“Avid adventure players will be able to finish the game faster but we advise everyone to take their time and breathe the air of Middle-earth,” says producer Harald Riegler.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum has been a long time coming, but after a few years of waiting and a couple of delays here and there, Daedalic Entertainment’s stealth action-adventure title is finally almost here. It’s promise of a story that focuses entirely on the fascinating character of Smeagol is, of course, one of its bigger draws, but how meaty can players expect the experience to be?
Speaking to GamingBolt in a recent interview, The Lord of the Rings: Gollum producer Harald Riegler answered that very question, revealing that those who play the game at a “relaxed” pace and engage with its exploration and optional dialogue will be able to get around 20 hours out of the game.
“A relaxed playthrough of the game with exploration of the beautifully crafted environments and listening to dialogues will take around 20 hours,” Riegler said. “Avid adventure players will be able to finish the game faster but we advise everyone to take their time and breathe the air of Middle-earth.”
Given the fact that The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is set to be a linearly-designed game, roughly 20 hours seems like a solid runtime, though how it uses that time and what level of quality it delivers with its main and optional content will, of course, be what many will be more focused on.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum is due out on May 25 for PS5, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.