If it weren't for a few other amazing multiplayer games released this year, Heroes of the Storm may have never let me go. Blizzard almost had me.  It's no knock on the game, but I"m glad I'm free enough to enjoy some casual HotS.

MOBAs are not my thing, they still terrify me from both their addictive qualities and their level of complexity. Heroes of the Storm is as welcoming as the genre can be. Granted, I kind of feel at home in Blizzard's game universes so starting off with my favorite demon hunter from Diablo certainly helped the first impression. However, it was the simple tutorial and match pacing that pushed me through to trying out my skills in public.

I never felt like the best player or the worst player. I always felt like I was contributing to my team for better and for worse. I actually understood and could predict the ebbs and flows of the match, which is something I've never felt from Dota or League of Legends. HotS is fun. Consider this your warning because I'm probably going to start hunting for teammates this spring. Thanks for being a friend, Heroes of the Storm.

Stay tuned for more Games of 2015 this month as we build towards The 2015 Grimmys - Horrible Night's Games of the Year Awards.