The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been a catastrophe to date, turning into the worst-reviewed recreation of the yr on each Opencritic and Metacritic. I’ve it sitting in my Steam library and intend on reviewing it myself, however after searching by the assorted opinions of different individuals, I’ll select to maintain my sanity intact, thanks so very a lot.
The discharge has gone so badly that Daedalic needed to reply, taking to Twitter.
“We want to sincerely apologize for the underwhelming expertise a lot of you will have had with The Lord of Ring: Gollum upon its launch,” mentioned Daedalic.
“We acknowledge and deeply remorse that the sport didn’t meet the expectations we set for ourselves or for our devoted neighborhood. Please settle for our honest apologies for any disappointment this will have precipitated.”
Sadly the apology could also be too late as a result of just like the One Ring itself. it appears that evidently taking part in Gollum has a corrupting affect that leaves the sufferer a frail shadow of their former selves.
However it appears like they have already got a second Lord of the Rings venture within the works, scheduled to return out in 2024. The information comes via a German website (and brought to my attention by Com_Raven on Reddit) that famous Daedalic was listed as having been granted a subsidy by the German government to assist within the improvement of a second Lord of the Rings recreation, codenamed “It’s Magic.” Magically pants, maybe.
The listing describes the project thusly: “Daedalic is engaged on a brand new venture that may transport the participant right into a lush world stuffed with legendary creatures and magic. It tells a narrative from a personality’s perspective that has by no means been advised earlier than. The participant discovers fully new areas and influences the occasions of the world throughout the scope of his position and his skills. In his personal manner, he tries to affect the course of issues and alter the destiny of the world. This venture is geared toward avid followers of the fantasy story and 3D action-adventure genres around the globe.”
In keeping with the identical itemizing, the corporate has been awarded a subsidy of simply over 2.03M Euro.
Fairly frankly, given how badly Gollum has been obtained by critics and most of the people, the truth that Daedalic is already engaged on a second recreation reads extra like a risk.
Hopefully, Daedalic can really flip this catastrophe round and produce one thing worthy of one of many biggest fantasy collection ever Or failing that, possibly they might give us a enjoyable little sim the place you play as a Hobbit working a mattress & breakfast & 2nd breakfast?