Reviews and Problems with LEGO The Lord Of The Rings
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Review: Lego Lord of the Rings (PS3)
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Lego and Lord of the Rings are two things that you wouldn’t instantly match together when you think of what could be the latest entry into the Lego games franchise. With 3 films, which is over 10 hours of story to cover and 9 very central characters to show screen time along with incorporating all...
Conclusion: If you look at the LEGO games with disgust at how one company is trotting out kiddie game adaptations of movies with nigh-identical gameplay and a camera that’s barely improved in seven years, then LEGO Lord of the Rings isn’t for you. Truth be told, you’ve got a point.
Excerpt: As I write this review I realize we are a week away from Thanksgiving. We are fully in the retail march towards Christmas. This is the time of the year where companies release some of their best video games. Warner Bros Interactive is no different.
Excerpt: The LEGO video games have always been about fun more than serious gameplay, taking on beloved fan favourites like the Star Wars saga or Indiana Jones and introducing it to a whole new, and slightly younger, audience. With The Lord of the Rings game, the LEGO franchise breaks new ground.
Excerpt: LEGO The Lord of the Rings is yet another awesome addition to the popular LEGO series of videogames. It’s a great way to experience the epic storyline of The Lord of the Rings, complete with the kind of addictive stud collecting fun and laugh out loud humour that has become synonymous with this...
Excerpt: The Lego video game series has yet to overstay its welcome despite eight consecutive years' worth of brick-building titles. One reason for its success is its take on popular licenses, from Star Wars and Batman to Harry Potter and Indiana Jones, but the true secret is how well the developer tailors...
Excerpt: The formula for Lego games should be familiar by now: take a pop culture universe, render its characters and world with the titular Danish building blocks, add in a healthy dose of slapstick humor and as many collectibles as you can stuff on a disc, and ship it.
Pros: Breezy, funny recap of the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, Seamless drop-in, drop-out co-op experience, Large, explorable overworld with plenty of hidden goodies
Cons: Numerous unskippable cutscenes, Difficulty level that skews towards “unlosable”, Exterior environments are often bland and lifeless
Summary: A fantastic tribute to The Lord Of The Rings franchise and one of the best LEGO games to boot.
Pros: Top notch production that does LOTR justice throughout with great audio, voice-acting and a fantastic looking game-world., Feels more like an adventure game than previous LEGO iterations with RPG elements, enjoyable exploration in appealing LOTR world and exciting bouts of action., So much to do,...
Cons: Questionable friendly A.I. Seeing your Fellowship fall off a bridge when they simply had to walk across it can be frustrating., Occasionally poor camera angles can lead to misjudged jumps while platforming.
Excerpt: A famous saying suggests refraining from fixing things that aren't broken. Warner Bros. and TT Games got away with muttering that to themselves in the mirror for at least the first few years, but now it's time to move on.