Review by Matt S.
All of this would almost be forgivable if the game was aesthetically entertaining. For example, Nintendo Pocket Football Club on the 3DS was more simple than Football Manager by an order of magnitude, but that game had so much personality and charm that it ended up being so much more compelling for it. Here the character designs are underwhelming and lack personality – a problem when personality is a big deal in esports. The MOBA matches are nicely drawn, and the various LoL-like characters that form the roster have nice portraits, but it is just icons sliding across the map. There’s just nothing in there that is enough of a hook to keep playing.
Again, I do recognise that as far as the subject goes, I am not the target market for a game about esports. On the other hand, I am a big fan of the simulation genre, and this one is so unpalatable from that perspective that I have to wonder at its existence. If you’re just looking for esports, there’s no need to play a bad simulator that is largely unrepresentative of the experience of esports anyway. Just go and watch the real thing on Twitch.
– Matt S.
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The critic was provided a copy of this game for review.