Lord of the Rings: Third Age
LOTR has back up
Why am I reviewing this game? I do ask myself that. There hasn't been a review on here since 2009, but I just wanted to get my opinion out on this game. I've been a fan of LOTR ever since it was media popularized by Peter Jackson's films in 2001. This game coming out in 2004 only had extended to LOTR series even further as it had incorporated all three films into this game. Play as Berethor, Idrial, Elegost or whoever you may choose to your will. To go on into the actual game aspects, yes this game does have the cheesy graphics of pre-gen games. Although the story line, and lasting appeal sure cover that up. To give a rough estimate, one can beat this RPG in little less than 20 hours perhaps, at least to my playing ability. Though this game may not be found anywhere anymore, rather only on the internet, this game is a must play and keep because my love for LOTR mixed with this awesome RPG is made to larger proportions. Overall, I give this game a 9 because... Well, my opinion is already been stated.
This is one of my all time favorite games by far =]
Out of all of the LOTR games I've personally played, this is by far my favorite. Its something new, with its turn-stratigic interface and accurate storyline which bases off of Peter Jackson's movie trilogy The Lord Of The Rings.In the game, you battle hordes of enemies. Orcs, goblins,uruk'hai, even the wild men of Dunlin! Along with not just side enemies that you see getting pummbled by Aragon, I'm talking the Balrog, the Whitch King, even that Wormtongue fellow that we all loved to watch Saruman kick around. You travel from the woods of Eregoin*,all the way to the very tower that the Eye of Sauran sits upon.From finding chests which contain armor, weapons and artifacts, all the way to learning more powerful moves for your 6 new characters, each of all new races and factions of middle earth. All in all, one of my favorite games. Even the co-op mode is outstanding, me and my friend (a.k.a. J-Sweezy lol *inside joke*) always have a blast with this games, i hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I have =]
Out of the ordinary
This game is a parallel to the LOTR Trilogy. You don't get to play as Aragorn, Legolas, and Gimli, necessarily. But the thing I love about this game is that it is different characters who are battling alongside the heros we know and love. You experience every battle in the original Trilogy, but only as a turn-based party of 6 members (eventually) of 3 different races. Even though this is the first turn-based RPG I've played, I was pleasantly surprised at it's gameplay. You earn experience points to level up each member after each battle, as well as open chests all over the maps to obtain special armor and weapons, which can also be earned by winning big battles. But the best thing about the game is that you actually DO get to play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, and even Gandalf in the very significant battles like the Balrog battle, Helm's Deep, The Witch King, and Plennor Fields. And when you complete each chapter, you unlock "Evil Mode", where you play every battle, only as the bad guys. Yes, even the Balrog, Witch King, and Sauron, himself! This game is not run and gun; it takes considerable skill in strategy and planning in each battle, but it is worth playing and expanding your gaming versatility.
This is a great RPG.
When I first got this game, I thought I would be playing as Aragorn, Faramir, Legolas, Gandalf etc., but when I started playing I realized I was not. At first I was wondering if this game would be any good, but my thoughts about this game changed very quickly. You can customize different skills, armor, weapons, and special moves. The characters that you meet as you progress are very similar to the main characters in LOTR. Also, instead of running around and suddenly stopping for a random battle. In the bottom right corner a little Eye of Sauron will get bolder and bolder as you take more steps and once it is at its boldest, you will go into a battle. So it's not totally random, which makes it less frustrating. But when you have low health and no healing items and you see that little eye start to appear you know your doomed. :) The graphics on this game are very good for an xbox game. They are very smooth and the shadowing is good. The storyline is excellent, it is very fun and you gain party members throughout the game. This game is awesome and I would recommend it to anyone who lies RPG's and/or LOTR.
worst game i ever played
LOTR fans beware. this game is soooo bad. graphics are pretty good,story awsome but the fighting sucks. i played on easy and at first it is very easy. but then.....on easy mode...the enemys get soo hard. its a turn based game so you take turns hitting eatchouther, but the enemys get literally 50 moves and you get only 1! then they get another 50!! it is so damn frustrating! its impossable to pass the game without killing youreself. i cryed i was soo pissed. thats a mojor falt with this game you have to be a extremely patient person to play this game. im sorry to spit down this game but its just that bad. most game reviewers game it a 8.5 or a 4 out of 5. i dont know how that happend. this game is a descrace to the LOTR series. do NOT but it!!