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  • Summary: Join forces with your closest allies as you unite to defeat your foes in deadly multiplayer battle arenas. League of Legends combines elements from both strategy and role playing games to bring you a unique and dynamic player experience. As a Summoner, you will have your own distinct,Join forces with your closest allies as you unite to defeat your foes in deadly multiplayer battle arenas. League of Legends combines elements from both strategy and role playing games to bring you a unique and dynamic player experience. As a Summoner, you will have your own distinct, customizable avatar that grows in power as you move through the game. In each battle you will select and call forth one of dozens of Champions to control and engage in head-to-head combat against teams of highly trained warriors. Choose your allies wisely, for the stakes are high. In the League, every battle means more than life or death as the balance of power shifts with each victory or defeat. [Riot Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Free to play and addictive as hell, League of Legends delivers a really entertaining, competitive environment for RTS twitch players.
  2. There are always some people online you can fight with! If you liked the mod GOTA for Warcraft III, you will definitely love this game!
  3. When it comes to actually playing the game, something that's obviously very important, LoL provides an addictive experience that should feel reminiscent of any other game in the genre.
  4. 80
    The best game of its kind I've played. If nothing else, it definitely takes careful measures to ease in new players (meaning the non-Defense of the Ancients elite).
  5. 80
    But sometimes it feels like League of Legends throws too much at the player, both in terms of the number of champions and the general confusion of the larger battles. While that's not enough to dampen your enthusiasm of the game, the vague status of the launch and the more-than-occasional hostility of the community just might.
  6. Less adventurous heroes might be scared off, but if more is merrier, LoL is perfect for your advanced tower defending fix. [Christmas 2009, p.112]
  7. 50
    Overall, League of Legends holds a lot of promise, but comes up short as a retail product.

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  1. Yax
    Oct 26, 2010
    10
    I've been playing this game for a while, and no, it's not just a mod. The graphics are a bit low poly, but when 10 people are fighting eachI've been playing this game for a while, and no, it's not just a mod. The graphics are a bit low poly, but when 10 people are fighting each other onscreen at once with lots of particle effects you don't want to be chug because of the trees, terrain, or mobs being too high res.

    The game runs very smooth and that's what counts with a PvP game or a MOBA.

    There are tons of champions to choose from and half the fun is learning all of them. I highly recommend this one.
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  2. Oct 22, 2013
    10
    I wrote a review at the bottom but then I decided this game only needs one sentence.
    This is a lovely game and a lovely idea. The developer
    I wrote a review at the bottom but then I decided this game only needs one sentence.
    This is a lovely game and a lovely idea. The developer actually does care about this game and some of the negative comments here are just ludicrous. Games like LOL/HON/DOTA et al will never be perfect, but with LOL I feel like it is as close as it is going to get. Most of the bad reviews are from flamers and the 6,3 user score is a travesty as this game is FREEEEEE and could easily be sold.
    And yes I still ended up writing more then one snetence.

    ((((LOL deserves a 10/10. Why you ask? Well the only game I have ever played more then LOL is WOW. I still play league and it is FREEEEEEEEEEEE. You can play this game for free and NEVER EVER have to spend any money and still get the same experience as everyone else.
    Riot are a great company who try and balance an incredibly hard game to balance. They love their game and are constantly improving it.

    The good:
    Good graphics, great gameplay, free, easy to play with friends, introduction of different modes and ideas. LOL is just a must have

    The bad: The community. Not all of it., not all of them and RIOT is doing its best to deal with it, but you can't beat nerd rage.

    AND it is better then DOTA 2 in MY opinion. Try both though to make up your mind. There is no rule saying people can't enjoy/play both. But DOTA 2 isn't for me. And people who say DOTA 2 is much more complex and that makes it better blah blah....ignore them. I ffound DOTA 2 to be needlessly convoluted and in no way more complex. LOL feels more polished))))
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  3. Oct 31, 2012
    9
    Their player base is about 32 million, with 12 million active daily, that's more than Steam and certainly a lot more than the amount ofTheir player base is about 32 million, with 12 million active daily, that's more than Steam and certainly a lot more than the amount of reviews here, it is not a game for everyone and if you suck at it your gonna hate it a lot, some of the problems are with the community, with such a large one you find kids and trolls especially in low elo ranked games, besides that the f2p aspect is done very well and you can't pay to win, its optimized very well and the graphics are nice, this is a moba game not Battlefield 3 so stop complaining about graphics, I have a love/hate relationship with LoL but the game itself is Brilliant, its very rewarding when you win and extremely annoying when you lose. Expand
  4. Apr 30, 2013
    7
    The problem is: THE COMMUNITY
    I never saw so much haters and childs in my life. The game is good, have nice soudtrack, good gameplay, good
    The problem is: THE COMMUNITY
    I never saw so much haters and childs in my life. The game is good, have nice soudtrack, good gameplay, good feeling... But the producers cant tame the users users.

    Generally every match have a lot of swearing. Is hard to get some fun, every one there are unhappy and complains every thing. Even so will you be cursed.

    So sad, a good game tainted by the community.
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  5. Sep 10, 2013
    5
    This game is just too simple. Riot has refused to allow champions to have good ults. Champions like shen and Twisted fate got nerfed justThis game is just too simple. Riot has refused to allow champions to have good ults. Champions like shen and Twisted fate got nerfed just because they had global ults. Maybe it was the communities fault or maybe Riot just didnt know how to deal with this but every character just doesnt feel strong. Having to buy every champion is just unfair and boring! They have not made a good business decision with by making you buy them when Dota 2 lets yo play all of them. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2011
    1
    It was good, untill The login quoues gets up to 3 hrs... and then it loggs out and the servers are not avaible, and when they are again youIt was good, untill The login quoues gets up to 3 hrs... and then it loggs out and the servers are not avaible, and when they are again you are put back in 3hrs quoue. Sure, I dont pay anything for the game soo no need to complain, but I know there is ppl paying for it and still are not able to play couse the servers dosnt work.
    While writing this I had sit it quoue for about 2hrs to log in and was not long left. But I got this messege, "server is busy try again later" And I have to wait another 2 hrs to log in.

    Other then the login I like the game, atleast when I can play it, wich isnt that often atm.
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  7. Nov 16, 2014
    0
    League of Legends does one thing right: cloning the early laning phase of Dota. The rest of the matches feel like overglorified First BloodLeague of Legends does one thing right: cloning the early laning phase of Dota. The rest of the matches feel like overglorified First Blood fights. I really don't like this game seeing as I've played a much better and more accessible MOBA: Dota 2.

    League of Legends is bad because:
    Toxic Community
    Hollow strategies and gameplay
    Lifesteal on almost every character is viable (wtf?)
    Disappointing graphics
    Excessively raunchy artwork that is used because sex sells
    You have to buy characters just to try them out (you can wait for a character to go free to play for a certain amount of time, but you can't just play who you want to play)
    Riot Points are overpriced and are not worth what you pay for
    About 80-90% of characters that exist in League of Legends copy characters from Dota (Corki/Gyrocopter, Thresh/Pudge, Ashe/Drow...)

    I've played over 50 games of LoL and I feel I can make this opinion. In comparison to others of the genre, League of Legends falls behind in lots of categories.

    Go play Dota 2, It's a lot tougher; but a much better game than this piece of trash.
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