The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar game was created by Turbine Inc and is compatible for Microsoft Windows. Requiring about seven GB of hard drive space as well as a 64 MB video card and good Internet connection, this game will bring you immense loads of adventure and excitement. Predominantly, the entire game is based on Tolkien’s novel, The Hobbit. When you begin playing, you will be in full control of an avatar that will navigate the world of the game and you can choose to alternate between a first person perspective as though you are walking through the lands or from a third person view point so you can see it happening like a film you control.
The entire story is exemplified through a series of Books and each quest within that Book is a Chapter that must be overcome in order to move on to the next. Staying true to the theme of the novel that inspired it, the game has about five wizards in the entire realm and none of them can be characters controlled by you the player. But, as a player, you have skills called power and some of them are magical in essence, such as the healing powers or the burning embers thrown at enemy powers.
Throughout the game you will fight against other players who are all on their own personal quests. The higher you pass through the levels, the more things you unlock and are then able to battle against even more monsters as a result. The monsters are also on their own quests, as well, and they seek to gain ranks that will allow them to have armor and power, and if you are a hero, you will want to purchase equipment and armor for yourself. Also, as you play, you will be awarded destiny points each time that you finish a quest and you can use these to increase your skills and abilities. You can buy traits and different features that allow you to accomplish different things. Finally, you are also responsible for killing monsters in specific areas and fulfilling other deeds, such as finding special items or locations, and once you do this, you are awarded titles and an array of experience points.
When you complete a deed or task or quest, you will be awarded with special and noble titles. These titles do not really do anything as far as the game is concerned but they give your identification a personal flair and elevate your rank. This can be a distinguishing feature, especially when you are playing among other players who understand the value and immense importance of ranks. You can have ranks like the Wary, or of Bree, or the Undying, or Spider-Foe, or Pie-eating Champion, or Master Apprentice Woodworker, or Vanquisher of Thaurlach, all titles that will follow your name.
Another amazing feature of the game is that you will accumulate traits throughout the game, as well. Some traits include virtue, which are earned when you kill monsters or complete quests. Another trait Is class, which occurs when you use critical amounts of skill. Racial traits are offered, too, for special abilities and improvements, and finally legendary traits which occur when you collect certain books that have been fallen from enemies or when you combine five different traits that are all of a kind.