I am a huge Lord Of The Rings fan. I loved the movies, and own them in a few different formats. I thought the story was told very well. Sure, there was a bit of filler in the extended editions, but overall it was great.
When The Hobbit was announced I was like, ok, not sure there is enough in that story, but let’s see. But then they announced it was just a movie, it was THREE??? Huh? The Hobbit was a tiny book, how could there be 3 movies worth in there? But LOTR was so well done, that I thought I’d give it a chance. OMG, hated it. It was the dish scene as the dwarves invaded Bilbo’s home. It was hours of filler, and honestly, crap acting and direction as people did things to just extend a bad movie into a trilogy money grab.
So I hated the theme. When JJP announced the game, I was already in on WOZ. I figured if it ended up being great, I could buy it later.
And then I played it once it was out. It was fine, but not great. Honestly the modes felt a bit grinding to me. Some interesting, but too dependent on the beast mechs. Then down the road I played it more, and played into the fire. The game lasted over 40 minutes. My score was great, but it was exhausting to play a single game that long. At the end, I was done. I’ve played it a few times since then, but it just doesn’t make me want to buy it. Even with prices dropping, there are better games I will put the money and space into.
WOZ was a much better game.