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Kabam partners with Warner Brothers to launch a pair of social games for The Hobbit

At least it's not a trilogy

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@ArmageddonArk | 06:11 - 27 September 2012
I second what curtisrshideler said word by word, most specially the part about the GBA games based on "The Two Towers" and "Return Of The King"... what were supposed to be just a couple of forgettable movie tie-ins doomed to be overshadowed by their, in theory, superior desktop console counterparts, turned out to be two amazingly developed, both in gameplay and presentation, and unfairly overlooked Diablo-like dungeon romps.

A town-building simulator is (besides unworthy and disgraceful to Tolkien's legacy) the least appropiate and least imaginative genre they could have come up with for the "The Hobbit" franchise.
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curtisrshideler | 21:23 - 26 September 2012
Pretty disappointing. I would have imagined WB would have treated this license with a little more respect. I expected something as good as LEGO Harry Potter, Bastion, or one of their other good titles.

I've personally played the LOTR and Hobbit games on GBA and they are what I think of when I think of J.R.R.T.'s work and the movies. I think a story this good deserves a Zelda-like action/adventure game with the story carried along by at least beautiful animation/graphics like in Horn.

But, if they're free, I might take a look at them for a minute or two before deleting and posting a bad rating. I sure hope LEGO LOTR makes it to iOS, and in turn, convinces them to release a LEGO Hobbit.
 
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