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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Sunday, June 17th, 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingA little while ago I finished The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King on the Xbox. I started on this one a couple of years ago and got a pretty good portion of it done, but of course I didn’t finish it. I had been planning on getting back to it for a while, but I was dreading it because I remember that I was stuck on 1 level in each of the 3 paths you take. Well, I managed to get past those levels even though it took me a few tries.

Overall, it’s a pretty good game though annoyingly difficult in some parts. The graphics are good and many of the actors from the movies did the voices. I don’t mind that it veered from the story. I was really annoyed by the camera angles. They made playing the game a lot more difficult than it should have been. A few times I thought the War of the Ring was going to be lost solely because of bad camera angles. Another drawback is that checkpoints are spaced way too far apart. There were a few times when I died and almost decided that it wasn’t worth going back through that section of the level over again. Like in the previous game, there are bonus levels to unlock after you beat the game. Those bonus levels are very difficult and after playing through them I am more than ready to be done with the game.

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