Reviews and Problems with Guardians of Middle-Earth
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Guardians of Middle Earth
Family Friendly Gaming
19 November 2013
Excerpt: Lord of the Rings is one of those masterful franchises that millions love. It shows the littlest guy can be the hero. It teaches that heart really matters. I had to check out Guardians of Middle Earth. Man I wish I had not done that. Please, please, please learn from me. Avoid this game like intelligent people avoid redefining things like marriage.
Preview: Hands-on with Guardians of Middle-earth PC version
9 January 2013
Excerpt: If you haven't heard, the Lord of the Rings -themed MOBA, Guardians of Middle-earth , is coming to PC via Steam on August 29. A few days ago, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment invited myself and other members of games media to an early access of the game. After a brief presentation and breakdown of features, I was able to get a few matches in, and here's what I took away from my time... First off, let's cover the basics of what the PC version provides.
Guardians of Middle-Earth contains less than 2% real Tolkien
2 January 2013
Excerpt: When I play a game called Guardians of Middle-Earth, I don’t mind so much that it’s a Defense of the Ancients clone that doesn’t do anything different or memorable. I have Awesomenauts and Monday Night Combat for that. I don’t even really mind that it copies a game I already have — League of Legends — so shamelessly. But when I play a game called Guardians of Middle-Earth, I mind that it does so little to invoke Middle Earth.
Excerpt: Guardians of Middle-earth is a MOBA. That stands for Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, not a music award show. My toe was first dipped into these genre waters via Romino Games’ Awesomenauts formerly this year, an instantly accessible title with online splitscreen play. Monolith’s entry offers a proposition of more intricate depth that’s cast against the extensive background of Tolkien’s world. Two teams of five ancient warriors are pitted against one another in conflict.
Conclusion: For representing an untested genre on consoles, Guardians of Middle Earth acquits itself pretty well. If only the online functionality was as airtight as its core strategy, we’d have a truly great mashup on our hands.
Pros: Excellent adaptation of PC MOBA mechanics for consoles, Guardians have pleasing abilities that capture the essence of each character, Timed matches keep battles short and fun, Deep combat and progression
Cons: Occasional laggy matches, sometimes to the point of unplayability, Matchmaking can take ages, Only two maps with too little visual diversity
Excerpt: The idea of selling a MOBA on a console is a fairly uphill battle. MOBA community members have played DotA for about seven years now on a PC, and such a drastic change could have drastic challenges for a development team.
Review: Guardians of Middle-earth successfully brings the MOBA genre to consoles
6 December 2012
Excerpt: As someone who spends a majority of my gaming time playing League of Legends , I've often wondered how the game could play on a console. So, it's no surprise that during E3, one of my favorite parts was the time I spent with Warner Bros. and Monolith's Guardians of Middle-earth . I've been following the game a lot since then, and finally, was able to start playing.