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Lethal League Blaze - Beginner's Guide

By dokkieinmyhand   /   Oct 25, 2018     Guides
Lethal League Blaze - Beginner's Guide

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What is This Game About?



This game is a high speed ball game that is sort of like dodgeball but is 2.5 dimensions. The ball can go up to a speed of one million, however, it is pretty hard to get to in regular matches. Also, there are many different game modes and characters to choose form which allows players to find their own playstyle.

What is New from the Previous Title?



This new installment in the franchise brings a new flair to the game as it introduces several new characters, new stages, amazing new music tracks, a story mode, improved AI, a new artstyle, new mechanics, and the long awaited servers for multiplayer (albeit, they aren't the best). Also instead of being just one hit kills, you now have a lifebar that will go down based on how fast the ball is going. This was implemented in order for players not instantaneously die the first few seconds of the match. Another thing is that you can now hit the ball straight down and there is a mini yellow goal that sometimes appears during the match at the top of the map. This is like a powerup that is activated by getting the ball into it and has several different abilities (invisible ball, instant fast ball, ball telekenisis, etc...) that will last for a while.

Lets Go a Bit More in Depth



I have only been (currently as of the review) playing for three hours but I have a (at least) basic understanding of what the game has changed. For starters, there are three new characters: Grid, Nitro, and Jet. Of course, each has their own unique abilities and now everyone has a double jump. Furthermore, there are a ton of new outfits and alternate costumes to choose from for every character. (Although there are some secret outfits which I have not figured out how to get.) Each character starts with four outfits already unlocked but in order to get new ones, you have to spend in game currency (I do not know its actual name) which you only get from playing the game (no microtransactions). There is also a story mode which is fairly decent and provides a lot of lore which (mostly) explains the Leathal League universe. Also, you unlock some alternate outfits from completing it and you get some achievements.

The New Characters



Grid



Although he is quite a slow character, his main ability is to teleport in the direction you are holding and launch the ball from there.

Jet



My personal favorite, Jet is a fast character who mainly uses her kicks to hit the ball. Her main ability is to put the ball in a bubble that cannot be hit (although the ball can be grabbed out of it) which after a few seconds, will pop and the ball will go flying at a high speed. She also has a jetpack that will allow her to hover in the air for a little.

Nitro



Nitro is an average character who mainly uses a gigantic handcuff. It acts like a grappling hook as it throws the ball away from the character, grapples it back in, and then throws it again (sort of like a trick throw). He is a overall good character.

Some New Mechanics



This is a very good thing to know/learn about as it could give you the edge in battle. One of the new mechanics is that you can now grab the ball and manually throw it (with default keyboard = Z). Even is the ball is going at a slow speed, the throw will momentarily launch the ball (either left, right, or down) very fast. Furthermore, parries are now back from the first game. When you smash the ball, if everyone keeps trying to hit it immediately afterwards, use the parry to stun them, giving you a free hit/kill. In order to do a parry, one must hit the ball, then press (keyboard) X, which upon doing correctly, will have a blue ring around the ball and the opponent will be stunned. Doing a parry will deplete your energy but if successful, you will gain full energy. ALSO, if you see a player doing a parry (the blue ring around the ball), you are able to grab the ball from them which will do major damage. One new thing that I just found is that if you happen to fall onto the floor (laying down), if you press the hit button (keyboard C), and the ball is coming to you, it will allow you to have the ball float in front of you for a few seconds which you could use to hit the ball. During that time, no other player can hit the ball.

Other Things



With the in game currency, you are able to buy music tracks, new stages, the new characters, several new gamemodes/returning gamemodes (such as: Lethal Volley and Strikers). There is also a leveling system for online matches which will give you additional currency for every level-up. Although I am not quite sure (since I am only level four at this time), I think you may unlock new things from leveling-up just like the first game (like new balls?). There are also ranked matches now and leaderboards.
Written by dokkieinmyhand.