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
New Gamer Nation
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.
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: If you’re reading this, then you surely know all about the one ring and its powers. After all, it’s the main reason for the formation of Frodo’s fellowship, and its resulting journey throughout Middle Earth. The wonderful and perilous journey was well told by author J. R. R. Tolkien.
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...