Excerpt: You might be wondering how Pandemic Studios' Lord of the Rings: Conquest stacks up against Pandemic Studios' Star Wars: Battlefront, seeing as they're basically the same game from the same studio but featuring different iconic universes. Short answer: Whatever, this is crap.
Excerpt: Of all the major book series' which arduously make the voyage from novels to films and even to videogames, Lord of the Rings is probably the most notable. As a videogame series, it has seen varying types of games with varying success. The series has included hack and slash, RTS, and even RPG titles.
Excerpt: Star Wars: Battlefront minus the blasters. That’s a pretty accurate summary of The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, though I don’t think my editor would approve of me turning in a six-word review. It’s not surprising the two games are so similar considering Pandemic Studios developed them both.
Conclusion: class each bring different skills to the fight, with each possessing a powered-up “special” such as a flaming sword for the warrior or a three-arrow shot by the archer. Lord of the Rings: Conquest effectively gives gamers an epic sense to each battle, which is broken up into smaller objectives...
Excerpt: Conquest is Pandemic’s latest concoction using the Battlefront formula. Take 2 parts warring armies, add 1 part securing control points, and add 1 part successful franchise and you get a game that fantasy geeks can brag to sci-fi geeks about.
Excerpt: Do you remember that bit in the Lord of the Rings trilogy when Gandalf's twin brother turned up to help electrocute the orcs outside the Black Gate? Or how about the scene where a small army of elves marched off a ledge to meet their fiery deaths in the Mines of Moria?
Summary: " The Lord of the Rings: Conquest " isn’t a bad game by any means, but it does have too many flaws and a general lack of polish preventing it from standing any taller than the slightly above average group.
Excerpt: In The Lord of the Rings: Conquest you’ll relive the epic battles from Peter Jackson’s movie trilogy, opening with the defense of Helm’s Deep and culminating in the final battle at The Black Gate.