The Hobbit: Kingdoms Of Middle Earth Review

The Hobbit: Kingdoms Of Middle Earth Review

Jul 29, 2015

The Hobbit: Kingdoms Of Middle Earth (or, simply, Kingdoms) is a free-to-play economic strategy, set in the Lord Of The Rings setting. That’s, pretty much, it. It’s a straightforward FTP game, with everything you love (or hate) about the genre. It’s alright, although I’ve seen people complain that it’s somewhat buggy. I didn’t notice any bugs while playing, so they don’t influence the score. Anyway.

I have to say that I don’t have any strong feelings towards The Hobbit: Kingdoms. For the people who don’t know much about Farmville simulators – congrats on your life so far. Still, if you’re interested in this game, it has almost nothing to do with the Hobbit – or Lord Of The Rings, for that matter. It’s just a casual fantasy strategy game, filled with micro-transactions and wait times and surprisingly great graphics. The gist of the game is in management of a fantasy town. The town can be either elven, or dwarvish – the player chooses so at the beginning of the game. The game contains several resources that have to be extracted, using special buildings such as farms and quarries. These The Hobbit Kingdoms 2resources can then be spent on constructing additional buildings, or upgrades for the town’s economy, or army resources. The army is required to wage wars with goblins, rival kingdoms, or to attempt an attack at the legendary Smaug himself. The game has a lot of elements, and they seem to be working rather well together, even if the story and ties to The Hobbit movies seem a little hamfisted. The gameplay is alright, if you’re a fan of the genre. Although for some reason, I think that fans of The Hobbit movies would be alright with a more complex (and not free-to-play) game.

The best part about The Hobbit: Kingdoms is, undeniably, its graphics. The game looks absolutely majestic, the little buildings standing and forces moving about at your command. It’s not revolutionary, but it’s miles better than most of the FTP strategies currently about on Play Store. If anything, the art department surely tried their best here.

Overall, The Hobbit: Kingdoms is probably going to be appreciated by the fans of both Farmville simulators and Lord Of The Rings universe – at the same time, I don’t think that it’s for you if you like only one of those things.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Expansion Pack Released

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Expansion Pack Released

Dec 9, 2013

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The original game is called The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth, and it’s a free-to-play economic strategy of sorts. It’s now gotten an expansion pack that brings in the characters and other content from the upcoming second part of the trilogy. Battling Smaug will be enabled on the same date that the movie hits the theatres: 17th of December. The game can be downloaded for free from here: The Hobbit: Kingdoms on Google Play.

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth Review

The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle Earth Review

Nov 15, 2012

The Hobbit is a lot like Arcane Empires which we previously reviewed. The premise of the game is very similar, as goal is to create a strong city is both self-sufficient and able to defend itself against the goblins and any other attackers that may want to take the town over.

The game starts out by asking for a choice between two types of cities; elves or dwarves. Both cities have the same goals and quests for the most part. The main difference is cosmetics. The dwarf city is underground, elf city is on the plains/forest.

Throughout the game, their different recommended quests to go on. While completing a quest isn’t necessarily something that requires leaving the city, by following the recommendations the city will be fully functional and ready for attacks after the initial six days of protection are lifted.

After a few of the recommended tasks are completed, the city will start to grow. Once the city starts to grow and more resources are readily available, it’s time to start training an army and scouting the surrounding areas. Depending on which type of city chosen, the types of warriors will vary slightly. For example the dwarves have ax throwers and the elves have archers.

A cool thing about the game is there can be more than one world being played at one time. Jumping back and forth between several worlds will keep the game more exciting. While buildings are being built or upgraded in one world, jump over to the second world and start training troops and building buildings.

The currency of the game is Mithril. It can be purchased with real world money or by doing simple things like signing up for an account. Signing up for an account is probably the easiest way to get the most free Mithril (75). Another way to get free Mithril to login to Facebook.

There’s actually a lot to this game, and it’s definitely not something that can be finished in an afternoon. The Hobbit will also work in the background. What I mean is that while buildings are being constructed or troops are being trained, the game doesn’t need to be running. This means, construction can be started on a building at night then in the morning, the building should be constructed and already producing.