The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is the subsequent constructing block in Riot Forge’s ever-expanding League of Legends universe. It is a top-down, story-driven motion RPG that tells the story of Sylas, a magic-sensitive revolutionary who seeks vengeance on the titular Mageseekers after years of being stored in chains. Eager to kickstart a violent rebellion alongside his fellow mages, you’re taking management of Sylas throughout various combat-focused chapters whereas steadily upgrading his skills and including allies to his trigger.
The storytelling is respectable and the forged is sort of endearing — however do not go anticipating something too in-depth from The Mageseeker’s narrative. Context is dished out throughout fast conversations between characters, whereas extra particulars could be present in scribbled notes, scattered throughout ranges.
The primary draw of the sport is its Mageseeker-mashing fight, which begins off easy with fundamental combos and a dodge, however evolves into an intricate dance of elemental destruction. You see, Sylas can rip magical assaults from his enemies and repurpose them, placing elemental weaknesses and dealing large injury. Spells will also be completely unlocked as you progress, letting you customise your magical loadout earlier than every mission.
Fights are hectic affairs — particularly in a while — as you may typically be tasked with taking over massive teams of foes in comparatively small arenas. As such, nailing your dodges and successfully repositioning your self is essential, and that is with out having to fret about utilizing the proper spells on the proper time. All of it will get very intense, though more durable encounters do really feel like they’re simply throwing an increasing number of of the identical enemies at you so as to artificially inflate the problem.
Nonetheless, tight controls make for a satisfying system, even when it may be a bit exhausting to see what is going on on generally. The sport’s pixelated artwork fashion is impressively detailed, however all the visible results do have a behavior of mixing collectively throughout busy battles.
The Mageseeker is an satisfying, expressive motion RPG that stops simply shy of outstaying its welcome.