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“Is this a PS2 Title?” – Fans Left Upset After Viewing The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Recent Story Trailer

Published 03/11/2023, 12:10 PM EST

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After Hogwarts Legacy, it seems the gaming community will get to enjoy another video game based on a famous fantasy series. It is none other than The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, which is based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s incredibly popular fantasy novel series. After many delays, the developers recently released a Story Trailer.

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Despite this game being based on a classic fantasy novel series that has already been adapted into blockbuster movies, the fans showcased an unexpected reaction to the game. Most of the fans were not impressed by what they saw in a gameplay reveal trailer released around eight months ago. And to their disappointment, the new story trailer has not resulted in anything new.

What did the story trailer reveal about this Gollum game?


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From what we saw and heard in the story trailer, this game will completely revolve around Gollum. This game will take place possibly between the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. As a result, much of the content in the game would be stuff that fans haven’t read or seen much. But they will see how Gollum’s journey took him from slavery to living with elves.

Lord of the Ring fans can also anticipate watching Gollum’s flight from Mordor, where he evaded the Mouth of Sauron and the demon-spider Shelob, to the dungeons of Legolas’ father, Elvenking Thranduil. These are undoubtedly some of the countless experiences and encounters that the century-old being has been on.


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In terms of gameplay, it is evident that the majority of the game will rely on stealth and parkour. This type of gameplay is ideal for a character like Gollum. Even the novel describes him as someone who prefers to operate in the shadows. But he can also get involved in some action when necessary.

Fans are not liking The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

Fans have disliked the game since the developers released the gameplay trailer; the graphics were unpleasant for the majority of fans. After all, most developers are creating graphical masterpieces while this Gollum game looks like a PlayStation 2 title. The recent story trailer persuaded fans that the gameplay had not improved, which is why a story trailer was released rather than a gameplay one.

But some are looking forward to the game and are intrigued by the visuals Gollum showcased.


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Written by:

Ripan Majumdar


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Ripan Majumdar is an eSports at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor's in Science from West Bengal State University, Kolkata. Ripan is a massive Red Bull Racing and Sergio Perez fan.
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