Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
Pretty Close to the Book And Fun to Boot!
I remember when I first got this game with my father way back when I was younger; he bought it originally for himself but then got bored and gave it to me (my dad's more into shooter games). I also remember all the hours I put into trying to beat it. Going back to the game now, I gotta say that it still has the flare and awesomeness that made it intriguing to me when I first played it. One can never forget trying to sneak past the Black Riders..... Anyways the game is pretty good for a PS2 game and it follows pretty darn close tot he book of the same name. The graphics are pretty smooth and the game seems to flow even though sometimes it has a few glitches here and there that you hardly notice. Truth be told, the auto aimer id pretty good (which surprised me) and playing as all 3 characters (Aragorn, Frodo and Gandalf) have their own play structures, making the game have more of a variety (Action, Stealth, and Magic User). Sadly, you only get to play as Gandalf for the "Mines of Moria" level and I wish they coulda added more somehow BUT you DO fight the Balrog...which is a HARD BOSS. One of the Cons of this game is that you MUST remember to "save" your progress. No Auto-Save for us here... Now this isnt everyone's cup of tea, but if you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings or even just a guy/girl that likes to play a pretty enthralling game, give it a try. You may not like playing as a certain character, but the overall game has a very good lasting appeal
Great Choice for Lord of the Rings Fans!
I love how this game is made off of the book and not off of the movie. A lot of the storylines of the games I play are based on the movie, which can make scenes overexaggerated and off topic. The graphics of this game were okay, typical Playstation 2 glitches but for the most part the graphics were fine. The levels were fairly large and you can roam around a little, especially in the shire. There wasn't a ton of gameplay in the Fellowship of the Ring, but the 4-5 hours that I put into it was definitely worth it! My only problem with this game besides the minor glitches was the saving features. The first time I played it, I got all the way to the Nazgul and was captured. I figured that the game autosaved at some point since it didn't ask me to save and there wasn't some sort of saving portal. Once I was captured by the ringwraith, the game went back to the main screen and I couldn't load my game. It is very important to constantly save your game so that when you die you can load back up right where you left off. There is a plus side to this though... when you have a boss battle, you can save after you have beaten a part of the boss and if you die later in the battle, you can load from the spot you were at. The last thing I will say about the game is that I liked playing as Frodo, Aragorn, and Gandalf! Most the game is from the point of Frodo and Aragorn, but it was cool to have three playable characters in the game. Overall I think this game is really fun, but I wish it was longer and had more graphic appeal.