IS AMAZING!!!!! The story follows along with Xbox one shadow of War, some of the character choices like the tower of Sauron is great, the only down part is the graphics aren’t too good. Other than that I would definitely recommend this for any lord of the rings fans.
Good game with one big problem
I’ve been playing this for a couple weeks now, and I’ve found it enjoyable and engaging. Overall, the game is well constructed and fun to play, even addicting at times, but it does have one huge problem: the Versus Arena. I’m not sure if others would agree with me on this considering the 4v4 Arena does not seem to be a very popular event, but the matchmaking appears to be quite broken. I will not ever pay any real money for a mobile game, ever. And if others choose to do so, that is their decision, but when the team I have been assigned to is constantly defeated whenever it faces a team that is mostly or entirely composed of the pay-to-play Champions such as Legolas or The Witch-King of Angmar (yes, I know you can still attain them with a considerable amount of grinding and even more luck), then there is something wrong. I am constantly placed in a team comprised only of the Champions you can grind from the campaign (such as Castamir, Talion, Shelob, etc.) and pitted up against higher level and- let’s be honest- simply better Champions that are much more easily acquired from in-app purchases. In addition, I keep being matched with other Champions of the same Class (Support, Mage, Fighter, etc.) on multiple occasions having 3 of the same Class (two other Support Champions while I also played a Support Class). Obviously there is something wrong with the matchmaking, considering it is supposed to compose teams made up of different roles, not two or three of the same Class. I understand due to the nature of matchmaking and at times the lack of available players that what I have described will still occur, but something is not right when it is happening 3 to 4 out of 5 matches. WB, please fix this. Change how matchmaking works. Make it stop matching up uneven teams. Correct it so that at least the majority of the time it only puts the pay-to-play Champions together and the free-to-play Champions together, separately from one another. Make it stop matching multiple Champions of the same Class as much as possible, and make it more balanced in regards to Character Level and overall skill. Perhaps even implement some type of skill rating, like in the Fighting Pits, to prevent imbalance within matches. You have a really good game here that does most things right and just this one thing really bad. That one thing is so bad I’m only giving it a 3-star review, but if that one thing is fixed, then I think it’s worthy of 4.5 stars, possibly even 5. I hope you take the time to read this and actually listen, I know I cannot be the only person to feel this way about matchmaking. Please try to fix it somehow. Thank you for your time.
Not worth a single penny.
By YZ simple
Just play the game.
Don’t spend anything unless you are wants to waste money.
For me it worth’s nothing.
Because it’s not good. ^_^
By Lady Emesee
Personally, this is my favorite game out of all the others I've played. I love LOTR and The Hobbit, and am so glad that I've found this game. I enjoy the fact that you are able to brand orcs and use them in your army. True, once you hit level 25 or so, it begins to become harder to level up, but that is the same for any game out there worth your time. The PvP is easy to play when you have a smart fellowship, and the other arena battle is very enjoyable to prepares in as well. There are a ton of helpful players throughout Rivendell (one of the servers) and are always avaliable if you need help or are starting out. Gold Legion forever!!
My advice? Join a good fellowship (Gold Legion!!) to help you get started and progress from there. If you ever need help, I am 'Lady Emesee' in the fellowship Gold Legion!
Deleted with 42k+ gems & 100k+ Ithildin
I’ve been playing this game on my phone since before the PS4 game came out, and while I honestly think the game had potential, it got to a point where I just couldn’t overlook some of the more prominent issues in order to be able to continue with it.
I really don’t care enough to outline all of the problems since many have already been mentioned by other reviewers, but the last straw for me was the absolutely awful balancing issues in PVP. Without writing a novel, PVP is essentially broken due to an exploit which requires a fair amount of coordination, and the top tier fellowships (clans) are the only ones that utilize this strategy consistently. Sure, you could simply just not play during the PVP events, which come about every 3 days, or spend countless hours grinding away to join one of the few top tier fellowships which actually stand a chance in 4V4, but this is what causes the game not to be enjoyable. Between this and other game events being plagued by players trolling and griefing others without any form of checks and balances by the game admins/devs, I only anticipate the worst going forward.
So, despite being in a top 20 fellowship, having stockpiled over 42k green gems, 30k black gems, 100k Ithildin, reached over 125k player power, and maintained Ithildin rank consistently in the fighting pits, I came to the realization this game is just not enjoyable anymore. Quite the contrary if you factor in my feedback above along with some other things others have brought up. Maybe when the developers actually fix some of the key issues myself and others have mentioned and submitted countless reports for, this game may revert back to a state of enjoyment, but it’s just too late for me.
I’ve played and beaten Mordor twice and I’ve beaten shadow of war and it was the best but I always wanted to have. New way to ply the game and it came true. Good work keep it up.( can you add a mode we’re the branded orcs in your game can fight in a online mode with other players in online.(like the online fight pits on console or pc edition) pls add that in some way👍😊
This is fairly entertaining game if you’re comfortable with pay to play but try to squeeze as much as possible out of free play. Only been playing a day or two can’t really speak intelligently about the pvp or player competitions because I don’t have the team to make much of a dent yet.
No customer support
I asked a question and was seeking help about a potential bug. I submitted a request and this is what I got.
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It’s a very cool game but don’t expect to much from the devs If anything at all. The world chat it loaded with players saying that the game is over ran by hacks and bots. I am playing for free and I won’t spend a dime on it. If the support was better then I would drop a few $$ to several $$.
You are given a chance to earn free gems in the game by watching 30 second videos. Some are shorter which is a plus but for me I’ll watch the 20 free videos to get the 100 gems, but there is a catch. I DONT GET THE FREE GEMS IN MOST CASES. No what does this tell you.
It is very good
I just want vm to add bimbo and the how uv the man cares uv the hobbit
Has anything changed?
As so many other reviews have pointed out, the pay to win mindset of this game is pretty bad. It takes an absurd amount of money to get any characters developed and leveled up. It’s also still kinda buggy. Every time I start an orc duel, the game crashes. The advancement system for champions is crazy as well, requiring you to evolve the character 5 times to increase by 1 star, and when it comes to the good champions those single evolves require a ton of cards. All of this wouldn’t be so bad, if the gem cost wasn’t so high to try to purchase stuff. I’m not above dropping a few bucks in a game, but this is wayyy overboard!