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E3: Images of LOTR War in the North

E3: Images of LOTR War in the North

Warner Bros. has published these few images of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, which must be followed by a trailer. Please note that this Action/RPG game will be playable by up to three players in co-op mode.

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Commented on 2010-06-14 17:08:34
second pic looks really good. Is this an RPG, hack'n slash, or what?
Commented on 2010-06-14 17:11:37
Similar to Fable i think.
Commented on 2010-06-14 17:18:10
Looks bad. TLOR deserve better game
Commented on 2010-06-14 17:19:14 In reply to bleachedsmiles
I've added a little more info in the news ;)
Commented on 2010-06-14 17:28:23 In reply to CaptainTARASS
Posted by CaptainTARASS
I've added a little more info in the news ;)
ah action rpg... this could be pretty good then..especially with co-op.
Commented on 2010-06-14 17:28:54
Question: Is this the game were you can create your own character and play in LOTR universe in a hack and slash RPG style?

If so, I am interested!
On the images I dont see any of the main characters so I assume yes.

We have yet to get a proper game from this rich and great universe, nobody can seem to really nail it.

I think it was LOTR Conquest? had shitty combat, the melee was aweful, too clunky and annoying.

Hopefully this one does it right :)
Commented on 2010-06-14 18:07:33 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
Question: Is this the game were you can create your own character and play in LOTR universe in a hack and slash RPG style?
Yes it is. You choose from an Elf, Man or Dwarf, but can customise them to a considerable extent; if you've ever played Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance on the PS2 of Champion of Norrath, you'll know exactly what to expect. It's a whole new story arc as well, as the story of happenings in the northern parts of Middle-earth have never really been explored - heck, they weren't even mentioned in great detail in the books.

Snowblind is known for creating great action-RPGs - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance remains one of my favourite games on the PS2 - so I expect this one to be decent. Whether it'll do the material justice remains to be seen though.

The graphics don't look particularly impressive on the basis of these screens, but in Gamespot's demo impressions they said that the visuals were looking pretty sharp, so maybe these pictures just aren't very flattering - screenshots rarely are I guess.
Commented on 2010-06-14 18:23:47

I havent played Dark Alliance :(

But in short, how much of a customization are we talking about?
Face customization, hair colors and style...etc. Mass Effect depth or Dragons Age?

Also the camera, is it your typical behind the character combat or is it from above?
I assume from above.

I like games were it takes places in the same universe as a movie or comic, but it is alternated, like Star Wars TFU.

I just hope the combat is great and there is loot hunting LOL
Commented on 2010-06-14 19:03:00
i wonder if they'll be sex in it.. i've not played an RPG where i've not been laid for years.
Commented on 2010-06-14 19:58:46 In reply to Sath
In Dark Alliance, you had a set of three characters and you chose one of them. You could not customise their appearance in terms of hair colour etcetera, but you could create a unique appearance through armour/clothing and so on. I never played Champion of Norrath, but as far as I know you could alter your character's facial appearance to a certain degree.

I have no idea what this game will entail in terms of customising your base character, but there's a chance it'll allow for facial customisation. It sounds as though the Human will be the 'Wizard' class, the Elf will be the 'Ranged' class and the Dwarf will be the 'Warrior' class, although apparently there will be some degree of flexibility in your character's skills and abilities - in other words, I think they're saying that if you choose to be the Human race, you can still develop him to be accomplished at close combat (I hope that's what it means anyway).

Snowblind's games are traditionally from an isometric angle - i.e. from above (Diablo-esque) - and I doubt this'll be any different.

I hope it'll be good, I really do. In other news, The Lord of the Rings: Online will be free to play starting from this Fall, so if this game fails I always have that to fall back on for my LOTR game fix.
Commented on 2010-06-14 21:33:31
why, oh why... poor middle earth!

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