I Never Finished…Guardians of Middle-earth…Because

Guardians of Middle-earth

Another free PS+ game on this week’s blog, but there’s a catch to this one because I actually didn’t want to download it. Yes, this was coming up on the time where I didn’t actually download every single PS+ game and play it only to have it sit on my trophy profile unfinished. This was one of them. I decided to skip this one because, I know I’m going to lose some geek cred here, I am not a Lord of the Rings fan. Never watched the movies, never read the books, never had any interest to do either. I will say though that I have a few Lord of the Rings based games sitting un-played that I got really cheap, but other than that, no interest what-so-ever. There’s a reason why I downloaded this game though and then never finished, so keep reading to find out why.

Guardians of Middle-earth is your standard MOBA. 10 people split up into two groups of 5 and battle it out. You can pick from your favorite Lord of the Rings characters and it has a really strong emphasis of being a team game. Meaning in order to win you have to be well coordinated as a team. That’s basically all I remember about this game because I only played it a handful of times.

So why play this game if I’m not a Lord of the Rings fan? Peer pressure. Plain and simple. I had a friend and wanted to keep her a friend so I downloaded this game because she wanted to play it and had no one to play it with. Who else to ask but gullible me? According to my friend, you hear a lot about this “friend” who is no longer a friend and there’s this huge story behind it and a lot of other crap but it’s just not the story to tell here. The story is boring and drama filled and ends badly for me. For her? Maybe, I don’t know. Going back to this game that I never finished. It was one of those conversations we had like, “can’t we play something other than Mass Effect 3 or Borderlands,” that was also accompanied by, “it’s free.” So, I downloaded it on the premise that we would actually play the game until we were really good at it and got a decent amount of trophies since I was starting to become a trophy hunter. This got old fast and was played with a lot of sighing on both ends of the microphone as I died, she died, and we lost match after match. Soon, it became one of those games that we didn’t about and I never picked up again.

As you can see from the picture above, I was only able to get one trophy out of the 15 this game has to offer. What was the one trophy that I was able to get? A trophy for dying. Amazing right? Maybe I should have seen it then as a sign of our friendship which was also dying a slow and painful death that just dragged along until we didn’t speak anymore. Anyway there are a bunch of other trophies for doing various things in this game like winning, which we never did so I never got them. They range from easy, if you know what you’re doing, to hard even if you know what you’re doing. This is by far an easy trophy list.

Probability of this game getting played again…0 out of 5.

I have no desire to ever touch this game again and I leave it on my PS3 so that I can look at it every now and again and remind myself to never be that person that I was in 2013 again. Anyway, this is one of those games that can just sit on my system with 1 trophy out of 15 completed and never be touched again. I don’t even know if the servers are still open for this game or anything and I really could care less.

Now it’s your turn. Are you a huge Lord of the Rings fan and loved this game? Huge Lord of the Rings fan and hated this game? Still actively playing this game? Want to brag that you’re really good at this game? Have at it in the comments section below and now for next week another game I got talked into playing because it was so artsy and it was just the most amazing game in the world. Turns out that it wasn’t and I gave up on it real quick. Join me next time so I can tell you why I never finished Closure.


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