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This might be the LEGO game I want.

Posted by Drazat

My son loves these games.

Posted by Vexxan

@Morningstar said:

This might be the LEGO game I want.

This IS the LEGO game I want.

Posted by tuxedocrab

@Vexxan said:

@Morningstar said:

This might be the LEGO game I want.

This IS the LEGO game I want.

But is it the one LEGO game to rule them all?

Posted by Morningstar

@Vexxan said:

@Morningstar said:

This might be the LEGO game I want.

This IS the LEGO game I want.

I stand corrected. This IS the LEGO game I want.

Posted by Asky314159

@alex said:

I still don't know how I feel about that movie dialogue.

I do know how I feel. I don't like it. Minifigs should be seen and not heard.

Posted by MarvinPontiac

If you watch this as a satire, it's pretty hilarious.

Posted by Xshinobi

I love that Traveller's Tales has been making the same game with different skins for 7 years now. They are really giving Omega Force a run for their money.

Posted by Dudacles

The movie dialogue seems incredibly awkward. Gandalf and Gimli's guttural voices just don't match the playful lego characters that get matched to them at all. They should've gotten new voice actors for that stuff, in my opinion. Lego games with voices is something I don't mind, but any good voice director or actor would know and tell you that different iconographic styles require different takes on voice work as well.

Posted by SlashDance

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

Posted by Sanity

@Morningstar said:

This might be the LEGO game I want.

Yea, i may be onboard with this.

Posted by User_Undefined

But will Tom Bombadil be in it?

Posted by HulkHanson

LEGOlas. That is all.

Posted by ravage484

@HulkHanson: You win. Shut the comments down.

Posted by guilherme

"you can find fetch quests inside missions"

Posted by ProfessorEss

@Drazat said:

My son loves these games.

I can't wait till my son is old enough to get his head around the controls because I love these games and I can't wait to run through them with him.

Edited by bybeach

I haven't watched this one yet, may be the same one I saw a few months ago. But I love it with the original voices. i would not call it satire, but I would call it funny. It accomplishes that lego 'a couple steps away' in a different fashion, hard to get all serious with how the models move and such. I'm real attached to Tolkien's world..well as much as I get attached to anything. Read the trilogy a number of times, just got done paging through the Silmarillion again. Watched the movies 3 times or so, love the story.

But you know...

EDIT..the devs talking, I saw the scene at the bridge in Moria. Re-creation looks good...

Posted by sionweeks

The wraiths look like Darth Vadar.

Posted by skunkdragon

I cant wait for this looks cool

Posted by BBQBram

@SlashDance said:

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

Oh snap.

Posted by Daftasabat

You shall not (online) pass!

Posted by MeatSim

James McLoughlin was later fired for not wearing black like the rest of the development team.

Posted by MordeaniisChaos

If they are doing everything from the book and the movies, how are they going to handle the countless scenes that never had dialogue in the movies?

Oh right, they aren't actually giving a fuck about the book.

I think I'd rather they just go and do their own thing with the dialogue, but maybe it'll turn out well. It just looked awkward and bizarre seeing Lego Gandalf talk like that.

Posted by Kerned

@BBQBram said:

@SlashDance said:

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

Oh snap.

They can't do that either!

Posted by CitizenJP

Lego Balrog for the win.

Posted by Abendlaender

Should Legos ta...wait is that joke old already?

Posted by rbanke

I've played almost all the lego games and just finished up Harry Potter years 5-7. It was without a doubt, the worst game they've done yet. The POTC game was fantastic and well polished, and this was the total opposite Many of the systems are implemented poorly and it actually looks worse than some previous games. Aside from technical issues, for the first time I found one of these games to be really tedious with a terrible hub. I really hope they do right by LOTR, but I won't be jumping in day one for sure.

Posted by Cybexx

I'm disappointed that they didn't manage to legoize the Eye of Sauron. Something along of lines of individual flowing transparent, glowing bricks would be cool.

Posted by BBQBram

@Kerned said:

@BBQBram said:

@SlashDance said:

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

Oh snap.

They can't do that either!

The plot thickens.

Posted by FriskyBat

Nice to hear a good old Liverpool accent!

Posted by chriscalla

Been wanting a Lego LOTR game since the concept was first introduced with the initial Lego Star Wars. Pretty excited for this.

Posted by colmarr

But is there Lego Tom Bombadill?

Edited by vinsanityv22

LEGO "Justice League" (Batman 2) is going to be hard to top. But if TT does it, it'll probably be with LEGO City Undercover, since they're adding more depth to the combat and platforming - the simplest, more repetitive parts of current LEGO games. But LEGO Batman 2 managed to get around that thanks to the unique abilities of the super heroes. Gandalf is no Superman; it's not like he can fly. It's not like he has laser eyes. Exploring the world of LEGO Middle Earth will probably be interesting and fun and loaded with secrets like LEGO Gotham City, but the actual gameplay for these characters? Eh - I'll pass.

@SlashDance said:

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

*boom* Mind blown.

Posted by Vitor

I want to like these games, I really do, but I just can't stand the combat at all. Until they change that and finally give it some more weight and heft, I'm just not interested.

Posted by The_Vein

It seems like using the real voices and recreating the scenes from the movie shot for shot is going to jar pretty badly with the light hearted goofiness of the Lego characters. I kind of wish they'd either make this a serious game with real people or take out the obviously slavish devotion to the movies and put in their own lines and scenes.

Posted by msavo

I'm still amazed that these Lego games come out and are actually quality experiences.

Posted by CrossTheAtlantic

I fucking hate the music for this trilogy.

Every time I hear that fanfare, I know I'm doomed to go home and put the extended editions on. So good.

Posted by Kajaah117

@CrossTheAtlantic: I hear ya. I don't put Howard Shore anywhere near the top of the list of all-time great composers, but the score he created for The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is easily one of the best ever written. I'll probably buy this game just to hear the pieces in a new context.

Posted by ch3burashka

The grander the vision of these games, the greater the disconnect, I feel. When they were recreating scenes with a TT-patented twist, that was all fine and dandy, but recreating actual scenes and usuing actual dialogue just makes this looks like a low-poly movie tie-in. The grand scenes of them running or the horses just further emphasizes the contrast between what they want to do and what the blocky LEGO models were made for. Stick to your parody-esque approach, TT.

Posted by BlueLantern1995

I have to say this looks awesome. Definitely on my radar

Posted by onan

I don't understand why this is a Lego game. Aside from the mini figs, I saw maybe 1 environmental object (a tomb?) made out of Legos.

Just where exactly am I supposed to get my Lego studs from? This just defeats the purpose of making it a lego game, I think. Even the castle was all stone instead of Lego pieces with moss growing off of them.

Posted by whitespider

Well, with the exception of lord of the rings online. Lord of the rings has been done pretty poorly in other games. (Unfortunately, imagine if they make some incredible role playing game that did not feel budget)

I for one am glad that travellers tales is making a lego lord of the rings, especially in the wake of the fantastic lego batman 2. The developers might not be original, and I worship original in this rather incremental climate - however they are evolving, they are making the games more 'open ended theme parks with rail sections' rather than 'rail sections with some occasional more open rails sections'.

Which is good timing for people like myself, who rather liked lord of the rings. They hit their stride just as they hit the quality fiction. Great stuff.

If this ends up being a lot better than lego star wars, then everything will fit perfectly in place.

Posted by themangalist

One thing for certain this video is made for PARENTS (the consumers) and get them hyped to buy the game for their kids.

Posted by RoyaleWifCheese

@Kerned said:

@BBQBram said:

@SlashDance said:

How could Lego characters fight over a ring when they have no fingers is beyond me.

Oh snap.

They can't do that either!

Best ^

Posted by TehLukeHD

These lego games are starting to becoming ridiculous.... :/

Posted by jakob187

Not interested.

Posted by GiantBomber

Something about the shading in this LEGO game looks decent.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

Did that guy talking about map design have a lazy eye? Well, good on him.

Posted by Daryl

@ravage484: Shut up.