With a need to review most of the biggest games it has been very rewarding to own the Xbox 360 and PS3 since both of these consoles released, which also makes this generation feel like it has lasted a lifetime and our need for an Xbox 720 or PS4 is growing on a daily basis, but we’d still be happy to wait until 2014 at the latest.
Unbelievably we still play a game that turned 6 years old on the Xbox 360, and this is The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II. EA has shut down the online servers some time ago, but every few weeks we love nothing more than spending a few hours playing BFME 2 on the Xbox 360, not on the PS3, and there hasn’t been anything good enough to replace the same LOTR strategy and gameplay.
Enter Guardians of Middle Earth for LOTR addiction — if you haven’t seen any gameplay for this new Lord of the Rings game then we recommend you look at the video below this article, which showcases the first trailer. The release date has not officially been set, but we are looking at a launch between the third and fourth quarter of 2012.
If you love action and fantasy games then this real-time strategy is perfect for you, although if you are remotely a LOTR fan then this game will surly be a day one purchase for you. Considering the PC has been known for more strategy choice, it is great to see a LOTR game like this coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3, which we are really looking forward to getting hands-on.
You will be able to enjoy online multiplayer in a battle arena style, which is obviously different to the Battle for Middle Earth experience, although considering it follows a real-time strategy direction it will cater to fans of the previous game. You can engage in fun 5 vs. 5 online play that sets players the task of controlling the battleground
Are you looking forward to playing Guardians of Middle Earth, and do you think it will help feed your LOTR addiction? One of the biggest selling points about this game is the team coordination, which will have friends and family working together online to deliver that extra addicting factor.