Not so precious.
Nacon released a new gameplay trailer for The Lord of the Rings: Gollum and it looks pretty rough.
Here are 8 baffling moments from the Gollum trailer.
One of the most glaring issues with the latest Gollum trailer is that most models seem undercooked.
Even the lead role of Gollum appears like it’s in an alpha stage, lacking the detail and clarity that you’d expect from a current-gen game.
Arguably the worst-looking model from the trailer is the dragon.
Here’s a closeup of the dragon. It looks...unfinished.
But unpolished models aren’t the only issues. Animations look stiff and unnatural, proving this Lord of the Rings game likely needs more time to cook.
The shimmying animation is particularly problematic, reminiscent of something you’d see from a previous generation — not a PS5 game.
But even more egregious is the way human characters appear.
It’s understandable the game isn’t quite finished yet, but for these character models to appear in a trailer is certainly an odd choice.
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum launches for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on September 1, 2022 (with a Nintendo Switch edition coming later in the year).