LEGO Atmosphere

I’ve been on a huge Lord of the Rings kick lately and the LEGO game franchise was having a steam sale so I picked up both the Lord of the Rings game and The Hobbit. I’ve only played the LotR one so far, but it’s a ton of fun. I’ve heard that the LEGO games are just a ton of fun but I was never interested because I though the medium was a little goofy. I wasn’t wrong about them being goofy, because they definitely are, but the key to them is that you can’t look at them like you would a more standard version of a LotR game like War in the North or the Return of the King. The LEGO version is blocky and comical, but still has very serious elements of game-play. You unlock characters and weapons with unique abilities, and some of the mechanical puzzles or fights are actually tough. I thought this would be a game for children but I think eight-year old me would have had some difficulties with this game. Watching how the movies have been adapted into LEGO scenes is also pretty amusing, especially because I grew up playing with LEGOs, i recognize a lot of the blocks they use to build the game. I have only logged about 2 hours into the LEGO Lord of the Rings but I am interested in hearing what people have to say about these games, I know they have been highly rated and I just want to know if they are worth completing.

2 thoughts on “LEGO Atmosphere

  1. Do you think the LEGO games are worth buying at full price? You said you purchased these games because of a Steam sale, but after playing for a little while would you recommend buying one of these games for the full price? I am asking because I love the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit franchises and I always thought these games looked like a really fun time and a great way to further interact with the material, I just didn’t know if they were worth the $20 – $30 price tag.

    1. As of right now, I would say I wouldn’t buy them at full price. I don’t find them pulling me in the way Id expect a game I paid full price for would. That being said they go on sale pretty often.

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