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Remember that brilliant troll battle from the first Lord of the Rings film? Remember how tense, unpredictable and exciting it was? Now imagine that scene, but with the Fellowship standing in a circle around the troll, repeatedly hacking away at its legs for five minutes until it suddenly falls over and dies. You've just imagined War in the North.... read more

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Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby fionn1 » 25 Nov 2011, 13:31

Bye Skyrim ! Hello LORT WITN :lol:
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Postby Megatrons_Fury » 25 Nov 2011, 13:56

Lord of the rings was so 2002, enough already.

Glad this is bad, expected it and hopefully this is the end of this totally over used franchise. People should buy either Dark souls / demon souls or Skyrim instead.

Oh and buy Disgaea 4 as well, i need new user maps to farm for EXP and CP ( nudge, nudge)
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby jim2wheels » 25 Nov 2011, 14:02

Megatrons_Fury wrote:Lord of the rings was so 2002, enough already.

Glad this is bad, expected it and hopefully this is the end of this totally over used franchise. People should buy either Dark souls / demon souls or Skyrim instead.

Oh and buy Disgaea 4 as well, i need new user maps to farm for EXP and CP ( nudge, nudge)


I actually had some hope that this would be a decent slasher. Dark Alliance was one of my favourite PS2 games back in the day.
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Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby Sangor » 25 Nov 2011, 14:50

Christ knows why Snowblind decided to make a ARPG in such a restrictive universe. I would have loved to see something along the lines of Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance, or maybe Champions of Norrath.
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby Imaduck » 25 Nov 2011, 16:52

Had hoped this would be basically a cross between Dragon Age: Origins and LOTR, aw well :(
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby BenThomasFoster » 25 Nov 2011, 18:09

Overly dificult...

10/10 dark souls. (which also has repetition and even worse visuals.) just sayin
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby BenThomasFoster » 25 Nov 2011, 18:11

Megatrons_Fury wrote:Lord of the rings was so 2002, enough already.

Glad this is bad, expected it and hopefully this is the end of this totally over used franchise. People should buy either Dark souls / demon souls or Skyrim instead.

Oh and buy Disgaea 4 as well, i need new user maps to farm for EXP and CP ( nudge, nudge)


Another idiot who thinks lord of the rings were movies before books(which were amazing)
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby AndyPSM3 » 25 Nov 2011, 18:48

BenThomasFoster wrote:Overly dificult...

10/10 dark souls. (which also has repetition and even worse visuals.) just sayin


Dark Souls balances its difficulty with an expertly designed risk/reward system. It uses repetition to teach you how to play. You learn from your mistakes, evolve and adapt. It's a world with a delicate, deadly set of rules that rewards mastery, patience and skill.

War in the North is a game where you bash X to kill Goblins.

Just saying.
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby jim2wheels » 25 Nov 2011, 19:32

AndyPSM3 wrote:
BenThomasFoster wrote:Overly dificult...

10/10 dark souls. (which also has repetition and even worse visuals.) just sayin


Dark Souls balances its difficulty with an expertly designed risk/reward system. It uses repetition to teach you how to play. You learn from your mistakes, evolve and adapt. It's a world with a delicate, deadly set of rules that rewards mastery, patience and skill.

War in the North is a game where you bash X to kill Goblins.

Just saying.


Agreed. DS puts hairs on your chest - grey ones.
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Postby Malmo » 26 Nov 2011, 01:26

Having played through some of it, i find the game can be fun at times, but overall pretty disappointing. I don't really mind that they've written in their own characters but i do agree they're instantly forgettable. The combat is terrific at times, but it is very hard and the looting system is awful, you smash about a hundred barrels and are lucky to get one thing, you use your few healing potions in stages where seemingly endless goblins spawn.
Sadly there is very little you can do to prevent this other than hold block for eternity and take about an hour to move on to the next bit. There's pretty much no tactical option besides block and smash attack buttons. Apart from some meaty combat the game is disappointing, and i'm one to like a good hack n slash with little point to it.
Snowblind, just bring back champions of norrath please, at least if thats not wonderful you'll get some sales from the still decent fanbase that would love it.
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby MANYOO4EVA » 26 Nov 2011, 10:42

"Deeply, deeply repititive."

Okay so COD is not then? Run, shoot, repeat. Run, shoot, repeat.

I will get this, just will wait till it's cheap. Looks like it won't take long either.
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby budge » 26 Nov 2011, 13:49

I'll wait for Dragon's Dogma. :)
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby billysastard » 26 Nov 2011, 23:16

werent some reviewers calling this Lord of the rings: press x in the north?
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Re: Lord of the Rings: War in the North

Postby Jerdon » 05 Mar 2012, 18:56

LOTR has been a let down from the beginning.
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