I've always associated The Lord Of The Rings movies with Thanksgiving and the holidays. It seems like when I was in college, I'd always be in the mood to watch these movies on Christmas break. So while digging thru my box of loose GBA carts, I came across this little game that I had picked up on a whim a while ago. What I found was a bit of a pleasant surprise.
I'm not going to say that The Two Towers is KIND OF LIKE Diablo. No. It's basically DIABLO on GBA. My goodness! What a delight.
I mean everything about it... you pick a character which is basically a class. I went with Legolas, who is the archer class. Why? Because that's how I roll in Diablo. And I mean EVERYTHING in this game lines up with Diablo. From the HUD to the perspective to the clicky-click battle system and the loot and upgrading your active and passive skills. It's all here. The only thing I can't seem to find is an in-game map. Hmm. But otherwise, yeah, this is like a new little Diablo game and I'm kind of hooked on it.
I'm not sure how long it is or anything but I'm having a lot of fun. I found some rare gear (I assume... the text was green) and I've put some skill points into some neat upgrades that augment my play style - namely, regenerating HP faster. But I mean, this game is surprisingly deep and a good reminder of just how much cool stuff is buried in the GBA's library. I'm kind of a sucker for licensed games, and this is exactly WHY. Who would have guessed the LOTR license would be hiding a Diablo clone? Maybe lots of people given that these games were fairly popular on console. But still. I missed it back then, but I'm enjoying it a lot now.