and a level 2 health module. But here's the thing: I couldn't deal him any damage and he wrecked me. We would both empty our kits and I'd do maybe a 1/4 of his health in damage, and I was lucky to limp away. I couldn't understand why I was losing that badly from doing the same thing in the same order with the same build. And then I realized that the game must have a mastery or rune system similar to League (I was still like level 1 or 3 or something.) We're new to the game, and we're often put up against people that far out rank us. It's frustrating to lose so badly after waiting so long. I know that it's probably because we queue together. But it's an online multiplayer game. People want to play with their friends.
3. AFKers. I know this isn't the game's fault necessarily, and I don't really blame Infinite Crisis for what that player does. But that doesn't make it any less frustrating. I had 3 games in a row where as soon as we entered the game a player never left base. It was an immediate 4v5 for the whole game. After losing all 3 I was just done with the game for a while.
I enjoy the game, and I love DC. That's my biggest draw. The characters are all very well done and they have good and fitting kits.
I'm not bashing the game. Just explaining my experience as someone new to it. I'm going to continue to play, and I'll see how the game progresses. But I won't be telling all my MOBA playing friends to jump on board right away as the game isn't as polished as others. Let me know your thoughts and opinions. Thanks, and I'm sorry if this comes off as negative and bratty.
Also, I've been having issues with the game flashing all the time. I don't have this issue with any other game I play at all. I can play all my games on the highest settings. However, with Infinite Crisis I constantly get the background flashing to black and back. It's very brief but it's often. Especially at the beginning of the game. Any advice on that?