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  • Summary: Face off in dynamic, alternating combat full of opportunities to adapt and outplay. Make your move, but be ready to react, because your opponent has a plan of their own. It all comes down to this—can you outwit them and win?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Apr 6, 2021
    95
    With an exciting new region, new mechanics, and themes adding a bevy of new strategies to the game, this new expansion looks to really shake up the meta in an exciting way.
  2. May 14, 2020
    90
    Unique mechanics, dynamic gameplay and polished presentation make this the collectible card game to beat.
  3. CD-Action
    Jun 25, 2020
    90
    There’s a lot of pleasure to be had in watching your favorite champions do similar tricks to those from League of Legends. It’s a bold mix of themes known from Magic: The Gathering and Hearthstone with stuff that’s absolutely unique. [07/2020, p.48]
  4. May 7, 2020
    85
    Legends of Runeterra is a very ambitious product that denotes a well thought out long term strategy. Therefore, if you are a fan of card games, we strongly recommend you to try it.
  5. May 29, 2020
    85
    Legends of Runeterra is one of the best card games on the market today thanks to the successful mix of accessibility and depth. There are some imperfections to fix, but the experience already is absolutely worth and addictive.
  6. May 19, 2020
    85
    Riot Games enters the world of card games with Legends of Runeterra, a more than interesting title for lovers collectible card games. It's highly recommended, especially for newcomers who are not sure about getting into card games: Legends of Runeterra is going to be one of the best they will find.
  7. Jul 2, 2020
    81
    The strategically and optically convincing TGC skillfully introduces new ideas into the genre. Very generous and fair Free2Play system!

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 57
  2. Negative: 20 out of 57
  1. Nov 29, 2020
    10
    As a former Hearthstone & MtG refugee, I am amazed that this game has combined the best elements of each into one amazing card game. The manaAs a former Hearthstone & MtG refugee, I am amazed that this game has combined the best elements of each into one amazing card game. The mana system is beautiful and elegantly designed, using a spell mana system that can carry over unused mana into the next turn (only to be used on spells rather than creatures/followers).

    This game is interactive and competitive, but still casual friendly. It's casual friendly because the business model makes it easy to gain all the cards for FREE within a few months of play (I play casually, took about 4 months). However, the games are intense, with room for so much counterplay, giving you a feeling that each of your choices either win or lose you the game. This can be stressful for some.

    The best part is that the game has a very, very diverse meta and set of archetypes. There are so many good decks to play (current meta has something like 15 tier 1 decks).

    Finally, they release cards at least every 2 months, which can really shake up the meta, giving you the diversity you crave in a card game.
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  2. Jun 4, 2020
    10
    The Art and the music is beautiful and it really makes the game play fun, also de cosmetic changes the music background, that is a really niceThe Art and the music is beautiful and it really makes the game play fun, also de cosmetic changes the music background, that is a really nice touch.

    The balance overall is pretty fine, obviously there is always the annoying card but that is always prevalent in any card game, right know there is the most diverse meta game that has ever been in all runeterra. Every single faction has his way in the top tier list, a lot of different archetypes to have fun with and most importantly TO WIN WITH.

    The balance team is super accurate, always know what and how to change it The communication with the community is awesome and for last instance is TOTALLY F2P FRIENDLY, I have been f2p since beta and right know I have every single champion and almost any card in the game, in 3 weeks maximum you will complete at least 1 competitive deck but that's only if you want to build to complete different decks with different champions.

    Overall a fantastic game for F2P players that want to enjoy a fun and balance Card Game. The negative critics from user reviews are really lame,offensive and lack any kind of objective review
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  3. May 13, 2020
    10
    Really beautiful game, and really impressive universe! the game economy is very good, easy way to get cards.
  4. Nov 26, 2020
    8
    Nice card game I spend a lot of time for this buat never feel boring. wowwww
  5. Aug 18, 2020
    6
    One critic earlier mention those below and i agree with him mainly on these points. Game is also very cheap to play without huge p2w mechanicsOne critic earlier mention those below and i agree with him mainly on these points. Game is also very cheap to play without huge p2w mechanics as of this time of saying with that being said however,

    Music and Art is great as with all of Riot Game's work.

    Mana-efficiency of cards is all over the place. Some cards have OP stats with their mana while some other cards have terrible cost. You have for example, a 7 mana 3/7 that draws you miss fortune but gets removed by one culling strike at 3 mana, On the other hand, you get a 2 mana 5/1 that can challenge a 5 mana unit and even some 6 mana ones. Due to this and slightly powercreep cards coupled with game RNG like nab can be a huge deciding factor on who win and lose.

    AFK behavior is basically a punishment for the active player, instead of the other way around.

    Bugs and glitches as far the eye can see. Reporting those bugs and glitches to them only get them to acknowledge it but doesn't fix it.

    Lackluster missions and points for winning matches.

    Even worse: the more you play, the less points you'll get over time. It is the first game I have encountered, that punishes active play. And thats their MMR system very nonsensical.
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  6. May 30, 2021
    3
    Gioco ingiocabile, come al solito Riot pensa solo a inserire nel gioco nuove Skin e personaggi nuovi ma non sa ne bilanciare ne aggiungereGioco ingiocabile, come al solito Riot pensa solo a inserire nel gioco nuove Skin e personaggi nuovi ma non sa ne bilanciare ne aggiungere nuove carte con criterio. Nel gioco ci sono solo mazzi combo uno più tossico dell'altro non esistono mazzi control e i mazzi aggro fanno fatica contro tutti gli altri.. però riot in compenso ci mette a disposizione nuove skin molto economiche alla modica cifra di 50 euro tanto per rendere il gioco ancora più ridicolo. Do 3 al gioco perchè nel meta esistiono come ho detto solo mazzi combo tossici e poco bilanciati una schifezza totale. Expand
  7. Aug 15, 2020
    0
    I recently started playing Hearthstone until i realised after a short while the matchmaking was completely fixed and no matter what you didI recently started playing Hearthstone until i realised after a short while the matchmaking was completely fixed and no matter what you did climbing ranked is next to impossible unless you spend money, so i uninstalled. Then i started playing LOR and guess what the exact same thing. Gaming has died, the game developers of this world are greedy and corrupt just like the rest of it. Expand

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