Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
This is one of the best MMO's I have ever played! The storyline and the lore of the game is so immersible it's unreal! Right out of the gate you will see a lot of the popular characters from LOTR and be involved with aiding the fellowship. The graphics are pretty good for a game that is 5 years old. On ultra high settings the world is amazing to see and possible to run on a mid level graphics card. I've been playing since launch and will continue until I throw that ring into mount doom...and then some :)
Good for Some, Bad for Others...
This game is great for people who want to try a new game, MMO fans, if you have friends to play with, and if you just want to play a game you want to stick with. People will enjoy this game if they play RuneScape, World of Warcraft, or pretty much any game that is online and you level up in it.
Definitely give this game a try...
I know we've heard it all before, but I was a WoW player for quite some time, just like many of us others that have tried this game. I have followed the LotR trilogy since I was a young child and ever since then, it has stood out to me more then most stories. This game replicates the experience of that feel better then any game. As of right now in 2011, I would have to agree that LotRo is a much better choice then any other MMO out there. It has excellent graphics, amazing sound and one of the greatest story lines in a game. Even for a casual player, the quests will make you feel like you're actually there. Overall, if you're new to the whole MMO experience or just looking for a new one to play, this game is more then suitable.
A different crowd...
So basically the game plays just like World of Warcraft, but with a Lord of the Rings outfit. Instead of being based on the movies this game is based more on the books. You meet characters that are only in the books and expierence events you only read about. This games isnt for everyone though. Its not the cartoony game with oversized armor and weapons. The game is an easy transition for anyone who played WoW, and isnt that hard to learn for first time users. Overall its a great game and great for any fan of LotR or MMORPGs.
this game is fun like the first few weeks. then it gets bouring. it takes about 8 hours to download and it is sooo nat worth t. if you want to play a REAL GAME then get world of worcraft or something.
BEST MMO TO EVER BE MADE IN THE HISTORY OF MMO'S
This game is insane! From the second i downloaded it i knew it was gonna be good and it has. I currently am on the breandywine server with a 65 and a 51. Without a doubt this game is better than WOW. The graphics are amazing, crisp and clear. Sound is brilliant with an abundant track, it makes u feel like you're actually in the game with the sound. The gameplay is like nothing ive ever seen before, absolutely amazing! Everytime i log off of the game i am back playing it again within the hour, it is addicting and fun, i assure you that you will enjoy this game and play it everyday for a very long time, and u will not get bored. final words: GET THIS GAME NOW!!!!!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!!!!!
BEST F2P MMO OUT!
OK i played this game when it was p2p and played the beta and now i'm playing the f2p version and i is AMAZING! i find it more fun then WoW its has such an amazing environment amazing graphics amazing sound and an amazing community unlike WoW community were most of them are immature, in LOTRO you will find a lot of help full people and make quick in game friends. The best part is that its so easy to understand. Its almost perfect but it has its down sides, one of them is paying for extra characters slots,extra bag slots and add ons but its really not that much you use turbine points to purchase things, but the best part is that YOU GET FREE turbine points just by completing quest and deeds that you could buy the basic things you need =D you dont even need to buy the game anymore JUST DOWNLOAD AND PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!of course if your a hardcore mmorpg player and you want to buy stuff with real money then go ahead but you wont need to for a long time because they give you so much when you start out its ridicules just go and download it now! =D
Ambient realism, a laid-back MMORPG
Only two games get a subscrition from me - this and World of Warcraft. While World of Warcraft has a lot of pop-in fast and furious things you can do, LOTRO has a much more relaxing and awe-inspiring feel. Controls/classes/playability are similar to WoW with a few better and a few worse customizations. Main highlight is certainly the graphics, with sound and quest writing following closely behind. Overall story seems familiar...like in a famous book trilogy I've read, but one of its charms is that it holds true to the original in many ways with maps and cultures included. Interface is a little bulky at first but resetting the settings makes it a more driveable game. A few things cannot be changed though I wish they could (size of non-chat text and bag icons size on hi-rez). Sense of community is a bit lacking, unless you enjoy Out Of Character chatter or getting/giving advice. One roleplay channel is shared by everyone in the region and have yet to find a kinship that roleplays in kinship chat (though they may exist?). Otherwise, not a whole lot in the way of a player-driven roleplay experience can be found. Many of the non-player characters, however, seem to have the right idea. Tons of quests are available depending on the desired region you'd like to explore or difficulty of encounter. It's a top-notch gaming experience for those who've enjoyed off-line roleplaying games for only a fraction of the cost of them.
Well folks, if you're still looking for that perfect MMO game, this is not it. This is a very, very good game with an easy to understand control system and interface, arguably the daddy of all fantasy storylines, and an in general fun game to play. I've been through several MMO's and I haven't found any to date that have gotten me to continue paying a subscription fee. If you're looking for the veteran WoW player's review keep scrolling, because this isn't it. I find LOTRO to be a very good game that piques my interest in the potential department. Turbine regularly patches and changes things based off of player opinions. This game has the potential, through expansions to take you through the entirety of Middle Earth and end up fighting the epic battles of Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, and at the foot of Mount Doom. The new expansion features the mines of Moria and the infamous Balrog at the end. The storyline of Lord of the Rings itself has enough draw if the developers can keep shelling it out without changing much of the story. That being said, the game does have its flaws. The character customization aspect is not to par with games such as WoW, Guild Wars, of Everquest 2. I've heard complaints about the story characters not matching those of the films, keep in mind folks Turbine only has license to the books, not the New Line Cinemas films. I'm not saying this is best of all MMO's but it's the one I'm currently wrapped up in and, god willing, continue to be for some time.
This Game Pwns
So I was sitting in my room one rainy day, playing world of warcraft, (If you play, you will understand the following statement), Raiding Karazhan. We had come up to Moroes, and you can well imagine how that went, with everyone in the group being only on their first or second run, except me and a few others. After our 7th wipe, I blew my cap, enough to take drastic action. "THATS IT! I'M OUT!" I screamed. Obviously they thought i meant I was out of the raid, but were shocked when I went to a vendor, sold my gear, and gave the money to my guild master to use. I then logged off, deleted my 3 level 70 characters, and canceled my subscription. I was gameless for about 3 months, before my friend suggested this game to me. I was extrememly happy that he did. This game is by far the best MMORPG I have ever played in my life. The sound is realistic, the quests are plenty, and the physical gameplay is great enough to entertain even the pickiest of all gamers. My suggestion?? If you are choosing between WoW and LOTRO, then pick LOTRO. The actual game files aren't as demanding on your processor, plus I guarentee you that it will bea more entertaining expierience.