Ed gave me the flu for my birthday.
Ed: the face of frustrated gaming. Good thing we borrowed this one from the library!
So LEGO Lord of the Rings: a mixed bag. It’s saved largely by the fact that there is almost no penalty for dying. Otherwise this could have been a very frustrating game indeed. If you don’t mind falling off things and getting stabbed by your teammates in exchange for losing some money (which is easy to get), then this can be a fun game. Ditto if you never read the books and thought that the movies needed to be made just a little more cheesy than they were. Otherwise you might want to skip this one.