Lord of the Rings: War in the North
I loved playing this game especially online with other people it was very fun but once the story was over you couldn't free roam so it got a little boring replaying the story, but still worth getting because it is fun.
GREAT game for action and adventure.
I loved playing this game i had so much fun with it. I loved how the adventure went to snow forest and all kinds of actions. This game is recommended for all hardcore gamers who love action adventure and lots of twist.
When I first picked up this game, I was excited. It was difficult to find a good game to play coop with my girlfriend. When we started playing and continued playing into the night we were both satisfied with how great the gameplay and coop was. Then the next day we discovered that all of that hype was just a cover for a pool of unsolved bugs. My character's story progress was saved at Part 1 Chapter 22. Her's was saved at Part 1 Chapter 5. It then went on to say that if she played with me she would receive no achievements and not be able to save. We attempted playing on hers to get her to my (but actually our) point in the game only to find that the game glitches each time and freezes when we try to go into the next area to progress the story. We decided to go back to my save and continue playing anyway. We defeated a really difficult boss and returned to the town (an assumed autosave point) and quit to take a break. Upon returning we discovered we lost our progress and have to kill the boss again. Without an autosaving icon it is impossible to know when it is safe to stop your adventure. These bugs, and many more that can be found in blogs, are sure to induce frustration and disappointment in what could have been a great game. My advice: don't waste your time and money on what will be a huge let down.
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.