sorry amazon but this is not a toy, more adults then kids that would play this game
The Red Aaron, Amazon
9 October 2005
Summary: First of all, I must say I got the ASPYR version for mac computers. It's ok but whenever too much is going on for the computer to handle, it pauses in 5 second incriments. Besdies that, it is a little delayed and it makes it harder to play. Besides that I really wish it was first person view not third. There are times when I cannot even see my character at all, in the middle of a huge fight even! What am I supposed to do then?
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: My husband and I LOVED the Lord of the Rings movies, so we couldn't wait to play the game. We wish we'd never heard of it. Both of us find the game much too hard, to the point that the game is irritating, rather than fun. It's neat to be able to be Gandalf or Aragorn or Frodo, but even when playing the most powerful characters, we have to play the same scenario over and over and over and, well, you get the idea.
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!