|Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a fantasy role-playing video game set in J.R.R. Tolkein's Middle Earth and which very closely follows the art direction in the Peter Jackson (director) Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy. The game art, especially in the various outfits characters can acquire, is extremely detailed; and the locations frequently feature beautiful vistas stretching to a far horizon.
This fantasy art / video game art page for The Lord of the Rings: War in the North has images from Bree, where the single player campaign begins. Our screenshots demonstrate the fundamental difficulties of taking good pictures from the game. There are three main problems:
- The user interface takes up a lot of space.
- The over-the-shoulder camera means that invariably the character being controlled by the player is prominently in the picture, especially if the camera is angelled up or down. To mitigate this, they can be positioned at a wall, which forces the camera forward because the view would otherwise be behind the wall.
- The two computer-controlled allies cannot be ordered to stand still and will invariably edge toward the location of the player-controlled character, and therefore usually stand inside the shot at some awkward location.