Excerpt: The first in what was to become a famous franchise of games based on the well known 'Lord of the Rings' movie trilogy. Each game takes on the events of the film, and Two Towers adds a few hidden extras within the game.
Excerpt: Easily, the most epic film of the year, and one of the most epic films this side of Ben-Hur, the Lord of the Rings trilogy continued with the sequel to last year's breathtaking Fellowship of the Rings. Game software based on the movies was pretty much inevitable, and so was the expectation of them being poorly done..
Excerpt: Let me first say that there is never a dull moment in this game. From the very start you are tossed into heavy battle, with terribly deformed orcs slashing at you with duel axes and archers sniping at you in the hills. But you soon find that you are a force to be reckoned with as well. You can deliver a nasty heavy blow to take out large enemies and keep them back with quick jabs. For fun you can even kick them into the lava pools and watch them burn.
Excerpt: The Two Towers does nearly everything that it sets out to do very well, and unlike many film adaptations that have gone before, it succeeds in bridging the considerable gap between a feature film and a good gamer’s game. Let’s ask a question, just for arguments sake, about the mentality of buying a license and making a game from that license. Is it a deliberate thing to not include music from the original motion picture? Is it an oversight?
Excerpt: Either you were a cave troll dwelling in the Mines of Moria, a blind Dwarf living under a few hundred tons of rock, or simply not a fantasy novel fan to recognize the sheer spectacle and grandeur that was The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings. (Personally, I know I was in line the first night it opened.
Conclusion: In the end, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers is a traditional action game with a terrific gameplay system that encourages you to battle it out like there's no tomorrow. This system is difficult to master, which really adds a lot to the game's replay value. Most of the levels are set up in a way that makes them fun and easy to replay with other characters.
Conclusion: The Two Towers really doesn't have many flaws, if you rush through it you'll think its too short and if you were expecting an epic adventure game you'll be disappointed. LOTR: TTT is all about the action, its slick, smooth, beautifully presented and fun to play, and its way up there with Goldeneye in the Movie-to-Game hall of fame. A must have for fans of the trilogy and a worthy addition to anyone's collection.
Pros: Looks, sounds and feels right., Awesome battle scenes., Tons of extras.