May 31, 2023

Many have had their eye on The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, and after quite a few delays, Daedalic Leisure’s action-adventure title lastly launched earlier on this week. It didn’t, nevertheless, go the way in which the developer would have hoped. The title has been broadly criticized by critics and audiences alike, and is at present sitting at a surprisingly low rating of 36 on Metacritic (and 41 for the PC model).

Within the aftermath of overwhelmingly adverse reception, the developer has taken to Twitter to supply up an apology to gamers, stating that it “deeply regrets” the state the sport has launched in.

“We wish to sincerely apologize for the underwhelming expertise a lot of you will have had with The Lord of the Rings: Gollum upon its launch,” Daedalic Leisure wrote. “We acknowledge and deeply remorse that the sport didn’t meet the expectations we set for ourselves or for our devoted neighborhood. Please settle for our honest apologies for any disappointment this will have triggered.

“Our aim as a studio, and as passionate The Lord of the Rings followers, has all the time been to inform a compelling and immersive story-driven journey. Crafting a narrative with Center-earth as our playground has been the best honour – and the largest problem we’ve confronted to date.”

Whereas a lot of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum’s greatest points are baked into the sport’s very design and are unlikely to ever be salvaged, Daedalic Leisure says that it’s engaged on fixing bugs and technical points.

“At Daedalic, we perceive {that a} sport’s success depends on the enjoyment and satisfaction of its gamers,” the developer’s message reads. “We genuinely worth your suggestions and have been actively listening to your voices, studying your feedback, and analyzing the constructive criticism ideas you will have supplied.

“Our growth group has been working diligently to deal with the bugs and technical points a lot of you will have skilled. We’re dedicated to offering you with patches that can permit you to benefit from the sport to its fullest potential.”

In our evaluate of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, we gave it a rating of 5/10. Learn the complete evaluate by right here.

The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is out there on PS5, Xbox Collection X/S, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Swap.

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