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Lord of the Rings: The Third Age

Not Rentable
Also on:GC, GBA, PS2
GF Rating
6.6

1134 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
1

Horrible

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!??

posted by slipshod (PEACHTREE CITY, GA) Feb 22, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

2 out of 22 gamers (9%) found this review helpful

I expected better from this peice of junk.This is one of those boring ,comlicating arcade games where you walk into random battles and it gives you turns to make a move at one another.Good Graphics but no point or fun.Ther's also NO free roam what so ever!PLEASE ,DON'T RENT!!!!It is a COMPLETE waist of time!!!Bye!!!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

This isn't even CLOSE to an RPG....

posted by MrBigKilla (REDDING, CA) Sep 7, 2007

Member since Jul 2007

1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful

Well, I rented this expecting an RPG just like it states and I can't say that's what I got. With this game you can usually guess whats next and I've found you never really need to worry about your health with a horde of health around every corner. Is it fun, sure, for long....no. If you want a RPG try getting KOTOR, Jade Empire or maybe even Fable. If your looking to burn some time and do a little slashing try it out, otherwise don't waste your time.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Needs More Variety

posted by lianzim (ORANGEVILLE, PA) Apr 24, 2006

Member since Sep 2003

7 out of 10 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.

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