I have been in a The Lord Of The Rings Craze lately as i am prepping for the new movie (and game) The Hobbit which is due in December 2012.
I managed to get the collectors edition of War in The North from Amazon, sweet game!
Good Graphics, great controls, fluid and no gfx lag what so ever, we played 3 player co-op quite a lot and its clear the game was meant to play it like, the game is longer than most games and while its mostly a button basher at times you can play it differently if you want, as in strategic.
Power-ups and weapons/armor and skills all work great together, the power system itself is pretty much self-explanatory but its the whole feel of the game that makes it a great game.
CGI movies in the game are extremely well done but sadly there ain’t many of them as most of the cutscenes are playable and story changing ones depending on what you do.
I and a close friend completed the game 4 times or were it 5.. i lost count as the game destroyed savegames so we had to restart several times :-(.
Even after the cursing and hatred towards Snowblind Studios (the creators of arInTheNorth) we still continued playing the game as the goal was to help “Manjma” get his first ever platinum.
Manjma did get his platinum in the end, and so did i but we did get help from 2 awesome guys on the PlayStation network who helped us a lot with the legendary difficulty, big thanks to both of them ” Linicker ” and “NickTurbo ” (Nick, if you see this post, please send me a friends request as i forgot the rest of your PSN handle).
I made a small stopmotion tribute of the game and box shot:
The Actual Collectors Edition that i have is one of 2 on the market, 1 with a quiver and arrows and 1 with a figurine.
i have the one with the Figurine (as seen in my video).
The box contains:
1.artbook which is simply lovely, some fantastic art in there.
2.DVD with music and interviews and videos!.
3. Snow troll Figurine (big!)
4. the game ofcourse (doh!) 😀
Yep, i know that video was a bit dodgy and boring but i wanted to try something new…
Yep the game is old, i know that but i felt i had to share my experience of the game with you guys, if you want to try it (you should!) then make sure to backup your save game frequently!