Today I thought I should talk a bit about my experience with league of legends, both as a game and as a sport , since I have been playing this game for quite a while . Also keep in mind that the game has recently been released for Mac OS X , so there’s another reason why I am talking about this . The video for this review is supposed to be funny and only partially serious. This written review is more formal, I guess.
Firstly, I think I should start with the good things that this game offers. League of Legends offers its players a fun little game in which you pick a champion / hero and you go against other champions / heroes controlled either by an AI or another player . This idea of an arena-like battle is really appealing as all it takes to win in a one on one battle is having more knowledge of the game . Losing in such a fight provides you with an experience from which you will learn more about the game.
Secondly , the reason this game is so brilliant is that it has that one more page feel to it . After finishing a match you might feel like you want to play more and more, the game essentially becoming a time sink. You will want to play more, unlock more champions and learn about this simple looking, yet complex game . I honestly this is why this game is appealing; by just looking at it online you will probably say to yourself that is looks easy enough, but in fact it’s really hard to master, like most competitive games .
Furthermore, as I have said, this game is really competitive, so competitive that it has the biggest esports scene. Esports stands for entertainment sports, basically meaning games played as sports. Once you get to ranked games (unlocked at level 30), you start getting a feel for this , as losing will mean that you get downgraded to less important leagues .
However, it’s not all rainbows and sunshine. One gripe that I have with this game is that it really doesn’t teach you everything and I am not talking about knowing what every champion does The small stuff, like the fact that you take turret aggro if you hit an enemy champion near such a turret or that the damage that turrets do gets bigger with every consecutive hit on you . It doesn’t tell you everything you need to know about the game, which means that you need to either research yourself or have somebody tell you this. Sadly, this very thing might put a lot of people off.
What is more, the community can sometimes be a bit too stressful, since a few mistakes in a game can lead to a defeat. Before you know it people start flaming you (a term used to say that somebody starts to say not so nice things about you). Flaming leads to you flaming and lead to the whole team falling apart. This means that the team will not have synergy, something that teams need in order to win most games. Keep in mind that the good folks at Riot Studios have been applying a lot of new measures to keep flaming to a bare minimum.
Also, the launcher and the game itself is sometimes a bit buggy, the game crashing after you finish a match or if you alt tab out of the game while it is loading. I know it’s a free to play game, but it has been out for a couple of years now, so that’s not an excuse .
Overall, I have been having a great time with this game for the past 2 years now, playing it when I had the time, both with friends and on my own. It provides its players with a fantastic MOBA experience, filled with a lot of great moments , but sadly some that might effect how some feel for this game . There are a lot of champions to play and most are really hard to master, except for Garen … he is just easy.
Hopefully you understood the points that I had to make about this game. It’s really fun, competitive and above all free! So go ahead and try it out over at www.leagueoflegends.com . If you liked this written review be sure to check out the video, for a more comedic approach to this game. My name is the Great Eops and I am signing off !