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There just is not enough on offer here for me to invest anymore time on this game than I already have, in fact as I type this the game is highlighted and I'm ready to hit the delete option.
Packing a unique hook, a high skill ceiling, and oodles of style, Lethal League is a worthy addition to the competitive gaming scene. It may not have tons of characters or stages, but what is here will keep players smashing away for years to come.
Aside from lacking robust online options and a few clunky menus, Lethal League is an amazing package. It's my personal favorite of the revival of couch co-op games, and may be my favorite "tell a friend" game of all time. I know I'll be spreading the word, and maybe even one day we will be watching streams of high-level League play. Team Reptile really hit it out of the park with this one.
Having finally experienced the intense chaotic fun that Lethal League is known for, its no wonder why it was such a hit on PC. Despite a few minor setbacks, Lethal League is perfect for fans of Super Smash Bros. and anyone looking for some great multiplayer fun.
Lethal League joins the ranks of Rocket League as one of the PlayStation 4's best multiplayer games. Underneath the simple control scheme lies a highly competitive game with a tremendous amount of depth. It's a bit disappointing that there's not a bit more to the package, but there's enough mutators that players can make their own mode variants in order to entertain themselves. Overall, it's a frantic game that'll have you cursing and laughing at friends every time it's launched.
There's a good reason why Lethal League was featured in the EVO 2014 showcase and other competitive gaming events. While there is a lack of variety there is no lack of fun.
If you come at Lethal League looking for a smart, well-designed, quirky, deep, creative fighting game that cuts right to the core of what makes the genre so exciting, you'll find it in spades.
Lethal League is built on some neat ideas, and its simple mechanics and funky aesthetics make it quite appealing and accessible, but it isn't capable of holding players' interest for long. With few characters and no modes to speak of, there's not enough here to satisfy fighting game aficionados.
A game with a very unique premise and a lot of potential for both casual and competitive players. With its high price tag for its lack of content, it's going to be a cult hit among a small number of players but won't go beyond that.
The multiplayer works about 45% of the time. The "challenge" mode is more like a training simulation for Skynet. 2/3rds of this game are not up to par. I cannot get three other people together to play Lethal League on my couch. My experience with Lethal League is valid even though I didn't contort my life to satisfy a hypothetical. Some other people might be in the same position, and I hope this review is useful to them.
Unique gameplay mashups and twists are great at hooking a prospective player, but if the game doesn’t evolve past that initial gameplay, they won’t play for long. Lethal League’s unique qualities like the gameplay and the arcade feel don’t compensate for a game that has very little depth and repetitious gameplay. It would have been worth three or four quarters back in my arcade days, but then I would have moved on to a different game. Don’t get sucked in by this magic trick; and for goodness sake, put your wallet on a chain.
Even with moments of trivial gaming here and there, I still have hopes for this game that maybe they will have this upgraded soon or someone out there will prove me wrong. Who knows?