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Mixed or average reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8

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User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. Nov 5, 2012
    9
    Let me just say that this if the first Lego game I have played to completion. I tried the Star Wars Lego games and never seemed to get thatLet me just say that this if the first Lego game I have played to completion. I tried the Star Wars Lego games and never seemed to get that into them, so maybe my obsession with LoTR blinds me slightly but I am greatly enjoying the game on Vita. Let me list some positives; the in-game graphics look great, just as clean as they do on the console version. The controls are awesome, intuitive and easy to handle. The small inclusion of touch-screen controls works well to switch free play/super-free play characters and doesn't impede the gameplay (it feels natural). The pacing is great, although the game seems a little short (story-wise, there are a TON of collectibles and extras to unlock). The humor is great fun and done well, not to mention the voice acting is SUPERB. My only real critiques would be that the in-game cutscenes quality is not as great as I was expecting, the videos look like they had to be compressed or were carried over from the 3DS version. That is my only complaint, however. I haven't run into any bugs or game-breaking glitches, the game plays smoothly with no hiccups on the Vita. Overall, a great buy for any fan of the LoTR series or Lego games in general. Full Review »
  2. Apr 29, 2013
    3
    After the failures that were LEGO: Batman 2 and LEGO: Harry Potter, you'd think TT Fusion would get serious on their next title.After the failures that were LEGO: Batman 2 and LEGO: Harry Potter, you'd think TT Fusion would get serious on their next title. Unfortunately, LEGO: Lord of the Rings just ends up being another hole in your wallet. The gameplay is boring and ported from the 3DS. The Visuals are decent, but shadows and ugly textures tend to get in the way of the experience. And worst of all, collecting is just no fun in this game. That last one caught me by surprise, as LEGO games always have lured me in by their fun replay value. The thing is though, after beating the boring campaign, who wants to go back and do it all again? If I had to select one thing I liked about the gamer, it would be the hub worlds. Considering the game lacks the open world that the PS3 version has, we are forced to work with hub worlds. These hub worlds are not half bad and can actually be quite enjoyable, considering it adds content. SCORE: 3.0/10 Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2014
    0
    The game is a straight up port from DS. It looks bad and runs bad. There is not free roam.

    I don't understand why developers complain that
    The game is a straight up port from DS. It looks bad and runs bad. There is not free roam.

    I don't understand why developers complain that the Vita isn't selling well enough to warrant making decent ports if they are the reason people aren't buying it!

    Isn't this the same engine as the PSP version as well?

    It's not the worst port, but until WB/ Lego put in effort into the Vita version I will keep re-posting this review for all Lego games on Vita. Because it's still applicable.
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