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Submitted by mathsman 597d ago | preview

Electronic Theatre Preview: Guardians of Middle-earth

While many consider The Lord of the Rings perfect source material for high fantasy videogame adventures, the franchise has not yet delivered the experiences it so clearly is capable of. A series of scrolling beat-‘em-ups coinciding with the motion-picture releases and a welcoming stab at real-time strategy (RTS) is all consoles have seen. Perhaps it’s simply the magnitude of developing such a grand adventure as a role-playing game (RPG) that scares off developers, after all a leniency is afforded to massively multiplayer online (MMO) videogames that is not granted to single-player experiences. And thus The Lord of the Rings Online is the only such RPG gamers have yet been offered, and on consoles the franchise must take other paths. (Guardians of Middle-earth, ord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle Earth, PS3, Xbox 360)

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