I can tell Laser League is great because of the noises I make while I’m playing it. There’s my giggling, when I manage to weave my way through an improbably dense field of laser-based death. There’s my sharp intake of breath when I watch a teammate do the same, perhaps coming within a hair’s breadth of reviving me before being shunted away by an opposing bruiser. There was even a moment where I let out a shriek, accompanied by a little clap, after I used a well-timed ability to take out an entire enemy team.
Yet after all that, the most important noise might be a wistful sigh as I wonder whether I can recommend it. I can’t, really – not without the major caveat that you’ll struggle to find humans who’ll play it with you. Read the rest of this entry »