Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
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Tamara Lake "T. Lake", amazon.co.uk
6 December 2013
Summary: I got this as the copy I had was pretty scratched and eventually stopped working. I love this game and am extremely pleased with this purchase. I'd recommend this game to anyone who is a LOTR fan or just a bit of a fantasy fan!
Summary: This game takes a different path to the others (which concentrate on the films and mostly on fighting); The Fellowship of the Ring is mostly based around puzzles, strategic battling and story telling. However its not all fun and games; it can be glitchy, clunky, frustraiting and the end (as many other reviews have pointed out) is far from the book or the film. The controls could have been smoothed over more; the camera for instance is difficult to control at points.
Summary: This is not too bad a game when you start off. Three playable charachters and lots of things to find and do, but after a while you realise theres not a great deal of substance there. Also this is nothing like the EA LOTR games, more of a platform. I bought this and finished it within two days/six hours gameplay. If buying this for kids its a good game. Otherwise avoid, as it will be finished far too quickly.
Summary: What a real disappointment for a licensed game of a blockbusting story. Rather than following the steps of the movie, it follows the book instead. Game designers have tried adding an RPG element to the game, though it is slightly linear, it is done well fortunately not leaving you wondering around in circles. Throughout the course of the game you are in control of Frodo, Aragorn or Gandalf. All three are required to be used in strategic ways in order to defeat your foes.
Summary: Having recently bought an X-box, my immediate choice for a game was this one. Being a huge fan of the book and the films i couldn't wait to get my hands on this game. I wish I hadn't bothered. The game is far too short. It will certainly not entertain for a long period. I completed the game with about 16 hours game play. I took the game back after only a weekends play. The game is very linear. There is little room for exploration. The graphics are very good.
The Lord Of The Rings Better Like The Book Or Like The Film?
1 February 2003
Summary: The Lord Of The Rings The Fellowship Of The Ring is a better choice over EA's title for fans of the BOOK not the Film! As it is based on the book making what Tolkien wanted come to life. You play as Aragorn with his sword (Anduril) and bow for long ranged attacks,Frodo whith his dagger passed down from his uncle Bilbo (Sting) as well as rocks which are handy for distracting orcs and black riders and the precious One Ring!
a superb game...pitty it wasn't based on the film though
12 January 2003
Summary: I find it weird how a games manufacturer didn't base this game on the actual film, where it would have made much more money on. But it is based on the book instead. Although it does give the game a slight advantage with more indepth character interactions, and more to do stories about. The game starts off with Frodo in The Shire as a Hobbit, and searches around the town help people with problems they have, to give the game a problem solving task for the player.
Summary: So here's the adaptation of the BOOK, as opposed to EA's adaptation of the MOVIES, and in many ways it's the complete antithesis of 'The Two Towers'. First off, it's much, much uglier. The graphics look very poor next to the glossy gorgeousness of the other game, and there are lots of glitches and framerate stutters too. It's not all bad visually; there are some nice backgrounds and effects, but the characters are rather angular and tend to move stiffly and unnaturally.
Summary: Ok, so it is the first lord of the rings game to come out on the xbox, but you would have thought that with all the hype from the films they would have made this game something special. The graphics of the game are alright, but they could have done so much more with it. They are not the standard that you would expect from such an advanced console. The gameplay is terrible, it starts of as a kind of strategy game, working out clues, and finding things.
Summary: Whatever you do, don't buy this game as a result of watching the film! If you are a big fan of the book, then you might want to consider buying it, but only if you haven't got a tight budget when it comes to buying games. To begin with, the game starts of nice and slow with several 'sub quests' based around Shire folk. It's a bit slow, but it gives you a chance to get used to the controls.