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J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings: Volume 1

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Reviewer: Jason J Date: Oct 24, 2007
A Lord of the Rings game before the Lord of the Rings era. The opening is quite exciting. It plays out just like the books/movies and it seems to begin on the right foot.

Graphics: 7
Just OK. Simplicity is fine for this era and this genre. Gameplay is the most important. Actually now that I think about it, they are just right.

Sound: 10
Practically as good as the soundtrack for the movies. If only they put this much effort into the game play.

Gameplay: 6
First of all, this game is very difficult. The controls for your characters are pretty bad to begin with, which makes it all the more difficult.
There are a lot of bugs in the game. Characters getting stuck, not moving (Samwise), and freezing (when first getting Aragorn). I stuck through it though just to see how much patience I had. Another word of caution: the dungeons are huge and convoluted. You have to draw your own map as you are going along. Otherwise you don't stand a chance.

Overall: 7
It's a piece of gaming history and perhaps that's all it needs for one to give it a try. It's LOTR for crying out loud.