Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
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Save your money
Don Gibbs, Amazon
6 June 2005
Summary: EA should take the Cinematic cameras in Return of the King, and shove them up their ???. They only succeed in hindering game play. This is purely a 'reflex' fighting game, with strategy thrown out the window. Nothing more. Forget the so-called 'Combos' and special moves... they are not only frustrating to use, but totally worthless in combat. The only reason I award it the score I did was for the excellent graphics, soundtrack and cinematics.
Summary: I enjoyed the gameplay, graphics etc. of this game. However it is unreasonably difficult. That plus the fact there are no save points within the levels makes it a thumbs down for me. I enjoy my PS2 but am not interested in making playing this (or any) game into a full time job. These guys who say they finished the game in a few days must me either professional gamers or have A LOT of free time.
Excerpt: "...buy a game? you know the one I mean...when you've got it in your grubby little expectant fingers on the way home...in this case it was the 'I cant wait to kill some dirty orcs feeling'...well for a short while I felt while this feeling was justified...when I say short I mean about an hour, an hour's fun for £39.99, serioulsy...its laughable isn't it. The game follows the paths of the main characters (frodo, sam, aragorn, gimli, legolas, gandalf, ...
Summary: This game is so boring, don't bother buying it, just rent it you'll probally finish it in about 3hours even on hard mode. Repetetive hack and slash, all the characters are besically exactly the same and the only challenging bit is seeing how long your fingers can keep hit the x button for.
Summary: I got this game because of the good reviews it got, however i was disappointed when i played it. Cut-scenes are great but the gameplay is not as good. The action is very hard to see. You don't realise what you are hitting and how you are doing it. Disappointing game- film is great!
Excerpt: "...bigger than me! Never underestimate the power of my ring! Stop lusting after my ring; it is for my eyes only! If anyone seizes my ring, it will be the end of the world as we know it - have at thee! OK, OK, I'm a liar, my sincerest apologies. But doesn't any Lord of the Rings review have to start with some cripplingly bad double-entendre? If you haven't heard of the books/films then you must be living in a fantasy world of your own. The phenomenon ...
Pros: Faithful to the films - Great presentation - Initially enjoyable
Cons: Shallow and repetitive gameplay - Blatant cash - in
The quest to save middle-earth continues... oh no, I'm done!
The G man, amazon.co.uk
17 November 2003
Summary: I've had this game for two days and I've already finished it! Too easy by far, in this game you'll be hard pressed to find an orc with enough strength to knock you over, let alone kill you! The Two Towers was an excellent game and kept me hooked for months just trying to complete all the levels, let alone perfect them!