Conclusion: i would love to have given this game a higher mark but becase Its how fast you can hit buttons brigs this game down a notch. Its a great game fast pace (maybe too fast pace) colorfull great characters. and straight forword controls. "None of that groove crap". i play it alot online. although they made ait a little too hard especially for kids since kids love this game from playing it on the GBA.
Summary: It's true this game is limited in a lot of ways as noted by other reviewers. However, it can be fun, especially if you enjoy turn-based games as I do and just treat it as a challenge. Unlike some other reviewers, I found that this game grew on me. True you can have a battle in which you don't even get an attack before you are stunned and slaughtered. However, every time that happened I found a way to field different characters or use them in a different way to win.
Excerpt: "The book was a classic and the films were epics so it stands to sense that the games will be out of this world, well the reality is not quite but this is still a pretty satisfactory little game with the emphasis on role playing adventure. In the game you do not get to play as any of the characters from the book rather you play as a character called Berethor a warrior from Gondor who is on a mission to find the more well known Boromir. In your mission ...
Summary: You'd expect a RPG from EA based on a film of a book to be a complete cash in but oddly it isn't,(I have the 'action'game Two Towers and really haven't bothered with it),granted The Third Age doesn't stray from RPG norms,turn based battles,equipment.levelling up,overdrives(perfect mode)etc.