Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: Tactics
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LOTR Tactics Review
20 August 2012
Summary: LOTR Tactics is currently out of print and the collector prices are skyrocketing. Most of the reviews appear to be from 2006 and earlier. LOTR Tactics isn't a bad game, and I enjoyed playing it. However, this game could've been better and lacks replay value. I would advise people interested in this PSP game to pick up a used copy, Gamestop sells them for around $4.99.
Summary: I'm a big fan of tactics games. For that and only reason I bought this game.This is a good game for short term simply because it's too short. All you can do is follow the movie story (the movie was damn long one) no alternatives. Dissapointing.
Summary: Overall it's a good game that keeps you wanting to play the next mission. It's also fairly difficult which is a good thing (I usually have to play each level twice before beating it). But BEWARE, EA has not done their quality assurance checks again (as in the major malfunctions with the Madden 06 for PSP game). This game has often froze up and turned my PSP off right in the middle of a mission. So frustrating... I smell Class Action! I'm about to boycott EA games.
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: 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.