Re: LOTR FTW!
I am 100% on it, the bugs are there in spades
Try jumping up the argonath with gollum, he always gets stuck after the short person tunnel and then his fish wall climb, I have had him drop out the bottom of the world many times or get stuck in the rock.
Also in the prologue jump up the lava fall as gollum, he flies out of the screen in a loop.
There is also various bugs in the black gate where the troll freezes, so you can't kill and then can't progress.
A bug with the levels that have forests, some times the rocks don't spawn so you can't throw them.
There is a bug in taming gollum when gandalf climbs to fight the balrog, if you put the coloured blocks together wrong they lock and you can't release them, this means you can't get the treasure for doing it spot on. only recourse is to restart. (same thing happened with harry potter 1-4)
I had the oliphaunt knee caps running on their own in the pelennor fields because the game decided not to load up the oliphaunt as well. (or it loaded up the oliphaunt and not the knee caps, so you couldn't progress)
The Mount doom ascent in freeplay can't be completed without frustration because Gollum can't walk, he hops off the mountain.
Anything related to the characterposession jump thingy, when going in single player from tall to short person it jumps, so you are half way up a mountain path, trying to change from legolas to gimli and it jumps you to other player who is at the bottom. Makes isenguard, helms deep, mount doom and half the mirthil bricks very hard to get. A couple were impossible without using the second controller at the same time. A play tester would have realised this.
It is riddled with bugs even on the wii. Not as bad as the two harry potter games though, they were unplayable and uncompleteable.
I would suggest Tt need to really concentrate on play testing and not churning out games but they won't listen, Harry potter had 62 out of 60 students in peril or 58 out to 60 because it didn't count two, and random floating triangles when detectors were turned on as well as landscape bug fixes and horrendous AI scripting and bad level design so I can't complete the second one. Batman 2 was just boring.
Getting past cutscenes, on the wii you press plus and C this skips them when you want.
You can get Tom bambadil, he is 125000 and has yellow boots and a spade if i remember correctly, as well as radagast and a host of other characters you will only see a brief moment in the films and who were never named, most of the orks being amongst them.