Summary: Great to be able to play the old favorites and even better playing as the bad guys-something you don't see enough of in my view! Its good for the first few weeks of gameplay-depending on how much you play!- but towards the end of the game you find how repetative it really is and start noticing that the creaters of this game must not have a lot of imagination.
Summary: Lord of the Rings: Tactics is a solid adaptation of the LOTR films, recreating the film's scenarios in an RPG format. The game is notable especially for allowing you to play as not only the Fellowship, but also the baddies from Mordor. Though not entirely successful due to its fairly sedate form, it's a fun enough strategy title for fans of LOTR. The gameplay consists of you attempting to navigate across a map, having to fight enemies along the way.
Summary: This game plays through scenarios representing some of the scenes in the LotR movies. It pits the heros of the movie against dark riders, orcs, goblins and other various badies. The problem with the game is that the scale is two small. I was expecting to see characters like Legolas and Aragorn fighting against and slaying numerous orcs. But instead you will tend to find that there only a handful of soldiers on each side when a major battle is supposed to take place.
Conclusion: You control a handful of LOTR characters. During phase 1 everybody gets to select a square to move to. Then everybody moves at once. If the opposition gets close the movement stops. During phase 2 everybody gets the chance to use an attack or item. Each mission is very LOTR with scenes throughout the films.
Summary: I hesitated quite a bit before buying this game because of the poor reviews, but being a big fan of games like Fire Emblem I took the plunge. All in all this isn't a bad game and it's a definite improvement on EA's GBA handheld strategy LOR game they released last year. Buy or not to buy? I would say it's a buy but only if you are willing to put up with a few faults. 1. The game freezes up, so make sure you save after each battle. 2.