September 28, 2011Mankato West Sr High School
League of Legends Review
For years games like World of Warcraft (WoW) have dominated the PC gaming market. With new expansions, new questing zones, and promises of harder raids. On October 22nd of 2009 a game rose up from the ashes of Defense of The Ancients (DoTA), a game that challenged players to stray away from the traditional RPG play style. This game was League of Legends (LoL). LoL introduces a gameplay most commonly referred too as an MMO-RTS, for those of you who aren’t in touch with your inner nerd that means “Massive Multiplayer Online-Real Time Strategy”.
In the game you fufill the role of a powerful summoner capable of summoning well over 50 unique champions. Unlike other games you do not create a character and level him up and collect gear and all that jazz. You have your summoner level and each game you play you choose an entirely different champion and start at level 1. The objective of the game is to progress down 3 different lanes to destroy the enemy nexus or base. You do this by killing mindless warriors referred to as creeps and destroying the enemies’ turrets blocking your way.
This is a game that requires you to think, use strategy, and cooperate with your teammates. League of legends is going on its 3rd year out of beta and shows no signs of slowing down. With a new game mode just released on September 26th and a new champion being made every other week this game is only going to get bigger. Being an avid LoL player myself I highly recommend this game, but be warned, you will be terrible when you first start playing. You will most likely not even find it enjoyable, but when you get the hang of it… Oh man it’s fun. So go home to your computers and join the League!