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  • Summary: From the makers of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGOFrom the makers of LEGO The Lord of the Rings, comes LEGO The Hobbit, inspired by the first two films in The Hobbit Trilogy: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug as well as the collection of LEGO The Hobbit constructions sets. The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves. Bilbo leaves the comforts of the Shire on a journey through Middle-earth to help the Dwarves reclaim their lost Kingdom of Erebor within the Lonely Mountain. Along the way, he is introduced to ravenous Trolls, dangerous Orcs and, of course, Gollum and his precious Ring. Players utilize and combine the Dwarves’ unique abilities to solve a diverse array of Quests. Expand
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  1. Apr 17, 2014
    80
    Yet again TT Games offers a superb title, packed with much content and simply an extremely enjoyable Lego game.
  2. Apr 10, 2014
    75
    LEGO The Hobbit is still a game full of things to see and do, but the problem is that you have the nagging feeling you have seen and done them all before.
  3. Apr 22, 2014
    65
    Lego The Hobbit is a handsome game, but it's also proof that the formula Traveller's Tales employs for most of its Lego titles simply doesn't work for everything it adapts.
  4. Apr 27, 2014
    65
    The LEGO formula may be finally getting a bit stagnant, and the new additions, while cool, may be too little, too late. If the final section had been included at retail, I'm not sure my opinion would have swayed much more in either direction, but it certainly is noticeable in it's omission.
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  1. May 26, 2014
    10
    Best Lego game yet.

    As adventure games are my favourite, Lego LOTR had stood out as the best in the series for me. A huge overworld to
    Best Lego game yet.

    As adventure games are my favourite, Lego LOTR had stood out as the best in the series for me. A huge overworld to explore with absolutely tons to do. Not to mention the fact that the game was absolutely beautiful.
    Story and character wise I prefer the Hobbit, which gave this game a bit of a head start. But T.T. have gone a step further and given this game even more reasons to put it out in front.
    Whilst the game only covers the first two movies, make no mistake, it is huge. The over world is easily as big as that in LOTR, but has greater depth. For example, this time rather than burning some vines to get a white brick, you would instead open access to a cave, in which there would be another puzzle.
    There is an immense amount of abilities and items, unfortunately T.T. decide to tell you exactly which one to use at each puzzle and turning hints off doesn't appear to prevent this. It would be nice if instead they gave us clear descriptions of what all the abilities/items do and let us turn off hints completely.
    Thankfully there are numerous puzzles that are not simply solved with abilities and these tend to have riddles as clues (albeit simple ones).
    Another thing to note, in LOTR the next section of the map would be blocked by the next level. This is not always the case in Hobbit. Often the path will be blocked by something like rubble which requires an explosive or another obstacle requiring a particular ability. This slight change in dynamic adds to the sense of freedom.
    The collection of loot is never a chore, I enjoyed collecting it as I went along and it gave me more incentive to explore both in the overworld and in levels after achieving 'master burglar'.
    The game is absolutely beautiful and seems somehow smoother than LOTR. Perhaps running at a higher frame rate. The music is great as you'd expect and there is voice work exclusive to the game.
    Overall this is my favourite Lego game and one of my absolute favourite games of the last generation.
    10/10
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  2. May 24, 2014
    6
    I do like the game gameplay of this game, Good character, and almost follow the story. But What I don't like(And one will care) about thisI do like the game gameplay of this game, Good character, and almost follow the story. But What I don't like(And one will care) about this game is the Cutscene of this game. The cutscene kind of little bit rush(I'm fine with that) and The clip from the movie itself change in the cutscene. But The game is not bad I just don't like the cutscene that all. Expand
  3. Sep 30, 2014
    5
    Yet another Lego game where the story takes a back seat to the open world running around doing meaningless stuff so the game isn't over in 2Yet another Lego game where the story takes a back seat to the open world running around doing meaningless stuff so the game isn't over in 2 hours. I remember back when TT actually made Lego games that had stories and focused on them with the extra stuff being just that. I long for those days. Instead we get games like this where the actual movie-specific reference is just for a couple of hours and then you spend the rest of the game on stupid stuff.

    Most of side stuff requires several attempts adding to (replay) time. I remember when I could put a 6 yr old in front of a Lego game and they could play for hours. Now a 16 yr would get frustrated in minutes. All the same glitches that have been around in previous games are still here. Wonky cameras, clipping, platforming that is arbitrary, etc.

    To make things last longer it is also no longer sufficient to find hidden items and/or talk to the right person. How you have to complete a quest, find an item, talk to a person, collect garbage and then forge so it can be returned. For the love of money why does it have to be this complex. It isn't fun.

    Oh how badly TT has fallen with the Lego games. They just spit them out to make money these days. Bring back the original Lego games that actually put emphasis on the movie references and less on the open world stuff. If I want open world I'll play one of the 100s of them floating around. I just want a fun, simple Lego game to distress with.
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