There aren’t very many good video games based on The Lord of the Rings series, or even The Hobbit, for that matter. In fact, most of them suck pretty savagely. That being said, this game is not one of the two decent ones.
The best part of this game is probably the music, which, unlike the rest of the game, is actually quite entertaining. And no, it’s not the same music that’s in The Lord of the Rings movies.
The game looks more like an NES game than a Super NES one, but at least it’s pretty easy to control your ugly-looking self.
Okay, down to the important stuff. This game should not be played by anyone who isn’t a big fan of The Lord of the Rings. The only way you can conceivably get enjoyment out of this game is to be such a person. This game does not have much of anything going for it to make it any bit entertaining other than the fact that it sort of follows the storyline of the books. Even if you are a fan, it still is not very fun to play. You can poke at things and die and try to figure out where to go without people telling you, but that’s about it. As a result, there is no replay value to be had here. I did not even want to play through this game one time, let alone replay it.
This game is simply a poor attempt to get people to buy a game by sticking the Lord of the Rings name on it, and there are not very many redeeming features. The only reason to ever get this game is if you are a collector who must have all Lord of the Rings things, and even then it’s a stupid idea. Thumbs down!