Explore middle-earth as you build your character from lowly
adventurer into a living legend. Battle Orcs, Mumakil, and
the mighty Balrog, picking up devastating weapons and powerful
new abilities along the way. Build a party of like-minded
fighters to aid you in your quest and fight alongside your
favourite heroes and villains from the films...
exhausted the plot of The Lord of the Rings movies,
The Third Age puts a new twist on the franchise. The
game is set in Tolkien's famous and familiar environment known
as middle-earth and runs parallel to the events that unfold
in the books. But, this is a new story packed with fresh characters
and events, but also allows you to crossover into the familiar
events of the books as you play out familiar events and meet
well known characters.
graphics look the business and everything, from creatures
to weaponry, is incredibly detailed. Cut scenes (over 100,
apparently) from the movies are interwoven into the action
and look fantastic. But if you think you'll be just going
through the motions of the movies, think again - this will
certainly represent a new experience for Tolkien fans.
music is lifted straight from the movies, which helps to add
to the atmosphere. The
main emphasis of this game centres on battles. Those Final
Fantasy fans out there will notice a similarity between
the gaming mechanics of Final Fantasy X and this game.
In fact, it's so similar that anyone who dislikes Final
Fantasy games (I'm sure there some out there somewhere)
should steer clear of The Third Age.
well polished and presented slice of middle-earth life. Certainly
EA Games best Lord of the Rings game to date.
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