posted by SwaggasaurusRex (SAN GABRIEL, CA) Jan 7, 2014
Member since Jan 2014
10/10, by far the BEST game in the LEGO series. Unlike other games like LEGO Star Wars where you are confined to the cantina, this game is all OPEN WORLD. You can literally run from the Shire to Mount Doom with NO LOADING SCREENS in between. Because of this, you will be exploring for hours visiting your favorite sites, finding secrets, unlockables, AND characters that you can buy with studs. The levels are fun and all the dialogue is taken straight from the 3 movies. My only problems with this game is that there is no area like the cantina in LEGO Star Wars where you can see all your unlocked characters roaming around waiting for you to play them. I didn't like that only ONE!? area of Minas Tirith is open for exploration. The entire castle should have been open IMO. The game also has a few glitches that will sometimes force you to restart levels. Overall, this is a great game and I can't wait for the LEGO Hobbit!
posted by Nanalady (MIDDLE ISLAND, NY) Oct 1, 2013
Member since Oct 2013
As soon as I saw that the actual audio from the movie was being used I was hesitant. On the one hand actually hearing "Sam" when he hit orcs with a frying pan is awesome, but part of what makes Lego games good is without dialog there is much more room for the amazingly funny cut-scenes they're famous for. And while the areas looked amazing, I didn't do much exploring for the side missions cuz got tedious very quickly.