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Monday, 8 August 2011

League of Legends- totally free and totally life consuming.

     Today I'll be reviewing the free online game called League of Legends. LoL is loosely based off of the popular mod for Warcraft 3 named DotA (youtube it), has a huge playerbase across Europe and America, and is also completely free to play.

It's like this, but without the money.


    There are two different game modes; 3v3 (Twisted Treeline) and 5v5 (Summoner's Rift). Each of these modes can be played against people online or against bots at varying levels of difficulty. At the start of every game, you must choose a champion. LoL has a lot of heroes to choose from, although unless you wanna save up Influence Points (which you get after every game and vary in amount, depending on if you win/lose and how many kills you got) or buy Riot Points (nothing is 100% free) you have to make do with the small selection of free to play heroes, which changes every week. After this you can choose summoner spells to help you play. These spells are generally very helpful, like healing spells or teleports, but always have large cooldowns.


Typical champion selection screen.

     The game is kinda like a RPG in the way you have to level your champion to learn skills and abilities which help you kill minions and enemy heroes, which earns you money which you can use to buy beneficial items from the store at your spawn. Gameplay starts off slow but can get very tense and fastpaced in mid to late game. It can also get very heated, with arguments regularly breaking out on the ingame chat (which are incedentally hilarious) and many ragequits if a person isnt doing so well.



Sadly, it happens all the time.

     Overall the game is a hell of a lot of fun, especially if you play with friends, as teamwork is the driving force behind any successful game. I also really like how, in the champion store which I first thought would be a "GIEV US MONY 4 HEROEZ" type of thing, you can use ingame currency to save up and buy new champions without spending a penny of your real money. This is also very rewarding, for if you play well you gain more ingame money and therefore have better heroes.

Not bragging. At all. Nope.

     I hope you enjoyed this review and, as always, if you like my stuff dont forget to follow me and leave a comment to show your support!

22 comments:

  1. Its not really my thing, but the review was very good and entertaining.

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  2. This game is so popular, I'm going to have to attempt it with friends.

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  3. I have played it but didn't really get into it.

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  4. My brother are really in to this game. Haven't played it myself though :P
    Tried dota once at school... Got owned pretty hard

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  5. i played this once upon a time. It was way too addictive

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  6. I haven't gamed in forever, but I saw this game a few weeks ago and I wanted to get back into it...should I be glad I didn't? Would it be too addicting? lol

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  7. glad you like it. Still not gonna play.

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  8. addictive? i'll make sure to avoid it.

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  9. yeah like I need more time-wasters on my hands haha. +1 follower, keep up the good work

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  10. the last thing i need is another game to play.

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  11. My friend totaly loves this game+

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  12. sounds awesome i will have to give it a try
    +followed

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  13. LoL is really a very addictive, and very well done game ... I can't wait to see their new Dominions mode !

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  14. No time for this game. Though I'd love to play it one day.

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  15. I want to try LoL ever tried SC2?
    +followed by starcraftdinner.blogspot.com

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  16. You're right, so addicting

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  17. Interesting, i might try LoL out i heard its more balanced than DoTA

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