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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.
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.
For its simple premise, its fun characters, and an experience that can be fully enjoyed both online and off, Lethal League has proven to be a delight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.