Conclusion: Even though you play on the same few maps with similar items, there’s so much depth and strategy going on that no two matches of League of Legends ever feel the same. It’s distinctive style encourages surprise attacks and frequent use of skill-shot powers, and its colorful art style makes everything pop on the screen.
Summary: League of Legends is not just a game: it's a cutthroat competitive digital sport where the winners roar in victory and the losers whimper in defeat. You don't need to play on the same level as the pros to experience the thrills of these online battlegrounds, however. Blending elements of action role-playing, real-time strategy, and tower defense games into an engrossing amalgam of awesome, League of Legends is a free-to-play game that ensures each play session yields a...
Pros: Tense, explosive gameplay makes every match a thrill, Large number of champions leads to lots of diversity and flexibility, Rich customization options, Fair free-to-play model, Spawning creatures further spice up the competition
Cons: Experienced players on new accounts skew matchmaking
Excerpt: League of Legends has recently become the most played PC game in the world and has added to the e-sports scene in very big ways by holding a season 2 championship series that had a 2 million dollar prize pool on the line. Features include: A free to play model, although the ability to purchase in game currency exists which allows for aesthetic changes to characters called “skins”.
Conclusion: League of Legends is an amazing game for its price. It is, by far, the best free game I have played in years. Even better, while there are mild benefits for spending a little bit of money (fun costumes, easier/quicker access to more champions), the game remains very enjoyable for those who go for the entirely free route.
Excerpt: Wow, has it been a long time since I've done a proper review and not a little Time Waster type. It feels like my time for serious gaming is just slipping through my fingers, but all is not lost! There is one game out there that has pulled me back into the world of hardcore gaming, League of Legends (dun dun dun). Now by no means is League of Legends (LoL from now on) a new game, in fact the game has been around for two years now!
Online fantasy warfare game with bloody violence, text chat.
Common Sense Media
1 January 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that League of Legends is a Teen-rated online fantasy war game in which kids team up with strangers to challenge other teams in arena-based combat. The goal of the game is to kill opponents -- both the player characters as well as the computer-driven "minions" -- so there's a lot of blood and violence. However, the game is presented from a top-down perspective and characters typically appear pretty small.
Excerpt: League of Legends is an amazing team-versus-team game from Riot Games, with help from the creators of DotA Allstars , a B-NET game on Warcraft 3 . The land of Valoran holds the League of Legends, where champions face off to settle disputes. You start off as a Summoner, a powerful being that summons the champions.
Conclusion: LoL is well worth any gamers’ time, especially since it comes at the low price of “free.” The bigger question, which perhaps is only relevant to postulating bloggers and game reviewers, is if Riot is interested in doing business in an open manner, or if they will follow the tried and true Blizzard business model of “awesome product, and the rest doesn’t matter.