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Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings

WBIE and the LEGO Group announce the release of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, saying the Windows and console editions of TT Games' latest brixilated action./adventure adaptation can now be found in North America. Those interested in sampling the game can check out the recently released demo. Here's an overview:

Based on The Lord of the Rings motion picture trilogy, LEGO The Lord of the Rings takes players on an epic journey through Middle-earth as they take the form of their favorite members of the Fellowship and relive momentous events from the films.

Family members of all ages will enjoy playing together in easy drop-in, drop-out co-op gameplay, as they partake in the iconic Helms Deep Battle, explore The Shire, escape the fiery pits of Mount Doom, and battle against Shelob, the Nazgūl, and the Ringwraiths, all while solving puzzles, and collecting and using a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Eärendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.

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4. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 14, 2012, 00:20 Creston
 
Lorcin wrote on Nov 13, 2012, 21:23:
Why base it on the films? good as they were the books WERE better. I'd much rather play a 20 min Tom Bombadil level then watch an hour of closing cut-scene.

WTB Sharkey

I could give several reasons. The movies have already established a visual style that the game can mimick; they contain easily re-usable voice overs; they focused on the action-y bits and the ones that are more likely to appeal than the rather dreary ones from the books (I doubt there's many people aching for Tom Bombadil and the Old Forest gameplay, although the Barrow-Wight could be cool), and finally they are far more likely to be recognized in this day and age than the books.

However, those all have nothing to do with the real reason why, and that is that Warner Brothers has a license to turn the MOVIES into games, and does not have a license to do the same for the books. Ergo, Latin, they make games based on the movies.

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