Conclusion: Do you like Lord of the Rings? Do you find it impenetrable and standoffish? Either way, this game is for you. It does a good job of presenting both Zelda-style adventuring and concentrated sandbox gameplay with a Tolkien flavor, combining them into a focused Middle Earth adventure that serves as an excellent Lord of the Rings primer and an expanded highlights reel of the films.
One does not simply hack 'n' slash into Mordor! Oh, no, wait. One does. Sorry
8 October 2010
Conclusion: The disappointing challenge aside, Aragorn’s Quest does offer a reasonably handsome romp through the film’s locales. And despite its spotty, breathless retelling, it manages to re-create some of the story’s sense of wonder in the scale of its set-pieces. Nonetheless, the mindless mashing that fills most of the game’s hours means this is far from fit for a king. If you'd like to see more articles from NGamer, you can get a subscription here .
Pros: Some grand set-pieces, Some surprisingly vast vistas, Decent voice acting
Cons: Cartoony style is bland, Wasted combat system, Lacking challenge
Excerpt: Sneaky little hobbitses. When you read fantasy novels or watch movies, you immediately live in that world. Let's face it, there’s nothing cooler than being a badass warrior in some mystical land and whose destiny is to be a hero and save the universe from utter destruction by the dark lord and his hideous minions. At least it’s better than doing homework or sitting in a cubicle, right?
Aragorn's Quest Review: It's Not So Good To Be King
21 September 2010
Conclusion: Concept: Chronicle the exploits of Aragorn that weren’t important enough for Tolkien to write about or Jackson to film
Graphics: The lighting makes some areas look neat (I especially liked Rivendell), but the character models are nothing special
Sound: Sean Austin and John Rhys-Davies reprise their roles as Sam and Gimli (respectively), and the other dialogue is covered by decent sound-alikes and lines from the films
Playability: When you swing the remote, stuff happens.
Conclusion: Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest is fun and satisfying, if just a tad repetitive action adventure with good fan service to those of you that love the Tolkein novels and Peter Jackson films. Both the Wii and PlayStation 3 version of Aragorn's Quest are virtually identical, but it's pretty clear that the game was originally developed for Wii and quickly converted to PlayStation 3 with rushed Move support. The Wii version easily gets the nod as the one to get.