Excerpt: As the year comes to an end, I find myself playing yet another disappointing action RPG. Last year, it was Fable III , and this year, it’s Lord of the Rings: War in the North . I had the opportunity to take in War in the North at E3 2011 and left feeling very impressed, going as far to call it my favorite game of the show. I was pleased with the combat and presentation, and hopeful that the final product would live up to what was on offer at the show. Sadly, it didn’t.