|| the Lord of the
The Fellowship of the Ring
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (Retail) (LORDRINGPR)
Publisher: Black Label Games
Join the Quest to Destroy the One Ring!
The Dark Lord has arisen. A Fellowship is formed. Now the future of
Middle-earth lies in your hands. Play as Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn as you
overcome perilous obstacles and battle the forces of evil. In your journey from
the Shire to the River Anduin, you will explore beautifully detailed
environments and meet many characters brought to life as described in the book.
Prepare to play the greatest story ever written...from the beginning.
Following the storyline of J.R.R. Tolkiens The Fellowship of the Ring,
this 3rd-person action/adventure lets you play as part of the fellowship on a
journey from the Shire to the River Anduin. Faithful to J.R.R. Tolkiens
epic masterpiece, you will explore the massive environments of Middle Earth
while solving puzzles and fighting enemies like Orcs, Black Riders, and an evil
Balrog in the quest to destroy the fabled One Ring of Power.
Play Different Members of the Fellowship - The player
will be able to control Frodo, Gandalf, and Aragorn, each with their own unique
style of gameplay.
Multiple Styles of Gameplay - Gameplay will alternate
between melee, archery, sorcery, and stealth.
AI Controlled Party Members Work in conjunction
with artificial intelligence controlled party members to overcome obstacles,
complete quests, and destroy the enemy.
Environmental Puzzles Solve puzzles that
challenge the players mind and skill.
Windows 98/2000/Me/XP: Pentium III 600, 128 MB RAM, DirectX 8 video
card (32 MB video card with single pass, multi-texturing and T&L), DirectX
8 compliant sound card, DirectX 8 or higher, 800 MB hard drive space.
Review by Rosemary Young
"The game opens in The Shire. The graphics are impressive and I thoroughly
enjoyed exploring Bag End and Hobbiton, I only missed being able to interact
with more things. On the whole I thought these locations and others such as
Bree, the Barrow Downs and the Mines of Moria did a pretty good job of
representing Middle Earth. The ambient sounds and music are also very good with
howling wolves, chirping crickets at night, hollow footsteps on stone, and the
music pulsing (or whispering as the case may be) to suit the situation. And
some of the creatures will give you a fright. I jumped out of my skin at
Weathertop after confronting my first troll, and every one after that set my
heart racing. The Dark Riders, too, made an impression, especially when Frodo
slipped on the Ring and revealed their demonic faces."
"So all in all the fighting isnt too arduous. Its probably not
to the taste of serious fighting fans. This is one of those games that will
most likely appeal to those who tread the narrow path between action and
adventure and dabble in a bit of both. Although having said that it
doesnt really fit into the adventure genre. Apart from the restoratives
there are very few items to collect, and otherwise there are just a few levers
and ladders in the mines to vary the fighting. In fact my immediate impression
after the opening sequence, when the objectives for the first portion of the
story were clearly communicated to the player as on screen instructions, was
that this game was for younger players. With this helpful practice continuing,
coupled with the simple fighting and the way you are lead through the game,
this is the impression I retained to the end."
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