With the recent announcement of LEGO: Lord of the Rings comes a bunch of new features for the game. The biggest and probably most ambitious part is that they’re using voice now. I don’t believe it has been officially announced that LEGO LotR will use voice, but the trailer surely does. The previous trailers have always been silent with music and gestures such as expected with this one. However… if this is true then what about the other LEGO games? Do they become obsolete? Or will they issue a remastering of sorts and add voice work? Should they?
Personally I believe they should, because movies captivate with dialogue and gesture. Original silent films only did so much and could not portray the true artistic direction, but with the evolution of recording allowed movies to have voice and color and whatnot in them. Games have been through a similar challenge as well and have evolved so greatly. So with the LEGO games that started out as silent and are now evolving into a voice acted game. This could be incredible and enhance the experience further with silly dialogue, but will it also keep true to the original movie’s intent is another question entirely. The previous LEGO games not only covered each major scene, but also preserved the emotions of the scenes as well.
Regardless adding another franchise to the LEGO name will be a new exciting adventure that everyone can enjoy. So enjoy the trailer for LEGO: Lord of the Rings below.