The Lord of the Rings: Gollum review - Games Asylum

Games Asylum: "How do you create a large-scale video game solely centered around Gollum? It’s a question the developers at Daedalic likely asked themselves countless times. Unlike other key characters from the works of Tolkien, he isn’t a master of magic, a skilled swordsman, or an adept archer. He’s…Gollum. A diminutive, twisted, callous creature that spends his days crawling through cave networks while skulking in the shadows. He isn’t a character to admire, but rather feel mildly sympathetic for."

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Lord of the Rings: Gollum Studio is Done Making Games

The development team behind the panned The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Daedalic Entertainment, is shutting down.

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Knushwood Butt93d ago

That's a shame, but they should have at least done more to release the game in a better state.

kythlyn93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

They really should have stuck to point and click adventures... they made quite a few decent ones over the years.

VivaChe92d ago

They should have done market research — the public reaction to even the idea of the game was quite negative right from the start. This was a game nobody asked for or wanted, even aside from the bugs.

Jin_Sakai93d ago (Edited 93d ago )

I hate to see studios close but they made a really bad game. The studio has actually never made a decent game from what I’ve seen.

ED-E93d ago

I liked their older games (Edna breaks out, Deponia series, Silence) which were 90s style adventure games. But this is such a niche and maybe to most nowadays outdated form of games, you rarely win over the majority of reviewers if it isn't a extraordinary life changing experience or build on nostalgia.

outsider162493d ago

Pity. But whoever greenlit a gollum game? It's the laast character that anyone will play anyway. There's literally an array of other characters in lotr world. Gandalf, Aragorn, Legolas, gimli etc..

frostypants92d ago

The LotR IP has been in terrible hands ever since Christopher Tolkien died. EVERYTHING gets geenlit regardless of quality...this game, that terrible Amazon series, and likely endless other bad ideas to come.

Inverno93d ago

not really sure what to say about this, or how to word it. I'm sympathetic to those who lost a job, but also the studio was just very dumb. Too ambitious when they lacked the talent, and a clear direction. The price and the fact it was broken really didn't help either. A real shame