Summary: I originally played this game on the pc and really enjoyed it for being a Lego Game, which I rarely play because it feels like the same type of game just with different characters. This LoTR adaption is in full 3D and completely non-linear, feels almost like a RPG without the leveling up. When I tried it on the VITA, I was greatly disappointed. Why? It's because they removed HEAPS of things you can do.
Summary: Lego games are my guilty pleasure. The Star Wars and Harry Potter games are my top picks. This one was pretty boring and the game play was clunky. I would skip it if you want to continue liking the franchise.
Summary: First of all, this an absolutely terrible pc port. The controls are awful, especially considering that pc should have better ones. They also make it incredibly frustrating to play the game - there are a whole bunch of new features, like the treasure trove, and they're a lot harder to deal with than the controls for lego star wars, say. The AI for the second player is also pretty bad (worse than other lego games) which adds to the frustration.
Summary: I bought this game fopr pc and xbox. It plays like the other Lego games but becomes too complicated. It is hard to get direction, collect bricks and even finding characters is difficult. It is too hard to navigate through. Itshould have been made easier, although the movies are complicated and detailed as well. I have played ALL the other Lego games, but won't even attempt to complete this one.
Summary: Saw numerous graphics problems that affected gameplay, including a very annoying vertical synch issue at the top of the screen. A setting change fixed that, but not the other problems. Video driver is up to date, yet problems persist. Worst of all, the game crashes frequently on my PC.
Summary: I have lots of fun playing the Lego games and this game is lots of fun; however, it freezes on me so I have to hard reboot my computer constantly. I've read other reviews and see that others have had similar experiences to the game freezing, though they comment on it freezing a couple times during the whole game play. It freezes on me four or five times each time I sit down to play it, which is very annoying.