League of Legends is a game of real-time strategy combat, meant to be played online by human competitors. Through a point-and-click interface, players focus on controlling powerful hero characters, who gain strength and new abilities by earning experience in fast-paced battle, against both computer controlled monsters and one another. The game plays like a character-driven RTS, in the explore-and-destroy spirit of Battle Realms, or the hero-centric levels of WarCraft III or Empire Earth, without the resource gathering or base management as in traditional online strategy. Players take the roles of godlike summoners, who can call and control mighty warriors and monsters in supernaturally powered battle arenas. They choose from more than three dozen hero characters, all inspired by legends and archetypes taken from myth and speculative fiction.
December 2, 2010 - 2:30pm