Comments on: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/ Spotlight's Game Reviews Sat, 05 Jul 2008 19:36:12 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.5.1 By: chris /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-961 chris Fri, 20 Jun 2008 00:47:06 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-961 This game has pretty good graphics, but when you hit an orc tiny blood does spurt out. But through that its pretty fun. This game has pretty good graphics, but when you hit an orc tiny blood does spurt out. But through that its pretty fun.

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By: Sweetness /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-677 Sweetness Tue, 15 Apr 2008 19:29:38 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-677 Yep, no doubt that the blood is there, but very little amount. No gore. Yep, no doubt that the blood is there, but very little amount. No gore.

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By: Jake /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-653 Jake Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:18:48 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-653 Rated T for a reason. I'd say this is best for ages 10+, depending. Violence is... eh... Pretty mild, really. Safe for Christians to play. After all, J.R.R. Tolkein wrote the LotR books with a lot of nods to Christianity. Tolkein was a Christian, and it's not hard to see the meanings, and symbols in the LotR games/books/movies. Rated T for a reason. I’d say this is best for ages 10+, depending. Violence is… eh… Pretty mild, really. Safe for Christians to play. After all, J.R.R. Tolkein wrote the LotR books with a lot of nods to Christianity. Tolkein was a Christian, and it’s not hard to see the meanings, and symbols in the LotR games/books/movies.

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By: Samwise Gamgee /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-392 Samwise Gamgee Mon, 17 Mar 2008 18:01:23 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-392 Well, I played the PC version through and the spiders' deaths were kind of disgusting. In my opinion, the orc blood was very noticeable, though less graphic than any other game with blood. If you look past the blood, it's a pretty good game, I'd say. Well, I played the PC version through and the spiders’ deaths were kind of disgusting. In my opinion, the orc blood was very noticeable, though less graphic than any other game with blood. If you look past the blood, it’s a pretty good game, I’d say.

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By: Theophilus /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-377 Theophilus Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:50:52 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-377 (in response to Samwise): ROTK is rated T only for violence. I really didn't notice any blood/gore when I played through it. I suppose if you look closely there may be some but there's not enough of it to be part of the ESRB rating description. (See http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp). Also, please note that this is a review for the PS2, Gamecube, XBOX, and PC versions of the game. It is NOT a review for the Game Boy Advanced version, which apparently does have noticeable amounts of blood. (in response to Samwise):
ROTK is rated T only for violence. I really didn’t notice any blood/gore when I played through it. I suppose if you look closely there may be some but there’s not enough of it to be part of the ESRB rating description.

(See http://www.esrb.org/ratings/search.jsp).

Also, please note that this is a review for the PS2, Gamecube, XBOX, and PC versions of the game. It is NOT a review for the Game Boy Advanced version, which apparently does have noticeable amounts of blood.

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By: Josh /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-354 Josh Fri, 14 Mar 2008 21:36:35 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-354 About the magic in this game: Gandalf is a wizard, but not in the occult sense. In Tolkein's world, wizards are their own species whose "magic" is an innate characteristic of their kind. The "wizards" of Middle-Earth are meant to be representative of angels (Gandalf) and demons (Saruman), both of which bear supernatural power. About the magic in this game: Gandalf is a wizard, but not in the occult sense. In Tolkein’s world, wizards are their own species whose “magic” is an innate characteristic of their kind. The “wizards” of Middle-Earth are meant to be representative of angels (Gandalf) and demons (Saruman), both of which bear supernatural power.

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By: Samwise Gamgee /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-336 Samwise Gamgee Thu, 13 Mar 2008 16:38:24 +0000 /2008/03/10/the-lord-of-the-rings-the-return-of-the-king/#comment-336 In actuality, this game does have blood. When you kill an orc or uruk-hai, black drops often fly in the air. Also, the spiders that you kill explode rather messily. Overall, this game is pretty fun and nicely done (hey, that rhymes!), though it does not have much replay value. In actuality, this game does have blood. When you kill an orc or uruk-hai, black drops often fly in the air. Also, the spiders that you kill explode rather messily.
Overall, this game is pretty fun and nicely done (hey, that rhymes!), though it does not have much replay value.

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