Single-player LoL game
Ruined King is a turned-based roleplaying game developed by Airship Syndicate and published by Riot Forge. It is a story-driven game based on the popular online battle arena game League of Legends. Here, players can dive deeper into the world of Runterra and uncover mysteries.
Ruined King is the first indie game from Riot Forge and the first single-player offering for LoL. It also introduces a new spin on the popular game, especially with combat. While the characters and their attributes are familiar, the battles are standalone segments. Players will also see a combat style outside of the Summoner's Rift.
What can you expect from Ruined King?
Ruined King takes players back to the world of Runterra. Set after the events of Burning Tides, this game will have you control champions from the League of Legends such as Miss Fortune, Illaoi, and Braum. Here, you will explore the bustling city of Bilgewater and the mysterious Shadow Isle. In your exploration, you will uncover secrets, traps, and puzzles, and, of course, new enemies and monsters roaming around the environment.
The game allows interaction with the player's environment, either by chatting with the NPCs or initiating combat with enemies. Each champion comes armed with two Dungeon skills, which they can use to initiate combat or interact as they explore. As mentioned, the combat style will be different from the original game. It uses a turn-based, lane initiative combat system. Here, champions will take turns casting lane, instant, and ultimate abilities.
Champions can also use items and passive abilities during combat. The system has health mana, an overcharge bar, and a turn order list that decides your combat strategy. There is also a roster of items, ranging from potions to weapons, that can help players fight in style. Like traditional RPGs, champions will have roles to play. Players can also level up their champions as they complete more quests.
Should you download the game?
Overall, Ruined King is a game that presents League of Legends in a new light. It brings back the familiar world of Runterra and the well-loved champions. However, the experience will be different from the original title. The gameplay is new, as is the combat style. Moreover, there are various activities. Familiarizing with these changes will take time. Nevertheless, it is a great game, especially if you are a fan.