Traveller's Tales Taking LEGO The Lord of the Rings Very SeriouslyCategory: Gaming
Posted: June 8, 2012 09:55PM
The LEGO The Lord of the Rings game we will be getting our hands on later this year will be a little different from the past titles. The most obvious change, as evidenced in the trailer, is that every character has their own voice. These are not the little noises in previous games but rather the actual dialog from The Lord of the Rings movies. Traveller's Tales is going all out on LEGO The Lord of the Rings and taking it very seriously, because Traveller's Tales wants to deliver the definitive The Lord of the Rings video game. The dialog is the first step and another is including some light RPG elements in the game. Characters can now carry "story" items in a backpack and can even hold up to eight at once. These items can be used to improve the characters as well, which should prove interesting over the length of the game.
Traveller's Tales has recreated as many of the cinematic shots from the movies as possible in LEGO The Lord of the Rings, though there will of course be a few differences. The game world is not entirely made out of LEGO bricks either, so this should make for an even more stunning LEGO game. The team has even faithfully recreated Tolkien's Middle-Earth map for the game, which allows you to move between areas without a loading screen. There is still a fair bit of humor in LEGO The Lord of the Rings, but even if that was missing this is sounding like the best LEGO game yet.