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Gollum game. About Gollum. For 20 hours. Not a joke.
« on: August 24, 2020, 05:34:54 PM »


......I ..... uh........ I remember hearing about this around the start of the year, and the dev saying they're following the books not the film trilogy. But I mean, this is obviously the film trilogy artstyle and vocal-Serkis style, right?

Theoretically this has a market? It's made by adventure-game designer Daedelic, who has at least a two-game contract with the Tolkien estate, the second of which won't be Gollum.

Assuming for purposes of argument I'm not going to care about this game -- I can't imagine wanting to play as Smeagol/Gollum -- who would the second game be built on? I'm hoping it's the Blue Wizard Brothers!  :D (There's no evidence for this at all, I'm just thinking about potential.)
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Re: Gollum game. About Gollum. For 20 hours. Not a joke.
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2020, 06:47:27 PM »
Pallando and....I forget the other ones name off the top of my head.  And were they brothers?

The Wiki provides:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wizards_(Middle-earth)

The other is Alatar.  And I did not see that they were brothers, although they were both clothed in sea blue.  I did, however, learn that they had names in Middle Earth: Morinehtar and Romestamo (without several accents, grave and ague).
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2020, 07:50:40 PM »
I feel sure I've seen them referred to as brothers, in at least one adaptation (which admittedly doesn't count as primary canon), although I can't recall offhand which one. The extended edition of the first Hobbit film perhaps, when Gandalf can't remember their names when going through the list. Maybe some sidenote lore of Shadow of Mordor/War, where one of Sauron's chief lackeys impressed him by bringing their heads. I'm old and it's late. ;)
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2020, 08:33:17 PM »
I found Gollum's whole story very fishy.  :2funny:  Can't imagine what kind of game it would make.  :o
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Re: Gollum game. About Gollum. For 20 hours. Not a joke.
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2020, 08:50:59 PM »
I found Gollum's whole story very fishy.  :2funny:  Can't imagine what kind of game it would make.  :o

It would be preeeeeeeesious.

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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2020, 09:10:26 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2020, 11:10:42 PM »
What the hell?

Yeah, uh... looking forward to see how this game justifies its own existence. I love Lord of the Rings, but yikes...

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« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2020, 09:25:42 AM »
At 10,000 EP you upgrade that 'Rock' to a 'Rock +1'.
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2020, 09:37:02 AM »
Just replace the names on some of the standard stats for any other RPG and you're in good shape.

HP remains HP.  GP becomes "Fishses".  XP becomes "Precious Points".  And your skill trees are "Sneaking", "Throttling", and "Wheedling".

But I get where the epic scope of the quests in this RPG might seem underwhelming.  Which is kind of curious, because while Tolkien's heroes were on an epic quest, many of his protagonists were profoundly average, and remained that way throughout the book. 

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I mean, Frodo was ultimately too weak to destroy the ring himself, but it was his pity for Gollum that ultimately proved Sauron's undoing.  Tolkien didn't just choose that ending because he ran out of pages to write.

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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2020, 10:17:27 AM »
So you would get EP for, 'Master-Groveling'? That could work. Like of like what I used to do at work.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2020, 11:02:13 AM »
Clearly, "Employment Sims" are a neglected field in game development!  I can only wonder why...    ;D