League of Legends (LOL), commonly referred to as League, is a 2009 multiplayer online battle arena video game developed and published by Riot Games. It is inspired by a modified version of Warcraft III:Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). In League of Legends, there are two teams. Each team has five players. Before the game begins, each player chooses one champion. A champion is a character with special abilities such as damage and shield. There are about 150 champions to choose from. To win the game, one team should destroy the enemy base. When born in the Summoner’s Rift, each champion starts at level 1 and begins with 500 gold coins. Champions become more powerful by leveling up and buying items with gold. Champions can level up and earn gold by killing monsters and enemy champions.
Link to game’s website: https://lol.garena.com/
Game Play Demo
The League of Legends is set in the fictional world of Runeterra, of which Valoran is a supercontinent, and the League of Legends on Valoran has a diverse cast of characters with their own backstories, often related to political struggles on the continent. The “League of Heroes” on Valoran has a variety of characters with their own backstories, often related to political struggles on the continent. In addition, there are heroes who come from islands outside of Valoran, or from worlds outside of the Rune Lands. These heroes conflict with each other and are reflected in the “League of Heroes”.
Champions are designed carefully with beautiful original skins and Splendid skills. Besides, this game has many skins that can be used after paying and they are much more attractive. LOL’s skin designing sometimes interacts with traditional Chinese culture, as in the demo below.
The map of this game is characterized by three lanes, each defended by several turrets. Summoner’s Rift is almost symmetrical. It has been overhauled aesthetically and graphically, and some vegetation has been added/reduced, but most of the basic design of the map remains unchanged. The details of the entire map were further optimized。 The map is becoming more and more appealing and bright. It is worth mentioning that when winter arrives, the map will also be designed to include elements of Christmas.
LOL’s hardware requirement is relatively lower than many 3A games. The minimum configuration requires a CPU i3-530, 1GB of video memory and 16GB hard drive, 2GB or more of RAM, system win7, win8, win10 are available, and both 32-bit and 64-bit can be run. The low requirement makes it easy to be access by many players.
It is team-based and 5v5 MOBA game. Players control champions with keyboard and mouse to destroy the enemy base. Players in the game try to kill minions for gold and use the gold to buy items. They should find a way to get gold effectively while preventing their opponents from doing the same thing. There are about 150 characters to choose and many in-game items to purchase. It requires team members to act quickly to avoid attacking and attack the opponents. At the same time, good decision of teamwork is also very important.
However, in my opinion, there are too many champions to choose from in the game and new champions with hard-to-learn skills are still popping up all the time. This makes it even harder for beginners to join in the fun of the game.
Lens of Surprise
Each champion has only a few skills. But the skill sets of the same champion or different champions are magnificent and surprising. Many skills can be released in unexpected combinations. Teamwork in the game can sometimes lead to unexpected results that people cheer for. With further research by players, many combos have been developed by players to surprise people. The game also surprises players with its blast settings. Sometimes even if you have a very low probability of hitting a blast, you can still hit several blasts in a row if you are lucky
Lens of Challenge
The game’s ranking mode gives players a challenge, and players will improve their game proficiency in order to achieve a higher ranking. Players are generally improving their skills, and this presents a challenge for every player. At the same time, many of the newly developed champions are hard to practice, and this challenge makes the game even more appealing.
Lens of Fun
In addition to the traditional Summoner’s Rift map, the designers have designed some less competitive and more entertaining maps for this game, such as Howling Abyss and Crystal Scar. Besides, they developed the Infinite Firepower mode which is played in the Summoner’s Rift map. In this mode, players can release champions skills with very short Cooldown time. It is worth mentioning that the designers have also designed a randomly selected championship mode and a very difficult human-competition mode. These different modes and maps really bring us lots of fun.
Lens of Freedom
lol has a relatively high degree of freedom, players are free to move around the map with purpose, can attack enemy minions and champions, and can kill wildlife. For example, we can often see champions who are in the middle appearing elsewhere. At the same time, champions in the jungle may appear in various parts of the map. The increase in the number of heroes gives players more combinations of champions, which is also a reflection of the game’s high degree of freedom. There are a lot of props that can be freely purchased in the game, and they have different functions. Players can decide which props to buy and in which order they want to buy them.