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obi
11-04-2004, 04:36 PM
I'm trading in my N64 along with Shadows of the Empire 64, Ken Griffy Jr. Baseball 64, Battle for Naboo 64, Spiderman 2 for the xbox, and Fable(I just don't play them anymore) all for Lord of the Rings: The Third Age. I think I'll get a little extra amount of cash too, but I wanted to know.....


Is The Third Age any good? Am I getting a good deal?I've read some reviews, but I trust the people of the swamp more than I do some of those review sites.

IG-64
11-04-2004, 04:44 PM
http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/images/comics/20041103.jpg
:p

That is dumb that you can't use the main characters.

Other than that, it looks awesome from the one video preview I saw :D

Leper Messiah
11-04-2004, 05:35 PM
Originally posted by obi
Ken Griffy Jr. Baseball 64,

why can i only remember that damned simpsons song

*sings*

We're talkin' softball...
From Maine to San Diego.
Talkin' softball...
Mattingly and Canseco.
Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw.
Steve Sax and his run-in with the law.
We're talkin' Homer... Ozzie and the Straw.

TiE23
11-04-2004, 05:55 PM
7.7 on Gamespot

http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/rpg/tlotrthethirdage/review.html

TiE

wassup
11-04-2004, 06:26 PM
He's riding in search of the Gondorian heir, Boromir, who has recently joined with the rest of the Fellowship of the Ring. The story of The Third Age revolves around Berethor, his past, and his fate in the world as he trails the Fellowship and gathers his own companions. These compatriots fall well within the archetypical spread of a Middle-earth adventure party: there's a wise and mysterious elf, a dwarf of proud character who is suspicious of the aforementioned elf, and a scruffy Dunedain ranger with his trusty bow, among others.

My god...Tolkien must be really kicking in his grave by now. If this is the trend, it's inevitable the Lord of the Rings franchise will deteriorate into something like the Star Wars or Star Trek license, with a few noteworthy products out of a dozen pieces of rubbish. :disaprove

Mike Windu
11-04-2004, 06:37 PM
Dear me...

*thinks of the catastrophe that would be LotR EU*

BongoBob
11-04-2004, 06:40 PM
:eek:

Preorder Halo 2 instead :xp:

Anthony
11-04-2004, 06:45 PM
Everyone, go buy the books (The NON-Movie cover ones) , go buy the movies, and store them in a safe place.

LotR is going to be marketed to death, which really makes me very sad.

wassup
11-04-2004, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by Mike Windu
Dear me...

*thinks of the catastrophe that would be LotR EU*

Dear god NO! :eek: That would be an apocalypse!

CapNColostomy
11-04-2004, 07:12 PM
Funny that people who can't stop clammering for Halo 2, and Half Life 2, and whatever-the-hell-else-the-flavor-of-the-week-is-2, are saying that anything is being beaten to death, especially LOTR. I for one, am looking forward to getting this game.

ET Warrior
11-04-2004, 07:13 PM
I own it, and I LOVE it.

I have only had enough time to play about an hour of it and it was freakin SWEET!

I dunno, if you're into turn based RPG's I say give this a deffinate looky-see :)

TiE23
11-04-2004, 07:25 PM
Originally posted by Anthony
Everyone, go buy the books (The NON-Movie cover ones) , go buy the movies, and store them in a safe place.

LotR is going to be marketed to death, which really makes me very sad. *Hides in bomb shelter.*















we should keep this thread for the furture, so we can say "Ha! I told you they was going to be an EU for LOTR!"

TiE

DarthBuzzard
11-04-2004, 08:06 PM
I read the Hobbit and the trilogy right before LOTR movies etc. came out, and I loved them all. 'Tis makes me want to cry with the overmarketing that must be haunting Tolkien's soul...

TheOutrider
11-04-2004, 08:10 PM
I think im the last guy on earth with an obsession with the N64 console games, SHADOW OF THE EMPIRE IS DA BOMB.


See:(

Rogue15
11-04-2004, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterDude
I think im the last guy on earth with an obsession with the N64 console games, SHADOW OF THE EMPIRE IS DA BOMB.


See:(

YEAH!!! SOTE RULES!!!! i'm never getting rid of my copy...i beat that game so many times....had alot of fun using the jetpack, then the wampa stompa code!!! and the debug code too lol

swphreak
11-04-2004, 10:41 PM
Well, if you like Final Fantasy, you'll be happy with the Third Age. I myself am passing on it, I don't like Final Fantasy.

As for you getting a good deal.... no. Trading in you N64 and all those classic games is not worth one game.... but that's me...

obi
11-05-2004, 04:18 AM
Classic games? Those games suck (Except for Shadows). As far as the xbox games are concerned, I liked them. In fact, I'm keeping fable, and instead trading in Return of the King or Jedi Starfighter. I just don't play half of that stuff anymore, so it's worth more trading it in to me.

Like I said, I'll probably have some cash left over after I get The Third Age. So it won't all be for one game.

BTW, is the combat system a little like Kotor? It looked like it in the Screenies.

ET Warrior
11-05-2004, 05:09 AM
No, the combat is nothing like KOTOR, it is completely turn based, you choose one characters attack, and it's implemented, then another, and then another, and then the baddies will take a turn.

ckcsaber
11-05-2004, 05:36 AM
Eh, there was only 1 series of turn-based strategy games I liked, and that was Heroes of Might & Magic. I'm guessing this is more like the Final Fantasy combat system, which I'm not too fond of.

StormHammer
11-05-2004, 06:16 AM
Turn-based? Blech. :p

*erases game from memory*

Astrotoy7
11-05-2004, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by ET Warrior
...I dunno, if you're into turn based RPG's I say give this a deffinate looky-see :)

*cough* spelling of definite *cough* ;)

meh. Ive heard this description before, and even heard it compared to my beloved Final Fantasy.....lay off !!! one thing I hate are rip offs...

also, you cant play as the orginal characters.........then whats the point ?!! as Mike/Wassup chillingly hinted at, LoTR doesnt and shouldnt have an EU ! good grief :(

mtfbwya

Neverhoodian
11-05-2004, 07:59 AM
I thought this was appropriate timing:

(*Warning* strong language, but I'm sure it's no worse than your average high school :p )

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2004-11-05

I suppose if you want a LOTR game with Final Fantasy style gameplay, you might want to give it a shot.

Whenever I ponder getting a game, I follow this simple rule: When in doubt, rent it. ;)

Astrotoy7
11-05-2004, 08:39 AM
Originally posted by Neverhoodian
I thought this was appropriate timing:

(*Warning* strong language, but I'm sure it's no worse than your average high school :p )

http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2004-11-05


he he he

for those who may not know, the character on the right is Tidus from Final Fantasy X. The more I hear about this LOTR game, the more my stomach turns, they even have summons for cripes sakes.....gosh thats unoriginal !.... [/appalled Final Fantasy fanatic]

mtfbwya

jon_hill987
11-05-2004, 09:19 AM
No good deal, Bad!

sell the N64 on ebay bundled with the games an use the money to buy LOTR and whatever you wan't. no console is worth more than a game however good. I wouldn't trade my master system for Half-life 2. no way.

Pie™
11-05-2004, 09:23 AM
Originally posted by jon_hill987
no console is worth more than a game however good. .... :indif:

I do agree that it sounds like a bad deal though...

Feanaro
11-05-2004, 07:58 PM
No, the combat is nothing like KOTOR, it is completely turn based, you choose one characters attack, and it's implemented, then another, and then another, and then the baddies will take a turn.
Is it a lot like Final Fantasy X, the turn based system? Thats if you played FFX.