Lord of the Rings adventure game Shannara

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Lord of the Rings adventure game Shannara

Postby robertmo » 2018-6-14 @ 06:24

If anyone would like to play an adventure game in the world of Lord of the Rings, he could try Shannara which is based on the book Sword of Shannara which is basically a copy of Lord of the Rings with changed character names and removed long and boring descriptive parts so basically Lord of the Rings movies ;)

SVGA and fully voiced.
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Re: Lord of the Rings adventure game

Postby Malik » 2018-6-14 @ 14:39

Shannara is quite a nice game, with quite an emotional moment in it at one point.

Problem is the unnecessary but yet, forced horrendous battle encounters. There're no particular tactics or strategy. Mindless click attacking and praying that there are no fatal damage-taking. Or else, reload and repeat. Probably related to the involvement of Lori and Corey Cole - designers of Quest for Glory series. Either that, or the producers brought them in for accomplishing these encounters in an adventure game.

Otherwise, beautiful hand-drawn scenery and characters.

Difficulty is on the easier side, and should be able to complete it without hints.

And it will be helpful to add "Shannara" in the thread title to let know this thread is about the Shannara and nothing to do about Lord of the Rings universe.

Edit: Changed Sword of Shannara to just "Shannara" - 1st word. (Sword of Shannara is a book title, which I have also read and which this game is based upon.)
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Re: Lord of the Rings adventure game

Postby Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman » 2018-6-14 @ 15:13

It seems this LOTR DOS game is more like adventure than RPG.

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Re: Lord of the Rings adventure game

Postby root42 » 2018-6-14 @ 16:09

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:It seems this LOTR DOS game is more like adventure than RPG.


I bought tha game back in highschool. It is RPGish, graphics engine akin to Ultima VI or thereabout. I loved it, but never managed to finish it. Did not make it through Moria, iirc. Might have to give it another try sometime.
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Re: Lord of the Rings adventure game Shannara

Postby robertmo » 2018-6-14 @ 16:29

J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I
CD version
adds an automapping feature to the game
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Re: Lord of the Rings adventure game

Postby leileilol » 2018-6-14 @ 22:41

Kreshna Aryaguna Nurzaman wrote:Is this going to be old-timers reunion thread? ?

Aren't they all? :-D
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