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Ruined King - Review @ Twinfinite

by Hiddenx, 2021-11-22 20:00:24

Twinfinite checked out Ruined King: A League of Legends Story:

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story on PS5

For an IP that is well established in the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) space, it has been clear for some time now that League of Legends needed to branch out to bring in a bigger audience to its colorful universe. That desire to conquer more genres gave birth to Riot Forge, Riot Games' publishing arm, and in turn, Airship Syndicate's turn-based roleplaying game, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story.

Taking players into the world of Runeterra, and more specifically, Bilgewater Bay, we enter a world on the cusp of annihilation due to the Black Mists. While the denizens are more than used to the creeping fog emanating from the Shadow Isles, Ruined King: A League of Legends Story magnifies the threat and puts the whole of Runeterra in danger. The only hope of stopping the unrelenting march of the Black Mists are six heroes: Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Pyke, Ahri, and Yasuo.


It is clear that Ruined King: A League of Legends Story is a work of love, combining a well-written narrative, engaging characters, and a world worth exploring and experiencing. The combat elements add to a familiar formula, and the turn-based elements are not that hard for anyone to wrap their heads around. Save for a few yet annoying bugs and glitches, it is hard not to see Ruined King: A League of Legends Story as a bonafide breakout hit for Riot Forge and Airship Syndicate. 

Score: 4/5 - Great

Information about

Ruined King

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Fantasy
Genre: J-RPG
Platform: PC
Release: Released