The game opens exactly as the New Line movie does with the prologue and Galadriel's narration. As always, it is a thrill to see the images traverse across the screen as Middle Earth comes to life. In fact, I was so mesmerised, (the prologue of the movie is one of my favorite parts, if not THE favorite), that I failed to realise that the movie had somehow seamlessly transformed into the game and I was now Isildur in the Last Alliance! Yes! You get to fight in the Last Alliance!
Our pet crebain has returned with some good bits of info about the upcoming, new trailer.
In fact, perhaps the biggest advantage that EA has over UI with LOTR:TTT is Helm's Deep. Yes, the Tolkien fans who thrive on action and battle and who are shaking with anticipation over the much celebrated Helm's Deep battle sequence in the upcoming movie, get a nice sampling with this game. Not only do you get to SEE Helm's Deep in the game; YOU GET TO FIGHT IN IT!
The October 2002 issue of Fangoria Magazine inlcudes an interview with Peter Jackson about the work involved in bringing The Two Towers to life and what we can expect from the film. Thanks to Steerpike for the heads up!
A few Fellowship movie mistakes.......
What happened when the cameras weren't on...
Elf Lady of Council-of-Elrond was kind enough to scan these new Two Towers images from White Dwarf Magazine from Games Workshop.
In fact, it was the finale that left the bitter taste in my mouth. When I glanced down at my clock and saw that only 7 or so hours had passed since we had first started the game, the bitter taste became acidic. My first thought: "What a mathom."
The Wicked Witch, Lobelia She's just as wicked here as she is in the books. She insists that Fangorn, who she keeps calling Frodo, ring the Bywater Bell. She's seen wolves. Well, guess what, Witchy Poo? If you don't let us out of the Shire, you're going to have much WORSE than wolves running around! Ever heard of the NAZGUL? Sheesh.
Gillossen writes. "There is a 8 pages article in October issue of the french PREMIERE magazine. Perhaps it could be interesting for you." Unfortunately, my French is a bit rusty, but the pictures are certainly interesting!
TORN has posted some translations of some very tantalizing tidbits appearing in the French version of Premiere Magazine's article on The Two Towers.
From what I can gather, I can expect to begin as Frodo, in the Shire, with rocks and apples for range weapons. I pray that no Ringwraiths show up and/or that their horseys like apples. Frodo can put on the One Ring but I had better be careful as my purity will be tainted by this action. BUT... I will also enter some kind of "shadow world" with secret areas if I DO put on the One Ring. AAAA! What to do!? What to do?! Secret areas to explore that can only be accessed when I put on the One Ring; but, if I do, my purity is in danger!
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