- Summary: In The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, players can become the heroes in the great battle of the North as part of the epic War of the Ring. Exploring unseen lands, story elements and characters from Middle-earth as well as elements familiar from past feature films, gamers will experience extensive character customization and development, expansive co-op gameplay options and upgradeable weapons, skills and special abilities.… Expand
8This game deserves imo a higher rating. It is a beautiful game, with a great story (it differs from the Lord of the rings movies, in story and characters), so you don't feel like you're just playing out the movies.
It is somewhat lineair: you can't leave the paths set for you, so okay it isn't as free as Skyrim, but it just doesn't feel restrictive. The path feels natural, not forced.
One negative I've read about, are the zombie like facial movements (or lack thereof) of some of the characters you meet in Rivendell, I have to agree with this, and it bothered me a little. Strangly I only felt like the facial animations lacked in Rivendell, in the rest of the world they were fine.
I loved the amount of gear you could find, and that you really had a choice in equiping it: it differed enough to make it an interesting trade off, between for example damage and magical effects (of the item).
I loved it, and will probably do another play through as a mage.… Expand
7I have been playing this game for longer than I played Skyrim so there's a shocker for you.
The voice acting
The storyline is cool.
The characters are lovely and I enjoyed meeting and chatting to them all.
The locations, graphics.
The battles, I like the simple skills and the easy key mapping. I can manage my weapons well.
I love the armours.
I love the mirror you can change your hairstyle and face features etc whenver you like.
Simple potion making and upgrading armours is nice.
The Not so good
The check point system, no way to load a previous save, ridiculous.
The normal setting was way too hard for me, I was only ever able to play at easy level.
Would prefer more inventory for potions and stones etc.
It is a very linear game that closely follows the story, there are a few incidental side quests but for sure you will be caught up with the story, at least I was. I played all the other LOTR games and this is a great effort. Not up to Biowares standards but still a nice way to spend some time.
But dont buy this game unless you can deal with the restrictions I mentioned and you dont mind a very linear game.
The world itself is very pretty and pleasing. :)… Expand
A console port, again. A hack and slash, again. Lord of the rings, again. Boring gameplay, weak story, mediocre controlling, ugly graphics. This game is weak, in every aspect. If I haven't know about the methods which publishers use to achieve high scores for their products, I would wonder how this p.o.s. could get so much high votes.… Expand