Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

Posted by staff | Posted in Role Playing | Posted on 31-10-2010

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  • Enter the pastoral world of Middle Earth where strangeness and magic abound, and danger lurks in every twilight shadow
  • As Aragorn, Gimli, and Legolas, you’ll be encouraged to balance and utilize each character’s unique moves, skills, and weaponry in order to complete your quest
  • Use strategy and magic to fight your way past Orcs and monsters as you make your way to the Cracks Of Doom
  • Fully interactive 3D environments that will immerse you in the magic of the Silmarillion as you journey to fight the ultimate battle against evil!

Product Description
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers lets you experience the intense action of the classic novel & new movie!Amazon.com Review
Dear Peter Jackson and company: Please accept this thank-you for making the last couple of weeks feel like Christmas. Your game The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is such an unbelievable treat that we’ve been playing it nonstop. Every person who has seen the spectacular graphics agrees: whereas others may have created a crappy movi… More >>

Lord of the Rings The Two Towers

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Hi I attended this years E3 festival. For those of you who don’t know what it is it is an expo type thing(just trying to sound simple) where gamers come from all over and get together where they show off new game systems and various sorts of games. It’s a gamers dreamworld. You also get to play some of the new games at things called game stations. I also happen to be Lotr(Lord of the rings) freak. I stood in a long line to aquire this bit of information that I will share with you. I found this stuff out at E3.

One ring to rule them all… Based on New Line Cinema’s epic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy novels, The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ video games will integrate cinema and gameplay to deliver an epic interactive experience. In the game, players will be able to relive the most memorable movie moments from the first two films, “The Fellowship of the Ring” and “The Two Towers.”

EA’s first The Lord of the Rings action adventure game will allow players to take control of the motion picture trilogy’s action heroes: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli, with other members of the Fellowship taking an active role during gameplay. In The Two Towers, players will battle a variety of Orcs and square off against vicious boss monsters including the Cave Troll and Saruman. A tactical gameplay system will encourage players to react quickly and be strategic with their selection of characters, weaponry and combat moves.

Middle Earth comes to life in spectacular detail. Set in over 16 mission locations, each environment will have a close visual correlation to that seen in the first two films. As a backdrop to the action, the game will feature Howard Shore’s Academy Award-winning musical score.

Electronic Arts has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing rights to create games based on New Line’s epic trilogy. The Two Towers will be the first in an ongoing series of The Lord of the Rings games.

Key Features
Three playable characters: Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli (Gandolf is also available in the GBA version).
Third person action/adventure gameplay with an emphasis on tactical sword fighting.
Hundreds of unique combat animations.
Battle five boss monsters from the first two movies, including the Cave Troll and Saruman.
Sixteen levels consisting of memorable movie moments from the first two films.

Face the evil forces of Sauron in over 10 environments from the movies, including the Mines of Moria and the walls of Helm’s Deep.
Musical score taken from Academy Award-winning The Fellowship of the Ring.
Multiplayer modes allows for up to four-player gameplay via the GBA Link Cable (GBA only).
I can’t wait for the game 5 Stars but I wish I could give six or more.
Rating: 5 / 5

I just wanted to post my two cents about the two PS2 video games available. I first wanted to tell all of you- NO, you do not get to play Arwen in either game, a total bummer. Both games do not feature her or the chase scene. (I am a girl gamer who loves LOTR stuff, and the character Arwen).

Second, I have rented and played both out there. Here is my opinion on the two: I did not like the game “The Lord of the Rings-Fellowship of the Ring” by Vivendi. It basically sucked. Why? It wasn’t based on the film, and the game play wasn’t very fun. Right off the bat you are stuck in a very hard level trying to get away from the Ringwraiths as Frodo. Lots of other people have been complaining online about this. The characters and storyline were not great. Tasks were not well rewarded. I wouldn’t recommend buying that game.

The other game, by EA Games “The Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers” IS AWESOME!!!! This is the coolest game ever, especially if you are into LOTR stuff. I was thinking it would ruin “Two Towers” for me, as it is not yet been released, but you begin by playing Isildur in scenes from “Fellowship”. I did not think it had anything to do with “Fellowship” but it does.

The cut from the movie playing (original film sequences) to the actual game play is seamless. I didn’t even realize I was supposed to be playing until Elrond started yelling at me to defend myself-LOL. The game is stunning. All the original actors from the films are featured as the voices of the characters. It was developed using the actors from the films, and input from the people who made the films. To top it all off- you get bonus stuff inside the game- peeks at “Two Towers” footage, behind the scenes making of the game, etc. If you follow or watch Tech TV’s show “Extended Play�. You know how harsh they are at reviewing games. They gave this one a 5 out of 5 ! So I wholeheartedly recommend this one.

Do as I do, at any rate- RENT, THEN BUY. Then, if you discover that you do not like the game, you’re only out $5-$6 USD. Since you cannot return an opened game for a refund.

Game on. ;0P….
Rating: 5 / 5

Let’s get started. First off, the games graphics are excellent, character models are outstanding. The voice acting is superb, a reason for that may be it is the actual characters voices. The games controls are easily mastered. You can play as 1 of 3 characters initially, a 4th becomes unlocked after you beat the secret mission with any character. The A.I is very easily defeated, its only strength being in numbers, and the game is completely linear, meaning every time you play it is the same, and their is no kind of MULTIPLAYER(game companies, hint hint)therefore replay value suffers tremendously. It is more like an arcade action game, drop in a quarter and start killing enemies. The game can become difficult at times, and their will be plenty of instances when you want to throw the controller through the tv screen. Especially the rohan, and helm’s deep levels. The games cut scenes of the upcoming movie are very enjoyable, and the interviews with the cast and artwork you can view are also great. The game is also very short, A dedicated gamer can play through the game in about a day and a half. Overall, it is more of a rent on the weekend type game rather than one you would want to pay 50 bucks for because of the lack of replay value, and the linear gameplay.

Sound-5 out of 5
Graphics- 5 out of 5
Replay Value- 2 out of 5
Controls- 4 out of 5
Fun Factor- 3 out of 5
Overall- 4 out of 5
Rating: 4 / 5

I’m in a Lord of the Rings mood right now. Watching the movie, reading the book and anticipating the theatrical release of the Two Towers so I decided to check it out. Now first, this is actually quite fun, albeit in some places a little frustrating.

Story: Basically this follows the beginning of Fellowship(the battle with Isildur at the base of Mount Doom) to the end of the first half of Two Towers(Helm’s Deep). Even though they may have skipped some parts story wise it follows the books greatly.

Graphics: Wow. These are some great graphics. Dynasty Warriors 2 had some pretty blah backgrounds but LOADS of enemies and allies. This has maybe 10 at once to 20 but the locations look great. Plus the transition from actual movie footage to CG is near flawless.

Music: They included many of the voices of the movie so that’s always a plus. Battle cries, swords and other good stuff is featured. The music is great and keeps the scene moving(you don’t wanna fight 10 monsters at once with boring romantic music do you?)

Gameplay: Now, button mashers beware. You might like this. You really got to pay attention to your combos. Simple pressing random buttons won’t get you far. Another problem I had is I was using Legolas and I got up to the second part of Helm’s Deep fighting an endless array of enemies and fighting out I’m a little weak. In most RPG’s you can go back to level up and get better enhancements to help. This is just “if you’re at Level 5 and you barely have enough skills to continue then sorry, keep going.”

But other than that, it’s quite a fun game and urge you to try it out regardless if you’re into Lord of the Rings or not.
Rating: 4 / 5

I’m a HUGE fan of Lord of the Rings so I bought both games the moment they game out. The other Lord of the Rings game is based on the book, and just on the FIRST book. It’s VERY short and a puzzle-adventure. In comparison, The Two Towers is based on the first TWO MOVIES, NOT the books. And it is a straight button-bashing fighting game. The up side of both of these games is that they’re great Aragorn-fun. The down side of both of these games is that both are WAY TOO SHORT.

At least in this one you really CAN play all three characters. After the first two levels (a prologue and Weathertop) you can now choose, on each level, to be Aragorn, Gimli or Legolas. Each character has his own fighting style, from Gimli’s little battle-tankness to Legolas’ great double-sword action, to Aragorn’s lean ranger fighting. Yes, I love Aragorn’s fighting style :)

This game, being based on the movie, has TONS of detail from the movie. They worked with the actual actors for the voices, and got their hands on the actual movie models for the game sets. You can see the attention to detail. There are all sorts of ’special features’ where you can watch interviews with the actors and see photos from the second movie. So it’s sort of like an interactive preview of Movie 2!

It is SHORT thought. You can run the game through on a character in about 5 hours. Then you just run through again as the other 2. There’s a secret character and level, but that’s about it. There are no puzzles, no quests, it’s all just bash-through-the-enemies-and-then-bash-at-the-boss. Either the boss is easy – if you find his weakness – or he is REALLY NASTY and VERY VERY FRUSTRATING. A bit of tuning needed to be done in here. And again, where the other game had at least a bit of thinking involved, this one is solely mash-mash-mash those buttons.

Still, it’s really great to be “in the movie” and hear the familiar soundtrack and voices around you. A must have for any Lord of the Rings fan – and if it’s short, just spend the rest of the time trying to get a PERFECT score on every level, and watching all the videos that come with the game!
Rating: 4 / 5

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