Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: Tactics
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Lord of the Rings: Tactics
20 March 2007
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 things -- not all of the risks pay off, but its a good start. EA has always done a great job with the Lord of the Rings games and it doesn’t stop with LotR: Tactics .
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. Players can tackle the quest from the Fellowship's point of view and control six "good" characters, including Frodo, Aragorn, and Gandalf, or dive into the story from the "evil" perspective and take...
Conclusion: If this was just War In Middle-Earth using freshly rolled characters there would be no confusion, but it isn’t and so you get a rather weedy Aragorn to build up and a Legolas with initially all the archery skill of, well, us. Get used to such silliness and you’ve got the PSP’s second best tactics game.
Conclusion: The Lord of the Rings: Tactics is zeker geen slecht strategisch spel. Alle noodzakelijke ingrediënten voor een leuk potje vechten zijn er en de presentatie valt te pruimen. Jammer genoeg maakt het spel bijlange niet genoeg gebruik van het zo dankbare Middle-Earth universum met al zijn pracht, praal, helden en dramatiek.