What parents need to know
In Convergence, you play as Ekko, a young hero in a futuristic, dystopian city who has invented a device that allows him to control the course of time. If Ekko is familiar to you, that’s normal; he is one of the 140 playable champions in the mega hit League of Legends.
Convergence is part of an initiative by League of Legends developer Riot Forge to expand its universe. Thus, they asked the Quebec studio Double Stallion to develop a game around Ekko.
Unlike League of Legends, which is a MOBA-type game, Convergence is a 2D action platformer, which is played only single-player. We play the young Ekko as he tries to protect the city of Zaun from a dangerous conspiracy.
You have to explore the city full of hidden corners that can be discovered by taking advantage of Ekko’s abilities, who can propel himself on poles, slide on cables, teleport short distances and more.
You will also have to face a horde of dangerous enemies, taking advantage of the time control powers of our hero in order to survive the clashes.
Level of experience required
The game is centered around fighting against enemy forces, so violence is intrinsic. But it is not represented in a very graphic way, the violence is rather cartoonish.
No sexual content.
The inclusion of fictitious terms to describe the universe makes reading a bit more difficult. Some characters may insult each other, but the language is not very spicy.
Ekko is led to reflect on empathy, the decisions that shape our destiny and friendship. Ekko is a noble character.
The game is relatively difficult, but the time-going mechanics make the fights more accessible.
On n'achète le jeu qu'une seule fois. Contenu cosmétique optionnel.
Apart from a very small downloadable cosmetic content, there are no other additional costs.
Local game modes
There is only one single player mode that offers us an adventure lasting from 7 to 12 hours.
Online Game Modes
An additional costume for the main character is on sale separately for $2.49 CAD (approximately €1.75).
Convergence is a title that can be difficult to evaluate, because it’s obvious that it’s aimed primarily at League of Legends fans (and with 180 million players, there are many).
The problem is that the author of these lines has never even played a single game of League of Legends. If you are in the same situation, you may also find the story somewhat difficult to follow, which is a shame because it takes up a lot of space in the game. The invented terms specific to the universe of the hero are numerous, so that we can end up getting lost.
But despite everything, Convergence remains a precise and satisfying platformer, worthy of the talent of Double Stallion who had already offered us Speed Brawl, a game with a similar grip. Ekko’s arsenal of moves is vast, but the possibilities add up to the trickle, giving players a chance to truly master it.
The fights are also very enjoyable. You have to learn to read the intentions of the enemies in order to respond appropriately. The level of difficulty is relatively high, but the counter that allows us to go back in time is generous, which is a unique and interesting mechanic.
In short, if the story did not really charm us (which is a shame in a game with such an emphasis on storytelling), the game system completely seduced us.
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