Summary: This game is, overall, OK. However, it's dissapointing when the AI of a game is so terrible you feel almost compelled to HAVE to play with another person. If you can find a friend to play with, then bump this up at least 1 star. Possibly a 3 1/2 star. The AI makes it difficult to play. It's unfortunate. I hope the next one is better.
Gorgeous graphics but really frustrating and disappointing
L. Morales "leom", Amazon
17 June 2012
Summary: I bought this game because it looked interesting, was on sale, and since I'm a huge fan of LOTR, I thought, what the heck--I'll try it. First off, I was very surprised to open the package and see as sparse a manual as I had ever seen in a video game. There were almost no instructions--a controller map, some back story on each character and that's about it.
Summary: Although this game is tons of co-op fun when it functions, my and my wife's save games have become repeatedly corrupted causing us to have to restart and lose all of our progress. There are some occasional work-arounds and a patch, but they haven't helped fix the problem. As WB has shuttered the developer a true fix is probably not in the cards. Unless you can get this game on the INCREDIBLY cheap side, I wouldn't waste my time.
Summary: I had been following this game since its original announcement. I thought it'd be great to see a new turn on such a classic story with all new characters. In the trailers, screenshots, and developer diaries, this game looked fantastic. In-depth combat system, great story, interesting environments. However, when I actually got the game, I was very, very disappointed. The combat system is about what you'd find in a Dynasty Warriors game but not even close to as fun.
SO wish they had product tested this game before release!!!!
Steve Lipes, Amazon
4 January 2012
Summary: This game could have been 4 or 5 stars for me, except Snowblind doesn't seem to have tested the game in order to push it out for the holiday sales cycle. This game is full of bugs that adversely affect game play. Quest logs are lost that affect later levels and most noticeable is the save functionality is horrendous. when playing two player co-op mode the game doesn't not save player 2 correctly cause many restarted games or lost loot and levels.
Summary: Overall this is a decent game. The gameplay is fun enough though it is repetitive. The number of combinations in battle are few but they are satisfying in a way. The storyline is strictly average. The character development is pretty poor and the AI is idiotic at best. The graphics are good and overall, the background and character rendering is well done. However, all of this is nothing compared to the frustration that this game provides.
Summary: The story lines were not like the movie at all and the multiplayer was veryyy...... OK. I had fun running around as the witchking but it was fun but not worth anything over $30. i was a big LOTR fan and got it for $60. bigggg mistake EA is only good at sports games not much else. Hck they almost ruined BF3 for me with that battlelog stuff that PC gamers have to go thu.
Summary: If you think you'll like this game because of the actual gameplay and not because its a LOTR game, dont waste your money. First off, I'll start where I always start games, the Campaign. The Campaign was, in my opinion, the best part of the game. It did have quite a few moments of sheer "epic awesome" and it was entertaining enough to keep me playing. There are only a couple things wrong with the campaign. The biggest problem is the length.