Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven 3D adventure from Tequila Works and Riot Forge. Check out our Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story review!
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven 3D adventure from Tequila Works and Riot Forge. It’s a spin-off from the very popular League of Legends game and universe. For those of you new to it, League of Legends is a multiplayer online battle arena game – that would be a MOBA. It was launched back in 2009, and it now features a whopping 160+ Champions to choose from, so there’s certainly going to be a character that you click with based on their personality, lore, abilities, and playing style. It’s now 2024, and after launching on Switch at the end of 2023, we’re now getting an adventure on PlayStation with Nunu and Willup as the main characters.
Nunu is a young boy who is searching for his lost mother, and he’s joined by his best friend, Willup, who happens to be the last yeti in the world. Their journey through the Freljord will have them making the most of their individual abilities so that they can work as a team to overcome even the worst of odds as they meet other LoL Champions such as Braum, Ornn, Volibear, and Lissandra.
Nunu will use snowballs to make some energy-charged plants go boom, use his flute to solve puzzles and work his way through smaller spaces. Willup is a huge yeti, which means he’ll be doing the fighting thanks to his sharp claws, but he’ll also take Nunu on his back and sprint toward a gap that might seem too long to clear, just to grab onto a ledge on the other side at the last second.
You’ll move around with the left analog stick, using the right one to control the camera. You can sprint by pressing in on the left analog stick. You can jump with the X button, either on your own or while riding Gillup. When riding Gillup, you can have him attack with his sharp claws by using the Square button. Riding Gillup will also allow you to sprint to clear some of the longer jumps in the game. Nunu will have a flute, which you can use to play different notes with the L1, L2, R1, and R2 buttons. You can also combine notes. These can be used to solve puzzles.
Some segments in the game will show you a stone or two with a specific note to play. Do this and hold the note, and a door will open up so that you can cross and carry on with your journey. Other times, you’ll need to play longer passages that can have an effect on a creature, charming it to follow you around so that you can, say, use it as a platform. Then, you’ll find some magical ice that you need to charm with your flute so that Willup can carry it and then use it to heal a huge creature.
Trophy-wise, this one has a full trophy list for you to work on, with a Platinum to add to your collection. And since it’s also a Cross-Buy title if you own a PlayStation 5, you’ll be able to download the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost, and each one will have its own trophy list. Each list is split into 34 Bronze trophies, 6 Silver trophies, and 4 Gold trophies. Many of those are secret trophies, so I won’t be spoiling them here. As for the rest, you’ll get trophies for hugging Willup, eating a bunch of berries offered by Willup, locating all yeti murals, and helping the sad Poros. Oh, and you better win all snowball fights against Willup!
Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is a story-driven 3D adventure that is a fun spin-off from the very popular League of Legends MOBA that places Nunu and Willup front and center on this journey to find Nunu’s mother. With lots of platforming segments, some stealth, and battles against creatures with very sharp and deadly teeth, this is a chill, safe, but entertaining adventure worth checking out. Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story is available as a Cross-Buy title, so your $29.99 purchase will allow you to download both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions of the game at no extra cost.
This Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story review is based on a PlayStation 5 copy provided by Tequila Works.