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The Lord of the Rings: Conquest Revealed
Hm, interesting. Pandemic Studios, creators of the well-known Star Wars: Battlefront series (a company now owned by EA, just like BioWare) has unveiled that they are working on The Lord of the Rings: Conquest, a Tolkien-flavored spin on the Battlefront concept.

We've got every single battle from the movies and then some. We've got Helm's Deep, Pelennor Fields, Minas Tirith, The Black Gates, and then we've got a bunch of other cool stuff like the Mines of Moria. Weathertop, The Shire. We've got a whole level where you get to play as the evil guys, running through The Shire, trampling Hobbits and burning the place to the ground.

And really we've focused equal parts on the good perspective and the idea of re-creating cinematic moments from the films -- not faithfully so much, but just kind of allowing the player to experience moments that are like the films -- but also really, for the first time, letting you get the chance to play as all of the bad guys. Play as the Balrog, play as Sauron and Sarumon, and really kind of live out that fantasy fulfillment of "what would it be like to really just destroy Middle-Earth? What if evil had won?"

I found Lord of the Rings games about as fresh as the third season of Prison Break. So not that fresh really. But then again, we are talking about a company wholly owned by the monster-milking corporation known as EA. And EA's gonna keep milking until Gandalf's nipples turn blue.



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Un Om Bun [STAFF] May 08 2008, 12:25 pm EDT
What ? WTF is Lord of The Rings ? Move on already bitches.
araczynski May 08 2008, 01:25 am EDT
looking forward to see what they come up with. any game that allows me to trample on filthy hobbitses has got to be good.
future man May 08 2008, 01:35 am EDT
Tolkien would be spinning in his grave. Gooooo, shit games!
Killer Klown May 08 2008, 02:52 am EDT
LOTRO is pretty good, imo, and I rather liked the Battle for Middle Earth games. Beyond that ... meh.
Zolneirz May 08 2008, 04:33 am EDT
I HAVE AN ERECTION. WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS GAME?
Pathfinder May 09 2008, 05:48 am EDT
Has no one got any new fucking ideas?

Saying that it might be good, like an olde worlde battlefield 2

With big feet and beards
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