Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a co-op Action RPG, from the developers of Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance, that immerses you and your friends in a brutal new chapter in the War of the Ring. Set in Middle-earth during the time of the War of the Ring, but separate from its events, War in the North is inspired by both the Lord of the Rings books and movies allowing players to draw their swords, notch their axes, bend their bows and raise their staffs against 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.
When you take a story as delicate as The Lord of the Rings, with as much history as it has, when you decide to craft a game around it, you are always going to take a big risk. You not only have to create a story that appeals to fans of the franchise, but make it interesting enough to make players want to play through the game. So you can understand why I was hesitant about the game when they first told me that the story was 100% original. The story is based on the events taking place in the northern regions of Middle Earth, coinciding with the main story of the Fellowship’s journey to destroy the ring. Though based off of the main story of J.R.R. Tolkien, the game takes more inspiration from the actual movie trilogy universe. War in the North... Read Review