Guga Nov 14, 2013 @ 12:35pm
Worst Gaming Experience of all times
Wow.
I didnt expect much from this game, I actually didnt even hope this would be anywhere near as good as other mobas on the market, but hey! its in the humblebundle so why not just give it a shot and get some refreshment and new feel in another moba.

Wow... wow is only word that I can think of to describe how terribly bad this game and its engine, net code and gameplay is. Even if this was some prealpha testing, I would actually still be disguisted. Everything is wrong. Terrible path finding, responsivity of everything from using abilities (even the aiming of the abilities is broken) to movement (heroes sometimes walk backwards when you change direction), A-W-F-U-L netcode. High school student with no network programming experience could probably make this game run online better. Game with bots lagged like hell and when i tried to Queue for 5v5, game suddenly ... DDOSed me... completely flooded my upload link and made my connection crash instantly.
Theres much more, but EVEN IF everything code-wise worked flawlessly this game would still be terrible - the game is not F2P and yet you have tu buy stuff ingame. Theres no items, just some wanna-be runes that you can set up before match.
Since theres no items, theres also no gold or any source of some income (apart from XP), which completely buries the purpose of the creeps and also kills any kind of character progression, which is crucial in MOBA games, as it also distinguishes the winning team from a losing one and kinda makes no sense to me (again, only shows how clueless the game designers were)
Im sure I could continue for hours, but I didnt even get a chance to try this game that much, as queueing for 5v5 instantly shutdown my internet connection and made me feel like being a victim of DDOS attack for a moment and bot games lagged like hell too.

I dont know who these zombie games or whatever guys are, but this is, by far, my worst video game experience in my life and if I didnt get this from humblebundle I would instantly chargeback, because this game is not worth a single penny.

TL;DR If you dont have this game yet DO NOT BUY IT. If you do, DO NOT WASTE TIME DOWNLOADING IT. Terrible game.
Last edited by Guga; Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:15pm
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fauxtronic Nov 14, 2013 @ 1:06pm 
I hear you. I've played it on the PS3 so I know how it's supposed to actually work. I'm trying to use it with a controller and sometimes it works fine, sometimes it decides to scroll northwesterly up the screen when I start a game, sometimes it decides I'm using a keyboard and mouse when I'm not. I was stunned by the tutorial. It's always keyboard/mouse centric even if you're using a controller. Press Enter. Press right mouse button. Etc. So you have to go through the whole thing hitting all the controller buttons to figure out which one they are talking about.

I started playing it last night and I'm about to give up. I just waited 20 minutes to get into a multiplayer match only to discover it thinks I'm using keyboard and mouse again, even though I started the game with a controller. I've got better things to do with my life.

It beggars belief this was published by Warner Brothers.
Guga Nov 14, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
Yeah.
This was a really huge dissapointment for me.
As I said I knew it probably wouldnt be able to compete with LoL, Dota and such, but I expected ATLEAST SOMETHING - especially since its a LOTR franchise, which itself should be some sort of quality guarantee, as I suppose the license itself will be real expensive and not every studio can afford to develop a LOTR game.
The sad part is, that the LOTR title is probably the only reason, why this game is still up and running and why it was bought by atleast some people.
Its pretty lame, that these guys parasite on such a succesful and huge fantasy universe, make money out of it and give nothing back, more like the other way around - they ruin LOTRs name.
carlos Nov 14, 2013 @ 1:57pm 
i like it, but it need some fixes in netcode
Leb - #ElectronicIntifada Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:37pm 
LOTR franchise is never a quality guarantee.. only good quality LOTR game I have played is Battle for Middle Earth 3 and even that was buggy and imbalanced
fauxtronic Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:40pm 
Just when I think I've discovered the worst port ever, something much worse comes along. I thought Deadlight would take some beating but GOME makes it look professionally developed. It's like the programmers who ported GOME are a completely different team to those who developed it. It's like they just went ctrl+f'ing through the code to home in on bits they needed to change without considering the wider consequences.
Shyy Nov 14, 2013 @ 2:44pm 
Couldn't agree more, this game is BAD.
Deathsprint_Guru Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:00pm 
its a good idea, but poorly planned, implemented, and maintained, if at all
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Guga Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:05pm 
Originally posted by fauxtronic:
Just when I think I've discovered the worst port ever, something much worse comes along. I thought Deadlight would take some beating but GOME makes it look professionally developed. It's like the programmers who ported GOME are a completely different team to those who developed it. It's like they just went ctrl+f'ing through the code to home in on bits they needed to change without considering the wider consequences.
Indeed, couldnt agree more. It apparenty is that way. GOME was developed by Monolith and the port was made by some Zombie Studios, so it most likely as you said - the guys who made the port didnt make the original game, but that is still no excuse what so ever, even if they lost half of the src code and they had to pretty much redo the game, it just CANT turn out to be this bad after release. Atleast not when sold on steam for actual money.

Also yes, LOTR franchise never was and never will be a quality guarantee, but i would expect atleast some acceptable level of profesionally developed game. Games of this scale, that are from LOTR-like universe might barely ever be great, but the issues are always mainly game play, game design, story etc and the technical aspect of these games is usually decent and far, or better - light years away from what we can see in this game


Im actually speechless and still cant believe what kind of game I played today.

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xaedes Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
Îndeed. It was really awful to play. If they try to make a lol/dota-clone they could at least try to get it right. Also, I consider it as a disgrace if you have to pay so much money for this bad game.
I recommend to not buy this.
King Henry V Nov 14, 2013 @ 3:47pm 
Originally posted by Leb:
LOTR franchise is never a quality guarantee.. only good quality LOTR game I have played is Battle for Middle Earth 3 and even that was buggy and imbalanced

Battle for Middle Earth 3, LOL
♥ммojo jojo Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
OMFG OMFG OMFG, god save me
This is the badest MOBA (game ?) ever and ever and again and ever.

Bad points: EVERYTHING
No option (video, config...), no item, lag (connec + mouse + keyboard...), crazy zoom, no strategies, no interest, poor videos... Never saw that... WE ARE IN 2013... OMFG OMFG OMFG.

Good point (no "s):
I like the first interface

I played Legolas... HE IS SO USELESS... like this game.
PAY ME TO PLAY PLZ

/!\ do not download /!\ BAD is not the right word... THERE IS NO RIGHT WORD TO DESCRIBE THIS GAME : -1000/20
Last edited by MelaneeofGOME; Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:11pm
fauxtronic Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:38pm 
I gave it another chance. It really needs Muzak and the ability to serve alcohol while you're waiting for a game...

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194994457

Then after all that, I find that ALL of my teammates are bots, and all the players on the other side are human.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194994512

What an absolute joke of a game.
fauxtronic Nov 14, 2013 @ 4:51pm 
OK, that's it. I officially give up.

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=194996925

If this game ever comes out of alpha, I'd appreciate it if someone left a note on my profile. Then I might just reinstall it. I won't hold my breath.
Mindworm Nov 14, 2013 @ 7:29pm 
its kind of sad really. some of the kits on the guardians are pretty fun and I enjoy the LotR setting and characters. if it weren't for the god aweful targeting and horrendous lag this game might just be decent

and another thing, why doesn't it want to tell you how much Ability Power or Damage you have? seems to me theres no reason to omit that sort of information
Warismoney Nov 14, 2013 @ 11:23pm 
The concept was good, what they did by realizing it completely failed. Its like all ppl said: Lag, menues, no players online, tactics, no items, lag, lag again, did i mention huge lags? The paths characters go are weird sometimes and where are the video settings? So much things to claim about!
Last edited by MelaneeofGOME; Nov 15, 2013 @ 5:40am
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