The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™

Bored of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ gets its run out on the GameCube. It's a typical hack and slash offering, swinging your sword in various ways to 'off' a multitude of characters. The game is great looking and mixed with a sound track from the original score which creates a great atmosphere.

Attacks take the form of a quick slash or a vicious stab or the effective "kill" (which does what it says on the tin). You can upgrade attacks with experience points gained during battle so there are plenty of new moves to learn.

You travel through a number of levels that are nicely linked with clips from the film. There is plenty to uncover or unlock but anyone who is familiar with the game play should cruise through this offering in a matter of hours. There are three playable characters Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli (the hard as nails dwarf).

The Lord of the Rings™, The Two Towers™ reviewed on gamecube @

My main problem with the game is that it is very one dimensional and after a while of slashing becomes tedious. I wonderer if Tolkein would tut and shake his head when he thought of the time he had spent crafting a masterpiece to have it whittled down to a man with a sword garrotting anything that moves.

I'm sure fans of the film or the game genre will enjoy this offering but I can think of about a thousand things more enjoyable to do with my fingers…….

7 out of 10

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