Warriors from Gondor don’t have it easy either! Berethor, an envoy from Minas Tirith with memory problems, is riding through the forests of Eregion unsuspectingly when he is attacked by two Ringwraiths. Without the help of the Wood Elf Idrial would be the protagonist from EAs The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age almost died a premature hero’s death. Joining forces, the two defeat Sauron’s servants in the game’s first round battle and embark on an adventurous journey.
The hiking route repeatedly crosses the path of the original Tolkien characters such as Aragorn, Gimli, Legolas and above all Gandalf. So your party will experience a kind of ‘best of’ blend of all three Lord of the rings-Filming: You bash the Balrog of Moria, knock over ladders in Helm’s Deep, and chop up the legs of oliphants in Pelennor Fields. In addition to the already mentioned representatives of humans and elves, four other warriors join your community in the course of the story. In addition to a ranger, a dwarf and a Rohirrim, the battle loafer Morwen deserves a special mention with her double axes. So Berethor’s story tells the War of the Ring from an alternative perspective and could offend connoisseurs of the film and the book at times. So you won’t meet a single hobbit in the entire game and Gollum is also conspicuous by its absence. The Ring story is reduced to the fighting and illustrious villains like the Witch-King of Angmar are demoted to normal bullies.
Main part of the game are the at Final Fantasy 10 memorable random battles. In front of a pretty 3D backdrop, friend and foe face each other in a finely animated way, waiting for their turn. The turn order is indicated by a bar on the right edge of the screen. Tactical gimmicks are possible and later even necessary due to the stolen but well-functioning round system.