Lord of the Rings: War in the North
LOTR: War in the North is a thrilling game with a captivating story line, intense combat, and a leveling system which pulls the gamer to continue to play. For a LOTR Game, especially one with it's own individual story, this is game is unique and fun. The Gameplay and Controls are easy to learn and the plot is very intriguing, yet easy to understand (Good v. Evil). The Graphics were exceptionally good, along with the sound, which, suprisingly, coincides excellently with the movement of the lips, eyes, and body language. The Lasting Appeal is another pro that will make the Gamer desire to level up his or her character to the max. Overall, this game is a keeper and excellent addition to the LOTR Gaming Franchise. I highly reccommend this game to any RPG LOTR Fan.
You Need Help
I got stuck in this game in the end of chapter 1 and I am certain I will get stuck again. Make sure you have a friend who has this game and do co-op.
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....
Great Lord of the Rings Experience
I picked this game up expecting a great time, which is what i got. It had great music that inspired you to keep playing. It had great controls and had a simple inventory and shopping mechanic. I have to admit, being able to create your own character and party would of been really cool but it still makes up for it. You get attached to the characters which pulls you into the story even more. The boss battles can be challenging which leaves you feeling accomplished when you beat them. The replay value is through the roof being able to start off on the next difficulty on the same level. This was a great experience that I'm keeping on experiencing and was worth the money.
Lord of the Rings War in the North is very fun it can be challenging at some points but not impossible though the gameplay is great and you actually get to talk with many of the characters from the movie.
P.S. be the dwarf Farin he is really boss
This game is such a disappointment. At first it was pretty cool, the combat was pretty at first. By the thing is it never gets better, it's the same exact animations, same exact moves save for a few you unlock via the terrible skill tree. The combat is so shallow. Mash enemy until yellow triangle appears above its head, press y, repeat. The weapon animations remain the same regardless of if its a hammer or sword or whatever. The ranger stabs people on the floor with a sword to finish them...ok that make sense but if you use a hammer, you get the same sound and animation to finish an enemy. The carpal tunnel inducing combat and lack of polish are terrible. I really tried to enjoy this game but I can't. The story is so blah and the game is just bad. All of the games abilities and ranged attacks run on ammo, ok that makes sense, have arrows to use arrows, but to use stronger attacks you have to use power, which only comes back from potions that you rarely find, making the combat even more boring. The graphics are so bad, and the lip syncing is so annoying to look at. The old LOTR games on GameCube were so much better than this. I say avoid at all costs...if you think I'm being to harsh I just invite you to try it yourself.
I always wanted this game from whenever it was announced but I didn't think it was worth $60 on release day, so I waited. Then about a month ago I finally bought it, and let me tell you, it's quite an enjoyable game. Most people are like "OMG this iz nawt a rpg gosh u guize" just..no, shut up, who cares if the makers called it an RPG, just play the game, it's a very good game with RPG elements in it, you can loot chests, upgrade armor, upgrade skills, etc. The gameplay is easy to understand and very smooth. Graphics are alright, not the best, but I've seen way worse. I can play this game for a while and the sound is pretty good. This game deserves a solid 8, it's not bad at all. Right now it's priced at $17.99 and it's DEFINITELY worth that price, it also gives you a challenge every now and then.
Lord Of The Rings at its best.
When me and my friend went to go and get this I didn't have high hopes for it. We were wanting a rpg open world multiplayer game because we don't have that many games that we both have and sense there aren't that many games that fit into that category we bought it. I have to say this is one of the best games I have played. It isn't hard to learn it and you jump right into the game with very little tutorial areas. There's really nothing bad that I can say about it. I feels like a mass effect game in terms of how the world is and the multiplayer is really fun (but its a little weird for it to only be a 3 player game when they could have easily added one more person.) So this game is a must and the price is low so there is no reason to not get it.
most amazing LoTR game since.. EVER
this game is incredible, i mean common a rated M lord of the rings game, cant get any better, the entertainment is endless and the storyline is awesome, this deserves way better than a 7.8! an 8.5 at least!
Worst RPG ever
I finished this game today and it was one of the worst RPG I ever played. The main story is Very short with not many side quest, no "legendary" weapons or armor in this game. The best weapons and armor are in the shops. Too many useless items. Too many gems to enhance weapons, not enough for armor. Once you give an ally a weapon or armor, you will NEVER see that weapon again and sometimes they do not equip even if it is the strongest piece. The end of the game requires you to go to lvl 20 IF THAT. You cannot unsocket armor or weapons. There's not enough secrets on maps. ONLY profession is with andriel to make potions. As you go to higher maps, the monsters will have same fighting styles, just stronger attack and defence. Only 2 different shops in the game. No "Save Game" tab in the start menu. Allies tend to die ALOT and you must save them at difficult times. The game would be better with more commands, the only healing spell Andreil does is Sanctuary and she has other healing spells that are more effective. Skill trees are very small. I found many glitches where I can see through walls in the map. Overall I think the game was a waste of time. Do Not Buy!! ESPECIALLY if your a hardcore gamer.