Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game
The Tolkien port
by Peter Willington 3/12/2012
Product: Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game
Developer: Traveller's Tales
Format: PS Vita
Genre: Adventure, Film/ TV tie- in
There's something of the uncanny about Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game for Vita. It's difficult to put your finger on, but it's definitely there.
At first glance this game is a conversion of the home console releases: a quality product, made with a passion for the subject at hand, and a high level of attention to detail. But the more time you spend with it the more you start to see where corners have been cut.
You're reminded constantly, though almost subconsciously, that this isn't the big budget triple-A Lego release you were expecting. Instead, it's just a decent enough port to a less powerful device.
Lego The Lord of the Rings: The Video Game is fundamentally a good game based on a great licence, but it's let down by the squiffy port to Vita
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