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Only buy this if you're a die-hard fan.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (PS2) (Video Game)
Only buy this if you're a die-hard fan, it's not that great. The three characters that you can play as (Aragorn, Gandalf, Frodo) offer plenty of variety. Although Gandalf's character is probably the most entertaining. Frodo doesn't offer much in the way of excitment, his section is more puzzle and stealth oriented, requiring you to dodge the Nazgul at one point in the game. Gandalf relies more heavily on his ranged attacks more than anything else, so it is often all too easy to take down foes.
There is rarely any variation in the enemies on a level and you quickly learn what the enemies are going to do and when, so it gets all too easy to avoid the enemies and take them down. On the other hand it often jumps from easy difficulty to hard too steeply when you're playing the game.
The graphics are probably the best aspect of the game, there is detail on every surface and lighting effects are superb. The voice acting is also good but the absence of any in game cutscenes to explain the story is rather dissapointing. Instead it relies heavily on scenes with the map and a voice over of the character that you were just playing as to explain what happens.
All in all, if you are a rings fan go for LOTR: Return of the King. But it's not that bad really. If you simply must have anything associated with LOTR, buy this.