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  • Summary: J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth is a land of beauty, magic, and darkness. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, you follow Tolkien's narrative from the Shire to the halls of Moria, and finally to the banks of the River Anduin. Gameplay alternates between melee, archery, sorcery, and stealth as you control Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn. Join this band of heroes in their quest to destroy the One Ring, which contains all the power of the dark lord Sauron. Expand
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 6 out of 18
  1. 70
    Most distressingly, inventory management is a total nightmare; identifying and using a healing ’shroom is an amazingly laborious process.
  2. While LOTR hits a lot of highs, the overall quest and gameplay are just a little better than average. It's a strong rental. [Spring 2003, p.40]
  3. Rings strikes me as a game where the developers seized on the most immediate details (that of the visual scenery and all the supporting cast) and suddenly lost scope of the entire game.
  4. A few small sub quests (such as delivering a message for someone) do not lift the title out of the sea of mediocrity it’s floating in.
  5. I think I'd rather have Gandalf turn me into something unnatural - like a hairy newt - rather than play this game again. [Dec 2002, p.150]
  6. It is slow, annoying and simply boring.
  7. 15
    One of the worst games I have ever played. It is an underdeveloped, bug-ridden title that is an insult to Game Boy Advance owners and Lord of the Rings fans alike.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. EdM.
    Apr 14, 2003
    This is a great game although i can't find th willow withies in the old forest. for gods sake it isnt mad of the film its from the book "j.palm". havnt u read it or r u illiterate? Expand
  2. SeanH.
    Dec 28, 2002
    I cannot seem to plant the willow withies in the old forest. can you tell me why?
  3. KyleM.
    Jun 8, 2003
    I am a huge fan of LOTR. This game was awesome! The people who said graphics and display is terrible are wrong. The only thing wrong was the glitches. Bilbo never gave me the Mithrill Armor. So then I quit and my game was gone! Expand
  4. JohnR.
    Feb 13, 2004
    Great following of the story line decent graphics(especially for an RPG) but the fighting and glitches dont make it special.
  5. ZepplinCow
    Jan 3, 2003
    It does one of the best jobs I've ever seen of setting low goals, then constantly failing to meet them. Hockey puck, anyone?
  6. Mr.Bob
    Jan 7, 2004
    This game sucked in every way. It was a complete waste of time and money. Can you tell me why their faces were green? It's glitchy and the worst game I've ever played. Expand
  7. Masterchief
    Dec 21, 2006
    The worst game i ever played has about a thousand glitches.

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