Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Game Over Online
15 November 2015
Excerpt: Being a card carrying Lord of the Rings nerd, I approached the new game Lord of the Rings: War in the North with a certain amount of trepidation. You see, I'm also a Star Wars nerd, and any Star Wars nerd will tell you that you have to be careful with video game adaptations.
Excerpt: Let’s start with a confession: I have never, jamais, seen any of the Lord of the Rings movies. And except for the first part, I also never saw the Godfather series. This to point out that for many I’m branded as a culture barbaria.
Excerpt: The Lord of the Rings hasn’t spawned a great video game legacy, but does War in the North mark a turn in the right direction? While you will cross paths with familiar characters like Aragorn, War in the North tasks you to be part of a new Fellowship, with a new story all to itself.
Summary: 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.
Xbox 360 Review: Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Video Games Reloaded
15 December 2011
Summary: Lord of the Rings: War in the North isn’t quite the epic adventure I was hoping it would be, instead it’s focused too much on combat and hardly lets you explore anywhere. The visuals don’t stand up to today’s games, while fighting itself becomes repetitive quickly.
Excerpt: Being a decent reviewer (which I indeed hope I am) requires you to do a little bit of research, and now-a-days it seems that merely playing the game doesn't cut it. Upon my “in-depth” research of this game I came across this post:
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.
Summary: It has been quite awhile since the last release of a game based on the Lord of the Rings franchise and to most that wasn't a problem. However, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios seemed to have thought differently and decided the world needed yet another game dedicated to...