Excerpt: "...to be a version of the lord of the rings that isn't over processed. Well for starters the graphics are very good for a PS2 game and the sound is suitable. The characters are not portrayed very well. The story line is abviously a good one but there are a few liitle bit and peices about the game that I dislike. The main reason is the stupid loading times of about 5 minutes, this completely killed the game for me straight away, followed by the poor ...
Summary: When I purchased this game I had really high expectations for it, being a Tolkien fan and all. I was quickly disappointed when about 30 minutes into the game, I realized that the storyline is completely askew to the actual story of The Hobbit. The game has really good graphics and is fun to play, but the overall "quests" they send you on in the game, are somewhat dull at times.
Summary: To mop up any confusion this is not a remake of the old 8 bit text RPG from the eighties (real shame) this is a brand new 3rd person action platform adventure with you in control of Bilbo Baggins It's a game I really wanted to like more than I actually do, because there are several niggling problems. 1. Hobbit's have very small legs - Is a platform game really a suitable genre?
Summary: Let me begin this game review by stating that I am a J.R.R. Tolkien fanatic, and "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings" are my all-time favorite works of fiction. I am also an avid computer and console gamer. Though "The Lord of the Rings" definitely doesn't lend itself very well to most types of interactive adaptation (even if it's made a few decent forays), "The Hobbit" is quite another story entirely.
Summary: Vivendi Universal released the Fellowship of the Ring a year ago. The game was one of the most frustrating things I've ever played. Incredibly short, yet annoyingly stupid, the choices they made to change the story seemed to make no sense. The graphics, though decent for a computer game, were pathetic for Playstation 2. The fact is, Vivendi is treading a fine line here.
Summary: As I've not yet completed "The Hobbit," I won't consider this a full-fledged review, but rather I'll note my initial impressions of the game (in which I've already invested three to four hours) in two distinct ways - first as a stand alone game and second as an avid J.R.R. Tolkien zealot (and hardcore gamer).