|System: Xbox 360, PS3*, PC|
|Dev: Traveller’s Tales|
|Pub: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment|
|Release: November 13, 2012|
|Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p||Cartoon Violence|
Visually, the game isn’t pushing any new ground, but it still looks pretty solid. There are a few weird visual things—like hair that looks way too shiny—but these are so minor that they hardly matter.
Okay. So I’ve been restraining myself for a good portion of this review, and I think it’s time to just let the Lord of the Rings fanboy in me gush for a moment:
There’s a sequence where you get to play as Treebeard! Tom Bombadil is an unlockable character! Once you get to Rohan, you will get to ride around on LEGO horses! After the Fellowship breaks, you are able to advance either the Frodo storyline or the Aragorn storyline whenever you choose! The LEGO version of Shelob looks disturbingly awesome! Whew! And that’s just scratching the surface of the sheer amount of awesome things you’ll get to see and do over the course of this game.
LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes the charm of the LEGO games and mashes it up with the brilliance of Tolkien’s beloved masterpiece in a way that does justice to both. This is a refreshing, from-the-ground-up rebuilding of the LEGO formula, making this perhaps the best LEGO game to date. I doubt very much that it could possibly leave you disappointed.
Editor / Social Media
Date: November 20, 2012