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My bro had The Fellowship of the Ring for Gameboy Advanced. We have the Two Towers and can't get past the Helm's Deep part where we have to defend the gate. The Return of the King was really fun. A favorite of mine is The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. But the Hobbit is the most fun for me. I'm past Smaug now!
Well, I have no idea where to put this topic at. I was wondering if any of y'all have heard of the 2003 video game of The Hobbit. It was released for Gamecube, PS2, Xbox, and Windows. I'm not a big video gamer, but I kinda like this one. I first got it when it first came out and somehow forgot about it. It wasn't until recently I started playing it somemore. There's a lot of differences from it and the book, obviously to make it more game compatilble. There are some extra characters, creatures, and small adventures for Bilbo to take as well. I haven't beaten it yet. Here's some more info on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hobbit ... video_game)
Oh, I LOVE this game! I went to a game-store, and suddenly...there it was! I hade read the book, and had to buy the game as well^^

But unforunately, Im stuck with the elves. Im supposed to find som crystals or something, but I cant find them :/
I just got to the elves. For years I was stuck at the boss Wight zombie guy and gave up, but yesterday I decided to play it and it seemed so easy to beat him. Wow. lol.
OH MY! Thats EXACTLY what happened to me too! I couldnt beat that Zombie guy, and I quit playing for a long time. Then I started playing again, and I beat him easily ^^
I also have played this game, it was a good play all around, the chamber of Smaug was both interesting and fun, especially. . . well, you haven't gotten there yet <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> . I myself am a. . . I wouldn't want to say [i:24pxej3g]huge[/i:24pxej3g] gamer, but I do play a fair share <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' /> . I beat it in a few days, after I found my friend playing it I just [i:24pxej3g]had[/i:24pxej3g] to get it, you know how that goes :lol: .
Saw it, wanted it, just never got it. So sad.
What about the LOTR game? My brother has got the game for Two Towers, and he really enjoys it <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />
Two Towers was pretty good. Return of the king was better. (both played on gamecube).
I played a PC version of The fellowship that matched the book more closely. Pretty good, expect crummy computer.
I got Battle for Middle-Earth for the PC as well. Enjoyable. But could have been done better. This was a real time strategy game along the lines of Warcraft and Starcraft. Excellent for it's Middle-Earth goodness, but Starcraft or Warcraft do the genre much better.
Well drag me backwards through a birds box! (oooo bad translation of a Norwegian saying :| )

He has all three games! Im obviously NOT paying attention to what my brother is playing, which is not a big surprise btw <img src='/images/smileys/wink.gif' border='0' alt='Wink Smilie' />

I love the part where Aragorn and his crew meet up with those ghosts! Its kind of thrilling. And when my brother plays, Aragorn keep falling down in dark eternal despair :lol:
The Third Age was my favorite. RotK was another fave, but I never got into the TTT. I enjoyed the gameboy advance FotR.
Strange, I thought I posted this a few days ago. I finished the Hobbit video game finally. I thought the last level was pretty easy, though. Fun stuff.
I havent played the hobbit game, or well even heard of it before now.

I wonder if there will be another game release in conjunction with the films.

I certainly hope so. The TT and RotK games for playstation were fantastic.

I didnt particularly like the fellow ship game though.

Have just bought the third age, and I have to admit I am very disappointed. I am great fan of third person action adventure games, but the fighting style is abysmal turn based combat really doesnt do such games justice. but perhaps I am just impatient and prefer slaughtering a legion of foes in a swarm of arrows, and swords thrusts.
If you time real-time strategy games Battle for Middle Earth and Battle for Middle Earth II are good games. Plus Gandalf has this sick attack where he kills every enemy with a certian radius from him!
Battle for Middle Earth II is neat because its based on the wars of the north in Mirkwood, Dale etc..
Here's some from the old persons corner for you- I've been playing War in Middle-Earth-on the [b:156j6fjo]Amiga[/b:156j6fjo]!! (emu obviously, I don't still have my good old amiga 500 sadly). There were quite a few Tolkien based games on it- Interplay did a top down RPG of fellowship and two towers that have their moments and try to stick close to the book. And for the really ancient (like me) there were the text adventures for the spectrum- the hobbit ("Thorin sits down and sings of gold"Wink Smilie, and later fellowship (which came in a huge box and contained the book!) and the two towers (don't think they ever made return of the king).
Wow an Amiga! (I have to admit I had to google it haha)

Does anyone play LOTR online? I downloaded a free trial one time and liked it but i didn't think it was worth having to pay every month.
Does anyoneknow of any good lotr games online (not lotro) i cant find any decent ones and am still waiting for the vidio games i ordered off amazon to come!! <img src='/images/smileys/sad.gif' border='0' alt='Sad Smilie' />
I think LOTRO is the only online LOTR game. A couple of others, such as Conquest, might have something through Xbox Live/the Playstation equivalent, but that's about it.
[quote="Eldorion":1og9i991]I think LOTRO is the only online LOTR game. A couple of others, such as Conquest, might have something through Xbox Live/the Playstation equivalent, but that's about it.[/quote:1og9i991]

LOTRO is pretty good, though, Battle For Middle Earth/BFME II are online if you would wish for them to be, and the scenarios the player-base creates from those games are pretty enjoyable <img src='/images/smileys/bigsmile.gif' border='0' alt='Big Smile Smilie' /> .

Anyhow, this is my first post in a while, and I [i:1og9i991]should[/i:1og9i991] be back now, saying my computer does not... er... blow up again. :oops:
Welcome back, Durin! My motherboard just got fried a couple of months ago leaving me without a computer of my own for about a month, so I know what it's like. <img src='/images/smileys/vevil.gif' border='0' alt='Very Evil Smilie' />
Yes, I know ALL about computer problems :roll: .

[b:27k7ybzx]GB[/b:27k7ybzx]
Just 10 minuets ago brought LOTRO and mines of Moria after a long period of hesitation. The screen shots and videos look good, and the graphics make WoW look like pac man :lol: . Unfortunately I couldn't do the trial as I'm on a mac :cry: , and I'm not looking forward to partitioning the hard drive :? .

Now! LOTR on xbox now that takes me back.... the return of the king was my first ever console game. The hobbit is INSANE when your 8 (or something of that age)! I remember being stuck on this one bit of the trolls for months. Still got the games, as well as the third age (the combat entry scared me to death). Ahhhh... the days when games were different on each console, and those copyright wars between EA and Sierra were nasty.

Makes me want to dust off my xbox crystal. <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
I see theres a new LoTR based game on the way- on xbox360 and ps3 and pc, not sure about other versions. Its called "War in the North". To save me the bother of having to type out what its supposed to be like here's their webpage.

http://www.warinthenorth.com

Personally I've never played a good LoTR based game and can't say my expectations are very high this time either, but you never know the makers are Snowblind who rpg gaming fans might know for the Baldur's Gate games, so theirs some hope it won't be rubbish.
[quote="pettytyrant101":3bg8dm9h]I see theres a new LoTR based game on the way- on xbox360 and ps3 and pc, not sure about other versions. Its called "War in the North". To save me the bother of having to type out what its supposed to be like here's their webpage.

http://www.warinthenorth.com

Personally I've never played a good LoTR based game and can't say my expectations are very high this time either, but you never know the makers are Snowblind who rpg gaming fans might know for the Baldur's Gate games, so theirs some hope it won't be rubbish.[/quote:3bg8dm9h]

Not played Baldur's Gate : Dark Alliance, however most PS2 games of this kind were not a scratch on the PC versions which were IMHO far superior. Played several DnD games on the PS2 and Xbox/360 and not very impressed.

I've played LotR Online and it was just the same as every other MMO out there with a Middle Earth skin on. Essentially a WoW clone ala Tolkien.
Indeed Nagual, Baldurs Gate on the pc was a well received rpg. Baldurs Gate on the ps2 was gauntlet with an inventory screen. However in that case the pc game came first by a considerable time and I think (though I may be wrong) the console versions were farmed out to a different company. From what I can tell from this game the console and pc versions are being worked on at same time so the game should be similar across all platforms. So some hope it will be a proper rpg this time and not a button bashing exercise like console Baldurs Gate was.
Bumping this one as well, as I saw The Lord of the Rings Online is going free to play as of September 10th. I'm quite excited about this, as I've heard the lore in the game is great, and also true to the books, rather than the films which most lotr games tend to be.

Any fellow gamers here who feel the same way? If more people are interested in this, perhaps we could agree on a server to play on? I for one am trying it at least, but the more the merrier <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />
[quote="Ringdrotten":1e3ne6b4]Bumping this one as well, as I saw The Lord of the Rings Online is going free to play as of September 10th. I'm quite excited about this, as I've heard the lore in the game is great, and also true to the books, rather than the films which most lotr games tend to be.

Any fellow gamers here who feel the same way? If more people are interested in this, perhaps we could agree on a server to play on? I for one am trying it at least, but the more the merrier <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />[/quote:1e3ne6b4]

I used to play LOTRO, in fact I still do fairly often. The graphics are amazing, and the main quest is very well written. Not being a particular brilliant gamer, I only have a level 13 hobbit burglar character, even though I spend hours wandering around middle earth... <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' /> It's also pretty pricey for me so I am considering just going F2P, and wandering around for free!
Nice! Any suggestions as to good servers, or fun classes? (Hobbit burglar sounds quite good :lol: )
I've never played LOTRO but I've poked around their site and forums and I'm quite impressed with the set-up they have. I might give it a try once it's free, especially if I can find someone else to play with. Their [url=http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/Lorebook_home:t0ydhmh3]Lorebook[/url:t0ydhmh3] is fairly impressive in scope as far as I remember though I haven't checked it for accuracy much. From what I've heard they used a movie/Howe-style winged Balrog though. :x :P
Hehe, I can live with that :P They also use some content from the Hobbit I believe, one of the expansions are Mirkwood.
[quote="Ringdrotten":wkhdc6pa]Nice! Any suggestions as to good servers, or fun classes? (Hobbit burglar sounds quite good :lol: )[/quote:wkhdc6pa]
Well the two EU servers that I have ever played on is Eldar, and the roleplay server Laurelin. I've had fun on both of them. As for classes, I have only ever been two burglar and loremaster. (Loremaster seems good, you can call animals to aid you). I would make a character with each class, just to find what suits you. Eldorion, I'd try out the game- if you like LOTR plus video games it seems the perfect game.
[quote="Ally":wyzpyoq8]Eldorion, I'd try out the game- if you like LOTR plus video games it seems the perfect game.[/quote:wyzpyoq8]

It does sound very interesting and with Free-to-Play I'm starting to check it out. I can't find the system requirements for the game on their site though. I run both Windows Vista and Ubuntu 9.10 (Linux) on my computer but I use Linux almost exclusively. I suppose I could switch back to Windows temporarily to give LOTRO a try though if it's a Windows-only game.
[quote="Eldorion":1diug4ku][quote="Ally":1diug4ku]Eldorion, I'd try out the game- if you like LOTR plus video games it seems the perfect game.[/quote:1diug4ku]

It does sound very interesting and with Free-to-Play I'm starting to check it out. I can't find the system requirements for the game on their site though. I run both Windows Vista and Ubuntu 9.10 (Linux) on my computer but I use Linux almost exclusively. I suppose I could switch back to Windows temporarily to give LOTRO a try though if it's a Windows-only game.[/quote:1diug4ku]

I think it is a Windows only game officially, though it can be played on other operating systems. But you will get no support from the creators. There is this guide [url=http://lorebook.lotro.com/wiki/LOTRO_under_Linux_and_Mac_OS/X#LINUX:1diug4ku]here[/url:1diug4ku] but it is pretty complicated. Depends what you will find easier, as both can be done.
Yeah, that's just a bit complicated. :lol: I think it'd be easier to just use Windows instead (since I run a dual-boot machine I pick the OS when I turn it on). 8-)
Read up on the classes and races tonight, definitely going to play a Dwarf, most likely a hunter. Love that they base the story on the books. Looks great, can't wait <img src='/images/smileys/smile.gif' border='0' alt='Smile Smilie' />