Pay no attention to any reviewer who gives this game a low rating. This game is great!!!! It is practically identical to Battlefront 2 but still cool in it's own way! If you have played and liked Battlefront 2 you will like this game. It is the same concept as Battlefront 2 but has a LOtR twist on it. The fighting is good basically a hack and slash game kinda like Heavenly Sword. There are four classes to choose from. One uses a sword, another spells and a sword, another with a knife and invisibility, and the last one throws axes. All are good but I prefer warrior, much simpler concept, Just kill everything in sight. Graphics are nice and the way you can have up to over a hundred enemies in screen at the same time is pretty sweet. And even with all these enemies, you normally do not get overwhelmed. Unfortunately, the evil campaign you do not unlock until you beat the good campaign.
Pros: Nice graphics, different classes are good, fighting is simple and special attacks are easy to remember. Lots of enemies make for some fun combos. Good story stays true to the movies.
Cons: Camera angle isn't good, you can not play evil campaign until you beat good campaign is a rip off!
Besides these flaws this game is very fun and you should try it. But if you did not like Battlefront 2, you will not like this.
posted by Gatsby525 (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Jan 17, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
If you're a fan of the Star Wars: Battlefront series, I suspect you may be disappointed with this one. The graphics are not what you would expect for the next gen systems. Battlefront 2 has near equivalent graphics.
The story mode is enjoyable but is much too short. Again, Battlefront 2's story was far superior.
The multi-player was also disappointing. EA does not divide the rooms based on experience level, so as a casual gamer, I'm pitted against people who haven't left their basement since the game came out - clearly a mismatch.
I'm not a huge LOR fan, but I must admit that this does not do a ton for the series. It's worth a rent but certainly not a purchase.