The game contains narrative elements unique to both the novel and the films, although the aesthetic design is based more specifically upon the look of the films, with characters in the game bearing the likenesses of the actors who portrayed them in the films. The game does not directly adapt the story depicted in the novel and films, but instead depicts a trio of adventurers whose quest runs parallel to the main narrative, occasionally intersecting with it. The story follows them as they attempt to track down and defeat a powerful Black Númenórean named Agandaûr, whom Sauron has employed to lay waste to the northern regions of Middle-earth, whilst Sauron himself concentrates on Rohan and Gondor.
GameSpy's Leif Johnson scored the PC version 3 out of 5 arguing \"it never overcomes a sense of enjoyable mediocrity.\" He felt the game was unlikely to be a success due to the timing of its release; amidst such highly anticipated title as Dark Souls, Battlefield 3, Modern Warfare 3, Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3 and Skyrim. He concluded \"Unless you're a Tolkien die-hard, you'll probably be better off waiting a week for the next fantasy-based game featuring a struggle in the snow-riddled northern reaches of the world [...] At its core, War in the North isn't a bad game; it's merely a disappointing one.\"
The game starts with an introduction, narrated by Gandalf. Gandalf tells that heroes like Aragorn, Frodo Baggins and Gandalf are honored much, but that without a few, not well known heroes - Eradan, Andriel and Farin - the north of Middle-earth would have been lost.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a role-playing video game developed by Snowblind Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. It is based on the events taking place in northern Middle-earth, in the background of the plot of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, more specifically, Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films. Players take control of a hero of the war, and are able to play through the game alone or cooperatively with up to two other players.
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is an action role-playing game developed by Snowblind Studios. It takes place during the events of the main story of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and it's set in the northern parts of Middle-Earth. Peter Jackson's film trilogy The Lord of the Rings is another source of inspiration. Many characters found in The War in the North closely resemble their movie counterparts. The player can either tackle this story alone or in the co-operative mode for up to 3 players.
Set concurrently but away from the more famous events featured in The Lord of the Rings films, THE LORD OF THE RINGS: WAR IN THE NORTH begins with Aragorn counseling a ranger, an elf, and a dwarf on how to fight Sauron's growing forces in the northern lands. Players take control of one of these three characters in this action-laden role-playing game, growing their skills and upgrading their armor as they undertake dangerous, Orc-filled missions through ruined cities and scenic country. They can also chat with civilians to undertake small side missions, like helping to arm a small village worried that they may be attacked by dark forces, and hook up with other players to adventure cooperatively, either in the same room or online.
The plot of Lord of the Rings: War in the North takes place within the time frame of the events experienced in J. R. R. Tolkien's books as well as the series of films from Peter Jackson. While the adventure in this game intertwines with that of Frodo and the Fellowship, it primarily takes place in other areas of the Middle Earth map. The player's character and two companions (which can be either computer controlled or co-op controlled with two friends) serve to support Frodo's grand quest by battling Sauron's \"General\" and his minions in the north. The adventure and that of the main story from Lord of the Rings overlap at certain points and there is definitely a connection, but the player does not control any of the main characters from the original story. 59ce067264