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
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.
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.
Conclusion: Concept: Bring the broad strokes of the wildly popular multiplayer online battle arena (or Dota-alike, if you prefer that term) PC genre to consoles
Graphics: The top-down view limits detail, but the look and feel of the excellent Peter Jackson films shine through
Sound: The sound-alikes for film characters are outstanding, and contextual unit barks draw out the drama inherent in every match
Playability: The developers did a great job of designing around the gamepad’s...
Conclusion: Despite the wait time to get the games going with real players, if you've never had the pleasure of playing a MOBA, then let Guardians of Middle-earth be your first. It has all the fast-paced insanity that comes with the genre, a wealthy amount of options for loadouts, and a nice dash of Lord of the Rings personalities and species to boot. Oddly good for a console MOBA.