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.
Excerpt: MOBA. Multiplayer online battle arena. It's a relatively new genre in gaming and so far it's been pretty much a PC gaming exclusive, spawning big name games like Dawn of the Ancients, League of Legends, and Heroes of Newerth, all of which I've never played.
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.
Summary: If all you saw were screenshots, you could be forgiven for thinking that Guardians of Middle-earth is some kind of timely Hobbit tie-in with League of Legends , so extensively does it borrow from the popular MOBA's playbook.
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 .
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?
Online multiplayer fantasy game with a focus on fighting.
Common Sense Media
5 December 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that Guardians of Middle-earth is an online-only multiplayer game available through various downloadable game services. Its focus is fantastical combat, with teams of up to five players battling each other for control of spots on small maps.