Just a day after its launch, Daedelic Entertainment has acknowledged that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum hasn’t lived up to expectations. Following a series of complaints and a poor critical reception, the consensus is that the game lacks in quality. The game landed on PCs and consoles on Thursday, May 25, 2023, after promising epic gameplay as in its story trailer, but its gameplay and story have fallen well short of expectations.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Reviewed Poorly
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Ahead of its launch, developer Daedelic Entertainment provided several glimpses into the game, prompting many to believe it might deliver an exceptional gameplay experience. Its insane PC requirements rather suggested it might offer top-notch graphics. None of this would turn out to be the case.
The kicker is that Daedelic’s original vision for Gollum was sound. The notion of traveling through the shadows and dark areas was a great one; when things became too challenging, for example, Gollum would need to throw an item in the opposite direction to create a distraction. It all sounded great, but it never quite realized its full potential. Similarly, its performance left much to be desired; low-quality visuals and bugs aplenty proved a disappointment.
Following overwhelming negative feedback, Daedelic Entertainment has inevitably had to acknowledge the disaster. The developers are not giving up on the game and are planning to share updates for its improvement. Stay tuned to The Nerd Stash for more.