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posted by Bostonfan (TUCSON, AZ) May 13, 2006
Member since Jan 2006
18 out of 19 gamers (95%) found this review helpful
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
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.
posted by sandollor (APO, AE) Jun 15, 2007
Member since Nov 2006
2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful
A good RPG in a wonderful world created by Tolkien.
Very good game but has one problem
posted by upsetgamer (PLAINVILLE, KS) Jun 14, 2007
Member since Mar 2004
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
This isn't even CLOSE to an RPG....
posted by MrBigKilla (REDDING, CA) Sep 7, 2007
Member since Jul 2007
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!??
posted by slipshod (PEACHTREE CITY, GA) Feb 22, 2007
Member since Jan 2007
2 out of 23 gamers (9%) found this review helpful
posted by DopeFeindKook69 (SPOKANE VALLEY, WA) Aug 17, 2012
Member since Aug 2012
I recomend it.
Great, for Lord of the rings
posted by jhenn1991 (EAU CLAIRE, WI) Jun 9, 2011
Member since Jun 2011