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The Lord of the Rings dev: Gollum apologizes for ‘disappointing’ launch

the lord of the rings dev: gollum apologizes for 'disappointing'

There were many who were waiting for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and after a series of delays, the action-adventure title of Daedalic Entertainment it finally launched earlier this week. However, it didn’t turn out as the developer would have hoped. The title has been widely panned by critics and audiences alike, currently holding a surprisingly low score of 36 on Metacritic and 41 for the PC version.

Following the overwhelmingly negative reception, the developer has taken to Twitter to offer an apology to players, stating that it is “deeply sorry” for the state in which the game has released.


“We would like to sincerely apologize for the disappointing experience many of you have had with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum upon its release. We deeply acknowledge and regret that the game has not lived up to the expectations we set for ourselves or our dedicated community. Please accept our sincerest apologies for any disappointment this may have caused.

“Our goal as a studio, and as passionate fans of The Lord of the Rings, has always been to tell a compelling and immersive story-driven adventure. Creating a story with Middle-earth as our playground has been the greatest honor, and the greatest challenge we have faced thus far.”

“At Daedalic, we understand that the success of a game depends on the enjoyment and satisfaction of its players. We really value your feedback and have been actively listening to your voices, reading your comments, and considering the suggestions for constructive criticism you have provided.


Our development team has been working diligently to address the bugs and technical issues that many of you have experienced. We are committed to providing you with patches that will allow you to enjoy the game to its full potential.”

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is available for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. You can read our review at this link, in which we conclude that a facet of the titular character is shown but the technical problems do not help at all.