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Some free-to-play games are more polarizing than others, with some sides taking the stance of “great, totally non-exploitative implementation” and others thinking “total pay-to-win trash.” We’d like to see on what side of the spectrum the gaming public — and by that, we mean you guys — think of certain F2P games, and so we’ve invented something new called Love It Or Hate It?

Every week, we’ll present a new F2P game and give you the option of passing judgment on it. Then we’ll look back at it the next week and see what people thought. There are no prizes, except for the satisfaction of knowing you clicked on a button and made something happen. Really, what else do you need?

Last week, DCUO put forth a heroic effort for your approval, and it was about as popular as Superman Returns. It had more likes (32%) than dislikes (18%), but half of you just didn’t care. And you can’t even blame Brandon Routh this time.

All right, things have been a little slow in Love It Or Hate It-Land lately, so let’s spice things up with a game everyone’s sure to have an opinion on: the big MOBA on the block, the e-sports sensation that’s sweeping the nation, the granddaddy of them all — Infinite Crisis!

Wait, no, that’s not right. League of Legends. Yeah, definitely League of Legends.

Tell us what you think of League of Legends, and leave a comment below to expound upon your views!

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Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. Kale on July 16, 2015

    No Life, remember that. Nothing more Nothing Less.

  2. Trox on July 3, 2015

    Dota 2 = Chess……Since Dota2 is more competitive than LoL and similar to its dota origin then more serious/old gamers will lure and more fans will come…Also item drops are just skin/styles for show not affecting the entire gameplay so its safes, addition to More fans = More Market. But nobody wants to be left behind while others have very cool skins, so fans get skins from drops,
    tournament bets, trades, or buy on market.

    LoL = Checker……Since Dota2 is their no.1 competitor…. Spend more to production value to gain more fans….More Fans = More Market (that’s what they think)………But in reality its just More Casual Fans seeking for fun not competitive/challenge game.

    Think About it….This is Reality.

  3. FrostSpike on June 24, 2015

    Whell lol is the game i played since beta and i actualy liked it alot got hooked on it soo bad couldnt slep wo thinking about it but how the seasons advanced you could notice the arogance and ego of players who are not even worth calling average rocket jump too infinity soo did their toxic behavior soo now it doesnt matter if you are low lvl or max lvl you will need too turn of the chat just not too get frustrated by some 10 year old kid whos tounge is faster than his brain.its not the game thats gona kill it self its the people who alow them self too be soo rude riot should take a ban hammer too them and crush this players then the game would be what it was intended a fun moba

  4. Jafarson on June 23, 2015

    HEROES OF THE STORM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! N1 CAUSE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLIZZZZAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! know it sissy les bian girls

  5. Halibut Acid on June 20, 2015

    The game itself can be enjoyable. Just the community has become more and more self-destructive over the past few years which what drove me away.

  6. Taianto on June 18, 2015

    Eh. I’m more of a Dota 2 kind of guy. LoL is fun though, just not the best in my opinion.

  7. NBP on June 18, 2015

    Hate it despite playing it from beta to s4 on and off, the grind makes it a p2w, the mechanics, champ design & meta are dull and repetitive, the client is a lackluster mess, the playerbase is the worst that I have encountered in any game, and riot does pretty much f*ck all compared to Valve with Dota 2. I also believe that the LCS format is bad for esports and is artificially keeping the scene alive.

  8. DEAD GAME on June 18, 2015

    DEAD GAME GAMES DEAD $HIT P2W MODEL DIE

  9. SqueezyTime on June 17, 2015

    This comments section is a pretty good indicator of the type of people you’ll encounter in League of Legends. Obviously not everyone who plays the game acts like an ill-mannered brat, but the competitive nature, accessibility and popularity of the game attract a very large crowd of immature children. If you are easily bothered by insults, or blatant ignorance, definitely disable chat in-game.

    The game itself is enjoyable, if you like simple, competitive PvP games and don’t have the reflexes to handle shooters. It’s very large cast of characters definitely sets it apart from the others. I’ve never played Dota 2, but I have played Heroes of the Storm, and LoL is definitely more for the “hardcore” players.

    I would actually say HotS is more enjoyable and much more accessible than LoL, due to it’s shallow learning curve and nostalgia of playing as major story characters from some of the most iconic video game franchises in history. If you’re someone who takes video games as seriously as real life, you will definitely prefer LoL, though. HotS is definitely for casuals.

  10. cacabawlzs on June 17, 2015

    Game is best moba. Perfect balance and intense build up.
    Anyone crying toxic id sensative noob. The moment you respond to chat…. You fail. Your eyes and fingers should be in game. Not chat. EU has so many languages no one talks. Once u guild ur team speak and 100% chat free… So toxic exists for no one but idiots looking to rp in a moba.
    This game suffers from its own greed.
    1) its lobby based. So lobby controls to limit low ping people out is available. They dont do it because they know more people = easy marketing. So poor people on potatos ruin this game.
    2) EU is bot infested. Make 4 bot accounts and go afk. As the game pairs you and 4 bots (5) vs. 5 other unsespecting players, u lose they win. Bots easy to identify. Mo one reports because easy win EXP as loser farms losing exp. Riot wont do anything because they know bot filled servers are good for “we got thousands of players” marketing. Sad.

    • Jafarson on June 23, 2015

      perfect balance? master yi will kill 3 of your team and he can smash all your base in 1 sec… you call this balance? or every TANK character can ra pe your ass in 1 vs 1 fight while his HP will 100% is this WELL BALANCED? everyone building fu ckin tank armors not to die fast! league of TANKS and l e s b i a n s !!!!!
      if u are looking for BALANCE? play heroes of the st orm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Shizit on June 17, 2015

    There is one fact that makes lol better than dota-russians has own server,while dota cpommunity consist of stupid kids

  12. Todoran on June 17, 2015

    this game 0/10, all moba fans developers pupblishers should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell 0/10 for this game ….. 1 map win/lose repeat…. MARIO WAS MORE COMPLEX! only retards waste time whit this kind of games whanabe….. this is not a game!

    • Aregadon on June 19, 2015

      Would you care to explain what else it is supposed to be when it’s “clearly” not a game? I mean it has a large playerbase it has different mechanics, different champions, multiple maps even tho I have to admit that 4 maps are not much but it still has diversity and I quite enjoy it.

  13. dakerb on June 17, 2015

    not gonna lie, i have played league since beta and always loved it but this past year that game gave 3 diferent types of cancer, now i only play arams from time to time ( once a week maybe), toxicity is an issue even tho you have a mute button, that shoulnd`t be an option every game with every person, and the fact that riot force the meta they want and not the players disgusts me, not gonna mention the balance since i understand is hard to balance a game with 130 champs so…..right now i just hate the state of league tbh.

  14. hojjat on June 17, 2015

    lol >>>dota2

  15. Seanny Chwan on June 17, 2015

    If want to play casual moba then go for LOL ..
    If you wanna take it to the next level and become bad ass .. play Dota 2 cuz
    after all ..is the biggest Esports game of all time .. no game can reach its international prize pool ..
    True LoL player base might be higher cuz number of casual player are higher then hardcore in any game.
    But if you don’t like moba and think is lame just because you can’t play then u better get out of here.

    • Furiosm on June 17, 2015

      I would like to point out that the only reason why Dota 2 has such a big prize pool because it was fan funded.

    • Nashah on June 23, 2015

      True Dota 2 has a larger prize pool. But that means nothing to me as a viewer, the production value for the dota 2 international has been lacking so far. The casters for the first international were horrible.

      Also consider how there are some colleges out there now that give scholarships if you are talented at playing league, along with league having a band like imagine dragons to not only show up and play during the championship but even show up a few times during the lcs…. Say what you want about league but Riot is putting a lot of effort into making league interesting as a show. And for me I enjoy league far more as a show then a game.

  16. SpadeSage on June 17, 2015

    After playing league for 2 years and DOTA 2 for 2, DOTA is definitely better in pretty much every area.

    • Sursur on June 18, 2015

      If it was original DOTA I would agree but this one is far more buggy and hell of a lot easier even LoL is harder than the shit called DOTA2. I basicly sacrificed myself to get 3 of enemy team dead and my gold went from 2400 to 2800…. if it was the original DOTA I would be around 1500 doesnt matter how much assists or stuff i got going down… now thats hardcore. DOTA2 is mere shadow of a once great game if you fail to see that for yourself theres no point talking with you.

  17. -GG-TheSecondJoker on June 17, 2015

    Good game even though it is very repetitive. Love it..

  18. roy on June 17, 2015

    Brainless repetetive one map pvp over and over and over… what a shit!

    • idkwwooz on June 17, 2015

      4* maps

      • dakerb on June 17, 2015

        being honest, almost no one plays dominion/3v3 and aram is not a competitive map

  19. mstter on June 16, 2015

    The toxicity is way too much for me.

    • idkwwooz on June 17, 2015

      You have a ”mute” button ! Use it

  20. Crafter on June 16, 2015

    Played it for two seasons, and went from really enjoying the game to moderately enjoying the game to not enjoying it at all due to very toxic teammates. Seriously, its just a game, why are y’all getting so damn mad? Also, i did not like the map update; it made League look a lot more gloomy and dull. I will consider returning though once Riot successfully implements the system that punishes and bans negative players.

    • Nashah on June 17, 2015

      Started playing near the end of beta and people were rather nice back then, having come from the original dota before I was surprised how people were far friendlier and helpful compared to dota. Though that didn’t last too long. The first season was alright, you still had the occasional bad egg but it wasn’t nearly as common as now. Sad to say I rarely play it now. The game is fun but the players ruin it.

      • Hellsplushie on June 17, 2015

        I completely understand where you’re coming from. I played it in beta. The community was so friendly bad then but sadly the game became more and more popular, so the community just went down hill. I only play it with a full pre five now and keep all chat off. Makes it peaceful again.

        • Hellsplushie on June 17, 2015

          Back*

        • cacabawlzs on June 17, 2015

          Booohooo. Idiot. Its a arena fighter. Not a hello kitty chat room. Stop failing. Be a man. Get on teamspeak/ventrillo/skype. Use skill. Win. Never get yelled at. Then in your win glory look back and see failures “oh its toxic…”… And you smile inside knowing that really means “I died a lot and suck at moba”.

          • Magoo on June 17, 2015

            and you ser, are exactly the sort of player that ruins league of legends.

          • Jesus on June 18, 2015

            Are you for real? Arena fighter? Are you stupid or idiotic? LoL is not an arena fighter. Arena fighters are games like Getamped and Rumble Fighters. LoL is a MOBA. Multiplayer Online Battle Arena. Get this shit into your head and stop being a stupid cunt from now on.

  21. kek on June 16, 2015

    Dota 2 > League of loling

    • idkwwooz on June 17, 2015

      maybe it is but LoL is more fun xD and to be honest I prefer fun over complicated strategies and items and etc…

      It is the same with soccer/football and chess ! One is simple and pretty fun while the other is way more sophisticated and boring ….

      • Despera on June 17, 2015

        Chess is not boring !!!

      • dakerb on June 17, 2015

        depends entirely on your taste, i find chess very fun and soccer boring af, same with dota and lol, as much as i enjoy both, i find dota2 way better than lol (+ its lv of toxicity is lot smaller than leagues)

  22. FreshUndead on June 16, 2015

    been playn since season 2 LOVE it Cho’Gath for pres!

  23. Zoniak on June 16, 2015

    Only NOOBs voted Hate it !

    • Ty on June 18, 2015

      No I voted Hate it because I hate it

    • Jafarson on June 23, 2015

      only Heroes of the Storm lovers HATE league of l e s b i a n s!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so play your crap game and shut the f u c k up!

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