The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar

May 11, 2007

With Lord Of The Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar, Turbine has created a viable contender to the World Of Warcraft‘s dominance over the MMORPG genre. Sure WOW is not the only MMORPG out there, but there is no denying its stranglehold on the market, and there have been many articles devoted just to its eventual downfall and speculation as to who its successor will be. Now LOTRO may or may not be that entity, but it sure has a strong possibility of taking down the champ and at the bare minimum a bright future as an online game that can be played for years to come.

Based off of the world Tolkien created for his book The Lord of the Rings, the game takes place somewhere between The Hobbit and the The Fellowship of the Ring. Your custom character must fight the rising powers of Angmar and the servants of Mordor while joining with your fellow heroes to help the future fellowship stop the spread of evil. Along the way you meet major characters from the books, who give you quests to help the world which is on the brink of war. Now all of this may be vague, but with various storylines for the various races, LOTRO has successfully created a meaningful overarching tale which compels you through the game.

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Score: 5/5

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