War in the north is the best LOTR game on ps3/Xbox 360. There hasn't been any good LOTR games on ps3. The game is awesome. You play as either a dwarf, an elf, or a ranger. You level up by killing orcs and trolls. There are so many weapons in this game. You get these by buying them in a store in the game or when you slay orcs and they drop weapons/gear. The only bad part is that killing orcs takes a lot of hits. But other than that this game overall this is epic I give it 10 out of 10!
You'd be hard pressed to find a game on PS3 I haven't played, followed, or heard about. That being said, I did not purchase War in the North because of the reported "game breaking glitches" that it had in the release. After almost a week of playing the game and beating it three times (once on every difficulty) I will tell you honestly, I have been stuck in loading screens 3 times in all my play but was always able to just continue on when I booted up.
WitN is not a very hard game, especially when you pick up the tells in fights for when to dodge, block, and hit. The game gets even easier when you move up the difficulty later with your super-powered character. If you like trophies, this game is pretty straight forward and I got the platinum in just over 3 days.
What I found WitN to be is fun. It is a basic Hack n Slash style game, or an arcade styled level game. It also has the potential to be a very social coop game. You can have up to 2 friends join you online through the campaign and mics work great.
People who will enjoy the game are fans of LOTR.
People who are not fans of LOTR wont get any thrill for meeting the cast of Frodo's story nor visiting the areas of the lore. It will seem like any standard Hack n Slash to you.
I've only opt'd to keep 2 games on Gamefly, and this is one of them.