Conclusion: I hope that Monolith and their PC assistants Zombie Studios can bring GOME up to speed. If it receives the proper care and dedicated tinkering that most other MOBAs do in this space, then it could fully realize just what makes it valuable: fast, accessible MOBA design that teaches as it thrills, with a delightfully deep representation of Tolkien lore on top of it.
Excerpt: The game was initially launched on home consoles and is now also available on the PC with a number of changes designed to make the entire experience more interesting and more stable. Guardians of Middle-earth is designed to be a streamlined MOBA, which abandons some of the more exoteric aspects of the genre in order to deliver a fast-paced game that has clearer rules and better defined progressions for characters.
Pros: + Lord of the Rings characters, + Streamlined mechanics
Cons: - Limited use of license, - Limited number of players
Conclusion: The massive online battle arena (MOBA) sub-genre has blown up the past couple of years. While Defense of the Ancients (DotA) was the first game to focus on this style of play, League of Legends (LoL) is another MOBA game that has become a massive hit. Thing is, for us console folks, that MOBA craze has been passing us by. We've had our share of variations like Awesomenauts and Monday Night Combat, but there's not one that comes off as a "pure" MOBA.
The hobbits are killing everyone! Guardians of Middle-earth reviewed
16 September 2013
Excerpt: It seems like everyone is jumping on the MOBA wagon, and the fine denizens of Middle-earth are no exception. Originally launched on the 360, Guardians of Middle Earth has just seen a PC release on Steam – which means you can have Gandalf, Sauron, Bilbo, Gollum and a giant deadly spider all standing shoulder to shoulder with each other against an opposing team that’s equally heretical as far as source material goes.
Pros: A Middle-earth MOBA may be a hit with some fans, Has more ‘game’ aspects than a typical MOBA, A decent port with only one annoying glitch to it
Cons: DLC is pricy and seems a bit much considering the game’s scope, Endurance mode ends up becoming kind of dull after a while
Conclusion: Ho giocato a Guardians of Middle-earth grazie a un codice gratuito per la Mithril Edition offertoci gentilmente dall’editore del gioco. Ho provato a giocare prima del lancio, ma ho preferito aspettare che uscisse ufficialmente per trovare altri utenti online, ma come ho già scritto nella recensione, la situazione non è migliorata molto in queste settimane.
Summary: I MOBA sono in netta espansione su personal computer e Monolith ha colto l’occasione per portarli su un mercato inesplorato. Guardians of Middle Earth è un pioniere del genere che approda nel mondo console, e molto probabilmente deciderà le sorti future di questo genere sulle attuali piattaforme.
Summary: Guardians of Middle Earth è il videogioco basato sul Signore degli Anelli che non t'aspetti. Non è un action, non è un RTS e nemmeno un gioco di ruolo, ma un MOBA che sta per multiplayer online battle arena. Genere assai popolare su PC, che i ragazzi di Monolith Production vogliono trasportare su console.