Awesomenauts was released on the consoles in May but I didn’t get around to playing it then. Now, with its release on Steam, I was able to give this 2D, sidecroller/platformer/MOBA mashup a try. As a casual MOBA fan, I was looking forward to this.
League of Legends’ AI bot roster has gotten a large overhaul in the last few patches. First they went from seven to 40 bots, with added difficulty levels and Dominion mode support in Co-op vs. AI. Now, they bring some of that to custom games for those who want a more relaxed experience (guilty!). How does it fare?
League of Legends players who play primarily Co-op vs. AI can look forward to a greatly expanded experience soon, for Riot Games is preparing to unleash the Bot Army.
It’s hard to review online games since they’re always in flux, but we’re going to try anyway. League of Legends is a fairly ambitious riff on the DOTA formula but does it hold up as a full game of it’s own?
League of Legends is based on the highly popular Warcraft 3 mod Defense of the Ancients, itself a unique take on tower defense games. League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients’ gameplay style has spurred a new genre, the multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA. Some people aren’t fond of the name, but then again many people scoffed at the term ‘massively multiplayer’ once upon a time – and we see how that went.