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Overall, Lord of the Rings: War in the North is not as good as many other holiday games currently on the market, but it isn’t that bad either. The slick visuals and enjoyable co-operative gameplay should be enough to satisfy those who pick up the game. On the flip side though, the repetitive gameplay, lack of character development, and tacked on RPG elements move the game closer into the average Xbox 360 game category.
The story told here isn’t anything great. A simple, manufactured tale that throws plenty of fan service at the player and based on some minor quote from Gandalf or someone. Whenever you hit a safe location, the typical outcome is “well, the Fellowship is going this way, but we need you… IN THE NORTH!” Contrived, but it works and isn’t important. Here, the hacks and slashes are what matter. Did you like those Snowblind games I mentioned before? Yeah, you’ll be cool here, just give it a little time before it really clicks.
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