Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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impossible to pass a level
WILLIAM GEORGE, Amazon
2 October 2013
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: 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...
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!
Summary: Firstly I would like to say that it is clear the developers had good intentions for this game, however that alone does not make a game. Yes the graphics are good in places but the game play is repetitive beyond belief, basic hack and slash game play where you start at a certain point and are unable to deviate to any degree and merely have to fight your way through to the end of level boss. After a while I found this very tiresome.
Summary: As others have said, it is strongly reminiscent of the old ps2 lotr games, in a good way. The combat is very responsive and your weapons have a good amount of weight to them. The enemy variety is good, with new enemies being introduced most levels. There is a high turnover of equipment, and drops are frequent. I am on my second playthrough, and must say that the game gets easier the higher level you are, as you no longer have to focus on one talent tree.
Summary: War in the North looks nice and captures the feel I'd want from a Lord of the Rings game well. It uses a familiar opening setting and story feel like they fit into the overall world well! Initially the game is great fun, it's easy to control and you get straight into the action after a scene setting cut scene. The game is billed as an RPG and it does contain levelling and ability tree aspects, but the main feel is that on an action game.