gamers (100%) found this review helpful
The game is ok it will keep you busy for about a day or maybe two at best . There are some fun side quests and nice background to the story , yet all and all I am Happy I RENTED the game as opposed to buying it THANK YOU FOR GAME FLY
posted by BigEdward (PFLUGERVILLE, TX) Sep 22, 2010
Member since Jul 2008
gamers (93%) found this review helpful
First off, this is not a bad game. The game play is fairly straightforward, nothing especially challenging but still it's kind of fun to play the story as Aragorn (and young Frodo Gamgee).
I have two problems with the game. The first being total lack of camera control. You can't see anything that isn't directly in front of you unless you stop and go into Ranger sight mode.
The second being that the writers took some serious poetic license with the story. If you're a fan of the movies, the books or both, prepare yourself to be truly and seriously upset with this treatment.
If you can forgive those transgressions, it isn't a bad game. It is exceedingly short, I'm old and slow and I knocked it out in two days and that includes doing almost all of the side quests.
posted by SurfFreak (LAGUNA BEACH, CA) Oct 10, 2010
Member since Jun 2004
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
I almost missed out on a really cool game because I thought it was going to be one for the kiddies. Looks can be deceiving. Within the first half hour, the game starts to get rolling. The story is just timeless and if you have read the books a long time ago, this brings them back to mind. The animation is kind of cartoonish but it has a real charm to it. It doesn't take away from the gameplay. The one shockingly bad thing about the game is the lack of camera control. Didn't they bother to test the game? This really is a drawback but its still worth playing through to relive the story of the lord of the rings.