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Trippy
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on: May 20, 2005, 02:58:32 AM

I watched the E3 LoTR Online gameplay videos that GameSpot posted here:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/rpg/middleearthonline/media.html

and was flabbergasted with how poor the combat looked. Anybody at E3 check out the Turbine booth? Does the combat really look that bad?
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Reply #1 on: May 20, 2005, 05:15:17 AM

That is disgustingly uninteresting combat....EQ, anyone?

After the pace set by CoH, GW, and even EQ2 to a degree, that kinda stuff just won't fly in today's market. I'm suprised games like FFXI are not closed outright; I could fall asleep trying to play such combat.

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Reply #2 on: May 20, 2005, 06:49:30 AM

I watched videos #7 & 8.  That is very disappointing.   huh

Couldn't they just license a more current engine from someone?  The video of the guy taking on the boar pretty much cemented for me the treadmill of PvE this game might be, but hope there will be some improvements by Beta.  Very dated otherwise, yes.
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Reply #3 on: May 20, 2005, 06:58:52 AM

The Balrog in #5 looked good but I had visions of /shout "Tank LFG for Moria Balrog run!"

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Reply #4 on: May 20, 2005, 07:00:02 AM

I want to watch them but I am not registering with gameshit.

I have never played WoW.
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Reply #5 on: May 20, 2005, 07:06:56 AM

I want to watch them but I am not registering with gameshit.

Stream instead of downloading.

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Reply #6 on: May 20, 2005, 07:20:52 AM

Some of the graphics look pretty, although it's hard to tell at this resolution.  I love the music in Hobbiton (the guitar), and hope they can carry that quality elsewhere, and that there are more than 20 minutes of soundtrack in the game (unlike some MMOGs).  I think they made a couple mistakes in the Hobbiton clip though; there was a clipping error, and while the water was pretty, there were no ripples created by jumping in.  They wanted to advertise the cool water, and it was - until you got in.  They should've just used the bridge.

Combat looks very "meh".  Clink.......... clink.......... clank......  Except now, boar is apparently the new sheep.  They've talked a little about some other features (like how they will handle good v evil) that may make up for it, but the problem I see is that it's hard to get away from combat being core to many features.  It's hard to buy into "a valiant rescue mission" when it's all

clank..... clink..... clank....

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Reply #7 on: May 20, 2005, 08:10:44 AM

In the city fight (#7), could the protagonists stand farther apart? I mean we wouldn't want to actually make contact with our weapons. Someone might get hurt.

edit: In clip #9, the special moves are hitting the ground about 3 feet from the target. Stupid.
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Reply #8 on: May 20, 2005, 08:31:21 AM

Just having watched only #9 & #8, I can only say that I hope that's early EARLY alpha stuff. Because that looks like monkey ass. With a side order of rat's balls. It reminded me of EQ2, with that special move faggery at the end (RIVER----- DANCE!). The Boar clip reminded me of Wish.

These are not flattering comparisons.

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Reply #9 on: May 20, 2005, 12:00:53 PM

What the fuck do people have against boars?  Rats, I can understand.  They're plaguey little bastards.  Spiders I understand.  Boars mind their own business.  Why can't the default farmed newbie creature be clones of George Lucas?

On a lightly related note, last week in WoW I was killing Zhevra in the Barrens with a new Hunter for some silly quest, and my wife noticed and got pissed off and stormed out of the room.  She's from Africa.

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Reply #10 on: May 20, 2005, 01:02:32 PM

Is it even a debate how much ass this game will suck?

I thought we settled this in the two threads way back when...


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Reply #11 on: May 30, 2005, 12:38:21 PM

After playing CoH, anything less will always fall short. Best combat in a MMOG ever. Now if only the rest of the game was as good as the combat.
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