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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. 91
    The biggest change to the formula, however, is the persistence of your player as a "Summoner," not to be confused with the 30-odd in-game characters, which get a clean slate at the start of every match.
  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. LoL is a great, free alternative to DotA that caters both to newbies, and the hardcore.
  4. Warcraft's mod DotA revives in this free to play mix between a strategy and a role playing game. Worth a try.
  5. 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).
  6. PC Gamer UK
    75
    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. Nov 2, 2013
    10
    Better than dota 2 got halloween content
    Better than dota 2 got halloween content
    Better than dota 2 got halloween content Better than dota
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  3. Jul 21, 2012
    8
    Amazing free to play game. It did so well that it forced games like HoN to change to the LoL format. It takes a while to get going and thereAmazing free to play game. It did so well that it forced games like HoN to change to the LoL format. It takes a while to get going and there is a lot of smurfing (its a ftp game, of course people will have multiple accounts). The graphics don't look like crysis, they went with a more cartoonish look for lower specs, allowing more people to play. Overall a very fun game, sometimes it makes me absolutely furious, others I am burning the midnight oil playing Expand
  4. Sep 5, 2013
    5
    Having played both this and Dota 2 (I am yet to dabble into HoN), this game by far strikes me as the simpler and less enjoyable game. HeroesHaving played both this and Dota 2 (I am yet to dabble into HoN), this game by far strikes me as the simpler and less enjoyable game. Heroes cost an arseload to buy, unless you plan on slamming all your time into this game, in which case you should have collected your final hero by about 2030 (assuming 24/7 playtime, factoring in hero additions). Most heroes are very similar, stun skillshot bla bla bla (most skills can be found with a word for word replica on Dota), and they mostly look like pansy fairies. Some of the big mechanics of Dota have been removed, ability to carve your own path through the jungle, courier, losing gold upon death and denying spring to mind (if anybody asks 'why does killing your own creeps give you an advantage', please tell me you aren't questioning realism in a game full of monsters hurling fireballs at each other). Also in LoL you can usually just spam spells due to high mana pools and low spell costs and recharge, whereas in Dota you need to think about when you want to use them. LoL's item shop does have a much greater variety of items though, which is nice.

    Good fun to play with a group of friends, preferably 9 friends so you can 5v5 each other and never, ever have to come into contact with the vile 12 year old insult spewing community. Dota does have its fair share of that, but it's everygame in LoL and only on occasion in Dota. I occasionally retreat back to it when I've had some tough losses on Dota and fancy an easy couple of wins. Much easier to play than Dota which is good and bad, depending on how you look at it (in Dota, LoL player is an insult. In LoL, the opposite is not true).
    My first LoL game I went 12-2 as Warwick playing in a game of level 20-30's playing with my level 30 friends. My friend came to Dota, went 1-5 as Sand King after 15 minutes and rage quit. An average Dota player will be better at LoL

    I won't talk about the graphics, because graphics don't define a game (Baldur's Gate 2 anyone?).
    The paying side of Dota is much more kind and its easier to stay F2P with it. 90% (if not 100%) of items in Dota can be found as drops (some admittedly incredibly rare) and all items are purely cosmetic, starting all players on level ground at the start of a game. LoL has skins (effectively a less customisable version of Dota's items) which require real money to purchase, and levels and runes can put players at an advantage to others, if a player has a full rune set bought with real money, he will be statistically better than one who is yet to earn his set through playtime (runes can be bought with money or ingame points).
    Also Dota makes all characters available, giving much more variety to the game than LoL's slow IP system.

    If you're looking for a challenge, or don't have friends to play with, play Dota.
    If you're just starting MOBA's, looking for a pushover, or have 9 friends to play with so you never have to venture into the community, play LoL.
    But you really should try both.

    tl;dr LoL more pay to win, easier, more repulsive community, get annoyed at others.
    Dota more variety, hardcore, get annoyed with yourself.
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  5. Apr 22, 2017
    2
    **** game. only babooon play this game. launched this game and it costs 70 peso to change name, very bad. also you only have 5 seconds to ban**** game. only babooon play this game. launched this game and it costs 70 peso to change name, very bad. also you only have 5 seconds to ban and if you dont do it you get banned for matchmaking for 2 hours. **** game very very bad Expand
  6. Aug 20, 2018
    0
    copycat, worst childish design, low graphics, terrible sounds, cheap client
  7. Mar 27, 2015
    0
    Pay to win nonsense. They give you some basic, lame champions that allows you to play the game with different play styles in mind. ThePay to win nonsense. They give you some basic, lame champions that allows you to play the game with different play styles in mind. The introduction levels are there to make you feel powerful with those lame chars but as soon as you get passed those introductory levels the whole things goes upsides down. You're lame champion is revealed for what it is, lame. The only way to get a better character than the crap selection they give you for free is to either play like crazy to earn free points to spend money on better champs... this takes forever. The other way is to pay with actual money. What a load of crap. AVOID. Expand

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