- 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
10You don't have to play Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance to fully enjoy this game, or watch the Fellowship of the Ring, or even read the Return of the King. All you have to do is enjoy ripping people apart, why are people pissed? Because of repetitive gameplay in a RPG, well just look at Mario. The thing is, this game is solid, it takes the Dark Alliance Engine back tot he basics of that toolset and redefines everything. Finally giving us a game worthy of using the DA Engine, worthy enough to be on the same tier as Dark Alliance, and worthy enough for people to enjoy a sequel in a different animated world.… Expand
For some reviewers, this game is worse than "Conquest". C'mon. By the end of the day, this is one of the best LOTR games I've ever played (and I've played many of them). The graphics are not the best in this generation - but by all means are they bad - the gameplay is fun, the side-story is interesting and the game becomes quickly quite addictive. I just could not put it down. Playing solo is nice, couch-co-op is great and there's also tons of fun to be had online. I think some people expect the same magic of every release. Not all games will be like Uncharted, God of War, Gears of War, Batman Arkham, Red Ded Redepemtion and so on. Those are examples of the finest pieces of gaming this industry is capable of. We should not give up on the smaller releases. This is a stupid mistake. We need to widen our minds and learn that games - like any type of art - must be appreciated in different ways and levels.… Expand
Gameplay: 8 - Great. LoTR: War in the North's combat is simple, yet extremely enjoyable. 2 buttons (light and heavy attacks) allow for simple combos, but mixing in rolls and powers adds a slight layer of strategy. Adding Co-op only makes things better. Sitting down with one buddy (local) or two (online) allows War in the North to really shine. All three characters (Elf Mage, Human Ranger, and Dwarf Champion) have close and ranged attacks. All have health and mana potions. Each is better suited to a particular strategy, however. Andriel is the healer of the group, Farin is the damage-dealer, and Eradan is best at Range.
Story: 6 - Okay. War in the North's story is bare-bones. The characters are bland and their quest is forgettable.
Graphics: 7 - Good. Certain areas of War in the North are pretty, but much of it is average. It doesn't break any new grounds visually.
Sound: 10 - Perfect. Lord of the Rings music. 'Nuff said.
Overall: 7 - Good.… Expand
3i loved this game right up until I ran into game progression halting bugs with quests. I was able to overlook the disappearing and then randomly reappearing secondary side quests but when you run into main line quest halting issues...its crushing. This was my very first ps3 game and it was very sad to run into this...normally I wouldn't even have reported the issue here but I made this account to complain about the even _more_ broken skyrim so I figured I might as well post on this game as well...its a 3 because I can at least play it without locking up like a certain other game.
regardless, a patch is promised and if it lets me once more play the game, then I'll certainly edit this review, its an awesome game so long as you can progress through it :)… Expand