Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
25 December 2003
Excerpt: Developed by Seattle-based Surreal Software, The Fellowship of the Ring is one of 2002's most anticipated movie-based games. Released for the Xbox powerhouse, this epic adventure game follows three members of the Fellowship as they discover the fantasy and wonders of Middle Earth. Players relive the experiences of Frodo, Aragorn and Gandalf as they journey from the peaceful lands of the Shire through the darkness of Moria to the River Anduin.
Excerpt: The subject matter found within J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic Lord of the Rings novels seems ideal for the creation of a fantastic videogame. Who wouldn’t want to play a game that featured an immensely powerful dark lord, great heroes, massive battles, intense personal struggles and a vast world that simply begs to be explored? Just imagine being able to step into the Shire, with its beautiful rolling hills of green and unique architecture.
Excerpt: By Gary Kearney All right, I’ll cut straight to the chase. If you have set aside $50 to buy this game use the cash to pick up the excellent Platinum Series Extended Edition DVD for about $25 and use the rest to get tickets for the Two Towers instead. It’s not that Fellowship is that bad of a game, but there are just better options for your donation to the Tolkien Estate. Fellowship is based on the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien instead of the blockbuster movie.
Excerpt: When dividing up the licenses to Lord of the Rings, Vivendi Universal got the rights to the print version of the text and as such, the Game Boy Advance Fellowship story is built upon the fundamentals of the printed word, rather than the flashier film. I must admit, before I begin a critique of this title, I am not a rabid Tolkien fan. If you were to ask me of Dickens' Great Expectations or Thackeray's Vanity Fair, I imagine I would be more forthcoming.
Excerpt: The first component of Fellowship is where you assume the role of Frodo.
Like in the film, you'll try to escape from the shire but not without
performing some side quests and errands before you're able to actually
leave. This looked like a tutorial section to the Game Boy Advance
Fellowship. In that game, it was subsequently followed up with devious
and sometimes diabolical puzzles based on the fiction itself.
Conclusion: from Frodo to the wizened wizard Gandalf to the human warrior Aragorn. Each character has different attributes. Frodo is the smallest and weakest, but is the only one that can use the ring to find hidden areas in the game. But beware, because too much usage of the ring will "kill" him or just as bad will draw the attention of Sauron’s Black Riders, who Frodo has no chance against. Get these guys on your tail and expect to have your game end fairly quickly.
Conclusion: Det finns en hel del snygga effekter inlagda men helheten känns blek. Ljuseffekterna kunde vara betydligt mer dramatiska och texturerna känns allmänt suddiga. Inte ett grafikchip lär gå varmt för det här. Allting känns ganska bra i äventyrsdelen. När slagsmålen tar överhanden känns det däremot sämre. De datorstyrda figurerna i spelet verkar inte ha någon speciell intelligens och det gör sitt till för att sänka känslan. Jag kan inte tänka mig att spela om det igen.
Pros: Baseras på den ultimata sagan om gott och ont., En del snygga grafiska effekter, Stämningsmusiken är lysande, Tom Bombadil sjunger
Cons: Buggar, Känns inte helt färdigt, Långtråkiga uppdrag, Simpel kontroll i striderna, Näst intill obefintlig AI