Legends of Runeterra | Review and First Impression

Legends of Runeterra |  Review and First Impression
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On the first quarter of 2020, Riot Games a known developer and game company of League of Legends officially launched its first ever mobile game, Legends of Runeterra.

Introduction

Home screen of Legends of Runeterra
Home screen

Legends of Runeterra is one of the finest and the newest digital collectible card games in town. Riot Games is looking forward to capitalise its game, League of Legends which has been more than 10 years now. The character, skills, sound effect and some UI of Legends of Runeterra are actually from League of Legends but this time into a whole new game style, Digital Collectible Card Games (CCGs).

First Impression

game scene
Game scene

On the very first time you launch the Legends of Runeterra, you will definitely feel the League of Legends through its scenic frames through the iconic champions like Teemo, Jinx, Garen, Lux and Ashe, and also the adorable and cutie Poros.

The game is in no way excludes newbies or new to League of Legends. Even newcomers will easily pick-up the mechanics of the game. It’s much like the known Blizzard’s Hearthstone in some way.

Gameplay and Goal of each match

The overall goal in every match is much like a Yu-Gi-Oh (if you are a fan of its anime version), each player will have a deck of 40 pre-selected cards (which you can edit or arrange it before queueing up for a normal,AI, or ranked game) and will face off with an opponent until death (your HP is the Nexus which shows how much life you have – most likely to start with a 20 Health Points).

As I mentioned Hearthstone, every move in this game is depending on how much mana you have. The mana will tell you what card you can cast, it increased by one every round. But this time, Legends of Runeterra will let you know if you are able to attack or just block. This depends if you have the “sword” token or icon which shows right beside your mana on the right side of your screen. This will let you have the option to block opponent’s attack after they placed their cards on the field, in short, each player gets the chance to counter every actions.

This action-and-reaction game style gives the player a lot of strategy that other games don’t have.

Deck and Cards

Deck types
Types of deck and its arrangement

Now, aside from the champion cards, you can have a skill cards which you can either buff your champion card or even attack enemy’s card. You will noticed same skill effects on League of Legends is used here in Legends of Runeterra too.

Types of card
Types of card and where to arrange your deck

Legends of Runeterra is designed to allow you ample time or chances to outplay your opponent’s actions. It’s flow is back and forth and allows players to bluff and bait opponents because of overextending.

A complete guide for deck will be posted on my blog within this week. If you are into MMORPG and more intense game style, check my game review about Blade and Soul mobile (English Version).

For now, please watch the video below on how the gameplay is:

Let us know your thoughts on this game on the comment section below.

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