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This is only the 2nd LEGO game to feature voice overs. This has the actual soundtrack and dialog from the movie. I played the game with no sound and it was just like the days of the mumbled silent movie games of the series. Graphics are very detailed and some of the best yet in a LEGO game. Some glitches here and there. Some camera issues to solve some of the needed puzzles to complete the achievements. Not too many issues to finish the game. Huge overworld map! Really loved exploring Hobbiton and Bree for the first playthrough. Many hours of gameplay. You won't be disappointed if you're a LOTR fan. Tons of hidden secrets, so try using all the items you find on your active characters.
Lego Lord of The Rings has great potential for a game other than frustrating controls and game breaking glitches. during play through certain objects may not work as intended, characters may get stuck in a loop action and unable to escape, bosses or enemies wont trigger proper cut scenes on death , during split screen there are certain missions where it is context sensitive for example during the mission where Gandalf Fights Sauroman in split screen the second player will be at the point after that fight and if player 2 does anything between smashing blocks to even moving forward will crash the game.
the controls are a bit frustrating where as doing certain actions will cause your character to unequip their weapon and to reequip it you have to hold the b button to bring up the item wheel and change to your weapon. not exactly a good thing when you are in the middle of a bunch of enemies.
i give this game a 5 out of 10 because the potential for the game is there however the controls and bugs make this game mediocre at best.