Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Chef (Boss in German)
This is the best game I've played in a long time. It is very addicting and will have a lasting affect on you for a while. The storyline is very close to the books and movies. Each environment has its own characteristics and seems to create a sense of life, not just a place you go and forget in a few days. They have a lot of small details that really draw you into the game. The best example is the Barrow Downs. The mists give you a sense of pure evil. The combat feels like you are right there, under attack defending Middle Earth. The character customization could use a little work but i like the fact that there is over 1000 combinations of costumes. Sometimes the music drowns out the dialog. That can be change in the settings but you wont enjoy the music as much. I would recommend this to any hardcore gamer , die-hard lotr fan, or a reasonable gamer looking for a challenge. All in all, this game is Chef!
I have been following this game for approximately 6 months now, and i was convinced since the start. a LOTR action RPG with a mature rating, its just amazing to think about. seen the demo gameplay, and it was 100% lovely. AND since they have over 8 months to work on it, it can prety much only get better, excluding the possiblility of them adding some factor that completely obliterates its entertainment value, but a new developer is behind this game, not pandemic studios, who did conquest. I thought conquest was alright, but it was not a game i would have played online. this will be
A decent game
It's got a decent story, horrible(but easy to master)combat, but it is still a good game. It is still not better than the real lord of the rings story.
Tolken Would be Proud
The story is so engaging and the combat is amazing. I personally loved this game and I think it deserves a deserves a higher score. For diehard LOTR fans, this is the game for you.
If this were a machinima video, it would get 10s across the board. The problems begin when it becomes a game. I have never found a game so unfriendly to a player as this one. No save system that is reliable. It is not designed for anyone with a life outside of gaming. You cannot sit down for an hour of relaxation with this game and be sure you haven't wasted every minute only to be returned to the game at some point that you have already seen or completed. Snowblind is in this to make money, because they certainly have not made this game for lasting appeal. Get people to buy the name of the franchise then give them a substandard product that has flawed audio tracks for entire chapters, save game mechanics that can ruin 20 hours of playtime by allowing you to continue with no chance of completing the next chapter and no way to replay anything to correct any mistake you may have made. This is not the kind of thing that inspires customer loyalty to the gamemaker. I will never buy a game produced by this studio again.
Great Couch Coop Game
When I first heard this game was coming out, I was really excited. Unfortunately, it got horrible reviews in the 5's and 6's, and that discouraged me from getting it right away. I got the game when the price was lowered and played the whole game with my friend in one weekend. It has the gore that hack'n'slash gamers love and plenty of loot for rpg gamers. This game is a great coop because the 3 classes really compliment each other. Also, all of the equipment is designated to each class, so there's no arguing over loot, except for a few items. I wouldnt recommend playing the game alone, because the ai's can be helpful, but having to deal with 2 of them getting hurt all of the time can get annoying. Don't get too excited about the cameos that appear, because they are overshadowed by the three main characters and really don't do too much. Overall, this is a great game to play split screen with, but don't buy it if you are going to end up playing alone
Great co-op experience
I picked this up the other day, mainly due to lack of games with good co-op, and then called up a bro who's a fan of tolkien, and then we sat down and played. The games not too complicated, it plays pretty similar to dark alliance, and the quests will usually have a similar feel to them as well. I don't have an in depth knowledge of lord of the rings, but the story wasn't too shabby, and we had some good laughs every now and then. Still, I do admit that having a second player made the entire experience much better for me. If you've got a wingman waiting to hit you up for some co-op, this game is a pretty good choice.
Sadly quite a disappointment....
I was Soooooo looking forward to this game. I was excited by the fact that it was going to be an M-rated gory LotR game. But then I heard it was incredibly repetitive, I ignored those comments and got it anyway, expecting a fun game! Ive played almost every Lord of the Rings game and this was Such a disappointment... I went from excited to saddened Very quickly.
The game is Excruciatingly repetitive, with the same fights pretty much happening over and over. The graphics are nowhere Near as good as they should be and it's just No That Great.. I've played a couple hours into it and I'm having trouble standing it because from the voice acting to the missions your given, it's just kind of painful...
I'm going to try and make it through at least most of the game, but I don't know if I'd recommend buying this.. I only would because I Love LotR So much..
I'm a hardcore LotR fan and so far I'm just not enjoying it as I do most other Lord of the Rings games...
Good game but has the potential to be better
The story line I found to be very interesting and will put together...as far as gameplay I thought it could of been much better but I still had a lot of fun with it... It's your basic hack and slash games against hordes of enemy's once you defeat the hordes your path which is usually blocked by a gate or magical barrier is unlocked and thus you continue onward untill the next locked door or barrier and that's pretty much the game... There is no free roam and only a handful of locations in middle earth that you can really explore. The characters voice actors weren't really that great aside from gandalf but thats just me being pickey. The game dose have a lasting appeal Cause u can continue to upgrade ur character even after completion of the game...so all in all a fun game and for the price a great buy.
Nice Return of LoTR!
Alright, couple of things I wanted to point out before I talk about the game, first off please people, stop reviewing a game BEFORE it has been released, that makes absolutely no sense and doesn't help people who want to know the true rating before they buy it. Second off, slimjimm777, don't review a game before reading the instruction manual.
Anyways now that that's out of the way, this game is pretty sweet! The LoTR franchise kind of died out for me after the "Third Age" debacle. There were a couple of good CONSOLE, please note that as there were plenty of good PC LoTR games, releases such as "Conquest" as well as "BFME". However, a good co-op action/adventure/RPG LoTR has been lacking and amazingly enough, WB studios actually managed to pull it off pretty well.
All in all, good game with a good 10-15 hours of solid gameplay. It definitely has some replay value because of the skill trees as well as the choice of playing as 1 of 3 party members. The AI are actually intelligent and if you make the healer an AI, guess what? She heals! I would definitely recommend this to LoTR fans and those new to the series alike.