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Lord Of The Rings: Tactics

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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  all in the name!!!

| | See all mrblobby440's reviews (1)

this is a great game but its all in the name if u dont like tactical games u wont like this otherwise u most proberly will! :) great game

  Some will enjoy this title.

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You control a handful of LOTR characters.
During phase 1 everybody gets to select a square to move to. Then everybody moves at once. If the opposition gets close the movement stops.
During phase 2 everybody gets the chance to use an attack or item.
Each mission is very LOTR with scenes throughout the films.

Phase 1 can be a little cat and mouse. Trying to keep the tougher hand to hand characters in the way whilst trying to keep the ranged at distance.
Phase 2 is a very standard turn based attack style.

The game works quite well. It starts off carefully balanced keeping the fight on a knife edge between success and failure. Unfortunately the game became difficult part way through and I had to grind the first level (which can be completed in 2 turns) to improve my characters abilities. Completing a level gives around enough money to purchase a stat increase such as +2 to strength. The game then went back to being challenging until near the end where my characters had become overly powerful and careful tactics became unnecessary. .

There's the problem. The game is a slow and tactical with a balanced difficulty. Until the level difficulty is second guessing on how powerful your characters abilities are, and the game loses it's balance.


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This game is not what you expect. It is really slow and not worth the money. This is a rubbish game!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  Not worth it!

| | See all Alexiano360's reviews (12)

Only buy this if you enjoy playing chess and are a lord of the rings fan. Even if you are i think watching lord of the rings while playing chess will be better.

I bought this game expecting it to be like the former PS2 games. Or at worse a game like lord of the rings battle of middle earth. But no this is worse the fighting is childish and stupid. You go first no you go first wait ill move now. aghhhhhhhhhhhh i dont reccomend it lol

  really excellent

| | See all anto999's reviews (41)

a brilliant game at this price

like a chessboard you move your people and then attack

a must buy for this price

this game is very addictive and should be bought for any lord of the rings fan

a must buy...

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  Fun game

| | See all DebbieMat's reviews (1)

a great game which lets you play as famous characters from the fellowship and forces of evil. gameplay is sort of like a game of warhammer (with the figures) but alot better.
buy lots of skills for key characters and use a wide range of items (such as the ones in the lord of the rings the third age).

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I received this game for my birthday for the PSP after playing the last two strategy game on the PC 'Lord of The Rings - Battle For Middle Earth' 1 & 2 and thoroughly enjoyed... But to my dismay, I was really disappointed with this game and it has proberbly got to be one of the worse games i've played this year. So my recommendation would be ( NOT TO BUY )...

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  Absolutely superb

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Well worth a buy. Fantastic turn based game which follows the story line of the movies well. Superb in game clips lifted right out of the movies. Excellent RPG game.

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  NOT what you expect

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I bought this expecting an exciting game. Maybe I missed something when reading about it. This is like a game of chess! You are on a grid and take it in turns to move, then take it in turns to attack. Rubbish. Slow. Boring. I played it for about 2 minutes and want to sell it. If it does get better the further you get in the game, then fair enough, but it did not capture my attention anywhere near long enough to find out.

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