So Traveller's Tales has gotten a bit lazy over time. The original games (the Star Wars trilogies) were a hit because they were fun, had amazing graphics and the gameplay was solid.
Unfortunately, there has been no true innovation or improvement as we have moved forward with the numerous sequels. Now I can understand the idea of not messing with a good thing, but they are definitely getting stale if not devolving.
The graphics are still good, the humor is less and now the gameplay is looser with some truly awful experiences at times.
How is it possible that you can take a game that used to be fun and make it worse? Well, it's easy if you add no improvements (don't count the voice acting...nothing special to capture actual sound clips from the movies), allow the formula to get stale and make the controls less tight.
My advice? Rent for the experience but definitely do not buy. If you happen to work for Traveller's Tales...please make the next project better rather than the same.
I am 23 but I do find these Lego games entertaining. They are easy enough for kids to play but challenging enough for the adults to master it. It wasnt the hardest 1000/1000 but it was fun trying to earn it. I did give it a 9 for ithe level of entertainment for it's genre. Its not a mind blowing game or anything.
Good: Its LotR... whats not good about that? Legos still stick with mild humor in the cut scenes and make the characters personality stick to a "T." The achievements are labled accordingly too. With names like "thats still only counts as one" and "dont tell the elf," you dont have to guess what is required for them.
Bad: The only thing I can really think to put here is that if you are wanting to fast action Murder, Death, kill up in here, its not for you.
Ugly: I did find some of the balancing, swinging, and grabbing to be a little off. It may just be my expirence with the game though.