This game looks better and better every time I see some more footage.
I also didn't realize there was a diverter at the top of the ramps to force a u turn. And u can hit the beasts from the back also - "back stab". I wonder if a u turn from the ramps could make a deliberate back stab to one of the trolls? How cool would that be?
So many people criticize the game for being wide open and nothing to do. There is so much going on in this game, it's just not in your face. It's subtle but clever. With the coding wizardry of KJ, this game will be a true classic.
I also don't buy the " movies are so old now and they were so bad that the theme is not relevant" argument. The Hobbit for me is timeless - it's about the world created by the book which was created decades before the movie. The book always was and still is a classic. The movies may have failed, but the book and theme are no worse as a result.
I haven't even seen the movies and I love this theme.