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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 NazgŻl, and the Ringwraiths, all while solving puzzles, and collecting and using a variety of weaponry and magical items, including the Light of Ešrendil, Elven rope, swords, and bows.

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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 14, 2012, 19:08 Dev
 
nin wrote on Nov 14, 2012, 14:29:
I hope they keep making these. These games are just digital versions of the Lego play sets that also are based on various movies, books, comic book characters, etc. And, just like those play sets, they are a great way for parents and their kids to have fun together. I think folks that don't have kids lose sight of that.

I'm an adult with no kids, and I enjoy them.

Same here. And I'm glad for that recent amazon sale with steam versions of the batman ones and the harry potter ones. I was hoping to have a steam sale on ALL the lego games, like bundle, but I haven't seen that happen in forever, and I dont think thats going to happen, probably because diff publishers have them.
So I guess I'll just pick them up piece by piece as they go on a good sale.
 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 14, 2012, 14:29 nin
 
I hope they keep making these. These games are just digital versions of the Lego play sets that also are based on various movies, books, comic book characters, etc. And, just like those play sets, they are a great way for parents and their kids to have fun together. I think folks that don't have kids lose sight of that.

I'm an adult with no kids, and I enjoy them.

 
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 14, 2012, 12:55 Jivaro
 
I hope they keep making these. These games are just digital versions of the Lego play sets that also are based on various movies, books, comic book characters, etc. And, just like those play sets, they are a great way for parents and their kids to have fun together. I think folks that don't have kids lose sight of that. The video game medium allows for things that a play set obviously doesn't, and that is a good thing. They don't have to reinvent the wheel every time they make one of these games. Trying a few new things like they did with Batman 2: Justice League isn't so bad, but keeping them fun and creative should be the priority, just like the play sets.  
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5. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 14, 2012, 03:00 Flatline
 
First thing I thought when I saw this was "didn't they do this already? Aren't there like a billion LEGO adventure games?"

And then, after searching my brain, I realize this is one of the few IPs that hasn't been lego-ized.
 
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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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3. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 13, 2012, 22:43 Blackhawk
 
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

Because the LEGO games are visual satire?
 
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 13, 2012, 22:43 tuddies
 
These TT lego games are always enjoyable! So much replay value and just plain fun! What is the next one?!?  
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - LEGO The Lord of the Rings Nov 13, 2012, 21:23 Lorcin
 
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
 
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