CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story Reviews
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Convergence: A League of Legends Story successfully blends a cool visual style with fun time-bending action to make for a Metroidvania that's well worth a shot. Though it's on the short side, Convergence uses this to its advantage to craft a thrillingly well-paced adventure which will likely hook you until its end. That said, it's important to underline that this Switch port suffers from some noticeable performance issues, even if the rewind mechanic helps remedy mistakes frame drops might cause. All the same, we still enjoyed our time with Convergence and would recommend it to anyone looking for yet another Metroidvania to add to their collection. The genre may feel overstuffed, but this game is a good example of why there's always room for one more good one.
An intricate, playful Metroidvania set in the worst that League of Legends' universe has to offer, Convergence brings its dystopia to life by knitting weighty platforming together with excellent time-winding combat, and is only held back by its slightly cartoonish take on its source material.
But if you go in without the expectations of Arcane, Convergence is a great adventure. Ekko faces off against some great boss fights against champions like Camille, Warwick, and Jinx. These boss fights force you to play differently; Camille uses the high ground and hextech tools to control the battlefield, while Warwick is more of a raw force of nature that is best dodged and controlled. Seeing these champions outside of League is a reminder of the promise of Riot Forge games. As it turns out, many of these characters do best outside the confines of a competitive game. Convergence offers another chance for them to shine in their element.
It may not bring anything truly new to the genre, but Convergence: A League of Legends Story is a great time nonetheless.
In the end, Convergence: A League of Legends Story is a game about choosing who you want to be and forging bonds with others. No one can save the world alone. Isolation will only make you lose sight of what you were trying to save. It’s also a game about how awesome time-bending parkour is, and I respect that.
Convergence: A League of Legends Story doesn't just manage to stand on its own two feet as a gripping spin-off to the League of Legends property at large, but so too does it also craft an astoundingly accomplished Metroidvania that stands on its own two feet, tying together innovation and heart in one of the most welcome surprises of the year so far.
Convergence is my favorite League of Legends side story thus far. Double Stallion did a fantastic job of taking a champions kit and realizing it in a totally different genre of game and made each ability shine. Ekko as a character has a sort of an infectious positivity about him and his willingness to aid a hand to help his city and those in need is something that we need more of in the real world. Full of cameos and easter eggs for League fans and having some genuinely fun boss fights against some champions from Runeterra there is a lot to love in Convergence for longtime LoL fans. Its solid gameplay, fantastic graphical style, and excellent metroidvania gameplay makes this game one that even those non-fans of the series will love.
Another League of Legends spin-off, another Action-RPG, but this time dominating the scene in this stylish Metroidvania is a fun mix of platforming and combat involving time manipulation. Well balanced, fun and fast-paced, even if you are not a fan of LOL you will probably love it.
Review in Italian | Read full review
"Be kind rewind!" is the core experience of CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story. Mastering Ekko's time-based combat and platforming skills becomes incredibly rewarding for those wanting a new metroidvania experience. For Ekko mains, CONVERGENCE should be a no-brainer as it faithfully implements Ekko's power in inventive and satisfying fashions. For other League fans as well as those unfamiliar with Riot Games' other titles, CONVERGENCE will offer you memorability, challenge, a thoughtful story, and another blissful audio experience Riot (and Riot Forge) are known for.
Convergence: A League of Legends Story is an all-around good game that huge League of Legends fans will adore. For those jumping in for the genre, you’ll enjoy yourself, but it ends up settling in the middle of the pack in terms of platforming, exploration, and mechanics, while the art style gets an extra bump up.
With heavy doses of action platforming, a dash of Metroidvania and some striking visuals, Convergence: A League of Legends Story provides a compelling side-story for Ekko.
A good metroidvania with pleasant gameplay. Let there be no fresh ideas in it, but sometimes it is enough to get just a high-quality and exciting game in which you will be happy to spend several evenings.
Review in Russian | Read full review
CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story is a title that doesn't try to be too daring either in its platform gameplay or in the story of a character as important in the League of Legends universe as Ekko. It's a game that brings a fun experience for a few hours and may please you a little more if you're a big fan of the franchise. Other than that, it's not memorable either for the genre or for the League of Legends universe.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
Convergence has a superb artstyle with a very engaging narrative, it just didn't do anything different to make this game stand out from the many metroidvanias in the market, but the thrilling story of Ekko and the polished rewind gameplay mechanics made this all worth it
Review in Arabic | Read full review
The delicate balance of maintaining health and on-hand energy charges throughout grueling combat situations makes CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story a challenging and immersive adventure that'll compel you to fully explore its imaginative world.
CONVERGENCE: A League of Legends Story is a Metroidvania that fails to leave its unique identity and goes far from becoming an unmissable experience, but it would be wrong to say that the title is not quite pleasant for what it is. With an interesting cast of characters, a vibrant and different aesthetic and a series of moments in which the gameplay is quite creative and competent, it is not that difficult to recommend the title for someone looking for a new game of the genre for their collection. Performance issues on the Switch and a certain amount of thematic repetition during gameplay can get in the way, but they are not strong enough reasons to prevent most players from testing this adventure.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
The game plays very much like any other action-platformer in the vein of Castlevania or Metroid, but the time-manipulation gives the game that extra special charm, to set it apart and make it a new and interesting gameplay experience. While the game was enjoyable, some of the platforming was very tight and finicky/precise.
Convergence is an excellent blend of 2D parkour platforming and brawling with appeal even beyond fans of League of Legends
Convergence: A League of Legends Story, inspired by the League of Legends universe, met with the players.
Review in Turkish | Read full review