Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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To Arms! Engage Your Enemy in Lord of the Rings: War in the North | Review
14 December 2012
Conclusion: Rating: It is no easy feat to create an entirely separate storyline out of a story as successful as The Lord of the Rings . Non-canon characters can either be underdeveloped or so overly developed that how they fit into the story at all seems contorted. Snowblind Studios did a wonderful job with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North , making you really feel like you play a crucial role in the survival of Middle Earth, even though you are not a direct part of the...
Conclusion: Unfortunately, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North suffers from the licensed game curse. Even though it’s based on a great, and incredibly rich license, the experience is so ho-hum that it’s tough to recommend to most gamers. While some of the writing is pretty good, and character development is not an issue, its gameplay is repetitive and forgettable.
Excerpt: Lord of the Rings: War in the North meets us at a very strange time in our gaming lives. Eight years after the Peter Jackson films rekindled interest and at least a full year before the projected release of the next LOTR movie, itâ€™s hard to avoid the initial feeling that LOTR: War in the [...
Conclusion: Lord of the Rings: War in the North is fine for a few hours of jolly good fun, but once you realise that the game has played its hand early and really has nothing else to offer then the lustre is soon lost. Poor AI, boring combat and pointless quests all add up to a disappointing game that would be better off dropped into the fires of Mordor.