- A pre-owned Xbox Series X copy of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is being sold at a ridiculously high price point at one retailer.
- The game has faced multiple controversies and was considered one of the worst games of 2023 due to terrible graphics and dull gameplay.
- Despite a patch released in July to fix major bugs, there have been no further updates to address the game’s issues.
A gamer has found a physical Xbox Series X copy of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum retailing at a ridiculously high price point. In The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, players control Gollum as they stealthily journey through several set pieces, such as Barad-dur in Mordor, to locate the One Ring that is now in Bilbo Baggins’ possession. The title was released earlier this year in May by Daedalic Entertainment and has been mired in several controversies since before its launch. Fans were upset that the developers had essentially locked the elvish language behind a paywall, with the company releasing a statement saying that the reason for this decision was because the company hired voice actors for the conversations, which is why it was accessible through a paid DLC.
The game was then released and quickly became considered one of the worst games of 2023 for multiple reasons, including its terrible graphics and dull gameplay despite the power of the Lord of the Rings franchise. As a result, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum quickly went viral online as players took to the internet to voice their displeasure with the state of the game. This prompted the developers at Daedalic Entertainment to issue an apology the very next day after the game’s launch, with a vow to fix it in order to bring it up to standard. The Lord of the Rings: Gollum quietly received a pretty sizable patch at the end of July aimed at resolving several major bugs and camera issues, according to an update on Steam. However, there have been no additional fixes since then.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum Apology Was Written Using ChatGPT, According to Report
A new report claims the apology posted for Lord of the Rings: Gollum was written using ChatGPT without the dev team’s consent.
Now, months later, a gamer has found an Xbox Series X copy of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum retailing for a whopping $88 Australian dollars, which converts to around $60 USD. This is the regular price point of the base game, but what is shocking is that the copy the gamer found was not new but a preowned version of the game. According to the comments in the Reddit thread, this copy of the game was from EB Games, a popular electronics store in Australia that GameStop owns.
The high price point is most likely an error on the individual store’s part, as a preowned copy of the game is currently selling for $58 AUD or around $40 USD in the EB Games online storefront. However, most commenters agreed that even at $58 AUD, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is not worth it.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum disappointed many fans who were looking for another entry to the franchise that had the Middle-earth series with its revolutionary Nemesis System. However, gamers may not have to wait a long time to enter the world of Middle-earth again, as Amazon is currently working on a Lord of the Rings MMORPG.
The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is an action-adventure game developed and published by Daedalic Entertainment and co-published with Nacon. The game, set in the fictional world of Middle-earth created by J. R. R. Tolkien, takes place in between the events of The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring.
- May 25, 2023