League of Legends – Casual Gamer’s ReviewJune 26, 2011
Normally, being successful in an MMO requires the player to dump a lot of time and money into the game.
Let’s face it: I’m a broke gamer. I don’t have cash to spend on games. I can’t afford most MMO’s monthly fees to play. I also have an active life outside of games, so I don’t really have all that much time to dedicate to them. This is why League of Legends works for me.
It is currently the hottest game using the micropayment system. The game starts out as free to play and each match only takes about a half hour to an hour and a half. Today, I fired up the game for the first time in a couple of weeks. The patches installed quickly (I’ve missed many) and in a few minutes, I was right back into it and hitting the cursed “Play Again” button after every match.
Three hours later, I finally snap my 7 game losing streak after vowing to never PUG another game ever again. That’s right. I’m blaming my teammates.
I was consistently getting paired up with the new champion: Yorick, the Gravedigger (I’ll talk about him and other champions in a different post). New champ players are generally not very good at playing their new champs simply by virtue of being new. Because new content encourages players to spend either Influence Points (IP), which can be earned by playing the game, or Riot Points (RP), which one purchases from Riot Games, new champions, champion skins and other new content appear on the game on a constant basis.
League of Legends matches are intense and instantly gratifying. The champions are dynamic, which encourages teamwork and strategy. I’m definitely going to be a resident on this game for awhile.
League of Legends is definitely a good game to get started on. Just try to really curb that “one more turn”, addicted Civ player mentality.