Work together or die alone in this epic quest to turn the tides in the War of the Ring.
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Datum vydání: 1. lis. 2011

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Snowblind Studios is in the unique position of drawing inspiration from both the literary and film rights to world of Middle-earth, allowing players to bloody their axes on a wide range of deadly enemies and traverse both established and never-before-seen locations. The result is a journey that is both epic and intimate, familiar yet unexpected.

Key Features:

  • Action Meets RPG - Intense, visceral, and satisfying combat. Rich, layered, and impactful character progression. In War in the North, you get both. Find and equip the best loot, upgrade your hero using a wide range of skills and items, and feel the intense satisfaction of rushing into real-time battles with friends by your side. Fight through the brutal realities of the war on all fronts that were brought to life in the lore. Immerse yourself and make your own mark on Middle-earth.
  • Co-op at its Core - Build your own fellowship of three heroes to confront the growing army in the North. The survival of your group and all of Middle-earth depends upon your uniquely skilled heroes working together. You must fight together or you will die alone, and these high stakes make the experience of playing together both socially engaging and incredibly satisfying. The first time you rescue a friend who has been grabbed by a troll and is desperately yelling for help, you will understand what we mean.
  • An Untold Story - While much attention and focus has been placed on the journey of the One Ring, the assault on Middle-earth hits all corners of the map. War in the North turns our attention towards an integral part of the storyline that is grounded in details within the books and various appendices. This is not someone else’s fight. This is your own effort to forage a way through the dark, dangerous, and unknown landscape, defending all that is yours. This is your war.

Systémové požadavky

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD 64 X2 4400
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:2006 or later GeForce 8600 or Radeon HD 2600
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Hard Drive:10 GB HD space
    • Sound:100% DirectX 9 compatible Audio Device
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core2 Duo 3 GHz or AMD X2 5000 or AMD Phenom X4 9600
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 2xx Series or Radeon HD 6xxx series or greater
    • DirectX®:dx90
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Užitečné recenze od zákazníků
8 z 10 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
13.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 15. srpna
-: hracia doba, obmedzenosť prostredia, bugy, problémový MP, slabšia RPG stránka hry

+: grafika, atmosféra, súboje, efekty, zbrane a zbroj, celkový vzhľad postáv, soundtrack, nepriatelia, zábava, lokácie, animácie postáv, ovládanie, príbeh, bossovia, úlohy, MP

Verdikt: War in the North je ďalšou hrou zo sveta Pána prsteňov, ktorá sa ale nesnaží priživiť na úspechu filmovej trilógie. Hráča ako prvá vec nemusí zaujať pekná grafika, ale boj. V boji až cítiť ako zbraň preniká telom súpera alebo mu drví kosti v tele. Práve tento aspekt boja robí hru zábavnou. Lokácie, do ktorých je hra umiestnená sú pozitívom a negatívom zároveň. Ich dizajn a grafická stránka sú naozaj na úrovni, ale dehonestujúcim faktorom je zbytočne obmedzená voľnosť v pohybe. Hra je predovšetkým zameraná na kooperatívny MP napriek tomu, že obsahuje singleplayer. Celú kampaň si hráč najlepšie užije v spolupráci s ďalšími reálnymi hráčmi, pretože v hre sa objavia aj obtiažnejšie miesta. Paradoxom hry v MP je fakt, že plynie príjemne, ale rýchlo pre kratšiu hraciu dobu. Hra taktiež obsahuje bugy a multiplayer občas padne. Napriek tomu War in the North je možné vďaka trojici herných postáv rozohrať hneď niekoľkokrát a nie je určení len pre fanúšikov sveta Pána prsteňov.

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3 z 3 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
23.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 19. října
Pro fanoušky Tolkienova světa to bude ze začátku veliké potěšení. Hra podává Středozemi velmi pěkně zpracovaným způsobem, a tak jsou prvotní dojmy skvělé. Bohužel okolo prostřední části hry se začnete poněkud nudit, systém boje už vám přijde ohraný a oblasti také nejsou zrovna atraktivní. Je třeba vydržet a dočkáte se konce stejně atraktivního jako začátek, byť je na můj vkus moc urychlený a není v něm žádná dohra.

+ Možnost COOP
+ Grafika
+ Slušné souhra s Tolkienovým příběhem - žádné podrazy pro znalce Středozemě zde nejsou

- Nedostatečná volnost při tvorbě postavy a vlastností
- Chabý RPG systém
- Monotónost
- Engine se jeví jako poněkud pomalý, ačkoli hra sama o sobě náročná není
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2 z 2 osob (100%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
17.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. listopadu
Hmm, Koupili jste si tuto hru ? Gratuluji! Teď jak tuto hru hrát. Jednoduše zkuste non-stop mačkat levé tlačítko myši. Je nepřítel větší než vy ? Cha! Tehdy pomůže pravé tlačítko myši! Je nějaký nepřítel tak tvrdej, že vám dokonce ubral nějaké hp ? Zkuste blok a nebo roll! Víceméně je hratolnost celkem fajn a prostředí se příjemně mění. Ale ve chvíli, kdy jsem si myslel že se příběh začíná trošku rozjíždět, hra mi udělala bum bum zmrde tady je final boss a závěrečné titulky. Sere mě to ? Ne. Hra je příjemným odreagováním od kterého nemůžete nic čekat, ale i tak vás zabaví. Když přehlédnete chyby( a že jich není málo) tak si hru užijete. 60/100
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2 z 4 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 17. listopadu
I expected more from this game. Little stereotype.

★★☆☆☆

4.5 / 10
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1 z 2 osob (50%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
34.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 16. listopadu
Dobrá hra pro fanouška knižního i filmového světa Tolkiena. Především se zde snaží blížit filmové podobě a to i výběřem hlasů a vizuální podoby postav (Elrond, Gandalf, Legolas). Příběh se odehrává na plno zajímavých lokací (Temný hvozd je úchvatný), který si místy člověk bude užívat. Jen škoda, že to není plně otevřené. Postavy nejde postupně během hry přepínat, takže si do checkpointu musíte vytrpět nezvladatelné NPC, které vás nebudou vždy léčit (elfka raději bude stát na kopci a kochat se kytkama !) ani chránit. Někdy se ty dvě postavy seknuly v prostředí a člověk se musel pro ně neustále vracet. Každopádně je herní zážitek dobrý i přes pár nedostatků. Souboje jsou efektní a budete se bavit sekáním hlav, rukou a jiných končetin. Jen zřejmě ke konci začne hra padat a to hlavně u majitelů grafik od AMD. Tam to začně házet neuvěřitelné chyby, které jsem ještě neviděl.
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125 z 137 osob (91%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
26.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 15. července
There need to be more co-op RPGs like this.

It might be an easy and short game, but I really, really enjoyed it. If you have two friends you often play games with, then you should definitely check this one out. It's best played like that, with this game only benefiting you from playing co-op. Each character has their own secrets which can open up areas that hide loot, and each character has a race skill which can help the other characters out. The combat is very satisfying, because you can pull off some awesome dismemberments and decapitations, and even do Fellowship strikes or kills when all characters are attacking the same enemy.

At first sight it looks like it offers the typical character selection, being a Mage, a Warrior and a Ranger. But none of these characters HAVE to be played like they usually are. I played as the Ranger, and you would assume he would mainly use his bow in combat. I really only did when there were enemies you could only reach with ranged attacks. The game gave me the option to use two-handed weapons, dual wield two one-handed weapons, or use a one-handed weapon in combination with a shield too. There were plenty of skills which would increase my effectiveness with either of these weapon combinations, as well as skills which would give me new archery abilities or give specific bonuses to me using my race skill.

I feel like this game is a nice combination between an action-based hack-and-slash game, with the looting system of an Action RPG/Dungeon Crawler, and a story and setting which fit right into the LOTR series. I'm not saying the story is interesting enough to make every LOTR fan play this game, but it's also not ruining any part of the lore. It might just be a little more interesting for someone who likes the LOTR story than for someone who doesn't care for it at all.
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52 z 60 osob (87%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
66.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 5. září
Starting a new branch of JRR Tolkein's "Lord of The Rings" series, this quest based game plunges the player into Middle Earth as either a human (Eradan), elf (Andriel) or dwarf (Farin) to fight against the dark lord Agandaur in the North providing the fellowship with time to destroy the ring. This game was a personal favorite of mine. You battle through the North, accompanied with loyal friends, on a variety of dificulties with boss battles at the end of each level providing a harder challenge each time. On completion of the game you can restart to where it all begins with all your gear and complete it on a higher difficulty. The game also has multiplayer for those missions you need help with. Again this game is a personal favorite and I HIGHLY recommend it as a game easy to spend multiple hours on with an enjoyable gameplay and ending.
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36 z 40 osob (90%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
7.6 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 28. září
War in the North is an action-RPG built with a strong focus on co-op. All of the familiar characteristics of the action-RPG genre are here, from shops and loot to blacksmiths that repair weakened or busted weaponry; as well as some combo-based swordplay.War in the North is all about action, and the action starts when you pick one of the three characters. No, you can’t pick any of the actual LOTR characters. You’re stuck with these relatively generic goofballs, doing relatively generic things in a generic fantasy world populated by generic quest givers. Several builds exist for each character though, and you can even build the wizard in melee combat and kick ♥♥♥ surprisingly. Other than her, you’ve got your typical LOTR ranger and warlord archetypes to play as for sword and bow combat. The control scheme doesn’t really lend that well to a keyboard and mouse, so I highly recommend making the investment for a controller if you don’t have one already. With a completely forgettable character lineup and story that only serves to get in the way or set up the next hub/killing field, it’s been a long time since I ran into a hack and slash that I really never feel like loading up again after putting down.The highlight of the game, as every LOTR game should have a great soundtrack and voice acting to back it up, and this delivers. While the actual context of the story is pretty pathetic, the production values are high enough to keep you listening rather than skipping cutscenes.Games graphics are also rather good. Given sufficient hardware, the game will shine and shimmer even in the bloodiest of fights.While it doesn't reach the heights we wished it would, War in the North is still a solid experience with more than enough content to justify checking it out. Overall 7/10.
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29 z 31 osob (94%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
21.2 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 12. října
Good solid game that I would definitely recommend.

Pros:

- good storyline with lots of lore
- good voice acting
- just enough sidequests to not detract from the story
- skills received a noticeable, but not overpowering bump when leveling them up

Few things that could have been better:

- wish voice acting was same as the movie, but still good
- inventory management was sort of a mess. No good comparison mode when looking at vendor to inventory, too much junk loot and not enough loot you'd want to wear even towards the end
- AI for your companions is not very good, but I imagine a ton of fun to play co-op
- save points are a little strange. i.e. beat the boss, go back to town, interact with a vendor and see save icon after, quit game > log back in and I have to fight the boss again? Strange. I could see this being an issue on the harder difficulties that might take a few times to beat.
- respec should be much cheaper imo - probably figure you'll do it in heroic and legendary
- companions on solo play - I was fortunate enough to read up on this before I started giving good loot to them. Apparently it disappears so you should only trade to another play and never the computer.

I do like that you get to pick up where you left off when playing through the next difficulty level. I'll probably come back and give at least heroic a whirl. Legendary sounds brutal.
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23 z 31 osob (74%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
12.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 2. listopadu
Fantastic hack & slash game with great graphics (for 2011 of course), good storyline and highly advanced co-op play. Just play with friends, and you get a lot of fun.
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16 z 20 osob (80%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
0.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 22. prosince
You can cut off limbs with a hammer!
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11 z 14 osob (79%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
10.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. října
This is a fairly decent action rpg experience, set in the world of Middle Earth.

The environments and characters are what makes this game worth playing in my opinion. There are some locales that will be very familiar to LOTR fans as well as completely new areas, all of which are done fantastically. There are a ton of familiar faces to see and converse with such as Aragorn or Gandalf, and quite a few new characters to get involved with.

Other than that it's a pretty generic experience. Pick your class, fight through a level full of continuous bad guys (orcs, goblins, Uruk Hai, etc.), then a big boss battle at the end of the level. Rinse and repeat. This game should definately be played in co op with some friends to make a far better experience.

All in all it's still a good game especially if your'e a LOTR fan, I would recommend picking it up on sale.
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12 z 16 osob (75%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
16.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. října
Although the graphics are a bit outdated, and most of the world textures are of low quality due to the game actually being a console port - the combat is very addictive and fun. The "bleached" out color palette can easily be changed by using sweetFX. The game is stable, didn't crash a single time and works very smooth on maxed out details. I absolutely recommend it!

Too bad most of the map pins can't be accessed and are there just for lore info. But still - you'll get 10-15h from it by just playing through the normal mode. Throw in a couple of friends and you're in for a bundle of fun ^^
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8 z 9 osob (89%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
9.8 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 12. října
This game at first feels a little shallow, but over time it's true colours emerge. It really feels like a 3d version of Baldur's Gate Dark Alliance 1 and 2, which makes sense as I think some of the same developers were involved. The combat is fairly good and would most likely be a blast playing with 2 other friends (I've only been playing solo at this point). This game is well worth the $5 I paid. I would say it would be worth buying even at $20.

I'm very fussy with the games I spend my time on, and I can say that LOTRWITN has been enjoyable and I look forward to playing through the campaign a few more times at different difficulty levels.
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42 z 73 osob (58%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
3.9 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 14. listopadu
Game crashes over and over again after several hours of gamplay. It is a known bug with ATI video cards and will never be fixed. Buyer beware.
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11 z 15 osob (73%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
20.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. září
I liked the old lotr hack n slash games and this is close to that.
The RPG elements could be better but I shouldn't matter much if you treat this like the old hack n slash games.

There is however a game breaking graphics problem with some AMD cards.
The game crashes often at certain parts of the game and makes it almost impossible to pass.
I have tried multiple times to pass these sections and what it comes down to is a big waste of time for me.
I managed to pass one such section by doing something ridiculous like zooming at the floor the whole time while your graphics settings are at it's lowest.
But in the next playthrough where there seem to be more enemies some parts seem to be unpassable.
Have tried the numerous reported fixes ( lowering all graphics settings, rolling back to old graphcis drivers ) but none of them work for me.
Not sure if this is something AMD or the game devs should fix but as it stands nobody is fixing it.

So I would recommend this game if you do not have a AMD 7xxx card ( Which I have ). Otherwise I cannot recommend it.
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34 z 59 osob (58%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
12.4 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 27. října
This is an ok game. Very interesting to see another side of the LotR universe, but it gets pretty bland honestly. But the reason I can't recommend it is simply because if you own a Radeon card, be prepared for much frustration. The game is so unoptimized for these cards that it becomes practically unplayable. Two whole chapters require workarounds just to make the game playable. If you don't heed this warning and try the game anyways, be prepared for a lot of crashing, blue screen and every other error under the sun.
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10 z 14 osob (71%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
10.5 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 9. listopadu
Just started playing throught this with two friends, it's ♥♥♥♥ing awesome.

1. You each have a different role and different gear associated with it
- Champion: Straight up heavy DPS, uses big two handed axes and maces, he can also use 2 handed swords with one hand.
- Ranger: Agile DPS, can dual wield swords/maces/hammers and can use greatswords.
- Lore-Master: Healing and procective magic, she can also use her staff as a melee weapon when needed.

2. ♥♥♥♥ING LOOT IS AWESOME. Each of you get your own seperate loot that covers all 3 classes, so you'll need to take breaks every now and then to give eachother the items for their class and vice versa.

3. Combat is kinda like Dragon Age on a console. You know, the hack and slashy ♥♥♥♥. But it's extremely satisfying for all classes.

The overall feel for the game is kinda like an MMO and Borderlands mixed together, it's really well made and is up to standards even 3 (nearly 4) years later.

If you've got an odd number of friends that you regularly play games with (like myself), I would definitely recommend this to you!

9.5/10
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11 z 16 osob (69%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 3. července
Don't let the metascore fool you, this game is good. Not the best RPG in the world, but it's worth playing.
8/10
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33 z 58 osob (57%) ohodnotilo tuto recenzi jako užitečnou
2.0 hodin celkem
Přidáno: 21. září
Let me describe the experience of attempting to play this crappy port of what maybe could be a good game, but I couldn't tell you because i've never been able to play it. It starts off with you loading up and inviting your friends, while you are using your 3rd party chat server, you have now discovered that voice chat is forced, and there is no way to change any of the settings in game to eliminate it. Not to mention the steam voice option is just terrible in general. After you decide that, hey we will just use keyboard to chat in game, after wasting hours of time trying to fix the voice feature. Trying to join up with friends is awful, you can connect and stay in the lobby and load up the game, but once you are in game, it kicks someone randomly. Why is it that we can play so many games flawlessly and yet this game has such issues? It's because they pushed out a port of this as quick as they could, and then never patched anything, They couldn't even be bothered to put an option for disabling the chat feature.

I'm so disgusted and now i'm out of hard earned money, not to mention my time that I spent trying to troubleshoot this awful game into working. I spent my entire weekend trying to get this game working being optimistic and hopeful. It's not worth it. Just stay away, go get it on whatever console that it was intended for, maybe that version will work better, but I would definitly research that carefully as well.

TL;DR Version: The game is buggy and unplayable, touts a multiplayer style of gameplay that doesn't work, and doesn't allow you to disable or change any microphone settings that are very terrible. Stay away from this game at all costs.
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