Reviews Wrap-Up for League of Legends

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RiotChris

Director of Publishing

01-06-2010
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Since the start of Pre-Season on October 27th, League of Legends has gotten reviewed by the top video game review sites. If you're as big a fan as I am, you have been tracking the reviews, but we wanted to provide a recap with the reviews from the top US sites in one place.

These are in chronological order (well, the order we heard about them):

"An ambitious title packed with a surprising amount of tactics in an easy to pick-up-and-play package." - Kotaku
http://kotaku.com/5396770/league-of-...dictive-worthy

"A whole new layer to the strategy of the DotA formula." – 8.0 Games Radar
http://www.gamesradar.com/pc/league-...25153520723017

"League of Legends delivers heaps of fun." -9.0 Gamerzone
http://pc.gamezone.com/gzreviews/r36696.htm

“A satisfying strategy game that's not for the faint of heart” – 8.0 IGN
http://pc.ign.com/articles/104/1042996p1.html

“An addictive team-based experience that never plays the same way twice… The retail box is exactly the same as the freely downloadable version” – 6.0 Gamespot
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/leagu...ry;read-review

“The worthiest successor to Defense of the Ancients” – A- 1Up
http://www.1up.com/do/reviewPage?cId=3176853

“First true successor to DotA” – 83 GameTrailers
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/re...eague-of/59004

“This game has been fun, and with a good community base, it can only get better with time.” - Cheat CC (4.5/5)
http://www.cheatcc.com/pc/rev/league...dsreview2.html

“The persistent upgrade metagame, much-improved interface, and solid match-making is a significant step forwards” – 7.75 Game Informer
[no link – this is a magazine]

“Genuinely Fun” – 8.3 GameRevolution
http://www.gamerevolution.com/review...gue-of-legends

“Addictive, team-based competition that rivals the best strategy games out there.” – 4/5 Gamespy
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/league-of-l...1050609p1.html

That’s a lot of reviews. There are a lot more not on this list (those from non-US sites, and those from smaller sites), and I’ll admit that I just pulled the best quotes from the articles.

We’re going to continue to work on the game, and hopefully build even more critical acclaim as we add more content and features to League of Legends. I just wanted to thank everyone who helped LoL get the attention from the gaming press last year, and continue to help us make League of Legends an awesome game.

- RiotChris


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eMuse

Member

01-06-2010

first... methinks

good to see LoL getting publicity


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Daikaze

Senior Member

01-06-2010

I like LoL, but to be fair it's not for everyone. There are a few bad reviews out there, but that's to be expected with this sort of game.

Anyways, I always just go to Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...20of%20legends


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Bait

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01-06-2010

so the consensus is an 8.

i think the problem is a lack of pick modes, maps, and problems with matchmaking. if it had those, it would probably scored 8.7ish, it's a fun game though.


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Munga

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01-06-2010

It's also important to get publicity further down the road, too. Events like the snowdown showdown make sites like Kotaku take notice, and draw further attention. Simply having a good opening is not good enough. But yeah, good publicity so far, but needs more publicity still. I'd be interested to know how the in-store sales did as well.


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Munga

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01-06-2010

Quote:
i think the problem is a lack of pick modes, maps, and problems with matchmaking. if it had those, it would probably scored 8.7ish, it's a fun game though.
I also agree with that. A solid start, just needs MORE. :P


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Meta

Member

01-06-2010

Quote:
Originally Posted by Daikaze View Post
I like LoL, but to be fair it's not for everyone. There are a few bad reviews out there, but that's to be expected with this sort of game.

Anyways, I always just go to Metacritic: http://www.metacritic.com/games/plat...20of%20legends
LOL when I checked out metacritic I noticed this review:

PC Gamer UK
Less adventurous heroes might be scared off, but if more is merrier, LoL is perfect for your advanced tower defending fix. [Christmas 2009, p.112]


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ben4zwin

Senior Member

01-06-2010

gamespots score is utterly unfair, and evidently uninformed. The game informer one is harsh but fair.
On metacritic there is a link to a 5/10 from boomtown, which is utterly unfair and riot might want to contact about the opening statement which is that from what the reviewer is told, LOL is a clone of dota with new graphics.> he was obviously told about hon and shouldn't post such stuff unless he played dota.

my review: A++++++++ would buy again, fast download speeds came exactly on time <3


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Lightstriker

Adjudicator

01-06-2010

I just love how the vast majority of the user comments on Metacritic are positive.
And then you get that one dude who gives it a 1 and says "this game sucks play HoN" >.>

But, uhm, that boomtown review does worry me. Some of the points I agree with, but it seems like he knows very little about the actual game? Like... at all? And how does an 8/7/7/5 give a final score of 5?


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Benoit

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01-06-2010

gg