Valorant is a fun and addictive competitive game, a trait that seems to be shared with all of Riot’s games. With its roots in CS:GO and Overwatch, it greatly improves on the ideas of its predecessors. By merging a conservative ability system with well-tuned gunplay, it has found the right balance of being friendly to newcomers while having a high skill ceiling for competitive play.
If you’re an enthusiast of the genre, there’s plenty of depth in the game’s strategy and bosses to justify the price. However, if you’re not an enthusiast of the genre and you’re curious about the game, I would recommend waiting for a sale or holding off entirely if you don’t enjoy the potential frustration of challenging games.