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Game Info:

Synth Riders: League of Legends Music Pack DLC
Developed by: Kluge Interactive
Published by: Kluge Interactive
Release date: September 1, 2022
Available on: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Windows Mixed Reality, Valve Index
Genre: Rhythm
Number of players: Single-player
ESRB Ratiing: E10+ for language
MSRP: $7.95 if bought as a bundle or $1.99 for individual tracks

Thank you Kluge Interactive for sending us this DLC pack!

Riot Games released League of Legends, a wildly popular multiplayer battle arena game in 2009. In 2022, the average player count on all devices ranged from 2.2 – 3.2 million players every day! With 180 million active monthly players, it’s safe to say that this game is not dying out.

Other than League of Legends, Riot Games is also known for VALORANT and most recently, their musical label: Riot Games Music. This label creates the songs, sources the human talent, and handles the videos and social media content. Best of all, content creators can use their music without fear of copyright strikes.

Synth Riders: League of Legends Music Pack features five songs from Riot Games Music including:
League of Legends - "Legends Never Die" + Experience
League of Legends - "Awaken"
K/DA - "POP/STARS"
K/DA - "MORE"
True Damage - "GIANTS"

Highlights:

Strong Points: Beautiful experience level; cross-platform multiplayer with song sharing
Weak Points: Not all of the songs were to my liking
Moral Warnings: Some game battles are shown in the background of the Legends Never Die experience

Out of the five songs, the Experience version of Legends Never Die is my favorite. Compared to other experience levels I’ve recently played, this one is top notch. The backdrop is immersive and the flying dragons look cool. I enjoyed the music and can imagine it pumping up gamers in a fierce battle.

Giants has a hip-hop rap sound, but I like the chorus when the girls start singing. The rest of the song isn’t my style. On a positive note, I don’t recall hearing any foul language or immoral themes. POP/Stars is catchy with female singers both singing and rapping. I still prefer the singing over the rapping portions. More is pretty much females rapping with a catchy chorus. The last song, Awaken, is more mellow with some classical inspiration.

Synth Riders: League of Legends Music Pack DLC
Score Breakdown:
Higher is better
(10/10 is perfect)

Game Score - 88%
Gameplay: 17/20
Graphics:9/10
Sound:9/10
Controls:5/5
Stability: 4/5

Morality Score - 96%
Violence: 8/10
Language: 10/10
Sexual Content: 10/10
Occult/Supernatural: 10/10
Cultural/Moral/Ethical: 10:10

Playing through all of the songs will take about twenty minutes. There are several difficulty levels to play on. Between trying different difficulty settings, multiplayer, and trying to get your name on the online leaderboards, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Synth Riders has a soundtrack Spotify list here. You can check out the League of Legends songs, as well as all of the others in the previous music packs.  In the earlier music packs, free tracks were often provided, but that hasn’t been happening and there are no freebies in this pack either.  

Some Steam users left negative reviews due to stuttering. I had one stutter during my stream, but overall the game was very playable. 

If you enjoy League of Legends, or other music produced by Riot Games Music, then you may want to look into this bundle.  If you’re like me, and not a fan of rap, you may want to just pick up the Legends Never Die experience level for $1.99.  The Awaken song isn’t bad either.  


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