Not my cup of tea

Discussion in 'Lord of the Rings' started by Primalclaws1974, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. Primalclaws1974

    Primalclaws1974 Well-Known Member

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    I tried this game a couple years after it came out (around 2007). It just seemed too much of a World of Warcraft clone. The camera angles, the size of the character, as well as the movement all reflected WoW. I didn't even see much differences in the environments. I had left WoW awhile before this because it was boring. I knew that a clone wasn't going to be any better. I think mainly fans of the franchise play this.
     
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    Brady2121 Well-Known Member

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    LOTRO was the first MMO I ever played. The game pretty much is a copy of WoW, with not as impressive graphics. The main reason I stuck with it so long is because I love LOTR lore.
     
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    The lore is alright, but without the graphics part being really well, I just kind of lose interest in it, thinking about all the other games with better graphics than this game just withering and waiting for me to play them.
     
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    The graphics do get old very quick. Especially when you know there's so much better out there!
     
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    It's all right as an MMO, but there are far better options out there, as many have pointed out.
     
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    Back when I was playing it I really could not notice any graphical flaws. If anything, I was impressed by how well it ran on my wooden computer and at the same time having decent graphics.
     
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    There definitely are flaws, such as the similarities to WOW. however, I've been playing for a while and I always find reasons to come back to it. The story of the game is great, the community is amazing and there is plenty of content that makes the game worth playing through multiple times.
     
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    Really? That makes me want to play it! I'd love to find a good WoW clone that is like the original game used to be. I also like the LotR lore. I've been looking for a new game since becoming disenchanted with World of Warcraft. Maybe I should give this one a try.

    Is it pay to win though? I hate that.

    What's the community like?
     
  9. Shine_Spirit

    Shine_Spirit Well-Known Member
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    I think the game can be considered quite interesting at first sight, but then it gets very annoying (and the not so good graphics help a lot in that). I'd rather watch the movies. :p
     
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    Such as? What don't you like about LotR, the graphics, the story, etc?

    Yeah, I'm definitely interested LotR. Your description pushed me in that direction.

    I care much more about fun gameplay and a good community than I do about the graphics.
     
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    I tried to play an early Lord of the Rings came on my gamecube but couldn't really get into it either and eventually gave up on it.
     
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    thisnthat Well-Known Member
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    Can you tell me more about the annoying parts? Is the game play bad? Is it too easy or too hard? Is it boring? Does it have an artificial difficulty that makes it frustrating? I'm really curious.
     
  13. Shine_Spirit

    Shine_Spirit Well-Known Member
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    The game - in general - is not so interesting because things - at least the most significant ones - take a long time to happen. Not to mention the graphics that are kind of careless.

    As for the difficulty, I don't find a difficult game (I would say the level is average).
     
  14. thisnthat

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    Ah, I think I see what you mean. It sounds like it's a bit grindy. That's not really surprising if they have a cash shop. They hope you'll buy stuff instead of grinding it out.

    Is it pay to win though?

    Graphics don't bother me so much if the game play is really good.
     
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