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Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: Rise of Isengard

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WhiteTalpa, Metacritic
8 August 2014
  • Summary: This expansion pack is decent however it feels like it's missing something, the landscapes seem to be missing that charm, and TBH look rather dull, it is only until I reached Isengard that I was actually impressed with the visuals. The questing content is strong, with quests that are much better than ones seen in Mirkwood, however saying that, they seemed to lack character for me, I rarely found myself truly engaged with the content.
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thejoshknight, Metacritic
19 December 2012
  • Summary: If you ignore the communication issues, Rise of Isengard was truly not a bad expansion. The content was fun and well thought out, and the landmass was iconic. It wasn't perfect by any means, but it does not deserve a 4.7 user score.
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SeaEagle1, Metacritic
15 January 2012
  • Summary: The new RoI expansion shows clearly that this game is but a shadow of it's former glory. And with the recent additions of gambling boxes and mid-level gear to the store, Turbine seems a bit desperate. While the slow decline of middle earth is very fitting to the story, as a gamer you'd really expect a game to improve itself over time. RoI is basically a super-sized quest pack like others in the game, except this one is selling for $30.
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swordsman, Metacritic
24 November 2011
  • Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Rise of Isengard is the latest installment to the Lord of the Rings Online massively multiplayer online roleplaying game. It attempts to allow players to follow the journey of the grey company through dunland into the northern reaches of the realm of Rohan. The story provided does a very poor job of mirroring the actual timeframe in which the grey company arrived in the region.
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