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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 6, 2013
    10
    hands down the best game i have ever played in terms of fun and endurance too. I dont know how it has captured my attention for such a longhands down the best game i have ever played in terms of fun and endurance too. I dont know how it has captured my attention for such a long period of time without ever becoming boring. despite what people say its easy to pick up if you just read a few guides online and play vs bots for a few games to get a feel for abilities and such like.
    Yes graphics are on the more basic side but who cares when the strategy is so deep and every game is never the same as the last

    unreserved reccommendations of this game!!!
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  3. Mar 8, 2011
    8
    It is a decent game that you can get lots of hours of enjoyment. Depending on your team composition- what characters your teammates chose, andIt is a decent game that you can get lots of hours of enjoyment. Depending on your team composition- what characters your teammates chose, and how skilled they are- the gameplay changes quite drastically. This game reminds me of team fortress 2, well-balanced game with distinctive characters with varying gameplay mechanics.

    Like team fortress 2, many of the game elements are repeated in each game. I feel hollow after playing too much of this game, like having a lengthy, enjoyable conversation and realizing I have been talking about nothing. In small doses, however, this game is commendable in its immersiveness, and its generosity in offering many of the key features for free.
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  4. Jul 28, 2020
    4
    League of Legends is a cleverly built up, addictive MOBA which probably the most popular game of the last decade. Many champions, very goodLeague of Legends is a cleverly built up, addictive MOBA which probably the most popular game of the last decade. Many champions, very good cinematics, nice lore and sound / artistic design. Almost sure, you will find your favorite champion to play and align with.

    Downsides is the player community, the unfair ranked system (literally a coin flip, and you can only get higher if you are much better than your MMR, otherwise you will suffer), and also feeling slightly pay to win (I'm mostly winning if I buy riot points). Finished the game at platinum I after failing diamond promo for 5 times, mostly because of AFK / inting people. Balance team is terrible, most of them are not even playing the game, or if they do, they are low ranked. Every patch makes some champions broken, and some of them absolutely useless. I believe this game is doomed on a long run, maybe that's why Riot starting to invest into other genres.
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  5. Sep 15, 2013
    1
    That was complete garbage. I downloaded after playing dota 2 for awhile and wanted to try out another one of these games, turns out you canThat was complete garbage. I downloaded after playing dota 2 for awhile and wanted to try out another one of these games, turns out you can only pick from 10 characters while others can pick from every character, that is funny. The picking stage is vital to moba games and not having every character is pointless. Expand
  6. Feb 15, 2019
    0
    The worst game ever created. Trailer have one of the ebst graphics of all time but game looks like garbage...
  7. Nov 18, 2017
    0
    I am an avid League of Legends player and been playing since Season 3. League of Legends is fun and challenging. Not only does this gameI am an avid League of Legends player and been playing since Season 3. League of Legends is fun and challenging. Not only does this game challenge the physical side by using the keyboard and mouse, it challenges the mental aspects as well. Every decision you make in-game will make an impact. League of Legends is a competitive based game that requires both teamwork and individual skill. With a ranking system implemented, players are able to compete against others and climb the ranking ladder.

    There are over 134 Champions available to play and each champion have unique skills. Players can find and master their preferred playstyle.

    Pros and cons.

    Pros-
    -100% Free-To-Play
    -Team based gameplay
    -End of Season Ranked Rewards
    -Champion variety
    -Different roles
    -Competitive E-sports and Pro-scene.

    Cons
    -Learning curve ( I personally like the learning curve because of its competitive atmosphere. The more you play and learn, the better you become at the game.)
    -Community is not good.
    -Random trolls who ruin the competitive experience.
    -Balance issues

    -Riot is starting to cater toward casual players. (Just think of how competitive Bungie's Halo trilogy was. Then out of nowhere Halo: Reach is released and it's pretty casual. Then 343i turned Halo 4 completely into a casual snooze fest. No skill involved.)

    For example, Riot decided to make Dragon spawn with random buffs. Also, making plants spawn in random locations throughout the map. (The developer who designed the Plant System and the Jungle changes was a low ranked player trying to make it easier for low skilled players to compete against higher skilled players.)

    The game is still competitive, but I think they might be moving toward casual players.

    Overall, I think League of legends is incredible. I recommend anyone looking for a competitive free to play PC game.

    10/10

    EDIT!!!!

    With the addition of "Runes Reforged" League has become fully casual game. No competitive aspects to the game anymore... Random based runes should not be in a competitive game, period. However, Riot has implemented RNG elements into the game reducing the skill gap. Since there's no skill gap, low level players can equally compete against higher skilled players. (No Skill Gap)So, I have dropped my rating from 10/10 to 0/10. This game is not recommended.
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