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  • Summary: Rise Against Ruin. Unite a party of League of Legends Champions, explore Bilgewater and set sail for the Shadow Isles to uncover the secrets of the deadly Black Mist. Developed by Airship Syndicate and featuring the art style of legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, creators of BattleRise Against Ruin. Unite a party of League of Legends Champions, explore Bilgewater and set sail for the Shadow Isles to uncover the secrets of the deadly Black Mist. Developed by Airship Syndicate and featuring the art style of legendary comic book artist Joe Madureira, creators of Battle Chasers and Darksiders, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is the first Riot Forge game that invites you to explore the League of Legends universe. In this immersive turn-based RPG, you will have the freedom to configure your party and control an unlikely group of League of Legends champions, explore the bustling city of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isles, and experience the Lane Initiative System. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 22, 2021
    90
    A fun-filled adventure that not only features one of the best turn-based combat systems I've experienced for some time, but also a narrative that old and new fans alike can appreciate.
  2. Nov 24, 2021
    90
    Even if you don’t want anything to do with League, we would highly recommend that you give Ruined King a shot; this is a spectacular JRPG that consistently demonstrates mastery of all the ingredients needed to make a great entry in the genre. The core campaign is just long enough to feel satisfying, there are dizzying amounts of character customization, and the combat system is one of the finest we’ve encountered in a turn-based RPG in a long time. If you’re a fan of RPGs, you’d be doing yourself a great disservice to pass on Ruined King. Even if you’re a newcomer to the genre we’d still absolutely encourage you to give this a punt; it's an excellent effort.
  3. Nov 24, 2021
    90
    Ruined King is both a wonderful glimpse into League of Legends' most nefarious region and an indication that Riot's universe really can open up in new and interesting ways. While we were cynical when it first launched, it's clear Riot Forge, and Airship Syndicate, have plenty more stories to tell in Runeterra – and we can't wait to experience them.
  4. Nov 26, 2021
    80
    Ruined King: A League of Legends Story isn't reinventing the wheel, that's for sure. However, its solid game systems make it quite a recommendable RPG, especially for LoL fans. They will be able to appreciate the reinterpretation of their favorite universe by Airship Syndicate and Joe Madureira. And while we regret a somewhat conventional writing that sometimes lacks subtlety, we appreciate being able to immerse ourselves in the alleys of Bilgewater and the Dark Isles in the company of charismatic champions.
  5. Dec 6, 2021
    76
    It is true that the rhythm and the numerous bugs and crashes are present in the game. But those who give Ruined King the opportunity it deserves will be able to enjoy a very interesting title. We recommend it both for those who do not know the LoL universe, and fans who want to know more about it from a unique perspective.
  6. Feb 15, 2022
    70
    Ruined King doesn't deliver on the Nintendo Switch everything it promises. The story is interesting but it's very difficult to ignore the gameplay and performance issues to actually insist upon seeing the game through to the end. It's worth it to those who want to know more about Runeterra though.
  7. 65
    In the end, a terrific battle system and great art direction just aren’t enough to save Ruined King: A League of Legends Story from its lackluster narrative, clunky UI, and a wide spectrum of bizarre technical issues on Nintendo Switch. Hardcore League of Legends fans and hardcore RPG mechanics enthusiasts will still enjoy the game, but everyone else is better off playing something else this holiday season.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Nov 18, 2021
    10
    A game heavily anchored and leaning in to the lore of League of Legends, finally giving the payoff that the Ruination should have given (EvenA game heavily anchored and leaning in to the lore of League of Legends, finally giving the payoff that the Ruination should have given (Even if this is technically a prequel)
    The gameplay is exquisitely crafted up and honestly as a veteran that has been playing this franchise since 2012, I can't stress just how amazingly fresh this new game
    PS: lol @ the review bombing of people that hate the company
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  2. Nov 25, 2021
    10
    BattleChasers style with Heros and Villains you know from LoL. Awesome storytelling and great explorations of the lore and maps alike. MakesBattleChasers style with Heros and Villains you know from LoL. Awesome storytelling and great explorations of the lore and maps alike. Makes for a great play on the Switch. Expand
  3. Nov 17, 2021
    10
    The game is great don’t listen to this fragile minded person the game is great and that’s why we are here to learn about games not about whatThe game is great don’t listen to this fragile minded person the game is great and that’s why we are here to learn about games not about what certain people at the company choose to do they will face there own personal consequences they have so many devs that are genuine good people who do not deserve to suffer from a couple of bad eggs! Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2022
    9
    An excellent game. The story is interesting, the characters are great, and the gameplay is enjoyable.
  5. Nov 17, 2021
    8
    Aún no lo completo pero ya llevo más de 10 horas de juego y la verdad es que me ha impresionado, lo compré más que nada para explorar el Lore,Aún no lo completo pero ya llevo más de 10 horas de juego y la verdad es que me ha impresionado, lo compré más que nada para explorar el Lore, ya que Riot ha hecho un buen trabajo creando un sub mundo dentro de lo que es el lol, pero terminé llevándome más de una sorpresa. En dificultad Veterana es un juego bastante desafiante (a menos que seas un maestro del RPG en ese caso tienes un modo más de dificultad) lla exploración de mapa y el lúteo se me hicieron muy familiar a Diablo III o a algunos juegos de la saga Tales Of y la jugabilidad por turnos me recordó mucho a Final Fantasy 6 y Crono Trigger, las peleas son muy dinámicas y hay que decidir bien cuando usar cada una de las habilidades para sacarle el mayor provecho a las ventajas o maldiciones que te puede ofrecer el escenario, el juego premia mucho la exploración del mapa y la música cumple con las espectativas,el arte del juego y sus locaciones con ambiente de piratas mezclado con lo fantasmal lo que hace muy interesante querer recorrer los mapas . El diseño artístico de los personajes está hermoso y sus diálogos y personalidades se sienten muy auténticos. Lo malo es que los tiempos de carga son eternos y que tiene uno que otro bug por ahí que incomodan un poco la experiencia. No sé si valga el precio con el que está en la tienda de Nintendo pero realmente no me arrepiento para nada de haberlo comprado. Los controles son muy simples, lo que hace que sea cómodo jugarlo tanto en el modo portátil como en la TV. Le doy un 8 de 10 ya que aún no lo termino y no sé que otras dinámicas puedan ir generándose más adelante en el juego. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2021
    6
    Good game overall , but the numerous long loading screens and bugs that made me lose lots of progress (autosave was very infrequent).
  7. Nov 25, 2021
    1
    He jugado en switch y un error no me deja seleccionar el enemigo al que tengo que pegar, ocurre en cualquier momento del juego y de formaHe jugado en switch y un error no me deja seleccionar el enemigo al que tengo que pegar, ocurre en cualquier momento del juego y de forma aleatoria. Este problema lo hace totalmente injugable y estropea toda la experiencia del juego. Habiendo pasado varios días todavía no existe actualización ni se habla de ello. (No soy al único que le ocurre según hilos de reddit) Expand

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