" The Lord of the Rings: Gollum " team shares an apology

A few words from the " The Lord of the Rings: Gollum™ " team

8d ago
Magog8d ago

True. Arkane need to swallow their pride and apologize to anyone who spent money on that game.

GhostScholar8d ago

I don’t get buying redfall before playing it on game pass

SpacedDuck8d ago

I just checked and I'm stunned Arkane never made a public apology and the last patch was May 8th.

I don't even think they care to resolve the AI or other issues.

DarXyde7d ago

Ghost scholar,

Maybe not everyone wants to support subscriptions? Because ownership matters and people have a principled stance against continued investment in something they'll never own (and therefore are better off just buying it)?

You know what I don't get? People who don't get why others don't like subscriptions where choice exists. I do it for HBO, but you need a sub to consume that regardless.

I've mentioned this before, but I do a lot of national/regional research and very regularly use statistical software for data management (cleaning /analysis). IBM offers software for $99/mo...or $15,000 for s perpetual license. I'm not playing that game, so I taught myself to use other, more comprehensive software for a small fraction of that for a perpetual license.

Some of us simply prefer to own when we can and don't care about subs.

Andrew3367d ago

Arkane doesn't owe anyone shit. If you were stupid enough to spend money on the game after the poor previews and reviews that's on you.

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-Foxtrot8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Phil Spencer did

Where's Harvey Smiths apology, you know the Creative director who bullshit people in almost every interview where he was hyping the game.

The only thing on Twitter he's done in relation to Redfall after the launch is retweeted this

King_Noctis8d ago (Edited 8d ago )

Bethesda (or rather Arkane) is Xbox. You don’t need multiple apologies. Also, apologies are useless. You can’t and shouldn’t release a bad and broken game then offer an apology afterward.

oIMyersIo8d ago


I wouldn’t bother, he’ll never be satisfied. Redfall and MS live rent free in his head.

Stanjara8d ago

This tweet translates: Thank you for giving us money. We have known exactly in what state was our product when we decided to sell it.
We know there are a lot of LOtR fans out there that our decision seemed right to do.
We will continue to do our best to manipulate and surprise our audience again... next time.

Kaii8d ago

Right so, $60 for the base game & extra 10$ on top for Sindarin Voiceovers & the lore compendium (WTFudge Greed is THIS).

I don't get the target audience & I can't grasp what these developers have played In the past 2-4yrs and thought this gameplay was good 😩

People giving this 4+/10 🤦‍♂️

CrimsonWing698d ago

How does this happen? Do you just release a game like this and then immediately start working on an apology before it even gets to public?

Northpoint7d ago

They released the game for suckers (children/non-gamers) but didn't realize they were going to get caught lol.

oIMyersIo8d ago

Two things stick out for me:

-“…and deeply regret that the game did not meet the expectations that we set for ourselves…”

-“providing you with patches that will allow you to enjoy the game to its fullest potential.”

To me, the first part just reads as if they knew that the game wasn’t any good and went ahead with releasing it anyway. I wonder how much of the decision was the dev team or if there was any pressure from the co-publisher Nacon.

Second part is their confirmation of abandonment. It’ll get some bug fixes before they wash their hands of it and move on with whatever money they got from sales.

Abysmal release.

BriBri7d ago

In my experience the developer will only be able to delay the release of the game within the confines of that fiscal year

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