Single-player story-driven fantasy RPG
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum immerses players within an open-world environment that has come to define this massively successful franchise. An in-depth storyline, incredible graphics, and surprising plot twists are some of the elements that await those with the courage to move forward.
Much like other offshoots, such as The Lord of the Rings: War of the Ring, this single-player game extrapolates on the original film series. Players should expect many familiar elements punctuated by unique scenarios that require a fair amount of ingenuity to tackle.
The devil's advocate
One unique quality of this game involves the fact that players will take on the role of the Gollum. They must frantically search for the coveted ring while frequently placing logic and their safety in peril. This single-minded journey is fraught with dangers around every corner.
A battle of egos
Gollum is cursed by having a single mind but two entirely different egos. This leads to a fair amount of emotional turmoil throughout the gameplay. Furthermore, players can choose which ego to follow, depending on the situation at hand. Outcomes are ultimately determined in accordance with the decisions themselves.
Deception as an ally
It is a well-known fact that Gollum and his counterpart Sméagol are not famous for their up-front combat skills. This is why players will need to rely on other personality traits, such as cunning and deception, as they progress even deeper into more formidable worlds in search of the ring.
A welcome addition to the franchise
Those who have already become enamored with other related games, such as The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, will not be let down by what this iteration has to offer. With any luck, Gollum may very well obtain the mythical ring.