Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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An attempt to PROPERLY Review LoTR:WitN
13 December 2011
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 Publisher: Electronic Arts Platform: Xbox 360 , PC, PS3 UK Price (as reviewed): £36.99 (inc VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $49.96 (ex tax) The adventures of Frodo and Co.
Excerpt: The biggest problem with War in the North is the fact that it’s designed to be played with friends online. On the surface, this seems like a good thing. Each player takes control of one character: Eradan (a ranger like Aragorn), Farin (a dwarf, stout and strong as a tank), or Andriel (an elvish...
Excerpt: It's been a while since we've seen a Lord of the Rings game - and for all the Ringers out there, the gaming world might feel a little dry without the presence of the franchise, especially while Star Wars gets a new MMO and a continuous slew of games.
War In The North Review: Losing The Battle, Losing The War
1 November 2011
Conclusion: Concept: A Lord of the Rings-themed action/RPG from the developer of Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance
Graphics: The eagles’ animations are impressive. Other than that, expect your average monsters, environments, and gore
Sound: This sure is a soundtrack for an epic fantasy game
Playability: An erratic...
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.
Conclusion: If you’ve played Battlefront then this will be all too familiar and suffers from all of the same issues as well. Even for newcomers and LOTR fans, this will be tough to enjoy due to the brevity of the game and the shoddy mechanics.
Excerpt: Whilst often frustrating and lacking in complexity, Lord of the Rings: Conquest still has a limited appeal for die-hard fans. For everyone else, it's a real disappointment.
Pros: Well balanced classes for multiplayer fun. Definitely captures the Lord of the Rings feel. Great music. Backstabbing as a scout is pretty satisfying when you can get it to work. Killing Hobbits. If you liked the Star Wars: Battlefront games, you'll like this.