I have found that there are almost no truly good Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit video games. I’m considering trying to make my own. My current idea is artistic but simple 2d graphics. Quality varied gameplay (not constant fighting, nor stupid fetch-quests), and focusing on following the story exactly like the book.
What do you guys think? Also would a game be better top view (exploration is miles better), or side view (Better looking graphics, but exploration is pointless).
Also would you enjoy a game that follows the books ridiculously close (basically directly copying all of the dialogue), or would you prefer something that goes a little faster at the expense of skipping some dialogue.
And please stop telling me I’d have to license it. I’m not going to and I don’t think that will be a problem.