posted by gamewiner4 (DRAKES BRANCH, VA) Dec 29, 2011
Member since Feb 2008
War in the North brings us back to the good old days of playing Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance for the PlayStation 2. The team based strategy of different classes and skill oriented characters and the skill leveling capabilities gives old and new team based RPG players a good feel for the genre. You can play as three different classes of heroes on four different difficulties. Each character has a max level of 40 which allows all three different classes to reach their fullest potential. One flaw of the game is the jump in and jump out co-op mode. If you have a hero to level 20 and your friend jumps in with you he will start at 1 and will ultimately die instantly. It is better to start the story from the beginning when having a new player join the game. Overall this game is well made, easy to use, gives you a good feel for team based RPG and above all very fun and addictive.
The game looked promising at first. I was playing local coop with a friend for several weeks. It wasn't long before all the bugs of the game were glarringly obvious. Messages would get stuck on the screen and somehow when we reloaded one day it said my partner was at a different point in the game and would no longer recieve experience or be able to level up. So all the time we'd spent was wasted and the thought of restarting this game is beyond what we are willing to do. I absolutely loved the Baldur's Gate and Champions of Norrath games. A friend and I played them for months on end together. I was expecting something similar in this game and can't express how dissappointed I am. I love the LOTR's universe and am just baffled how Snowblind Studios could mess this up. I hate this game and I quit. I haven't been this frustrated with a game in many years. Don't