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Posted by Draxyle

Mixing the actual audio with the silliness of lego antics makes for some amazing contrast.

Posted by Rabid619

Man this looks really great. I have to go buy the LOTR trilogy now, too, I haven't seen the movies in years.

Posted by Osaladin

Vinny's Frodo was perfect.

Posted by HadesTimes

The HD download version also doesn't have sound.

Posted by roguehallow

Way to go Brad, ash on my tomaaahtoes.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@CrossTheAtlantic said:

@Didion said:

And now I have to listen to the LOTR soundtrack for the rest of the day, THANKS A LOT, VINNY AND BRAD!

The soundtrack for LotR is the worst. Anytime I hear one of the major leitmotifs, I know I'm going to end up watching it before the end of the week.

y'know the Hobbit soundtrack is online right now....

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=35757

Posted by bloodsoul5

@Mr_Skeleton said:

BEST EASTER EGG EVER

The humor in these games is fantastic.. if only they didn't play like shit.

Posted by Mezmero

@drewbert: Top men indeed. :)

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Posted by bakoomerang

@sumdumgai17 said:

One does not simply get the first comment on a quick look

I doff my cap sir, you earned that.

Posted by Aegon

@bloodsoul5 said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

BEST EASTER EGG EVER

The humor in these games is fantastic.. if only they didn't play like shit.

Do they have the license for that easter egg?

Posted by Chango

Why were they pressed for time?

Posted by Mr_Skeleton

@Aegon said:

@bloodsoul5 said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

BEST EASTER EGG EVER

The humor in these games is fantastic.. if only they didn't play like shit.

Do they have the license for that easter egg?

The Matrix is owned by WB so they should.

@Curufinwe said:

@Mr_Skeleton: Who is that?

Agent Smith from the Matrix, he is played by the same actor who plays Elrond.

Posted by kookoo

@Chango: I'm guessing its because it's under agreements with the publisher Only show 30 minutes of gameplay etc..

Posted by Abendlaender

Should Legolas talk?

Posted by abara

fuck, that Agent Smith easter egg is so good!

Posted by Aegon

Middle Earth is actually in the Matrix. It's a test to see how much people can "open their mind" if they were given a stimulus (MAGIC!)

Posted by Shaanyboi

I give you Finnish tv adaptation of Lord of the Rings...

Edited by MeatSim

The audio from the movies actually works in favor of the humor.

Posted by RVonE

@Abendlaender said:

Should Legolas talk?

Oh man...

Posted by Goblin

I've always thought the books and movies were way overrated... but yeah, that music is so damn good, though.

Really liking the humor here... too bad the gameplay is as bland as ever.

Posted by theveej

Vinny wins the internet again, god damn

Posted by teh_destroyer

I know have a craving to watch a Lord of the Rings movie :(.

Edited by gbrading

Frodo is easily the worst character in The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is 100x the Hobbit Frodo ever was.

Love Agent Smith hanging out in the background of that cutscene. This game has a good sense of humour, you have to give Traveller's Tales that. I'd play Lego Matrix Trilogy.

Posted by cthomer5000

"show me some more ghost wood"

Posted by Little_Socrates

...Lord of the Rings makes me so goddamned happy. Makes me think of my dad.

Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials

The Wraiths in the movie were great on or off the horses, really creepy.

And I agree with Brad, the LOTR behind-the-scenes are fucking great.

Posted by drewbert

@MEATBALL said:

What was the deal with them not being able to show more if they wanted? Just purely an issue of how long it would take to format/upload the video or whatever? Or something else?

I was trying to keep the Quick Look short because TNT started right after that and we needed to prepare!

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Posted by MarkWahlberg

Lego games are just so darn happy. Even with Frodo's anguished death scream in the background as they try to wrap it up.

Posted by wumbo3000

Frodo petting Sam like a dog had me laughing so hard.

Posted by Encephalon

Listening to Brad and Vinny nerd out over LotR was great.

Posted by Jimages

Could watch them play this for many an hour

Posted by radioactivez0r

Was Legolas using some kind of electric comb on Gimli's beard?

Posted by Marokai
@gladspooky said:

Brad: "Alright, I am fully on-board with this game."

So he won't touch it outside of this Quick Look at all.

Edited by Curufinwe

Hmm, Vinny's views on the Weathertop fight in FoTR seem a little strange to me. I thought the Nazgul always looked good, and it wasn't too much of a stretch from what happened in the book.

Now Frodo having all his strength of will and defiance taken away just to give Arwen something to do in the chase scene, that was a choice worth questioning.

Posted by ShaggE

Well shit. I thought I was done with these games, but this looks great.

Posted by Quater

@Aegon said:

@bloodsoul5 said:

@Mr_Skeleton said:

BEST EASTER EGG EVER

The humor in these games is fantastic.. if only they didn't play like shit.

Do they have the license for that easter egg?

There shouldn't be any license necessary - there's no explicit mention of anything about the Matrix. You can't copyright a guy wearing a suit.

Posted by Dead_Cell

I dunno why but I completely lost it when Saruman batted that moth out of the sky. I wasn't expecting that at all!

Posted by Cybexx

Travellers Tales continues to do a pretty good job on these games. They definitely have some jank which feels held over from their Movie Cash-In beginnings but they keep getting better. They tend to scratch both a nostalgia and a collection itch for me.

Posted by DJJoeJoe

@drewbert said:

@MEATBALL said:

What was the deal with them not being able to show more if they wanted? Just purely an issue of how long it would take to format/upload the video or whatever? Or something else?

I was trying to keep the Quick Look short because TNT started right after that and we needed to prepare!

Always assume quick looks will take an hour!!!!! :)

Edited by Slaughtahouse

*Frodo scream* GAAAANNNNDAAALLLFF!!!!!

Posted by Krystal_Sackful

I HAVE ONE QUESTION

Is Glorfindel in this game?

Edited by vinsanityv22

C'mon Brad - "You. Shall. Not. PAAAASSSS!!!"

This is why I'm not on Team Brad. So much disappointment once those cameras start rolling, brother ;)

Like how you discovered, in LEGO Batman 2 - on camera, in front of the whole world - that the Dynamic split screen is DISABLED during the open world portions and comes back in dedicated levels. Why were you thrown by it here? And will you be thrown off by it in the NEXT LEGO game too? Jesus dude.

Edited by Slaughtahouse

When is the pc version being released! I want it now and its only 24$ on Greenmangaming but the game is delayed! Whats going on? When is it coming out!

edit: screw it, couldn't resist. I bought it and activated in my steam library. Even though they don't even advertise it on Steam... well at least I have it for now.

Posted by allodude

Oh god, dat music.

Posted by Shaanyboi

Funniest quick look in such a long time...

Posted by HerbieBug

Why would anyone want to read LOTR more than once? It's a very influential piece of fiction but the narrative is super duper tedious. Large chunks of it are awful slog fests of landscape descriptions and rationing of elf breads.

Posted by DougQuaid

Holy shit! this was one of then funniest Quick Looks in a while. The game looks damn pretty good to boot!

Posted by Menkhor

Brad and Vinny can make any QL a piece of hilarity.

Posted by deskp

@Krystal_Sackful said:

I HAVE ONE QUESTION

Is Glorfindel in this game?

No I think hes pre order dlc.

Posted by DorkyMohr

I've seen enough of these Lego game quicklooks to go from "Wow these look like they're doing something cool with a licensed game" to "goddamn it fuck these games"