gamers (95%) found this review helpful
This game was pretty good. The graphics were about average but what caught my eye was the weapons. You get a whole arsenal of weapons ranging from bows to war hammers at your disposal. The downfall of this game was its lack of characters. During the game you continually see the same minions over and over again. The bosses were the best part of this game. You get to fight bosses such as the Balrog of Morgoth, Grima Wurmtongue, and the Witch King of Angmar. The story line was pretty well laid out. I like how it coincides with with the original story of the Lord of the Rings series. This is by far one of the best lord of the rings games i have ever played. -Stupidjew16
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
First of all, if you've ever played Final Fantasy X, the battle system is JUST like that. So if you hate that kind of battle system, you won't like this system either.
The big problem with this game is the lack of variety in foes. Everything is Orcs and Wargs pretty much and there's not many different kinds of either. Fighting the same enemies over and over gets rather boring.
Basically your party is following a few days behind the main characters from Lord of The Rings so you will get to visit all the locations the Fellowship does in the movie, which admittedly is neat. A little feature i like is that when you change a piece of equipment on a party member, it actually changes how your character looks running around on the map. It's a little thing but it's a detail i appreciate.
The story is not that spectacular and sometimes i felt like the characters were really cliched and just not very interesting. Another feature is that you can collect different scenes from the movie and then watch them whenever you like with Gandalf doing a voice over on each one. To be honest i found this irritating; if i wanted to watch the movie I'd pop my DVD in.
A kind of interesting feature is that after certain battles you can do a fight as the bad guy and beat on the heroes. The problem is, it gets old fast. Especially when you're fighting as say, a Nazgul and you can whip the party with incredible ease.
Overall, it was a good idea but the lack of variety in enemies is a real problem. It's not neccessarily their fault though, because let's face it - all they did fight in the movies was Orcs and Wargs. If you're a LOTR fan it's worth a play, but don't expect anything spectacular.