Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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10 August 2014
Summary: I bought this product because I found it to be a great couch co-op experience with my cousin while it lasted. I bought it for his birthday, however after playing through about 4 hours there was a game breaking glitch/error/scratch. It did not allow us to play any longer and I very disappointed. Especially because I was not informed of this. There was no way that I could of scratched it because I only opened it once to place the disc into the tray.
Summary: This game is pretty decent. The moves are kind of repetitive but fun to play. I have reached a point in the game in the castle that I can't pass. You are there with the heroes and are fighting about 10 orks. I have played this so many times and can't pass it. I have even restarted my game to build my hero up better and save some health's too but nothing helps.
Summary: Gamers have seen their fair share of the Lord of the Rings. The lore of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy world spans almost every video game genre, from real-time strategy to MMOs. So when it was announced that Snowblind Studios, the developer behind Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance and Champions of Norrath, was making a co-op based action RPG set in Middle Earth, the hairs on the back of my neck stood up.
Summary: I am a fan of LOTR, and I am a big time fan of RPGs. My favorite RPG of all time is Dragon Age: Origins, which I have played start to finish at least 20 times. (It is a game in the spirit of LOTR.) I have edited my original review with some updates. I have played the game about 1.5 times so far. I am only rating the game for solo play. I will never play co-op. I will start with the problems with the game. You can decide how important these problems are to you.
Summary: Since Peter Jackson gave the Lord of the Rings a long overdue revival with his film trilogy, more games have been set in Middle-earth than most gamers care to remember. There have been action games, rpgs, action-rpgs, strategy games and of course MMOs to bind them all together. To say these games have been hit-and-miss would be an understatement: the excellence of the Two Towers and Return of the King , is truly highlighted when placed next to such a dismal offering like...
Pros: This is a pretty fun game, in my opinion. The graphics are decent, the sound is good, and the gameplay is reasonable. Do not be mislead though, this is a pretty straight forward button-masher, but sometimes that is what the doctor wrote a prescription for. I enjoyed the missions, loved getting to see the Barrow-Downs, and was happy to see some Middle-Earth world locations that are only talked about.
Cons: I was disappointed most by three things. First I am not a big fan of the control layout, and the lack of customization available for the controls. Second, in order to complete some of the in-game secret finds you need to use a different character than the one you are currently using. That part is fine, but in order to switch characters you need to get to a game save point, exit the game, and then re-start your game to continue in the chapter as another character.betwe...
A Gamer's review of Lord of the Rings 10 hours in....
T. Burns "Slackjaw", Amazon
7 November 2011
Summary: Hello and thanks for checking out my review of this game by Snowblind Studios.. This game has people split down the middle. Is it worth a play through if you are on the fence about this game? Maybe this will help a bit. Think Baldurs gate (with bigger enemies of course) mixed with some dynasty warriors, then throw in a little horde mode (ala GOW) for the challenge missions (which you try to last through multiple waves of enemies including boss characters.
Summary: I like this, it's got great graphics and a good storyline but oh.my.God! There are literally THOUSANDS of enemies mainly Orcs! Too many damn orcs and goblins I am forever dying, and the magic doesn't last forever. Can become tedious sometimes. It's not a bad game though and worth playing if you're good at fighting and fast at sword and magic attacks etc. the eagle in it looks beautiful like I said graphics are lovely but it is one HARD game to crack!