Reviews and Problems with Guardians of Middle-Earth
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Guardians of Middle-earth
1 October 2013
Conclusion: With many of the technical and UI problems solved in the transition from console to PC, Guardians of Middle-earth has become the game it should have been when it was originally released: A streamlined, easy to understand MOBA for those looking for an entry point to the genre.
Pros: An accessible MOBA, Improved visuals, Console DLC included, Great new skins
Summary: “How dare you? HOW DARE YOU! How dare you review a Lord of the Rings game without having every film box set in a display case! HOW DARE YOU review a MOBA without having been yelled at and debased by 12-year-olds for more than 200 hours! HOW DARE YOU!! HOOOOW DAAAREEE YOU, SIR!!” I’ve read your complaints about my Guardians of Middle-earth impressions post .
Excerpt: Guardians of Middle-Earth is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) set in the J. R. R. Tolkien universe of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.'Normally this is a game that would I would expect to come out for the PC, but not this time. Guardians is an Xbox 360 and PS3 game only. And console gamers should really love that. Now, you are probably asking yourself how good combat will be without the precision of a keyboard and mouse, and you would be surprised.
Excerpt: I am sure there are very few people who have not heard of The Lord of the Rings . I would venture to say that a large majority of people have seen at least one of the movies or the new movie, The Hobbit , so you all know what these characters and their world looks like. The character design in Guardians of Middle-earth is spot-on. They all look exactly as I remember them.
Excerpt: Guardians of Middle-earth was revealed earlier this year and received a mixed reception likely due to the ever increasing popularity of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises but also the reluctance of gamers to believe the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre that is so beloved by PC gamers could succeed on platforms.
Excerpt: Guardians of Middle-Earth is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) akin to the likes of Defense of the Ancients ( DOTA ) and League of Legends ( LoL ).What separates this MOBA from others is that it is designed for and can be played only on consoles (360/PS3). Therefore, straight from the get-go, Guardians sets itself up to be a game that is rather unclear as to which audience it is attempting to attract.
There’s Something Precious About This Guardians of Middle Earth Review
19 December 2012
Conclusion: There really isn’t much else to say. The character design is great and borrows heavily from the films, and the sound is pretty top-notch, too. The graphics are as good as you’ll find on current-gen systems, if a bit muddied. But the gameplay is the core of the experience, and if you’re looking for an easy way to get into the genre, Guardians of Middle-earth is about the best bet you have.
Excerpt: Barring a select few examples, MOBAs have primarily been the sole domain of PC players. To capitalize on the most recent wave of Hobbit-mania, Monolith has readied a Tolkienesque take on the genre expressly for consoles. Does Guardians of Middle Earth succeed in delivering a true MOBA experience for consoles or should it cast itself into the fires of Mount Doom?