How to make a ‘Lord of the Rings’ game that doesn’t suck

At the end of this month, a new Lord of the Rings game will be launching on the PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. And for once, you should actually be excited.

We’ve all been burned before when it comes to licensed games. I still remember my anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, a game that promised to let me live out my fantasies of being a budding Sith apprentice who could use the Force to toss Stormtroopers around and shoot lightning from my fingertips. Instead, I got a…

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