LoL’s New Cinematic Rocks

Logged into League of Legends today and after a brief patch, was greeted to the link to the new cinematic. It is truly incredible, in my humble opinion, and it gives me chill bumps watching it. My fave moments include:

  • The realism of Twisted Fate in the opening scene
  • How you get a panned in close-up of Twisted Fates stun card before he hurls it at Fiddlesticks
  • The shift to the battle between Ryze and an unknown opponent
  • The slo-mo moment where one of Ryze’s scrolls gets lopped off by Nocturne’s blade
  • The animation of Ryze’s spell book as he sets up a one-two combo against Nocturne
  • Katarina’s amazing agility, speed and tumbling skills as she goes at it with Garen – particularly as she spins horizontally in the air before landing
  • When Katarina blows her hair out of her face (watch for it if you missed it!)
  • The appearance of Annie and the perfect child-like music as she cuddles Tibbers
  • The flaming rage of Tibbers as he is called forth to battle against Tryndamere
  • And the appearance of Baron to wrap it all up

Makes me want to see more, more, more!

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This One Made Me Laugh

I don’t play Garen. His dialogue in game annoys me to the point of pain. Just can’t do it. Only bought him because my tween wanted to buy Lux and, well, Garen is her brother, and we enjoyed a few fun sister and brother matches before he tired of Lux and another champ captured his fancy. Seriously…can’t…do it. I actually stopped playing MF for a long time because her maniacal laugh during Make It Rain just drove me insane. I got over it with MF and love playing her, but could never make it happen with through-and-through Demacian Garen.

That being said, still found this Garen comic quite amusing. I am also a sucker for Viso-like flow charts.