...because it will put you to sleep. A lot of people have complained that the game is too childish. I can't say that I disagree, but what really hurt the game is that it's just...boring. At first it was fun to slash baddies with the move controller, but the novelty quickly wore off.
In the interest of full disclosure, I only put about 4 hours into this thing, so it's mathematically possible that it gets more interesting. Playing with a friend (who gets to control Gandolf) made the game slightly more tolerable, but not much.
Ultimately the game lacks some key elements that you associate with good games. These elements include variety, challenge, and whatever the opposite of repetition is. I'd stay away from it unless you're looking to play a game with your 5 year old.
I've read some of the negative reviews about this game before I chose to rent it. I thought I'd still give it a chance because maybe I might see things differently and enjoy it because I have played other LoTR games and enjoyed them greatly. It's sad to say that this game was very disappointing. The graphics were very low grade and the game was largely targeted to young children. I did not think that a game for young children would deter me like the way this game did. I played it for about an hour and then put it back into the packing slip. Still, the concept for the game was not bad and I am pretty sure that young kids would love this game - I'm just too old for it.
posted by mmcrunner12 (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) Mar 23, 2011
Member since Mar 2011
This game was really made for younger audiences. There was nothing difficult about it and was very fast to complete. Glad I rented instead of buying. Also for any die hard lord of the rings fans the game takes some liberties with Tolkien's story line.