|The is the first screen you'll see on the battlefield in LoL.|
My Age of Empires Online ambitions were swiftly and permanently curtailed this weekend upon discovering that the version of Windows XP to which I had access was pre-Service Pack 3 and so ineligible for an install. Not one to be put off, I moved immediately onto something else Windows-only: League of Legends.
Another free-to-play multiplayer game, League of Legends (often amusingly shortened to LoL) is an action real-time strategy sort of concept, apparently heavily inspired by Defense of the Ancients, or as you might better know it: DotA. I sunk maybe a good hour or two into the game, including the tutorials, and came out after feeling cold about the whole experience. I don't know if it was because I'm largely unfamiliar with modern PC games, or that the genre just isn't for me, but given the huge praise recently loaded on it, I was surprise that I disliked it so much.
|MNC even borrows Team Fortress 2's cartoon visual style.|
|This 'bonus round' section is a chance to gain|
much-needed points over your opponent.