Summary: After enjoying the various LOTR games on the PS2, I had hopes this game would be even better. The controls are very clunky, the objectives are vague, the graphics are not good at all, and the enemy tends to ridiculously hard in spots. My fiance and I played for an hour before we decided it wasn't our thing. I sold it a few days after receiving it.
Summary: I was gritting my teeth the entire time I played this game. It was made by the same people that made the great game Star Wars: Battlefront. So I thought it would be like that but in Middle Earth. Sounds great, right?! Or maybe not. The environments are completely unimaginative, repetitive, and very limited. I felt like I was confined in each level. The controls were also a dull point to me.
Battle for Middle Earth that is Vastly Inferior to Lord of Rings ROTK from the Last Generation
24 August 2009
Summary: I recently rented this game from GameFly. If you're reading this review, hopefully you know that the online play is no more, which is sad. I got this game hoping it was going to be like the Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, a game I loved playing on my Nintendo GameCube. I enjoyed the Return of the King because it made hack and slash fun, you got multiplyers for good, excellent and perfect kills.
Excerpt: Lord of the Rings : Conquest is an action/adventure game, released in 2009 the game allows you to play through the game as both the sides of evil and good, with the evil side letting you play as ogres and sauron, trying to stop the ring from being destroyed. The campaign is in two sections comprising of eight levels in the "war of the ring campaign" and seven in the "rise of Sauron" campaign.
Excerpt: Lord of the Rings games have been some of the better movie tie in game sof the past and this one looked set to be a great experience for fans of the films to live out the action at home. Unfortunately the game fails to deliver any immersive experience and you are left button bashing to fight off enemies to complete objectives that often involve little more than defending territory.
Excerpt: I recently acquired this game after seeing it at quite a bargain price. This was not a game I had heard of before, but became an impulse buy. Without spoiling too much, the game follows closely the theme of the films. Frodo must first of all succeed in tossing the rings into the fires of mordor. However if you manage to achieve this, then an alternate story line then opens up. One in which Frodo did not achieve his goal and so instead you then play on the side of evil.
Conclusion: As a devotee of 'The Lord of the Rings' trilogy , a wondrous literary achievement that I deem a milestone in English literature, I had been rather enthused about the release of the first next-generation video game inspired to the series. Being this particular title based not just on a literary masterpiece but more closely on its successful cinematographic adaptation, we would normally have high expectations on its franchise-related products; alas, this video gaming...
Lord of the Rings Conquest: Flawed but some fun to be had
1 August 2009
Excerpt: Lord of the Rings games have always been a little bit hit and miss, but one thing that they tend to have in common is that they concentrate on the action sequences that the movie did so well, and Lord of the Rings Conquest is no exception to this trend. As with the Two Towers and Return of the Kind games on the previous generation consoles, Conquest sees you controlling a single character and attempting to fight your way through an endless path of enemies in true heroic...
Pros: Classes bring variety, well constructed campaigns, multiplayer is fun
Cons: Offers little as a single player experience, too frustrating at times