Summary: Fun game, but online play was by far the best part. Its the Battlefield series based in the LOTR universe. Good times...until Electronic Arts pulled the plug on servers supporting online multiplayer on March 16, 2010 (14 months after game introduction). No multiplayer = no fun for this title.
Summary: Unfortunately, there were no recent reviews of Lord of the Rings: Conquest when I bought two copies to explain that Electronic Arts stopped supporting online play for this title back in March of 2010. More dissappointing, Amazon continues to advertise that it does have online play and none of the vendors add a note of warning.
Summary: Originally I had hoped to play this game and platinum it. However, it is an inferior product, and I feel bad that it even bears the LOTR name. The single player campaign is dull, unimaginative and monotonous; before I finished playing through it once, I found myself bored with the game. The cut scenes do feature Hugo Weaving’s (Lord Eldenrod) voice, but they are extremely wordy. This detracts from the game. The online multiplayer is even worse.
Conclusion: As the title states, I was extremely disappointed by the quality of this game. Having been a fan of previous lotr games I woud have thought that this would follow that trend - it didn't. The campaign was short, even with fighting on both sides, and the gameplay itself was very repetitive - using the same combinations over and over. The graphics were also poor on this console, similar to what you may expect on the Wii.
Conclusion: This game is the worst game I have played in a very long time. It is glitchy, has terrible graphics, the worst camera angles, but probably the worst thing is the controls. They are unresponsive and they have a habit of continuing to attack long after you stopped pressing the buttons so you end up trying to hit mid air most of the time.
Conclusion: this game is terrible so many game flaws its so rubbish and annoying i felt like chucking it in the trash it was so bad the lord of the rings game on PS2 is a million times better, EA really rushed this game too much what a disgrace -DO NOT BUY NO MATTER WHAT.