Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Third Age
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Wow! This is really bad!!!
30 April 2006
Summary: If I was one of the programmers of this game I would be embarrassed to have my name in the credits. I've been a LOTR fan since I was a child and have been waiting for some decent games to transport me to that other world. I was really excited about this game but never bought it. I finally got around to renting is this weekend. I've put about 15 hours into it..
Summary: First off, who thought up the marketing idea that continually interspersing scenes from the LOTR movies would be a great selling point? The scenes have nothing to do really with the game and it gets annoying after awhile. Second, I got totally frustrated at how I'd finish a battle then move on and then if I wanted to backtrack I'd have to fight the SAME BATTLE all over again - it can't be avoided! Other games, if you defeat and win in a battle it's done.
Summary: This has to be one of the WORST games ever created. LOTR:Fellowship of the Ring was a boring mess but then they released LOTR:The Two Towers and LOTR:Return of the King, both excellent games. Well, I'm here to tell you that that trend is officially OVER because The Third Age is the biggest waste of time imaginable. You play as some random idiot that wanders around endlessly getting attacked by various enemies.
Summary: I agree with many of the other reviewers. Good idea for a game but not satisfying in the least. Not much Role playing to it. You're railroaded into each quest and the only decisions you as a player get to make are what skills to learn and where to put your attribute points (you level up after nearly EVERY battle).
Summary: sorry, this wont be a deep review. it doesn't deserve a minute more of my time. this game simply blows, it has no feel of tolkiens world or even peter Jackson's middle earth. game play is repetitive and boring. the graphics are no better than ea's other offerings and if you have them you are not seeing anything new. the "story" bored me in first 20 minutes. this game simply blows. rent it before thinking of buying.
Summary: I had not played any LOR games and was disappointed with this one. I only played for about 30 minutes and found that I was forced to just follow the pre-determined path set by the developers. The game is really just 109 video clips from the movie, with a non-interesting path for you to follow to "unlock them". Someone called this Japanese RPG, I call it "10 year old RPG". If you are under 14 you'll love it.
Summary: Cut scenes throughout the game were not synced properly. the characters mouths would move and then 5 seconds later you would here what they said meaning half the time youd didnt get to hear what they were saying becuse the cut scene had finished. around halfway through the game it also broke, my character was unable to move and stuck in one place. This is why i have given it a 1 out of 5 as the seller shouldnt have sold a broken product.
Summary: Easily the worst game I have ever played, the combat sequences are boring and tedious and running around the map becomes a challenge of running around in circles because glitches don't allow you to progress.