An action game based on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, borrowing many gameplay mechanics from the Star Wars: Battlefront series. Take arms as one of four classes: scout, soldier, archer or wizard in epic battles across Middle Earth.
this game is class based gameplay, and i like it a lot, even though it's hard.
The story, i've watched the movie, it's not exactly like the original movie's story, but it's based in it. so i'd give it an [8/10]
The graphics: They're average, not exaggerated and not low quality. i give it [9/10]
The gameplay well, it has too many flaws, like, in singleplayer, the first levels are easy as ****, UNTIL the orc warriors appear, because, all the attacks will knock you back, throw you away, drop you to the ground, making the game way too damn annoying at some parts, since, even on the easiest difficult, the orc officers will ******* block all your attacks, and when you use the block breaker attack, they have already thrown you away with a crowd-breaker attack, while the orc grunts beat you shitless;
The hero system is awesome, since you can get to play as the movie's protagonists, aragorn, gimli, legolas, gandalf, sauron, Nazgüls and many others;
The movement is good, not buggy, and the player will never get stuck when accidentaly moving outside the battlefield.
Sometimes, at most levels, the player will find himself fighting alone against an army of grunts and officers, since, pandemic did not work on the artificial intelligence much.
The camera, when playing on pc, specially without a joystick, will make gameplay impossible, why? Because, the player will never attack the enemy you want, because he will always attack the nearest enemy, making it easy for the enemies to attack you.
so, the gameplay, by being hard as **** to play, the combat is buggy and hard as hell, i give it a [6/10]
The game has a instant action mode, which puts the player against bots in a pvp match, with 5 gamemodes, same thing as multiplayer.
If someone ever mods this game, and remove the ******' knowback, the game will get a lot better.
Lord of the Rings: Conquest.
I bought this game because, I just wanted a "Star Wars: Battlefront 2" like game, set in MIddle-Earth.
Well here it is... is good?
No, but it's fun. Let me explain.
If you're looking for a well made game, with good combat, balanced classes, good dialog, well made story, good graphics and good AI.
Then don't buy.
If you're looking for a game you can laugh at because of: bad AI, bad dialog, unbalanced classes and Frodo, who is a killer....... then buy.
You will find all the locations, where the big battles took place.
You'll find characters of Middle-Earth.
Good things: Soundtrack, the feeling that you actually Are in a big battle...
Buy it if you want a good laugh, because of all the bad things. Then you can easily buy it cheap somewhere.
Terrible combat, lore breaking features (warriors with fire swords, hundreds of wizards who are actually Man, Elf and Orc), hero characters aren't interesting and have the same move sets as ordinary cannon fodder, the evil story has been done before and better in the Battle For Middle Earth series and finally, the single player campaign feels like a tutorial for multiplayer which no longer has any servers.
AVOID. The Dark Lord sent this darkness to us. Don't touch it.
I'm not sure what to say for this game, well, the game is actually lacking in content, it feels unfinished like they rushed to release it, the game has a shut down multiplayer and instant action fails to live up to the instant action of battlefront 2. The fact that the game is unmoddable further makes the game have less content.
After you finish the campaign, there is no more content to do, and the campaign is hard enough with the Invinsable captain units that knock you down every 2 seconds
the only class that is actually any good is the mage, the warrior is always being knocked on the floor, the scout has ridiculously low health and the archer takes down enemies far to slowly,meaning you get swarmed by the weaker 'grunt' NPC's
There is a bug on minas morgul where somtimes Aragorn just automatically dies.
Overall, given marks because it tries to give battlefront in lord of the rings style,but fails due to lack of replayability, no SDK tools and shut down multiplayer, a dissapointing game