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5.0 out of 5 stars You need a controller to get the best game experience, 14 Dec. 2012
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This review is from: LEGO Lord of the Rings (PC CD) (Video Game)
This is just a warning to potential buyers who aren't already geared up with a game controller for their pc. I can't really comment on the game itself as I'm only a few levels into it, though I'm enjoying it immensely as it's delightfully off-the-wall in a non-threatening kind of way.

Not having played video games since 'Tomb Raider' (oh how that ages me!), I couldn't resist buying this Lego LOTR game for my Windows Vista laptop. Alas, on installing it, I found that the Read Me file says: "For the best game experience it is recommended that you play LEGO® The Lord of the Rings(tm) using a dual analog game pad with six buttons. You will be unable to tip-toe /walk slowly when using a keyboard."

I ploughed on regardless but found the keyboard controls horrendously hard work (such as trying to select the right character), and for some things impossible to achieve. I finally hit a wall during 'Weathertop', where my keystrokes simply did nothing. So I caved in and bought this excellent controller Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows - Black (PC) which installed without a hitch. The game recognised the controller immediately and now properly displays on-screen prompts etc. Quite an expensive addition to my little detour into pc gameplay, but now at last I can enjoy this amusing game as it was meant to be played!
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Initial post: 20 Dec 2012 09:50:44 GMT
Cécile says:
Thank you for indicating one needs a controller for this game.

Posted on 7 Jan 2013 13:50:10 GMT
K. A. Newton says:
I too thank you. My daughters laptop Windows 7 kept crashing with the game. I was ill at New Year and could not visit so bought the controller you mentioned.

Back again this weekend even with the controller her laptop was crashing.

She has bought a new Windows 8 laptop and her old one will be cleared and reset up. In the meantime we loaded Lego LotR and set up the controller and the new laptop is working perfectly with them.

Your messaged saved the day.
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