December 5th 2012 6:00 am PT

Arcade: Guardians of Middle-earth

Guardians of Middle-earth Content: Guardians of Middle-earth
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: Guardians of Middle-earth delivers an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in Middle-earth and crafted specifically for console systems. Gamers team up as the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time, bringing up to 10 players together in strategic five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in the epic setting of Middle-earth.

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Arcade, Marketplace By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • rhooper

    Let’s check this out…

  • Stefan Gabbert

    1200 for the game and an extra 1200 for a season pass for an Arcade Game? Who is stupid enough to buy this?

    • The Dukenator

      Considering the Season Pass for Gears 3 was 2400, Borderlands 2 Season Pass is much more. So what are you complaining about?

      • DTruth316

        arcade games with seasons passes.
        It’s not that those other ones cost more but the season pass trend is moving to XBLA

        • Sam Taylor

          Why is everyone so against a season pass? It is the DLC at a cheaper rate. It only seems to be beneficial?

          The fact that DLC exists can only be a good thing right? More of the game that you really like.

          On disk DLC something to be scornful of either. Games are completed (usually) long before they are printed. They have completed the game, but now instead of moving onto something else, they are adding something more.

          Of course, there will be an exemption to the rule, but the point still stands. Why is DLC so scorned?

          • DTruth316

            The reason is because you just bought a $60 game and you’re already in the hole $20-$60 on future content. Maybe if the game wasnt coming out annually it’d be more acceptable like with Skyrim,Batman or Gears of War but when you have one coming out every year like CoD,Assassin’s Creed, Battlefield/MoH it gets annoying.

            If on disc DLC is made after the main game is completed then why can’t they also throw on those huge day 1 updates? why do games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield have day 1 updates to fix problems with the game? If they have time to make DLC shouldnt they make sure the main game is 100% operational? Or when they make Season Passes that doesnt include all DLC like Saints Row The Third.

            Every game doesn’t need season passes.
            It sure doesnt need to start showing up in arcade games.
            It’s still better than the 16/32bit era where they’d release an updated version of the game that was slightly different like Street Fighter.

          • gamereviewgod

            Because studios can inflate the price of the DLC, then make it appear that you’re getting a deal if you buy it up front. $50 for Forza DLC? No. It’s pathetic that it actually costs more than that in the first place.

            Second, you’re purchasing items that don’t even exist yet. What if you’re not playing the game by the time the DLC does come out? What if the DLC released isn’t what you want? What if the friends you were playing with move onto something else?

            This is merely a way to lock in consumers for a bigger chunk of cash before they lose interest.

          • ryder4life22187

            I don’t see what the big deal is no one is forcing you to buy the season pass for ANY GAME they do sell the DLC separate. They are giving their customers a choice that if they like the game they can get the DLC in the pass at a cheaper rate. I purchased Gears 3 pass after all DLC was released there is that option as well.

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          • Curtis Isabell

            DLC is the worst thing to happen to gaming, now, we get half assed games with DLC, instead of longevity in games they are boring in hours, not months, there are a few exceptions like skyrim, and oblivion, but when companies charge $15 for 4 maps there is a problem.
            Until we see what the dlc is in this game it won’t be too bad, $15 for a bunch of DLC content isn’t bad, but so far, every “season pass” has been over priced with every game to have one.

  • Eric Rhoades

    I hope this is fun, I love TLOTRings.

  • fsdfg dsfds

    What is Gollum’s favorite bird? A Smea-gull!

  • kingcrusher

    So $30 for a game that is a “type” of game you can play for free on the PC? Hmmm, failing to see the upside here. This should have been a $5 game, with the season pass being $10, then I could see it (I understand it’s not the PC and MS needs to make some money off it), then stick in a couple of advertisements cleverly put in to gain a little extra cash. But for $30 for the game and pass… I’ll do exactly that. Pass.

  • ElektroDragon

    Tried it…. it’s a chaotic mess IMHO, then again I never liked League of Legends type games.

  • Nathaniel Frost

    season pass for this arcade title killed it for me, no thanks.

  • Superman64

    Since this is from Monolith you might as well just wait a couple of months until it becomes free-to-play on the PC…just like they did with Gotham City Impostors. Instead of releasing this game, they should’ve focused on continuing support of their last game that isn’t even a year old yet.

  • Curtis Isabell

    well just played the demo and it isn’t fun at all.

  • Paulo Pinheiro

    What is worse? A season Pass to arcade game or a season pass to one of the most boring arcade games of 2012?

  • Matt Heider

    The trial was ok but it took the whole hour just to finish a match because it’s so repetitive They should take the season pass idea and pass it to popular arcade titles like the upcoming battleblock theater.

    • Eric Rhoades

      Either you’re a liar or you didn’t even play it online. It’s 20 minutes a match online, and they give you 60 minutes…

  • Tel Prydain

    .Really enjoying it. Considering that it’s a genre that’s quite new to the 360, it’s a shame that it was dumped in the Middle of game-rush season. I mean, I get that they want to tie in with the Hobbit, but the folk who are likely to play this style of game are also the type who are likely to have a stack of DLC and games to work through. Personally I have BF3, Farcry 3, Skyrim DLCs, Borderlands DLCs, FTL and half-a-dozen Android games (Oubliette and Elder Signs especially).That GoME managed to drag me into yet another game purchase speaks volumes, but I worry that it’s going to get overlooked