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4.0 out of 5 stars
FANTASTIC, 9 July 2006
This game is wonderful. As I am not a very experienced gamer, and do not have much to compare it to, I'm probably overrating it, but as far I can see it has few flaws. Each level is set somewhere different, whether it be the spider-inhabited forest, the wood elves' palace, Smaug's treasure chamber, a stormy mountain full of wolves or the goblin's fabulous workshop, full of lifts and pulleys and fiery furnaces. The game can be extremely challenging, with frustrating mental problems to solve and save 'pedestals' impossibly far away from each other, but this only makes the satisfaction greater when you complete a level.
Above all, this is a game not only of skill and technique (which is acquired gradually as you progress through the game) but a game where every character could be an enemy, where danger lurks behind every corner, and friendly dwarves are on hand to help - just like in the book 'The Hobbit'. And of course, best of all, you get to wear the ring.