Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Reviews
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is the best way to explore the story of Viego and the Shadow Isles.
A turn-based RPG like “Ruined King” is the exact type of game I’d want to try out. Despite all of the headaches, I have a better understanding of Runeterra and the champions in it thanks to “Ruined King.” I like Braum’s buoyant optimism and Pyke’s deadpan demeanor. The next time I’m scrolling through the roster of champions on “League of Legends” or “Wild Rift,” I’ll give them a try.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story might impress fans with its nuanced combat systems, but beyond that, Riot Games’ latest RPG is a mediocre experience at best.
Despite a scenario without great scope, we are dealing here with a good RPG.
Review in French | Read full review
This new take on the well-established League of Legends universe serves as a high bar for further explorations into the lore.
A turn-based RPG fans will enjoy, though League fans will love.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story immerses us in the rich lore of League of Legends without the need to play the iconic MOBA on PC. Well-crafted characters and a very attractive audiovisual style can partially cover the shortcomings of a not particularly original JRPG-like gameplay and a story that doesn't dare to deviate too much from the existing lore. Nevertheless, this remains a good dive in Riot Games' saga, but also a good starting point, along with Wild Rift and the TV series Arcane, to introduce newcomers to this rich universe.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Ruined King makes the characterization of the characters and the game world its workhorse to tell an authentic "League of Legends Story": the good narrative and aesthetic component joins the wonderful soundtrack and together they do great for this lore fragment of Runeterra; at the same time, the turn-based combat system manages to be elaborate and challenging, thanks to the curious lanes-based structure.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a game aimed towards the fans of the franchise. There is no doubt about it. It is possible that if you don’t care one bit about League of Legends you will overlook completely this game, and you wouldn’t be missing anything of significance in your life as a gamer.
Despite the game has some negative elements in it, it manages to be a really successful production in general terms.
Review in Turkish | Read full review
Although it lags behind in terms of graphics, it can well be considered a good title for fans of the genre.
Review in Greek | Read full review
Still, before this review, the closest I'd come to playing LoL was through watching the moments shown by YouTubers when they review different laptops, and developer Airship Syndicate has done well to bridge that gap with an enjoyable solo game for those of us who'll never get any closer to playing the MOBA. The gameplay isn't overly complicated, and the story is dreamy enough without being overly stuffy, making it an alluring option even for people allergic to fantasy altogether. Put me down as a successful LoL convert - or at least a willing entrant to its world, if not the main game itself.
If you don’t want to dive deep into the competitive League part, you can play the autobattler, or the rhythm-runner, or look ahead to the fighting game. Or simply settle in with what’s a pretty enjoyable RPG in Ruined King. If anything, it’s a testament to how well even more side games could work in this universe.
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story surely will not enter the genre's hall of fame, but it definitely can captivate for a couple of evenings.
Review in Russian | Read full review
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story will keep you entertained for twenty to thirty hours if you stick with it. I was most bothered by the repetitive cycle: walking - talking - fighting. The game is good, but only good. The content and content of the title corresponds to the price tag of 30 euros on Steam.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Ruined King is a game worth trying out, regardless of whether you're a League of Legends fan or not.
Review in Arabic | Read full review
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is an RPG that lavishly executes the best features of the genre, but conservatism compromises its notoriety. The highlight, without a doubt, is the turn-based combat system, which offers many strategic options with its Lane mechanics and character customization. In addition, the heroes ooze charisma and captivate even those unfamiliar with Runeterra's legacy. Besides that, the title turns out to be a tepid RPG. There's even a lot of content to explore, but maps, puzzles and trivial missions make things tiresome. Furthermore, the pace is unnecessarily slow and technical issues hinder the fluidity of the adventure. In the end, Ruined King is competent and will mainly please League of Legends fans, however, it is far from unforgettable.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story offers users a 30-35 hour experience of the League of Legends world.
Review in Persian | Read full review
If you crave more after Arcane you’d do right by Airship Syndicate’s latest RPG outing. Even if you aren’t a League aficionado, you’ll feel right at home here it’s friendly to new players. You’ll just notice a bit more fan service here and there if you’re familiar with the universe.
For League of Legend fans this game is a no brainer, finally you will be able to see and move around the world of Runeterra in a way that isn’t possible in LoL. But for those folks who just love a good story, interesting characters and pretty decent combat Ruined King could be that gateway game that gets into the larger world of League of Legends and its many, many offerings that are coming soon.