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Lord of the Rings: The Third Age


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lord of the rings 3rd age

posted by RambaRal (KIOWA, OK) Sep 21, 2012

Member since Jun 2008

we are a true LOTR fans and we will buy this game for sure

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posted by chaz_34 (TANGIER, VA) Nov 4, 2011

Member since Sep 2011

My brother,tryed to play this game but it would just go through the story of it in the begining and just cut off afterwards. He told me he tried and tried,and i went over to his house to see what it was doing. It was the same thing he was telling me it would tell the story of it and after that it would just cut off. He tried everything when i was there sometimes it would not even tell the story just cut off....So i am very sorry he had to send this one back due to damage of the 1st cd,i do not know about the second cd. But this is the worst game he has ever had to get to work and still could not get it to work....he sent it back on the 11/01/2011 the morning......

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Surprise, Surprise! Another Gamecube Snoozer!

posted by johnnie173 (WILKES BARRE, PA) Mar 18, 2011

Member since Nov 2010

To say the Wii and Gamecube produce the lousiest RPG's in the world might be the biggest understatement in the gaming community.
"LODR: The Third Age" is another in a long line of snoozer, yawn-fests thrown out by Nintendo. If it doesn't contain the name "Zelda", don't bother.
Where to begin...
The battle sequences are very long. Your characters look pretty cool when they attack, but you can run to the grocery store in the ammount of time it takes to complete a round. Yawn!
Your characters lack any real personality, and we never learn much about them. Yawn, Yawn!
No town exploration or interaction. Snore!
The game is dark, and I don't mean spooky. I mean, "Where the heck am I? I can't see!". I spent a lot of time following the map instead of taking in the scenery, especially in Moria.
As stated previously, the cut scenes are nothing more than advertising for the movies.
The voice acting is good, but who cares when you feel zero attachment to the characters.
You are constantly overmatched, and since you don't acquire money to buy useful items, you are left with the meager droppings you find in treasure chests. 90% of these items are useless in battle.
I tried to get into this game for about fifteen hours, but just couldn't. "Clunky", "Dull", "Been There, Done That", ect.
The PS2 put out better, more involved games a generation ago.
I can't wait to get my tax return, buy a used XBox, and keep the Wii for my kids.
How this system remains competive is baffling to say the least...

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