History VideoGame / TheHobbit2003

22nd Sep '17 3:03:49 AM Mukademaoh
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* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: The three spider queens are named Wild, Wicked and Wrath.
* AllWebbedUp: Giant walls of webs are a common obstacles in caverns or in Mirkwood. Usually Sting can cut though them with ease, but there are two of them (one in Mirkwood, one in the Elven Palace) that are too thick and need to be burned or dissolved.



* BossRush: In Mirkwood you have to fight the three spider queens, one after the other. Each of them is bigger than the former and needs a different tactic to be defeated.



** Most of the enemies encountered by Bilbo, like the clawed frogs and the armadillo/fox beasts are original creations as well.



* CurbStompBattle: Balfor the Dwarf does this to the Goblin Guards with his axe as soon as he's fred. Also, Beorn vs Bolg, unsurprisingly.



* DisasterDominoes: In the final battle, Bilbo has to push certain barrels to cause a series of these that leads to culminatingly bigger items (barrels, boulders, a whole watchtower) falling on the Shamans keeping Beorn imprisoned.



* EnemyCivilWar: In Laketown, Bilbo has to sneak past the rogues and Goblins to steal back Bard's Black Arrow. If he's successful, the rogues will blame the Goblins and a ferocious fight will start.
* EnemyRisingBehind: The Wight Lord does this to Bilbo.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: The rogues of Laketown are, well, rogues, but they'll never work with Goblins against their own city.



* FinalBoss: Bolg, during the battle of the Five Armies. He's also a PuzzleBoss, as rather than face him personally you have to free Beorn from the Goblin Shamans before he dies.



** Also in the Misty Mountains, Stone Giants will hurl boulders at Bilbo, but they can be tricked into forming bridges or opening caves in order to proceed.



* KingMook: The first boss, the Guardian, is a larger version of the armadillo-fox creatures in the "Troll-hole" level.

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* KingMook: The first boss, the Guardian, is a larger version of the armadillo-fox creatures in the "Troll-hole" level. There are also Ugslap, who looks like a Goblin Guard but has more health and stamina, and the first Black Giant Spider, who's much tougher than the ones met later.


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* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Wights wearing ancient armor and weapons are met in Mirkwood as enemies, with the demonic Wight Lord as a boss.
* OhCrap: Bilbo, when he's confronted by the Wight Lord and later spotted by Smaug. Also Bolg, as Beorn literally bears down on him.


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* SimpleStaff: Bilbo's first weapon of choice, which he can also use to jump farther over chasms.
* SinisterScimitar: Played straight, most Goblins have scimitars, while both elves and men fight with straight blades instead. Goblin Archers and Wights do sport straight swords in combat though.


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* StuffBlowingUp: Goblin Miners can throw explosive satchels of gunpowder at you. One of the power ups for Bilbo's stones makes them explosive.


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* TechnicolorBlade: Sting and Lianna's sword are blue, while Glamdring seems to have a dark-purple hue.
29th May '17 2:59:47 PM GoodGamer14
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Similar to Vivendi Universal's last Tolkien game; The Fellowship of the Ring, this game leans on the source material rather than the movies and their [[DarkerAndEdgier darker estetic]] as EA had the rights to the movie adaptations of the Lord of the Rings and thus it uses a [[LighterAndSofter cartoony artstyle]] and more faithfull designs for the races and the setting.
27th Nov '16 12:41:03 PM grapesandmilk
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* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue, silver, or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.

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* InexplicableTreasureChests: This game has treasure chests everywhere, including part way up trees in Mirkwood. They are colour-coded as wooden, blue, silver, blue or gold. Unlocking them is a minigame involving timing with moving parts, where failure can lead to injury or poisoning.
11th Nov '16 4:02:40 PM grapesandmilk
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities exploits]], but the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, respect them, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.
11th Nov '16 3:47:04 PM grapesandmilk
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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. [[FridgeLogic From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.]]

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. [[FridgeLogic From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.]]
11th Nov '16 3:33:42 PM grapesandmilk
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* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Bilbo not only fights the giant spiders, but becomes a warrior who can take on bosses such as a giant armadillo-like creature and even a Wight Lord whose minions appear to be Nazgûl.creature. As well, he kills countless orcs, some of which are much larger than him. Bilbo can also use his walking stick to pole vault and send enemies flying.



* AdaptationExplanationExtrication: The dwarves' capture by the goblins and Gollum's realisation of what Bilbo has in his pocket are only briefly looked over in cutscenes, making it hard to tell what's going on.



** In one of the trailers:
--> '''Smaug:''' I will show you who is the true king under ''this'' mountain!

--> '''Balfor:''' I am grateful for your service, but freeing me would take the service of a hundred Dwarves. Or a thousand elves.

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** In one of the trailers:
--> '''Smaug:''' I will show you who is the true king under ''this'' mountain!

--> '''Balfor:''' I am grateful for your service, but freeing me would take the service of a hundred Dwarves. Or a thousand elves.Elves.



* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them.

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* GameplayAndStorySegregation: The last level has Bilbo warned several times about the dangers of battle, yet he can kill the goblins effortlessly. The one exception is a quest in which he must rescue some of the dwarves from them. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. [[FridgeLogic From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.]]



** Balfor insults a goblin, calling him a "filthy spawn of an elf". This alludes to a theory about the origin of orcs.
* NamedByTheAdaptation:
** Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar".
** Sandyman is given the name Carl.

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** Balfor insults a goblin, calling him a "filthy spawn of an elf". This alludes to a theory about the origin of orcs.
* NamedByTheAdaptation:
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NamedByTheAdaptation: Several citizens of Lake-town refer to the Master as "Calamar".
** Sandyman is given the name Carl.
"Calamar".
8th Sep '16 3:56:15 PM MugenKagemaru
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: In the Game Boy Advance version. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQiQQoq_aO0 This]] is the Magic Music Box in The Elvenking's Castle. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nt3ExqdpYCQ This]] is "Singing Mountain" from ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Any questions?
** Also in the [=GBA=] version, some have accused the [=BGM=] of Hobbiton of being similar to "Waltz To The Moon" from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'', though this hasn't been verified.
26th Jun '16 6:18:08 AM N8han11
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** Remember, by that time, you have [[OneManArmy fought your way through a massive swarm of spiders, skeletons that are far nastier than the Goblins, entire packs of wolves and Wargs, vile creatures, and a Guardian several times your size on your own,]] faced down [[BigBad Smaug]] and survived, and are outfitted with a mithril coat. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. [[FridgeLogic From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.]]
18th Mar '16 1:03:33 PM Zelot
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** Remember, by that time, you have [[OneManArmy fought your way through a massive swarm of spiders, skeletons that are far nastier than the Goblins, entire packs of wolves and Wargs, vile creatures, and a Guardian several times your size on your own,]] faced down [[BigBad Smaug]] and survived, and are outfitted with a mithril coat. It's more of a case of DudeWheresMyRespect from the point of view of the player until you realize that nobody (save possibly Gandalf) knows the [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal exact extent of your exploits]]. [[FridgeLogic From their perspective, he's a short guy from a peaceful agrarian community consisting of other short guys who signed on as a burglar in a party with actual combat veterans, AND has successfully infiltrated a community of Elves and busted out several Dwarves from the prison cells undetected. Those are abilities the higher-ups have no choice but to grudgingly respect, so naturally, they'll pick him to get from Point A to Point B because that message needs to be delivered as quickly as possible.]]


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** FridgeHorror sets in if you've read the book and know [[CurbStompBattle what happened to the Goblins]] after Bilbo got knocked out. That Goblin probably wasn't spared.
18th Mar '16 12:08:09 PM Zelot
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* SuperDrowningSkills: If Bilbo is in water and his feet aren't touching the ground he will die instantly. Justified as Tolkien wrote that most Hobbits never swim. As obstacles, there are [[FakeDifficulty waterfalls, rivers, cataracts, whirlpools, and the like.]]

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* SuperDrowningSkills: If Bilbo is in water and his feet aren't touching the ground he will die instantly. Justified [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as Tolkien wrote that most Hobbits never swim. As obstacles, there are [[FakeDifficulty waterfalls, rivers, cataracts, whirlpools, and the like.]]
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