The Lord of the Rings: War in the North
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"_The game looks pretty good, with some well-rendered character models and some great looking kills [...] The game has plenty to do, from taking on side missions to a meaty main quest. _" - IGN.com
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.
ACTION MEETS RPG: Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
*CO-OP AT ITS CORE: *Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
AN UNTOLD STORY: While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.
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Needs ImprovementCyberSh3ff | Jan. 13, 2015 | See all CyberSh3ff's reviews »
I had really high expectations of this game from the word go, and I was slightly disappointed in all honesty. I love the characters and the story between them, but I was slightly dissatisfied at the story and gameplay.
I definitely recommend giving it a bash if you a fan of LOTR as there is plenty of gameplay available and you can also do it in co-op mode which makes for replay value. I just wish there was more RPG elements to it, I found that they played it safe and just had basic RPG features in, presumably to keep the younger audience happy and not confuse things.
I did come across a few bugs during my game time, not sure if these have been patched by now, but I know some people are still finding bugs.
All in all, definitely worth a buy if LOTR is your thing, if not maybe worth a purchase in the Steam sale or something as it's always going quite cheap when there's a sale on.
Decent!Kane987245 | Dec. 18, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
It is a decent LOTR RPG game and that is all i can really say about it. It's weird that you cant jump in an rpg, but that isnt something that irked me about it. It can be glitchy at times which can cause obviously downgrade of gameplay. Outside if that, it's a good time waster and fun as well. Pick it up when discounted if interested!
Satisfactory LOTR Action RPGcgrozar | Dec. 17, 2014 | See all cgrozar's reviews »
Like too many LOTR games, this game is decent, but nothing special. You control one of three characters, man, dwarf, or elf, and lead them in the battle against Sauron's forces in the northern part of Middle Earth. The combat is satisfying, if somewhat repetitive. The graphics are pretty good, beautifully rendering parts of Middle Earth. The game is pretty buggy though. Last time I tried to play it, enemies kept killing me with one hit on the early levels. Overall, its a pretty decent LOTR action game, good for slicing up some orcs, much better than the horrific LOTR Conquest. If you're a LOTR fan and looking for a decent game set in Middle Earth, pick it up in a sale. If you're looking for a good action RPG, there are better options.
Total FunDarkSparda | Dec. 15, 2014 | See all DarkSparda's reviews »
Had played this game over 3 times (To the end of the story). And I must say that, this game is total fun. Full of action and fun. Graphics are OK, but in game like these gameplay matters. Original story line and hell of fun. You may find some bugs in the last mission. But overall I will say 8.5/10. You shall also play this game at least once. When you do play I will suggest you to play as RANGER.
LOTR RPGSuppression555 | Nov. 6, 2014 | See all Suppression555's reviews »
This is a fairly decent action rpg experience, set in the world of Middle Earth.
The environments and characters are what makes this game worth playing in my opinion. There are some locales that will be very familiar to LOTR fans as well as completely new areas, all of which are done fantastically. There are a ton of familiar faces to see and converse with such as Aragorn or Gandalf, and quite a few new characters to get involved with.
Other than that it's a pretty generic experience. Pick your class, fight through a level full of continuous bad guys (orcs, goblins, Uruk Hai, etc.), then a big boss battle at the end of the level. Rinse and repeat. This game should definately be played in co op with some friends to make a far better experience.