LEGO The Lord of the Rings
LEGO Lord of the Rings is easily one of my favorite LEGO games. I’m not sure if it’s just the source material or the fact that the game is actually really fun and evolves the LEGO franchise in significant ways, but this is definitely worth playing for any fan of the previous LEGO games or Lord of the Rings films. I can only hope that after all three Hobbit movies are out that we get a LEGO Lord of the Rings 2 based on those films because I don’t want this to be my last visit to LEGO Middle-Earth.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings
LEGO Lord of the Rings feels like a refinement of the last portable LEGO game attempt that still doesn’t meet the expectations of the device it’s being played on. As a 3DS game this would work fine but when you port it to the Vita you really expect more and Traveler’s Tales has really failed to deliver recently. I would say if you are looking for a LEGO game on the go then you should probably just keep waiting until they decide to put forth a real effort. If you still want to check this game out then I can only warn you by saying it’s only slightly better than their last attempt and can only hold up because of the source material.
Lord of the Rings: War in the North
Speaking of Eagles, I will point out the best thing about War in the North’s combat: when battling in open areas and have a feather in your possession, you can call forth an Eagle onto an enemy and watch in delight as the giant bird swoops in and tears poor fool to shreds. That, my friends, is awesome.
The Lord of the Rings: Conquest
LOTR fans I would say that maybe give this game a rental, but chances are there are better games that you may have missed from the past holiday season that may make better choices. Regardless LOTR: Conquest is a good game that just doesn’t do anything to move to the “great” level.
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 2
Battle for Middle-Earth II may not be the revolutionary, mind changing, forever remembered RTS title that some may be hoping for, but it still has a really good first outing on the Xbox 360 which really does prove that further RTS titles should be considered for the platform. For fans of the franchise that have not yet checked this game out, I would highly recommend you go out and give this game a test run - it is definitely worth a look.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
As a game based on the hit Tolkien movies, The Two Towers certainly would be a hit among fans of the movies, and action gamers alike. Everything from high-quality presentation, solid gameplay to exclusive unlockable bonuses just exudes a high degree of class. The Two Towers looks like another winner from EA Games, and shows that movie conversions can work, if done right.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
This game is a disservice to the fans, wasting a fantastic license on such a terrible game. Hardcore fans might be tempted to play this game, but we can only recommend that you rent it first before blowing your hard-earned money on this disappointingly average title.