LEGO Lord of the Rings Review
Ask just about any gamer for their thoughts on LEGO’s video game franchise, and you’ll likely hear the same thing again and again: “You know, they’re surprisingly decent.” And it’s completely true. Given that the games all sport not one but two product licenses and are generally aimed at kids, the competence with which they are put together is often the last thing you’d expect. But at a certain point, defying your audience’s low expectations isn’t enough anymore, because its expectations have changed. LEGO Lord of the Rings is very much a decent puzzle platformer that’s bolstered greatly by its excellent source material, but this may be the last time that being “decent” will be good enough for this series.