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
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 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.
Best Graphic lotr game ever
When u see dislikes their just call of duty kids that don't know what lord of the rings is.
that looks awsome but i am hoping an ofline coop no one has that anymore
Fun game but it has its problems
it really reminds me of the the two towers and return of the king video games i owned on the ps2 which i really enjoyed in my early gaming years. I highly recommend playing with a friend. Single player can get a bit over whelming. Some of the enemy characters are very over powered and can take you and your companions out fast. With a friend you have a better chance of being revived as your fellow a.i. heroes are bit dumb. You must also rely on the games auto save for you cannot save any other way which kind of sucks since the checks points are pretty spread apart. I enjoyed the story but i feel the rpg aspect is a bit pointless. How you respond to a characters questions in the in-game conversations has no effect or consequence on the game or character. The leveling system makes this game pretty addicting, the perk tress offers some pretty cool stuff. For the price i defiantly recommend it, i just feel it could have been more....
An Excellent Lord of the Rings Game
Lord of the Rings: War in the North is the latest game from Snowblind Studios, known for their work on Champions of Norrath and Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance. Bringing together both the hack 'n' slash nature of those games, along with the loot and more, they've made an RPG that is more in the vein of Dragon Age: Origins. Not only does Lord of the Rings: War in the North successfully pull off the Lord of the Rings universe with aplomb, it is a fantastic RPG for even gamers that don't care about Lord of the Rings.
- Beautifully Detailed - This game won't blow you away on a technical level, but the small details matter and they're so well done. You feel like you're in the Lord of the Rings universe and have control of events instead of living through a linear, more traditional gameplay experience. Character models are decently rendered, but the environments shine and look great. The rain effect is really nice and you'll see rain on your character when he walks outside.
- Loot Galore - Similar to Snowblind's previous games, Lord of the Rings: War in the North has a lot to collect. Any loot addicts will be satisfied with this game.
- RPG Perfection - As I already mentioned, you'll be looting a lot in this game, but it also has dialog trees, skills, etc. It's a true RPG, not merely an action game.
- Superb Audio - Both the voice acting and soundtrack are grade A stuff. "Epic" is the right word.
- Fun Combat - It's both fluid and enjoyable. The combat is simple and doesn't have much depth, however it's still very good.
- Some Small Hiccups - There are a few graphical oddities and such, however it's all pretty minor and nothing to be concerned about.
This is the Lord of the Rings game you've been waiting for. If you're an RPG fan that was disappointed in Dragon Age 2, Lord of the Rings: War in the North is definitely for you.