Monday, July 4, 2011

League of Legends

Recently, I started playing League of Legends again. League of Legends was developed by Riot Games. The best thing about this game is that it is absolutely free to download and play! (Only problem is you have to either fork over cash to buy your favorite characters or play as much as an MMO to earn points..) 

League of Legends is a remake from the creators of the widely popular Defense of the Ancients aka DOTA. DOTA is a famous custom map settings in Warcraft 3. This is probably one, if not the best, free game that you can download online for many reasons. Some being that the design of the game is addicting, loads of people play, and the graphics are visually appealing. Not to mention there are 78 customizable champions to choose from, but only 10 are available a week (unless you pay or spend a massive amount of influence points to unlock them). 

The premise of the game is to control one of many champions all with unique strengths and abilities, to fight your way past hordes of spawning troops (called creep), and destroy the enemy base. Don't forget that all the while you will be attacked by enemy champions trying to gank your hero or destroy your base (almost like a video game version of chess). The part that makes League of Legends really interesting is during every game you buy various weapons or gear to increase the stats of your character such as mana, strength, health, etc. The only way to accumulate gold is by killing creep or enemy champions. So some gamers like to focus on leveling by killing massive amounts of creep and obtaining gold for better gear, while others like to focus on killing enemy champions. Usually because I am a greedy person and like Gold :) I like to focus on killing creep and buying better gear before I start focusing on killing champions to know I have the advantage. The game also keeps records of your wins and losses to give you experience points (gain permanent levels) and Influence points (unlocking characters/skins) which is also a rewarding feature that allows players to be matched up with their skill level.
My favorite Char Twisted Fate (reminds me of Gambit)
The only problem I have with this game is the lack of maps available. There are not that many maps to choose from and the only game types are 3v3 or 5v5, which are the fundamental game types but why not throw in a 1v1, 2v2, or 4v4? I don't have any more right to complain about a free game than a homeless man has to complain about only throwing him a nickle.

My ratings for League of Legends:

Graphics- 7/10 The visuals in this game are somewhat cartoonish looking like Wow, but hey I think it adds more appeal to this type of game.

Gameplay- 8/10 This game is extremely addicting! Also, these kinds of games have a great chance of being very intense and attention grabbing.

Audio- 7/10 The audio in this game is pretty typical

Replay Value- 9/10 The reason why I give League of Legends a 9 out of 10 is because not only is this game addicting and free, but it has 78 Different Characters to choose from with more being added.

If you would like to download and play this game click League of Legends
(this is not spam but a referral link) or if you already have an account my summoner name on LOL is Djlightning.

What do you guys think? Was this game worth creating even though it is a remake to DOTA and still technically "free"? Why would anyone pay to play Heroes of Newerth, when League of Legends is free?

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