Game-Debate write "There's been a recent resurgence of sorts in RPG/RTS hybrids popularised by Warcraft III mod Defence of the Ancients. First there was Demigod, a worthy Stardock title released back in May. Now Riot Games have entered the arena with League of Legends (otherwise known as LoL, much to the amusement of twelve-year-olds), which is completely free to download and play. Now, when a game is available without the required exchange of legal tender, huge alarm bells may immediately begin to ring. Is the game too goddamn awful to charge for?"