We’ve got lots of love for the LEGO series games. They often have an uncanny ability to capture the feel of their parent titles — in a way that’s cuter than a basketful of kittens, but much more fun. The Lord of the Rings is the latest title to join the collection, and it’s coming to OS X next week.
The Windows version of LEGO LoTR garnered decent-to-good ratings, so expect (hopefully) the same for the Mac version. The game will be published by Feral Interactive, one of the two big names in ported Mac games (the other being Aspyr). LEGO LoTR differs from almost all other LEGO titles in that it contains real dialogue, taken directly from the movies; it also has a free-roam mode that’ll let you wander over Middle Earth, something not usually found in the highly linear gameplay of the other LEGO games.
Even more interesting things about this news is that the game was just released for Windows back in October last year, a scant three months ago; in terms of how long it usually takes Windows games to arrive on for the Mac, that’s a blink of an eye. Another indication that Mac gaming is starting to get real.
The game is avaialble now for pre-order at $30. Minimum requirements seem pretty modest:
OS: Mac OS X 10.7.5
Processor: 1.4GHz Intel
Hard Disk: 8GB