I will admit that I am not the biggest League of Legends player in the world, but Teamfight Tactics was a game that really did capture my eye. The reason for this is that adorable trailer they posted that showed badass tactics-based action, but with super cute animals leading the charge. Any game that has a penguin wielding a sword is cool in my book!
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The Game Review
The goal of Teamfight Tactics is pretty simple. You assemble a team of heroes; you place them in battle and then let them fight it out. You have seven opponents to take down before you can move onto the next battle. In terms of “gameplay”, you do not actually get in there and fight yourself, think of Auto Chess and you will have an idea of what to expect here.
The first step of the game is to recruit your champions. There is a nice selection of League of Legends champions in this game so fans will get a kick out of that. You recruit your champions with gold that you earn. You place them on the bench and then you drag them into the battlefield.
This is where a lot of the strategy comes into play. The first few times I played this I just sort of dragged champions into random spots. However, playing it smart is the way to go. For example, I had one dude with a big shield and I made sure to have him up front and a mage further back. I am sure there are better strategies than this, but figuring them out is part of the fun.
I love the different champions in the game as they look great. If you have more than one of the same type, you can combine them to make a more powerful version of that champion. Teamfight Tactics is a game that I feel is going to really require you to do this as you play against more advanced opponents!
The battles start and you just sit back and watch. I have to be honest and say that watching your little legend getting involved is the highlight as far as the presentation goes. If your champions fall in battle, your little legend takes damage. If you get to zero health then it is all over for you.
There is a lot to take in here, you can play ranked or non-ranked games and there is a nice amount of missions to take part in too. There are daily and weekly missions, but some are going to be hidden behind the season pass which you will need to buy if you want to take part in them. In all honesty for a free to play game, I feel there is a lot of content here before you have to worry about spending money.
Despite not being a hardcore tactics kind of gamer, I was able to have a lot of fun with this. I think that the progression that Teamfight Tactics is fair and the way you play the game is simple enough that pretty much anyone can get in on it and have some fun.
- Adorable little legends are awesome!
- You have to think carefully about champion placement
- Watching the battles is pretty fun
- Game is very easy to get into
- It explains things very well to newcomers
- You do not actually get to control the champions
- Some of the challenges are to be locked behind a season pass