Lord of the Rings fans, rejoice! Tolkien’s epic has another game to tell you the story from the perspective of a young Hobbit. It’s placed among games like the Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. since it’s going to be a dual player game. Aragorn is the lead character as the game title implies. Those of you who haven’t gotten a chance to see the three movies or read the books (if you even exist); the game takes you through the three books. Have you seen or used the PlayStation Move? If you have, you’d know that the game is going to be amazing since it’s compatible with the PS Move.
For those of you who haven’t heard of the PlayStation 3 Move, it’s a kinetic device from Sony. The PS3 Move bundle consists of a Move controller and an Eye cam. The way it works is through an orb at the head of the PS Move controller, the movement of which can be sensed through the Eye cam real-time in 3-dimensional space.
The gameplay basically consists of fighting with a few weapons, and you know Aragorn is good with them. Mostly, the player fights on foot with swords, but occasionally from horsebacks. As a second player, Gandalf is available but surprisingly not as powerful with his staff as Aragorn, and he does a little bit of sorcery too. The story, unfortunately, cannot be explained to people because it’s a saga. It’s enough if you know that it’s all about a ring, and you have to kill Orcs and Goblins. There are no puzzles in the game, so it’s not for the puzzle seekers. It’s mostly about sword fighting and fetching items from different ends of the map.
The graphics are good, but why did they have to make it cartoon-like? The lighting in the game and the blur effects are good, but the rest of the game looks like it has been imported from Wii. Due to this, the game seems like it has been rushed in importing from the Wii to attract a larger set of audience. The gameplay with the PlayStation 3 Move is really good and easy, sometimes too easy; since the free PS Move is accurate and highly responsive, you can’t possibly miss. Though the game has lesser realistic game than any LOTR game, this is a violent game and hacking ‘n slashing Orcs can be really fun.
This is understandably one of the easiest games that you can play with a friend. The players – both of them, move very easily and it’s easy to fight with them, but if you’re thinking about good combos, you might have to practice a wee bit harder. It’s best to remember that this is not for those adventure people who want to find their way and explore places because there is no map in the game, but this is where the free PlayStation 3 Move comes in. Press the button on the Move and keep Moving!
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