The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Impressions PS3 (Gamer2.0)

Gamer 2.0 writes: "The plight of licensed games is that they are often unable to live up to expectations of enthusiast gamers with high expectations and easily satisfied casual gamers who tend to buy them in droves. For this reason we often have to accept licensed games for what they are: usually serviceable fanfare, but sometimes trash. We recently had a chance to sit down with The Lord of the Rings: Conquest and it seems like it's shaping up as more of the former, a decent enough hack-n-slash action game with a few wrinkles that attempt to keep things interesting."

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techwizz3752d ago

Well at least this preview didn't just give us a bunch of factoids. Glad there's some honest feedback on this game. I guess I might give it a rental from what I'm hearing: Check these lines out:

"In our experience, combat flip-flopped between engaging and passive. At times we had to make concerted efforts to fight off the horde, especially when confronted with special types of warriors from the opposing forces. We noticed this when we took control of Aragorn; a thoroughly more enjoyable experience than when we fought with generic characters.

Other times, we simply smashed on buttons, wiping the floor with our adversaries while listening to the EA rep beside us say, “Wow, you’re doing well.” Unfortunately, we did so with no rhyme or reason to our actions, and as with most hack-n-slash games, you’re often lulled into a button mashing daze until a special event or especially hard foe jolts you back into consciousness."

"Overall, we came away from our time with The Lord of the Rings: Conquest with the impression that it doesn’t appear to be an incredibly deep game, but it does reproduce the scale of the battles pretty well and its objectives-based mission layout adds a little more focus to what would otherwise be a very straightforward and monotonous hack-n-slash title. It doesn’t seem to completely shake loose from the shackles of a genre muddled by repetitive gameplay, but it is what it is: a straightforward game meant to please fans. We’ll have the final word on The Lord of the Rings: Conquest when we get our hands on a review copy in the near future."