LOTR: War in the North Review (NGN)

NGN: "It’s been over seven years since the release of The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King and four years since the last substantial Lord of the Rings video game release with The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar. Now, as we approach the coming release of the first of two Hobbit films, Warner Bros. Interactive has dug up the license and released a new and entirely original Lord of the Rings RPG developed by Snowblind Studios, developer of similar titles in the past like Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance. With all of the advancements made in the RPG genre with recent games like Mass Effect, Dragon Age, and The Witcher since the last Lord of the Rings title of this kind, does the franchise make a successful jump into the massive and player-choice driven world of the modern RPG or does it all just feel a bit old? The fact that I’m asking this question is probably enough of an answer."

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