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Submitted by TheGameScouts 576d ago | review

Guardians of Middle Earth Review | The Game Scouts

Jon Hamlin: If you had asked me a couple of years ago whether or not players would see a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game on this generation of consoles, I would have said no. There are a variety of things about a MOBA game that simply shouldn’t work on consoles. Controls are an issue. MOBA games rely on precise controls and there quite simply isn’t anything that can provide that precision better than a PC. MOBA games are also a balancing act. Characters have to be constantly balanced, rebalanced, buffed, nerfed, and entire game systems redesigned all to make sure that there isn’t anything that can’t be countered or is too powerful. This requires frequent updates and patches, also something that is significantly easier on a PC than it is on a console. But, Monolith Productions set out to prove that there can be a successful MOBA game on consoles, hence Lord of the Rings: Guardians of Middle-earth. Is Monolith’s Tolkien-inspired game the one MOBA to rule them all? (Guardians of Middle-earth, PS3, Xbox 360) 8.0/10

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