Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 20, 2010

3. LotR: Conquest does not rule them all (2009)

BigAngryNerd reviews LotR: Conquest

As licensed games go, The Lord of the Rings: Conquest came nowhere close to reaching the heights of suckitude of, say, Shaq Fu or Charlie's Angels. In fact, it allowed many gamers to finally live out their dream of slaying entire herds of hobbits. But that alone was not enough to redeem this Tolkienian turkey. LotR: Conquest came from developers Pandemic Studios, who spawned the megasuccessful Star Wars: Battlefront games. Players' expectations were raised high, only to be dashed on the rocky cliffs of Mount Doom. The game's flaws were legion: wonky controls, miserable camera angles, grating voiceovers. In the words of Phoenix game critic Mitch Krpata: "It's bewildering, and maddening. The only respite is to turn off the game."

<< first  ...< prev  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |   next >...  last >>

9 of 11 (results 11)
  • Review: Left 4 Dead 2
    When Valve announced a full-priced sequel to Left 4 Dead only one year after the original, 40,000 frustrated gamers joined an on-line boycott. The boycotters had a point, but they'll miss out if they stand on principle.
  • Review: New Super Mario Bros. Wii
    The staggering commercial success the folks at Nintendo have achieved in recent years has made it easy to overlook their more unfortunate habits.
  • Review: Assassin's Creed II
    Assassin's Creed II is a macabre Italian getaway
  • More more >
  Topics: Videogames , Technology , Busta Rhymes , Homer Simpson ,  More more >
| More
Featured Articles in Videogames: