Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden im weltweiten Test - Weitere Tests
Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden im Test: Mit Der Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden möchte Warner die Geschichte der Filmtrilogie ergänzen. In den vergangenen Tagen hat das Unternehmen dabei immer wieder versucht, mit Bildmaterial und Trailern den Titel schmackhaft zu machen. Ob das gelungen ist? Erste Reviews empfehlen den Titel nicht uneingeschränkt.
Warners Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden ist in den USA bereits erschienen, in Deutschland ist es am 9.11. soweit. Das Actionrollenspiel soll dabei PC-Spielern und Anhängern der sogenannten HD-Konsolen die Filmtrilogie aus einer anderen Sichtweise präsentieren. Zur Wahl stehen Charaktere aus drei unterschiedlichen Klasen, um Orks und Helfershelfer in die Flucht zu schlagen. Während der Handlung trifft der Spieler regelmäßig auf Figuren aus den Filmabenteuern. Ob Warner die Filmadaption gelungen ist, können Spieler Mitte kommender Woche selbst ergründen. Teile der Presse sind schon einen Schritt weiter. Das Feedback fällt dabei sehr unterschiedlich aus. Hier eine Übersicht der Tests zu Herr der Ringe: Krieg im Norden.
NEU Gamespot - 6.0 / 10
There are times when War in the North shows you the game it could have been--when the exhilaration of mowing down fearsome foes or the satisfaction of seeing your character become more powerful makes you want to press forward. But each time the game starts to hit its stride, it soon stumbles and falls on its face. For a trio of heroes whose destiny is to save the northern regions of Middle-earth, this fellowship spends too little time earning glory and too much time crawling around in the mud.
NEU ZTGD - 7,5/10
Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a solid action RPG with plenty of loot to collect. I really got a sense of Champions of Norrath the more I played it, and wanted to continue grinding, which is uncommon for me. I loved playing co-op even with its setbacks, and honestly, since Crimson Alliance and Torchlight, I haven't had this much fun in a game like this in years. Sure, it has shortcomings on all sides of the fence, but when you can lose five and six hour chunks of time without even noticing it, the game is certainly doing its job right.
Xbox Addict - 8.6/10
The lore of the Lord of the Rings is without question a font of characters, quests, adventures, battles, and most importantly, imagination. Venturing into new lands, engaging new enemies, making new friends while staying true to the canon and intertwining with events of Lord of the Rings, WitN sets out on a quest to deliver us one of the best action RPG Lord of the Rings experiences we have ever had. While a few things could use some revision work, overall this game is a masterpiece for Tolkien fans and shouldn't be missed.
IGN - 7/10
While it's admirable that the team had opted to create an original story set alongside the events in the books, you'll wish that they had attempted to take more risks with the project. The characters are bland and lifeless, and the combat, while fun at first, gets pretty repetitive before too long.
iup - Schulnote Zwei (B)
A lot of people are going to overlook War in the North in favor of the plethora of amazing titles being released this season, and I completely understand why. In a time full of stellar sequels, it's difficult for anything new to stand out. But once the dust settles from the landslide of AAA autumn titles, The Lord of the Rings: War in the North will be there to provide a simple and fun way to satiate your loot-dropping addiction -- one eagle barrage at a time.
Gamefront - 85/100
Overall, War in the North is a very successful effort for Snowblind. It's a fun title that you can enjoy with your friends or alone, and it incorporates a well-known property without mangling what makes that property great. It brings the hack-and-slash RPG to current consoles and PC, and it does so in a very proficient manner. More importantly, you don't need to be a fan of Lord of the Rings to have a great time playing it. If you're looking to get an action RPG fix, it would certainly be worth your time to give War in the North a chance.
Games Radar - 7/10
While it doesn't reach the heights we wished it would, War in the North is still a solid experience with more than enough content to justify checking it out. The combination of action-packed combat, RPG elements, and iconic Tolkien vibe make it worth a look for anyone looking for a bloody good time, even if they don't typically care about the stories of Frodo, Gandalf, and the rest of the fellowship.
Gamepro - 4,5/5
All in all, War in the North is a perfectly competent beat-'em-RPG, even if it doesn't do much to carve out its own niche in the Lord of the Rings universe. Its strength and weakness is that it's completely inoffensive -- the perfect middle-of-the-road game. Unfortunately, it's hard to see what helps differentiate War of the North from the pack, and the pack is where it's apt to stay.
Gamerevolution - Schulnote Zwei Minus (B-)
If that game-breaking incident isn't enough to deter you, then War in the North is a good choice for some classic action-RPG fun. It isn't amazing, but it's a competent effort and certainly one of the better LotR games to come along. Isn't it about time that the smaller characters, bland as they are, got their due?
g4tv - 2/5
I wanted to like this game. I am a big Lord of the Rings fan and was ready to enjoy this experience. I would have been quite receptive to a mindless Dynasty Warriors-style hack and slash, or a Diablo-style dungeon crawler. What I got instead was an unfinished mess that should be played and studied as an example of bad game design, and it didn't even feel like Lord of the Rings. There is no excuse in this day and age for such a buggy mess. I am very sorry to say you should avoid this game at all costs.
Gameinformer - 5,5/10
I can only say one good thing about War in the North: It could have been awesome. The conceptual framework is solid, and with some extensive tuning and polish, it would be fun to play. Just thinking of War in the North reimagined as an old-school isometric adventure (à la Dark Alliance) gets me pumped up...but it's too late for that now. Snowblind Studios' record proves that it knows how to make good action/RPGs. I hope that happens again in the future.
Auszug aus der Produktbeschreibung des Herstellers:
In Der Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden schlüpfen die Spieler im epischen Krieg um den heiß begehrten Ring in die Rollen der Kriegshelden und brechen zur großen Schlacht im Norden auf. Dabei durchstreifen sie bisher unbekannte Gefilde, erleben neue Geschichten und begegnen noch nie gesehenen Charakteren aus Mittelerde - und werden zudem mit aus den Kinofilmen bekannten Elementen konfrontiert. Mit seiner äußerst detailreichen Charaktergestaltung und -Entwicklung, den umfangreichen Einstellungsmöglichkeiten im Koop-Modus, aufrüstbaren Waffen, Fertigkeiten und Spezialfähigkeiten lässt Der Herr der Ringe: Der Krieg im Norden Rollenspieler-Herzen höher schlagen.
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