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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 20, 2013
    10
    I've been playing this game for almost 3 years and it is just getting better each time. New champions every month and repairing bugs andI've been playing this game for almost 3 years and it is just getting better each time. New champions every month and repairing bugs and changing things to make the game more balanced. Huge community, very accessible game and the tec need for this game are few, so you can play it anywhere. Excellent game. Expand
  3. Jul 8, 2012
    9
    Well where do I start? This game is for its size both small, yet huge to play. So many choices, and all perfectly made. The graphics are goodWell where do I start? This game is for its size both small, yet huge to play. So many choices, and all perfectly made. The graphics are good for this type of game, all worked out in harmony and the gameplay is as good as it gets in this genre. You wouldn't see me playing this nonstop thought. For me, LoL is fun from time to time, mostly playing with a friend, who plays the game more frequently, but when together we could go on for ages. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2011
    5
    In my opinion having both played LoL HoN and DotA I would rank them as 3-2-1, 1 beaing the highest while 3 the lowest The reason for this isIn my opinion having both played LoL HoN and DotA I would rank them as 3-2-1, 1 beaing the highest while 3 the lowest The reason for this is that LoL is basically a dumbed down version of DotA to the point of significantly altering the gameplay negatively to make it easier. While HoN remains true to DotA with the added incentives of graphics reconnection and such. TL;DR If you played DotA, had fun and looking for a game based on it go for HoN. If you are below 13 and want a more newb friedly game choose LoL. Expand
  5. Jul 16, 2013
    2
    League of Legends is a graphically dated game running on a client with a myriad of problems.

    Negative notes - No LAN function - No VOIP
    League of Legends is a graphically dated game running on a client with a myriad of problems.

    Negative notes
    - No LAN function
    - No VOIP support
    - Buggy client
    - Locked content (champions have to be paid for grinded for)
    - Lack of an in-game spectator function
    - Lack of proper game replays support
    - Generally toxic player base (A LoL player has been jailed due to actions in-game)
    - Server problems

    Positive note:
    - It proved that free to play can work
    - The game can run on older machines

    Although it claims to be "free", players are forced to either grind or pay up to unlock content needed to have a complete experience.

    My final recommendation?
    LoL is not worth the time and money when there are more well-polished alternatives that are truly free to play like Valve's Dota 2.
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  6. Apr 12, 2018
    0
    I've played League for about three years now, I truly liked it at first but recently, it just grew more awful. Despite their major graphicalI've played League for about three years now, I truly liked it at first but recently, it just grew more awful. Despite their major graphical improvements to the game, the game along with the client still has a load of bugs eating at me. The game's community is probably one of the worst, if not, the worst. Teammates constantly gnawing at you for not following them or trolling your games by giving themselves away to the enemy, and when, by normal human nature, you start getting angry, the company will punish you instead of the ones doing the wrong doings. I once even got permanently banned for doing absolutely nothing, I didn't even trash talk to other players the previous games or the previous day.
    The reward system has also become really terrible. When loot boxes were first released, I was actually really excited because of the free skins, but now it seems they're giving more champion shards than skins, which just feels so disappointing.
    Then you have the matching system, which is also fairly horrible as it pairs you up with teammates who are either relatively new to the game, or not good at it, then it proceeds to match you with enemies who are so much more experienced then you and your teammates which they will abuse a lot, leaving us at a huge disadvantage.
    I honestly came to hate this game that I once like. A zero from me. I hate Riot Games.
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  7. Dec 9, 2013
    0
    Not sure I understand the appeal of this game, aside from being free (well, mostly).

    At first, it seemed really fun. Hundreds of champions
    Not sure I understand the appeal of this game, aside from being free (well, mostly).

    At first, it seemed really fun. Hundreds of champions to experiment with? Awesome! Strategic multiplayer battles? Fun!

    Then I realized after playing for a while that all of the champions were pretty much the same damn thing with different colored lights coming out of their hands/swords/guns/etc. The only real difference is that some are stronger/weaker than others, so they're imbalanced, which shouldn't be the case in a game such as this.

    Also, the same two maps over and over again? Grinding the same map(s), with similar characters, over and over again, for weeks, in order to level up, in order to do the same thing again, endlessly, all with a bunch of whiny, immature brats? HOW can anyone play this game for more than a few weeks? *Boggle*
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