x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Lego The Lord of the Rings

This is another great addition to the ever-increasing library of charmingly chucklesome yellow-faced adaptations.

The giggles come thick and fast in Lego The Lord of the Rings.
The giggles come thick and fast in Lego The Lord of the Rings.

Lego The Lord of the Rings
Warner Bros
PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Wii, 3DS, Vita, DS
****

Whoever had the idea to give Lego's video games a comical twist is a genius. Despite being one of an ever-increasing library of charmingly chucklesome yellow-faced adaptations, Lego LotR has the giggles coming thick and fast from the outset.

Frodo drops the ring, Gandalf skids to a halt on his horse, Aragorn loudly slurps from a straw in The Prancing Pony inn - it's all there, and made even more amusing by the actual (serious) audio from Peter Jackson's films.

The game takes you on a tour of the main scenes, following the usual collect-the-coins, build-the-bridge, flip-the-switch Lego routine, but this time with Middle Earth's line-up of characters to use as you journey to Mount Doom.

It should be boring by now, but it just isn't.