Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: Tactics
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The Lord of the Rings: Tactics
1 June 2012
Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings doesn’t really need an introduction so I won’t give any. Let’s take Anduril by the hand and start with the review of Lord of the Rings: Tactics, a turn-based strategy game for the PSP.
Excerpt: When the Sony Playstation launched in the mid-1990s, developers utilized larger memory capacities in a multitude of ways. In addition to creating longer games with more depth and complicated control schemes, companies like Electronic Arts began accompanying their games with video clips.
Excerpt: EA isn't known for branching out or taking many risks when it comes to games; instead they tend to play it rather close to the norm with a few minimal changes. This fact alone makes Lord of the Rings: Tactics a refreshing experience in and of itself, as it does take risks and tries to do different...
Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings Tactics will put players in the universe of Middle-earth from the books and films and allow them to lead the Fellowship or take control of the forces of Shadow. The tactical RPG game features a rich system of items, upgrades and skills for the player to customize their heroes.
Excerpt: Just as Peter Jackson's film adaptations had an ambitious scope, so does this game. The single player quest incorporates major scenes from all three films, and each and every mission is preceded by lengthy video footage taken directly from those cinematic masterpieces.
Excerpt: Problem with that is the game is totally whacked from what I saw of it (if I am compelled a lot by readers I’ll… ugh… review it, which is a shame since the one and only known game of this franchise from the distant past of the NES was also whacked) including a whacked way to escape confinement in...
Conclusion: If you do, Tactics entertains in its slow-paced way. In fact, while in terms of accuracy to the world it's the least accurate LoTR licence yet, in other areas it's terribly close to the books. It's slow-paced. It's a little unwieldy. It's hardly glamorous.
Summary: Et sjakkaktig strategispill basert på krigen om ringen er i utgangspunktet en god idé. Men selv et strategispill er avhengig av en dose sjarm, en engasjerende og motiverende historie og bunnsolid spillbarhet for å bli interessant.