Reviews and Problems with Guardians of Middle-Earth
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Replay value 5
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.
Guardians of Middle-Earth contains less than 2% real Tolkien
Quarter to Three
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.
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.
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 .
Excerpt: As the first game to bring the traditional MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) genre over from PC, Guardians of Middle-Earth faced the tough test of adapting the formula for console controls while marrying it to the Lord of the Rings franchise.
Pros: + Smart, tactical combat that requires teamwork., + Great variety between the available Guardians.
Cons: ? Can downloadable content add breadth to this excellent core?
Excerpt: Multiplayer online battle arena, or MOBA for short, have become a big thing for PC gaming. A few months ago, the developers for League of Legends threw out a picture with statistics that showed it was the most-played game in the world. It’s not only League of Legends that has become popular.
Summary: With characters from The Hobbit soon to be made available, it certainly is the prime time for this game to hit our marketplaces and ride on Peter Jackson's wave. However, it may lose out to titles such as Lego Lord of the Rings if it hopes to capture the hearts of gaming Tolkienites across the...