Average User Score: 6.3Aug 8, 2014This expansion pack is decent however it feels like it's missing something, the landscapes seem to be missing that charm, and TBH look rather dull, it is only until I reached Isengard that I was actually impressed with the visuals.
The questing content is strong, with quests that are much better than ones seen in Mirkwood, however saying that, they seemed to lack character for me, I rarely found myself truly engaged with the content.
The PvE and PvM are still pretty solid, and keep the combat quests interesting.
Overall its a worth while purchase if you're already a player/fan of LOTRO.… Expand
Average User Score: tbdAug 7, 2014This is shaping up to be a really good game, all of the elements of a good sandbox are there and with further development I can only see this game getting better.
I personally had some issues with optimization though this is to be expected due to the fact the game is still in alpha.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Aug 6, 2014Solid expansion pack, this IMO is where LOTRO really starts to take off, I never really thought the base game was anything to shout about but with expansion packs like MoM the game really starts to make a name for its self.
The quests are so much better here than they are in the base game, the team at Turbine have certainly learnt from their mistakes there, the PvM is classed as some of the best in LOTROs history and the same can be said for the PvE which is further improved with AI changes.
Overall is a must have purchase for people who are already fans of LOTRO and its a great opportunity for players who perhaps didn't like the base game to try the game again.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jul 27, 2014LOTRO is at its core a WoW clone. However, unlike Rift it does not copy and perfect but instead just createa a cheap copy that doesn't feel as good. This doesn't mean its a bad game however, and it does show real promise.
PvP in LOTRO is very basic, one big map, one game mode... that's it. Despite this simplicity however the PvP experience is a fairly solid one and one which keeps people coming back.
I found the PvE really enjoyable. It has a good balance and therefore doesn't feel too easy, a problem which a lot of MMOs are effected with. This balance helps too make questing a lot more fun.
The quests are overall disappointing, they're no where near as good has they should have been. A lot of quests will tell you to go somewhere and complete an objective, you get back after doing the task and it will tell you to go back and complete another objective in the same place, it leaves me thinking why didn't you just give me both quests at the same time, it is this bad quest design which really holds with game back. Another problem with quest is the large amount of group quests, these occur normally at the end of a story line, now there are a number of problems with this, 1. Not everyone has friends to play with all the time and not all zones have enough people playing to group up with someone else, 2. Due to the fact you can't complete the quest you're missing out on the end of the quest line and therefore the story, 3. these quests are also meant to take players to new quest hubs but because you can't complete them it leaves player lost wondering what to do next.
Lore/ world design
This is Tolkien's world and this is Tolkien's lore, and Turbine have done a good good at recreating it within an MMO.
Combat is a bit clucky but overall it is fairly descent just not as good as some other MMOs.
The crafting system is below par for me, it's dull and just overall boring to engage with.
It's very good considering the look of the game, this is one of the games strongest points.
The landscapes are very good, the art style is nice however, the human architecture is just awful and you can also tell that the Turbine team were sticking to a budget.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Jun 20, 2014Some of the worst optimization I've seen, I mean i can play LOTRO high settings, RuneScape high settings, WoW high settings but no not WildStar even with all the options turned down to the lowest (which makes the game look so bad it's not worth playing) I still lagg.
Apart from that the gameplay is OK, the quests are fairly interesting and slightly better than other games, the environment is different but I couldn't care less about it TBH, yes it's art style is nice but I mean there are so many games which use this "cartoon art style" it's starting to get boring. The combat is different enough and works well enough to class it as a refreshing change. The story again I couldn't care less about it, maybe that's because I play games like RuneScape and LOTRO which has amazing story content, but yeah the wildstar story never gripped me during my time with the game.
Overall It's worth a look if you're an MMO player just to test it out, but I personally see Wildstar as a secondary MMO something I'd turn to when I get bored of grinding in my main MMOs, it's like the Chromebook of the MMO world.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.5Apr 20, 2014Real shame this ex pack could have been really good here are my problems with the pack, not many quests i managed to finish the main story alongside other quests in no time at all, sadly i did have to give up on a few quests due to the fact they are broken which has also meant ive finished all the working content i can do and im only level 92 not 95 which the ex pack should get you to. BB are not end game content IMO they were ok for telling the story of helms deep but not good enough to be the end game content. Overall this ex is a disappointment...… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Apr 13, 2014A strong ex pack IMO, the mounted combat its fairly cool once you get used to it and certainly adds something to the game. I still however have some occurring problems for example, i was level 83 when i finished all the quests i had been given in each part of the new zone not 85 which it should of been so quests not matching ur level is here again sadly... the placement of NPC is reminded me Mirkwood so yeah that was pretty bad overall though those problems aside a enjoyed it and look forward to playing through wildermore and helms deep.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.6Apr 11, 2014awful controls i mean like sometimes it doesnt even work, the lagg is awful considering it doesnt even look that great and i mean my pc can handle better looking games, the quests are boring... the npc look like actual players so thats really confusing and it meant ive died a couple of times...because i have to put it in low graphic setting some of the quest npc wont even load into the game right away i have to stand there and wait for it to load there are so many more reasons why this is an awful MMORPG if you're a fan on elder scrolls you're gonna be disappointed and if you're a fan on MMORPGS you're gonna be disappointed.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.1Mar 9, 2014This is a solid game for the most part... it offers what most people are probably for from a game in this genre, the game has really nice graphics, interesting game mechanics and a decent community.
There are some problems with the game... which considering AoS is over a year old year should have been fixed by now. For example, there are certain match types which include classes very similar to the way TF2 does it however the balancing is just awful and i tend to stay away from games using the class system... saying that there are classic mode games which don't have classes and these games i find are a lot more enjoyable.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.5Feb 18, 2014wow massive let down compared to moria... bad quest design and i mean really bad design in fact nearly everything in mirkwood has been badly designed... the placement of NPCs, certain quest objectives, quests matching/ moving on with ur level and the overall environment...… Expand