Electronic Arts Lord of the Rings Third Age PS2
This game is not at all what I thought it would be like. I was under the impression that the Lord Of The Rings game closely followed the movie of the same name but it does not.
I found myself playing with characters I did not even know such as: Berethor, Idrial, Elegost, Hadhod, Morwen and Eaoden...all of different clans. And the game play was not dictated by the movie which I found appealed to me more. I found myself traveling over places I hadn't seen in the movie, solving puzzles, opening chests with treasures inside and defeating enemies to gain rewards.
In this game I am in control of a small group of heroes who have undertaken a perilous quest to do battle in Middle-earth. The longer I play the more experience I gain and the more characters I can play with. But what I found to be an added bonus was that I could play this game as a two-player. My son and I played the game together and it was great. I think he enjoyed it more because we could travel Middle-earth together.
Being the good guys is not for everyone and this game gives you the option of playing in evil mode where you can control Sauron's evil forces.
Although I felt that this game had great graphics I did find it difficult to see in many of the scenes because they were so dark. And there was so much to read, all of the time, that it eventually started to interfere with the game play. I found the battles to be along the same lines as some of the Final Fantasy games but they just didn't seem to make their equal in game play. I seemed to spend more time on the sub-screens looking for items to use and less in actual game play. Still, I liked the game and enjoyed playing it.