First off, we like the lego games... So, as for being a lego, it's as good as the others, nothing too new and quickly refreshed with controls... BUT THE INTERFACE HAS ISSUES!!! I don't know if it was just this perticular disc or what, but I'd repeatidly tap a button and the game wouldn't recognize it, not just on one controller, but all of my controllers (not the controller), then I'd repeatidly play an entire level to get a stupid mithril brick and I'd repeatidly walk over the icon, but it would never pick, and fishing a jetty from a pond would throw the fish to a doorway, so you couldn't pick it up but to make leave through the doorway, after going through an entire level once again, and other numerous crud that's too long to list. Lots of button issues, I narrowed down to the interface, they just sacked on it with this game
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!