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The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story Review

Official Score

Overall - 85%

85%

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is a fantastic action RPG and a worthy spin-off. If you like fast-paced top-down action, give this one a shot.

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Announced just two months ago, Digital Sun and Riot Forge’s latest title The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is here to take the ever-popular MOBA in a new direction. Should players forge their legacy in this spin-off, or should players skip this trip to Demacia?

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story

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The Mageseeker follows the story of the imprisoned rogue mage Sylas. After initiating a prison break, he escapes his chains and sets out to create a revolution so mages can live free. After finding some ruins, players will set up a camp with others who fled the city during the riot. Using the information from these people, you figure out where other mages are being held and set out to free them.

As you recruit more, the camp grows with new facilities and NPCs. You start with a small base littered with broken columns and debris and end up with what amounts to a fully functioning town. During downtime, players can chat with others, do upgrades, find treasure, and learn new spells. The camp area gives you just enough respite in-between levels to be satisfying.

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The game is broken up into chapters; you will typically have a main mission and a few side ones. You can also send your extra Outlaws out for special missions for more supplies and recruits. The missions mostly play out the same, just set in different areas. You fight some enemies, gather some lore, fight a boss, then head back to camp. It’s a simple system, but it works because of the combat.

The Mageseeker combines fast-paced melee combat with various magical spells and effects. Sylas has these chains that allow him to steal magic from enemies. Once he steals a spell, he can learn it back at base camp. The chains also act as grapple hooks to pull you toward objects and enemies. Used in conjunction with combo attacks, players can fly around rooms and beat down enemies quickly. The chains have a small cooldown, but you get used to it.

As for spells, you have the elements of fire, water, wind, lightning, mystic, and nature. For every element of magic, there is also an Outlaw you can find with that same element. Admittedly not every spell was powerful or cool, but you can only equip four at a time, and it’s easy to find four useful ones. Lightning has always been my favorite type of attack, so I liked to call in Thunderstorm when I had the mana. Poison Spores is also good – if used correctly.

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Side quests are presented as refreshing mini rogue-like missions. Players go in with all your equipment, but there is a simple upgrade on each floor that one cannot leave with – think more magic damage, quicker mana regen, or more HP. To get these upgrades, you have to swap out your spells with a random one they choose. Doing this made things more challenging, and gave me spells I couldn’t use yet.

Back at base, you can spend all the loot you find to upgrade both yourself and your spells. The skill trees are somewhat big, but it is mostly stat upgrades. The mana and HP upgrades are essential if you want to get to the end of the game.

New to League of Legends? No need to know the lore to enjoy The Mageseeker. We played a few seasons in the past, yet we still cannot tell you who this Sylas cat is. Still, it was cool to see Garen and Lux make an appearance.

The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story is a fantastic action RPG and a worthy spin-off. If you like fast-paced top-down action, give this one a shot.

[infobox style=’success’ static=’1′]This review of The Mageseeker: A League of Legends Story was done on the PlayStation 5. A digital code was provided by the publisher.[/infobox]

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