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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2004, 01:29:15 AM »
Another console title to forget about.

We're also working on a Game Boy Advance version that will ship this fall. Going straight for the big screen hey.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2004, 10:34:24 AM »
This actually sounds pretty damn good, kinda like LotR + Final Fantasy. Since i'm a huge fan of both, i think it's pretty promising.

I like the way you get to make your own team rather than playing as the fellowship, it greatly lowers restrictions to what the developers can put in. Also, the thing about being able to unlock evil characters makes it sound like it might even have replay value.

Then again, the 'action' Lord of the Rings games were mind numbingly repetitive and i'm always unsure of EA products...

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2004, 10:36:21 AM »
I wonder when it'll be time to stop releasing crap LotR stuff and make some real games...

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2004, 10:40:19 AM »
I don't like how it says 'characters of the films' and 'places of the films'.  Has no one heard of a book these days?
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2004, 10:41:22 AM »
"Book"  ??? ??? ???
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2004, 02:24:53 PM »
THE BOOKS!

It is just like the bible in five easy pieces for the short attention spanned.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2004, 03:26:57 PM »
Heh, believe it or not, but that's the second rabid hipe I live through with Tolkien.

The first happened in early nineties, when Soviet Russia discovered Tolkien and absolutely everyone was compelled to read it. As a good non-comformist I did not touch LOTR but read Silmarillion instead.

I read everything of Tolkien I could get my hands on in 1999, after playing BG.

And then the movie happened. I think I am getting to the point when the cult starts turning me off Tolkien. I do love the books, and I do like the movies, but...huh, it is a bit *too* "popularized", no?

It makes me to re-think my dream of last yer to see a movie/CRPG based on ASOIF... ;)

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2004, 03:29:15 PM »
It doesn't put me off Tolkien, it just irritates me when people forget that there are books as well as films.  I get like that with all my favourite books though.  When the His Dark Materials films are made I'll probably end up killing someone
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2004, 03:37:16 PM »
ASOIF??

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2004, 03:54:21 PM »
Domi *happily* A Song of Ice and Fire by GRR Martin - a wonderful fantastorical so far trilogy with awsome character development, priceless dialogue, and mind-boggling compexity of intrigues and sub-plots.

Edit: Uhm...NOT for the faint of heart.

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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2004, 04:31:47 PM »
Em sligthly off-topic, but I have to add that hat really puts me off is merchandizing. Being a real fan of anything is great, but being offered your Darth-Maul tea mug and your Harry Potter underwear and that little amulet Arwen gave to Aragorn. There is a limit to what I can take. Don't get me started on chep One-Ring-replicas. :( Must see is sort of ok, but must buy calls for immediate retribution by the gods.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2004, 05:26:14 PM »
More console garbage. They need to make a good PC LotR game that is good as the BG games.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2004, 05:44:20 PM »
wuts rong wit console huh you just hav to quit playin bg 4 a wile and try try and get new games.

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2004, 06:00:59 PM »
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2004, 07:21:32 PM »
Nationnally, most of us probably enjoy freedom of speech.  But this is the internet, not our countries.  I propose strict dictatorship-like controlls over Bryad's statements of his opinion.
On a related note to the topic- LOTR isn't really a good series to base an RPG on.  You're far too limited in behaviour and future.

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2004, 07:36:32 PM »
Domi *happily* A Song of Ice and Fire by GRR Martin - a wonderful fantastorical so far trilogy with awsome character development, priceless dialogue, and mind-boggling compexity of intrigues and sub-plots.

Edit: Uhm...NOT for the faint of heart.

No, no they aren't. The only books I have read where I thought I would freeze to death in the middle of August. And some of the few books that made me LOATHE some of the characters. I mean absolutely hate. It's been a while since I have read them, and those characters still make my skin crawl.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2004, 08:28:16 PM »
Nationnally, most of us probably enjoy freedom of speech. But this is the internet, not our countries. I propose strict dictatorship-like controlls over Bryad's statements of his opinion.
On a related note to the topic- LOTR isn't really a good series to base an RPG on. You're far too limited in behaviour and future.

Actually, they are not that limited. That is... if you can have the option of siding with Sauron, that opens up a sh*tload of possibilities. Plus, with this game thats coming out, i dont think you are limited to only being Aragorn or whoever there is. I hope you can be random people like a hobbit adventurer, A knight of rohan, a guard of minas tirith, though that would be boring :D... or a warrior of Saurons hoarde.. that would be cool. Also, there are so many un-explored places that are not dealt with very much in the main plot, and it also leaves alot of room for artistic license.

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2004, 08:30:46 PM »
wuts rong wit console huh you just hav to quit playin bg 4 a wile and try try and get new games.

What blasphemy! >:(

Best place for you is at a console gaming forum, not here (where all the Bryadish people are).

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2004, 03:25:22 AM »
A hobbit adventurer?

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Knight of Rohan?

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I am sorry Bryad. I cannot see this is gonna happen with a movie franchise. You'd be lucky to even get to play someone outside of the fellowship, let alone a female char. Perhaps I am too pessimistic here, but I just agree to the too limited standpoint.
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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2004, 09:00:13 AM »
I am sorry Bryad. I cannot see this is gonna happen with a movie franchise. You'd be lucky to even get to play someone outside of the fellowship, let alone a female char. Perhaps I am too pessimistic here, but I just agree to the too limited standpoint.

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Re: New LOTR RPG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: April 30, 2004, 09:16:33 AM »
I'd agree with Jester - there is very little potential in the LoTR rpg, becuase the events are so pre-set and pre-cast. What I would not mind seeing is a game dealing with Noldori exedus from Valinor, and ability to join either with Feanor or Fin-Fins and adventure for a time in early ages of ME.  :)

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« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2004, 09:55:58 AM »
So I guess no-one actually bothered to read the article then, eh?  ;)

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I hope you can be random people like a hobbit adventurer, A knight of rohan, a guard of minas tirith, though that would be boring ... or a warrior of Saurons hoarde..

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I am sorry Bryad. I cannot see this is gonna happen with a movie franchise. You'd be lucky to even get to play someone outside of the fellowship, let alone a female char.

From the interview (edited for Alarielle's sanity  ;D):
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You play as a group of characters that you create. Those characters live in the world of the Middle-earth depicted in the films books

You travel on a sort of "S" curve that weaves in and out of the path of the Fellowship through the story of the trilogy. At times you'll be behind or "next to" them; at other times you'll be in the same time and place as members of the Fellowship.

The main focus of the game is the quest on the side of good, but you can also unlock evil encounters, and we think players will really enjoy playing on the side of Sauron in addition to playing as good guys.

Admittedly, this doesn't mean the game will be good, however it does mean it won't be restricted by the fellowship characters and their adventures.


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« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2004, 10:18:12 AM »
From the interview (edited for Alarielle's sanity  ;D):

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« Reply #24 on: April 30, 2004, 11:31:55 AM »
Sorry, I must hav skipped that line, chaz. I rest my case. :( I still think consoles suck. :D
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