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The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PC)

by Sierra
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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  • Story unfolds true to the best-selling novels by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Following the adventures of Frodo, Gandalf and Aragorn, each with special means to overcome obstacles.
  • Increasingly-challenging combat – as the game progresses encounter 28 types of enemies from roaming monsters to menacing boss creatures that possess varying degrees of intelligence and behavior.
  • Explore The One Ring, Stealth, Distraction, and Magic Use to discover, avoid, or create special events and encounters.
  • Use of the One Ring – Unleash the power of the most powerful artifact in Middle Earth, but at what price?
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  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 3
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B00006GJOA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,996 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

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Amazon.co.uk Review

For even the mildest fans, anything related to this beloved book deserves top-notch treatment; Vivendi's officially-authorised The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings falls disappointingly short of that goal. The game is intriguing enough (credit the source material) to play through entirely--once. For the cost of the game, you are guaranteed a reasonably pleasurable 10 hours of gameplay. After that, it will likely sit on your shelf.

There are good things in this game: the RPG mechanics are fine (at various points in the story, you play as Frodo, Aragorn and Gandalf), the visuals are beautiful in parts, and certain aspects of game design are fantastic (Gandalf's magic-casting stands out). Little touches make it appealing to true fans, for instance when Aragorn receives the repaired Sword of Elendil and it glows during fighting. It would be a great game for even non-LOTR fans to play, since a good deal of backstory is provided in lengthy cinematics throughout the game. Fellowship's greatest asset, of course, is the story itself, as well as the bevy of villainous creatures that provide great boss-fight material. Many other games probably wished they had a Balrog to offer.

But the story deviates strangely from the book in order to satisfy the format of an RPG game. The final boss-fight (which we won't spoil here) is completely unrelated to anything devised by JRR Tolkien, and it seems hollow, strange and unsatisfying. The puzzles sprinkled throughout the game are random and often frustrating, as is your first encounter with the Ringwraiths (inevitably, you die many times--too steep a difficulty curve right out of the gate). This game is still strongly recommended, but with many caveats. Proceed with caution, and you're likely to enjoy yourself. Expect a masterpiece, and you'll be wishing you'd saved your money for a different title. --Jennifer Buckendorff

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The Fellowship of the Ring is a single-player action-adventure game featuring Frodo, Gandalf and Aragorn. It's based on the first part of JRR Tolkien's epic novel The Lord of the Rings. From the peaceful lands of the Shire through the darkness of Moria, to the River Anduin, the player must gather the Fellowship and protect the One Ring from the Dark Lord Sauron.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice game 10 Nov 2002
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Format:Video Game
My first piece of advice if you're thinking about purchasing this game is don't buy it expecting a completely faithful reproduction of the book. Yes, it's closer to the book than the film was but certain aspects of the storyline has been sacrificed for gameplay. Not that this is always a bad thing, in many parts of the game it shows itself to be puzzling and enjoyable, however some tasks and puzzles seems to have been added simply to extend certain areas of the game (such as in hobbiton, one of your missions is to find a metal pin for the mill, which is annoying and pointless) or are just too difficult (escaping the ringwraith in hobbiton is a good example). Other parts of the story have been missed out altogether (before reaching moria you just get a screen telling you the fellowship attempted the mountain, but turned back), and the fighting skills of hobbits has greatly improved since I read the book (after leaving the shire I beat three wolves, double my size, to death simultaniously with my walking stick), in fact, while playing as Aragorn I managed to kill off two trolls by simply running away and letting the hobbits deal with them for me.
However if you can forgive these few things and put the game into context (it's really one third of the finished game, if you really think about it) you are in for some areas of immense fun, fighting Tolkien's bad guys as Aragorn or Gandalf is something anyone, even idle film-goes, will enjoy and the game looks absolutely stunning in some places. A good example of this is the FMV sequences, while some seem a little short, they are beautifully rendered and the scene where Frodo crosses the river into Rivendell is truly amazing.
Forgive the few inconsistencies and little annoyances and this is a lot of fun, nothing revolutionary but its a good distraction for work or school. However don't buy it expecting a work as good as Tolkien, or you'll be severly dissapointed.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad in the real world 30 Dec 2002
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I had high hopes for this game and looked forward to it for some time. The conclusion I have come to is that the game is both good and bad!
For somebody with little time on their hands its actually rather good. Games in recent years require the ‘victim’ to spend weeks (not merely hours) of their life managing situations, ruling cyber cities and making cyber laws in order to complete the task.
That’s fine for people who spend more time in an armchair than breathing but for ordinary folk with a life it’s a problem. The reason it’s a problem is that we simply don’t have the time to commit to such a gargantuan task. That’s why I quite liked Fellowship. Thats why I didnt care that it strays from the book in the same way that a Childrens nativity play does from the bible and there isn’t much to do in the way of interaction and the skills in the fighting arena consist entirely of clicking the left mouse button. I personally didn’t care because I moved through the game with my interest mainly intact largely due to the lovely graphics and having actually being able to finish a game without leaving work for 18 months.
I know that for the serious gamer or Tolkeinite it has serious flaws and I can accept that, but for those who want a game rather than a new life its really not that bad.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The One Ring, indeed 22 Nov 2002
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A great pity that Vivendi have simply used the title to cash in on the heightened interest in the consistently high-profile and highly-lucrative merchandising of products based around the works of Tolkien. In only one area does the game not thoroughly disappoint, and that is the graphics, which are consistently good, and in places breathtaking. This is, quite simply, a beautiful game to behold, and the visual imagery manages to capture the feeling, in as much as a game could on currently widespread technology, that you are actually travelling through Middle Earth.
Unfortunately, beneath the sexy makeup lies an ugly game indeed. All of the elements that make a game playable and special seem not so much to have been overlooked, but rather to have been intentionally discarded so efficient is their absence. Almost as though Vivendi had used the concept of the one ring itself - by crafting a beautiful thing that makes the wearer of the graphics invisible, and as it is worn it has sucked any purity and goodness of entertainment away.
For beneath the enchanting veneer, lurks a game as shallow as a hobbit's bathtub, and has the charisma of a lowly troll. There is no freedom to explore the inviting realm of middle earth, instead one must simply follow the path that Vivendi have set for Frodo. The "puzzles" are too facile and fake to be recognised as such, and the "action" is either of the most basic nature, or just annoying trial-and-error affairs rather than tests of skill.
The quests are limited, insulting to the intellect of not only Tolkien, but the player as well, and far too repetitive - Frodo searching for his lost fellow hobbits occur twice within a handful of missions at one stage in the game.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 15 Nov 2002
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I will keep it brief. This game is a total disappointment. Not only is the content/storyline disjointed and altered from both the book and film but it is full of glitches in camerawork. The combat system is dismal. If you enjoy bashing one mouse button all night long then maybe this game is for you?
It is not a roleplaying game. There's nothing you can do that changes the world around you. How can it be roleplaying then? You don't fullfill any purpose than to move through the linear story line. Do this and you move on, don't do it and you can't.
I feel like I wasted money here and that can't be said for many games I have purchased.
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3.0 out of 5 stars THIS GAME!
I bought this purely because its a game i used to play when i was younger and i finally found it online and had to get it! Read more
Published 10 months ago by EstyBlesty
5.0 out of 5 stars LOTR Fellowship PC Game. Good Game.
Arrived in a few days. Brand new game. Nice and sealed. Was just what I ordered. I'm happy with my purchase. It good PC Game. It took me a week to complete it. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Sweethoney
4.0 out of 5 stars Lord Of The Rings: Fellowship Of The Ring PC
Overall this is a good game, especially for the current purchase price (mine was 0.02, with 2 p&p), the storyline is good if you get into it, however there is no autosave feature... Read more
Published 23 months ago by G. Hardisty
4.0 out of 5 stars Over average rating for an over average game
Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring

Difficulty - Medium
Learning Curve - 1/2 hour

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Published on 30 Oct 2007 by Duncan Karas
5.0 out of 5 stars The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
just uter brillance
Published on 30 July 2005 by Adam E. Sefton
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This is What My son thought of this Game: This is a Fantastic Game!!! I'll List the Good Points And the Bad Points. Read more
Published on 12 July 2005
4.0 out of 5 stars The BEST GAME EVERRRRRRRR!!!!!!!
This is What My 11 Year Old Son, Michael Thought of this Game: I Really Think this is the Best PC Game There is (Besides Warcraft 3 and the Battle for Middle Earth) I Must Admit,... Read more
Published on 12 July 2005 by L. Bones
5.0 out of 5 stars Lord of the rings game
One of my friends as this game and it is the best Lord of the rings game yet I would give this game a 5 star. Read more
Published on 7 Mar 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Bob's Review
this game was jolly spiffing the graphics were just spiffing and the action, adventure and magic exelled my expectations this game is great for people of my age (15)
Published on 28 Dec 2003 by bob
1.0 out of 5 stars Suitable for five year olds
We bought this game because I've been in to LOTR for over 30 years and my 5 year old son has just become a fan. Read more
Published on 17 Dec 2003 by Penally Crow
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