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Is This the Worst Game Ever?

  • Опубліковано 1 чер 2023
  • Warning : This video contains footage of the Gollum game.
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  • fivws
    fivws 3 місяці тому +37916

    Imagine spending 50 dollars on a game and upon opening it the developers say sorry

    • Dumb Idiot
      Dumb Idiot 3 місяці тому +67


    • fivws
      fivws 3 місяці тому +2186

      True but then at least drop the price? Who cares about an apology, consumers want their money's worth.

    • Phylippe Zimmermann Paquin
      Phylippe Zimmermann Paquin 3 місяці тому +394

      Its only 50 where you live?

    • fivws
      fivws 3 місяці тому +69


  • Kai Lynx
    Kai Lynx 3 місяці тому +6034

    It's amazing how far gaming has come! We used to get day 1 patches, now we get day 1 apologies

    • MarquiseFurufoo
      MarquiseFurufoo 3 місяці тому +138

      The devs banded together after the game was finished to preemptively write the letter, y'know, just to keep it on the ready

    • Digital Playland
      Digital Playland 3 місяці тому +4


      SEVEN SAMURAI 3 місяці тому +73

      ​@MarquiseFurufoo You are all misunderstanding this game. It is actually a masterpiece which was coded by smeagle himself and also made to feel the twisted and depressing, brain-breaking life of smeagle 😢😢😢😢

    • Marco Naples
      Marco Naples 3 місяці тому +17

      At least we have Pizza Tower to make us forget about this monstrosity.

    • Xcellent Creations
      Xcellent Creations 3 місяці тому +4

      Well at least it implies they regret making such a trashy game

  • Alexander Martin
    Alexander Martin 3 місяці тому +5300

    It’s very telling that I legitimately cannot tell if the Gollum death sound effects are genuine or just Dunkey memeing.

    • Capin91
      Capin91 3 місяці тому +308

      There are no jokey edits in this, that’s just the game…😅

    • Tokum Beatbox
      Tokum Beatbox 3 місяці тому +200

      @Capin91 comic sans?? For real?

    • Another User
      Another User 3 місяці тому +45

      ​@Tokum Beatboxdo you want to have a bad Tom?!

    • Tokum Beatbox
      Tokum Beatbox 3 місяці тому +8

      @Another User what?

    • Lazerhosen
      Lazerhosen 3 місяці тому +51

      @Tokum Beatbox they asked if you want to have a bad Tom?!

  • Fluffyudders
    Fluffyudders 3 місяці тому +1048

    Just imagine that there is probably someone out there who had $70 to spend on a game, had to decide between this and Tears of the Kingdom, and went with this.

    • K Mac P
      K Mac P 3 місяці тому +74

      for the price of this game, you could get Deep Rock Galactic, Project Zomboid, and then still be able to buy most of the DLC for Vermintide 2 during a sale.

    • Cryse
      Cryse 3 місяці тому +111

      @K Mac P Or even 20ish cheeseburgers, now thats the steal

    • Rafael Lago
      Rafael Lago 3 місяці тому +21

      There are some crazy ass LOTR fans out there. Trust me on this.
      But no, not even I fell for this. I can understand folks who bought, for example, Anthem day one because they thought it looked like a cool concept, but this? Nah.

    • LaFireTeam PLX
      LaFireTeam PLX 2 місяці тому +1

      I mean this would probably be better than those nintendo switch zelda games though

    • Crypted112
      Crypted112 2 місяці тому +9

      @LaFireTeam PLX lmao funny joke

  • Ollie Williams
    Ollie Williams 3 місяці тому +4780

    "Wait in the line of slaves" has to be the funniest objective. Literally virtual queuing, peak game design.

    • Adonissherlock
      Adonissherlock 3 місяці тому +225

      The objectives are straight out of Postal 2 "get your welfare check" "wait in line for gary coleman's autograph" "piss on your dad's tomb"

    • William Wade
      William Wade 3 місяці тому +62

      This is just what living in Chicago is

      SEVEN SAMURAI 3 місяці тому +30

      ​@William Wade You are all misunderstanding this game. It is actually a masterpiece which was coded by smeagle himself and also made to feel the twisted and depressing, brain-breaking life of smeagle 😢😢😢😂

    • John Penguin the 3rd
      John Penguin the 3rd 3 місяці тому +65

      Well, to be fair, this game is actually very faithful to Tolkien's lore: Gollum's time in that prison was boring, horrible, abysmal, filled with crappy as hell objectives that either make no damn sense or are just ultra depressing, all taking place in a horrible looking environment. This game captured all of that accurately. LMAO.

    • Boba Flautist
      Boba Flautist 3 місяці тому +60

      @John Penguin the 3rd "It's not supposed to be *fun*, it's a commentary on the horrors of slavery, the banality of evil, and the halfling condition through the lens of the most wretched, pathetic id-driven excuse for a hobbit. It's *art*. Now give me $60.00."

  • Echo Delta
    Echo Delta 3 місяці тому +1190

    The worst part is that 10 years from now, a niche video game youtuber will post gameplay of this and the comments will be filled with people saying "deadass, this game was my childhood frfr" and we'll all know that their parents secretly hated them and expressed it by buying this game for them to play.

    • Borris
      Borris 3 місяці тому +40

      Bruh lmfao

    • Iภvaͥᖙeͣrͫz⇜
      Iภvaͥᖙeͣrͫz⇜ 3 місяці тому +8

      But those comments are legit games used to be legendary not like todays bug filled games

    • GammaWALLE
      GammaWALLE 3 місяці тому +86

      @Iภvaͥᖙeͣrͫz⇜ people make comments OP was describing about infamous shit like Superman 64 or Sonic 06, though

    • Hyperion
      Hyperion 3 місяці тому +8

      I don't know what to say if the parents hated their kids enough to spend $50 on this to show their hatred.

    • Christopher Blackheart
      Christopher Blackheart 3 місяці тому +2

      Nah they wouldn't

  • uncle tham
    uncle tham 3 місяці тому +5500

    if their goal was to make you see how depressing gollums life was then this game really makes you feel like gollum

    • Gameboy Rim
      Gameboy Rim 3 місяці тому +52

      I don't know about you, but this game actually made me feel like Spiderman.

    • EnNarr91
      EnNarr91 3 місяці тому +122

      @Scale that comment of yours is somehow even more sad than the game.

    • Gradyjelly
      Gradyjelly 3 місяці тому +5

      I hope they can one day capture that in a Spiderman game.

    • Scale
      Scale 3 місяці тому +18

      @EnNarr91 Almost as sad as your mom

    • silenf519
      silenf519 3 місяці тому +17

      "this game really makes you feel like gollum"
      9/10 - IGN

  • Stop Motion Legos
    Stop Motion Legos 3 місяці тому +1224

    This game really makes you FEEL like you are one of father's rats

    • Joosher56
      Joosher56 3 місяці тому +79

      *k i l l h i m*

    • August187
      August187 2 місяці тому +5


    • Beef Testy
      Beef Testy 2 місяці тому +4

      Thought I would get sick of this run down joke. Turns out it's still hilarious

  • Darth Revan
    Darth Revan 3 місяці тому +1831

    Even if this was a 15 dollar indie game, this would've been unacceptable.

    • Leonard Villiers
      Leonard Villiers 3 місяці тому +166

      If they gave this game to me for free, I will ask for a refund 🤣🤣

    • hidewhite2
      hidewhite2 3 місяці тому +14

      No it wouldnt stop bandwagoning

    • Maiden
      Maiden 3 місяці тому +16

      ​@Leonard Villiers 😂😂😂 and an apology

    • Alex
      Alex 3 місяці тому +60

      @hidewhite2 the game is utter shit, in every conceivable aspect. I’ve watched people play it, it’s not bandwagoning what he said it’s absolute garbage, ugly, poorly made and executed, uninteresting garbage. This game is going to be 20 bucks in 2 months and probably like 8 during a Steam sale within a few more months, that’s how awful it is.

    • Ardour
      Ardour 3 місяці тому +1

      I'm not sure even anyone would need it for free

  • Zam Nodorszk
    Zam Nodorszk 3 місяці тому +438

    Oppression, misery, and constant reminders of death.
    Truly a game for our times

    • Digital Playland
      Digital Playland 3 місяці тому +5

      You should try Scorn...

      SEVEN SAMURAI 3 місяці тому +5

      You are all misunderstanding this game. It is actually a masterpiece which was coded by smeagle himself and also made to feel the twisted and depressing, brain-breaking life of smeagle 😢😂

  • Yula568
    Yula568 3 місяці тому +2451

    I think the Smeagol game is a secret art of Daedalic Entertainment, which depicts the world of modern game-development.
    You slave away in a dark building, being yelled at by more aggresive and powerful people, who was given more power because they were more evil and aggressive than others. They force you to work on something you don’t want to. And at the end if you produce something worthwhile, you “get extra bread for that”.

    • The Survivor's Sanctuary
      The Survivor's Sanctuary 3 місяці тому +86

      TY, just... thank you,

      SEVEN SAMURAI 3 місяці тому +91

      You are all misunderstanding this game. It is actually a masterpiece which was coded by smeagle himself and also made to feel the twisted and depressing, brain-breaking life of smeagle 😢😢😢😢

    • Tim Scott
      Tim Scott 3 місяці тому +23

      you got extra bread?

    • Pedro Chagas
      Pedro Chagas 3 місяці тому +5

      Not the bread 😭

  • Sengiko
    Sengiko 3 місяці тому +377

    I appreciate the existence of games like this one, because it's a game that nobody asked for EVER. So when it turns out this game is bad I get free entertainment from UAclips. Keep it up devs!

    • Eric Felds
      Eric Felds 3 місяці тому +13

      Yeah, everything about this game is just so fucking baffling, I’m very glad it exists because it’s genuinely hilarious

    • Luc Russell
      Luc Russell Місяць тому

      I’m just sitting here praying for another shadow of war.

  • grawlix
    grawlix 3 місяці тому +16678

    the fact that they misspelled the name of the game in their apology letter adds an extra layer of hilarity to this shitshow

    • Nish
      Nish 3 місяці тому +954

      Oh I didn't even realise it until you mentioned it. Wow, that's a low 🫣🤭

    • Kevythekevlar
      Kevythekevlar 3 місяці тому +449

      Truly the mark of what will be a stellar and timeless piece of entertainment

    • Sean Macguire
      Sean Macguire 3 місяці тому +981

      "yeah we're kinda sorry for that lord of ring game, oops, thanks for the money tho"

    • David G
      David G 3 місяці тому +203

      Jesus Christ, they really did do that

    • Rydekk -
      Rydekk - 3 місяці тому +336

      Lord of the RING
      Yeah, forget all the other rings!

  • David Holaday
    David Holaday 3 місяці тому +158

    Honestly, they should’ve made this a psychological horror game. Would’ve been way more accurate to the book.

    • Morgan Todd
      Morgan Todd 3 місяці тому +24

      But it is a psychological horror game. It makes you feel the way Gollum feels.

  • Big Hat Bondquo
    Big Hat Bondquo 3 місяці тому +270

    "The graphics is the graphics" Gollum game is truly one of the games of all time

  • fuzzydude64
    fuzzydude64 2 місяці тому +34

    I feel like if maybe you took Gollum and placed him into the genre of horror inspired by Little Nightmares and Bramble King, you could potentially make this concept work. Treat Gollum's journey of harrowing self destruction like the horror it is and subtly tell the player that everything that happens to him is both self imposed or deserved yet beyond his control, rather than treating him like some kind of anti-hero or whatever they THOUGHT the fandom was thought of him.

  • Moogly Doogly
    Moogly Doogly 3 місяці тому +68

    Usually with bad games he has a segment where he compares them to good games but for this he had Balan Wonderworld. Terrifying to think Gollum is that bad

    • TayR0C
      TayR0C 2 місяці тому +2

      Well, he did show Ratchet and Clank.

  • Jamie Moore
    Jamie Moore 3 місяці тому +85

    My first impression hearing about this game was that it should have been a point and click adventure instead of a stealth action game, and then i found out that Daedalic specialized in point and click games before this! A baffling choice to have this be your first action game!

    • Some YouTube Traveler
      Some YouTube Traveler 3 місяці тому +26

      Maybe they should've just gone the Emperor's New Groove route, abandoned all sense of seriousness and made it a Middle-Earth flavored Untitled Goose Game.
      In this infinitely better Gollum (let's call it Untitled Gollum Game), you just sneak around places like Rivendell or Moria and harass people for no reason. And instead of a dedicated "HONK!" button, you have a "PRECIOUS!" button you can mash to your heart's content while you cross off objectives like "put nasty Elves's bow in the well" or Make the Hobbitses eat raw fish." I'd play that game for a million hours straight.

    • Rene Mejias
      Rene Mejias 3 місяці тому

      How does that have to do with emperors new groove? I'm so curious. I love that movie.

    • Some YouTube Traveler
      Some YouTube Traveler 3 місяці тому +9

      @Rene Mejias If you watch the behind the scenes video they made about making Emperor's New Groove, they explain how originally they set out to make a great big serious musical like their other animated movies, but the development got so troubled and dragged on and on, until they finally just said "screw it, we're making a ridiculous comedy and not holding back!"

    • ano nym
      ano nym 2 місяці тому +5

      @Some UAclips Traveler they did well with that. Loved that movie as a kid.

  • Scnew
    Scnew 3 місяці тому +6133

    "Like all high quality games, the Smeagol game comes with an apology from the developers" is just a 10/10.

    • Oresix89
      Oresix89 3 місяці тому +47

      Roasted them completely

    • Claptain America
      Claptain America 3 місяці тому +22

      10/10 It has a little something for everyone

    • GalaxyWizard
      GalaxyWizard 3 місяці тому +103

      They also misspelled the name of the game in the letter. 11/10

    • De'Shawn Presley
      De'Shawn Presley 3 місяці тому +55

      @GalaxyWizard "The Lord of the Ring: Gollum" lmao I can't man... I didn't catch that until you mentioned it

    • Maurits
      Maurits 3 місяці тому +5

      It's just embarrassing at this point

  • Kanthonymusic
    Kanthonymusic 3 місяці тому +33

    i genuinely enjoy the fact that the state of game development is now just at “sorry for making this game” stage

  • Stranger
    Stranger 3 місяці тому +24

    I don't think the idea is bad. The mechanics of having to pick between Smeagol and Gollum could have been great if they were fleshed out and put on a game that wasn't awful.

  • Dikke Kip Gaming
    Dikke Kip Gaming Місяць тому +10

    You know your game is bad when dunkey uses Balan Wonderland as a good example

  • Crona Makenshi
    Crona Makenshi 3 місяці тому +7

    My favorite part of the 'apology' is that they focus on the fact that they're working on fixing the bugs. People don't hate it for the bugs. They hate it because the core game is terrible.

  • Praise
    Praise 3 місяці тому +9

    The game literally could have just been about Sméagol’s journey alongside the fellowship of the ring and what he came across as he followed and stalked them to try to get the ring back but instead they made it slave labor the game

  • KursaTime
    KursaTime 3 місяці тому +4091

    This game makes you feel exactly like Gollum. Bitter, sad, broken, depressed and alone. It's a Gollum type game.

    • GundamChao
      GundamChao 3 місяці тому +254

      peak Gollumcore aesthetic

    • afr1can ch13f
      afr1can ch13f 3 місяці тому +90

      Ah yes, I’m quite the fan of Gollum-likes

    • Clint Fischer
      Clint Fischer 3 місяці тому +10

      Too little appreciation for this "man of culture" comment

    • Outlasting Flame
      Outlasting Flame 3 місяці тому +37

      Truly makes feel like you dont have something precious.

  • blondy2061h
    blondy2061h 3 місяці тому +90

    "Unless you want the precious edition. That's $70. Like Zelda."
    That line is gold.

  • Christopher Ruiz
    Christopher Ruiz 3 місяці тому +9

    I just wanna know who green lit this game, and then had the balls to actually develop it over literal years. On what level could anyone have said, “yeah this sounds like a game I would love to play”

    • Carlito___fml
      Carlito___fml 3 місяці тому +7

      I want to know who had the audacity to slap a $60 - $70 price tag on this abomination of a video game.

  • FlashRebel
    FlashRebel 3 місяці тому +8

    This game reminds me of a AA stealth game I played a few years ago: Styx: Master of Shadows. It's like LOTR: Gollum went for a similar game with a similar premise (small and weak protagonist who cannot win a fair fight, dark fastasy setting, dark and brooding atmosphere, focus on stealth and acrobatics to avoid confrontations, even the way stealth kills are handled is extremely similar), except Styx did it better because the game was less glitchy (it was still janky but not in a game-ruining way), the story was more interesting to follow, the protagonist was more ressourceful, and the brooding atmosphere was tempered by bits of black comedy.

  • A Toasty Ghosty
    A Toasty Ghosty 3 місяці тому +18

    The use of Fortune’s theme had me laughing my ass off. Good stuff.

    • Daniel Proctor
      Daniel Proctor 3 місяці тому

      Thanks I was trying to figure out where I knew that from.

  • The Doom Company
    The Doom Company 2 місяці тому +2

    On the idea level, the game could have been awesome. Gollum ranges across all of middle earth in search of the ring. Could have made an awesome stealth adventure game about that

  • Mat Middleton
    Mat Middleton 3 місяці тому +16491

    You know it’s bad when Balan Wonderworld is used as a positive example

    • Well I'm me
      Well I'm me 3 місяці тому +672

      For real, the fact that Dunkey made that comparison was what really made me think "damn, this game is so horrible my feeble mind can't even comprehend its horrors"

    • Mr Popo
      Mr Popo 3 місяці тому +91

      I've never heard of Balanwonderworld I've only heard of Balanwonderland(this is a joke)

    • Theo Higgins
      Theo Higgins 3 місяці тому +174

      "This reminds me of that time I committed fax fraud at Yuji Naka's house"

    • Dudu Martinez
      Dudu Martinez 3 місяці тому +20

      ​@Well I'm me well my mind can comprehend these horrors just fine so sounds like a skill issue

    • Simply Mark
      Simply Mark 3 місяці тому +19

      only because it knew what it wanted to be

  • kabbablabba
    kabbablabba 3 місяці тому +15

    i cant even explain why but "he is weaker and more stupid than a beetle" is such a hilarious sentence to me

  • StellarSwine
    StellarSwine 3 місяці тому +90

    The concept of this game sounded great. As a weak and frail Sméagol you’re tasked with navigating through middle earth and it’s dangers. Also as a character his interactions with people could have been fun to see. Too bad they released this 😭

    • Horecki Larion
      Horecki Larion 3 місяці тому +21

      I think the same, the concept itself is not that trash, but the execution..

  • Howling Burd19
    Howling Burd19 29 днів тому

    Truly one of the games of all time. The story was, the characters were, the gameplay was, the level design was, the progression system was, and the graphics were

  • Jakob Healey
    Jakob Healey 3 місяці тому +8

    Nothing nicer then checking on a childhood UAclipsr who has gone from a few thousand views to now millions. So we'll deserved dunk you are the goat

  • Monsieur Cosmik
    Monsieur Cosmik 3 місяці тому +41

    I actually don't mind the concept of a Gollum game, he's one of the most interesting characters... ever. And he's not weak either, he's incredibly resilient, cunning and actually quite strong in a way. He does manage to assassinate goblins and feed off them.
    I have not played that game, will not until it becomes very affordable, but boy does it look disappointing...

    • MsLita
      MsLita 3 місяці тому

      I was thinking the same thing.

    • Jim Norris
      Jim Norris 2 місяці тому

      P.s. I like foots

  • kips
    kips 3 місяці тому +4224

    the fact that their game was so bad they had to apologise for the game itself is just incredible

    • The Ban Man
      The Ban Man 3 місяці тому +241

      their game was so bad they couldnt spare the time to write an apology because they were still coding it after release
      so they let the AI do it

    • William Henning
      William Henning 3 місяці тому +190

      “Lord of Ring”

    • skillethead15
      skillethead15 3 місяці тому +111

      It’s an embarrassment. They should have cancelled this monstrosity before it even released.

    • pjdlol
      pjdlol 3 місяці тому +34

      you really need to think, at any point during development did someone say 'hey this looks like trash' or were they all extremely proud of their product. If they were proud that is absolutely sad

    • rorrim0
      rorrim0 3 місяці тому +13

      Not my place to accept such an apology, though I will note they also need to apologize for charging 10$ for lore content to hide the fact this was not a 59$ game but a 69$ one.

  • 2040 Wanderer
    2040 Wanderer 2 місяці тому

    Say whatever you want about this game, but we all have to admit the devs produced a very well written apology letter. Well done guys👏

  • TheBfutgreg
    TheBfutgreg 3 місяці тому +2

    Ok I've seen this game played extensively and still....I cANNOT get over the sound design for his deaths, they're so absolutely hilarious, like slapstick perfection....the sound at 1:36 is the perfect example
    Such a solid *thunk* and his lifeless corpse just sorta "floating" in reality there....humor perfection

  • Gray Gilliam
    Gray Gilliam 3 місяці тому +8

    I don't know if Dunkey uses it a lot, but I love the fact he put a "Mystical Ninja: Starring Goemon" sound byte into this at 5:19. That game was my childhood and I go back to the OST regularly

  • NonoDonkey
    NonoDonkey 3 місяці тому +11

    I more or less stopped playing vidja games around 2015 and I am increasingly convinced that this was the correct course of action.
    Thank you Dunkey for enduring this

    • ChasML1
      ChasML1 3 місяці тому +4

      AAA games in particular seem like they're not worth the time or money you need for them these days. I still have a bunch of fun with indie games, but I've started skipping a lot of the big-name games that I'd have probably bought at launch 5-10 years ago. It feels like they're often padded out with grindy/ less fun stuff to make up for the high price, but that just makes me enjoy them less overall (especially now I don't have as much free time)

  • Dr Balbon
    Dr Balbon 2 місяці тому

    This game ultimately offers us a glimpse of the deep sadness within the developers' souls.

  • Picture of Telephone
    Picture of Telephone 3 місяці тому +3294

    it's amazing how Smeagol who can't take 5 steps without dying somehow managed to live hundreds of years

    • BillyD00
      BillyD00 3 місяці тому +107

      That's just how hard his life has been. No wonder he's so crazy

    • name that hasnt been taken yet me
      name that hasnt been taken yet me 3 місяці тому +140

      @BillyD00 Smeagol had to play The Lord of the Rings: Gollum for hundreds of years. Can't believe the orcs would do this to him, sadistic bastards.

    • Wertsir
      Wertsir 3 місяці тому +63

      In canon, smeagol is pretty weak. Strong enough to wrestle a hobbit, but just barely. Aragorn could probably crush his windpipe with one hand tbh.
      His survival is not a matter of physical durability. But instead is a combination of three factors:
      1) His own cunning and desire to avoid danger so he can spend more time with the ring.
      2) The power of the ring itself, which smeagol wielded longer than anyone.
      3) The personal intervention of Eru Illuvitar ensuring that Gollum survives long enough to play his pivotal role in destroying the one ring and finally ending the rebellion of sauron and morgoth.
      And if I had to pick, I'd say it was mostly the third one. Smeagol was literally chosen by god to play his accursed role, to be the sacrificial lamb. And thus he could not have been permitted to due a pointless death before his appointed time.

  • abserd
    abserd Місяць тому

    This feels like a really impressive game that a college student would submit as a final or something

  • Gamignman
    Gamignman 3 місяці тому +1

    This game would probably work really well if it was structured like the escapists, where you experience a painfully repetitive week cycle and are able to slowly develop your own plan to escape, unfortunately modern AAA game devs are too scared to make their games anything except open world or linear/story-based.

  • whynologin
    whynologin 3 місяці тому +4

    I like how they tell you to press X to Accept Game Over as if there was a mechanic where you could dispute it but didn't make it to the final version of the game.

  • Sauli Saarimaa
    Sauli Saarimaa 3 місяці тому +1

    I think they can fairly easily fix the gameplay issues that people were having. But its another question if they will, instead of abandoning the game. How on earth they did not receive constructive feedback on the game before it was released?

  • C Train
    C Train 3 місяці тому +1

    Balan Wonderland being an example of what a game could do better is horrifying.

  • Paul Tracey
    Paul Tracey 3 місяці тому +3724

    I’m genuinely convinced that the character designer got Gollum and Dobby mixed up on several occasions during the design process

    • Salazar
      Salazar 3 місяці тому +186

      Imagine playing as a fusion of the two most beautiful people in all of fiction. 60 dollars yes please

    • Henry P
      Henry P 3 місяці тому +74

      Don't disrespect Dobby like that, house-elves can wield powerful magics they're just brainwashed.

    • Juicee Kay
      Juicee Kay 3 місяці тому +101

      Then they threw Bully Maguire’s hair ontop of the abomination. 💀

    • Elliott Fehr
      Elliott Fehr 3 місяці тому +24

      And somehow failed at creating either one

    • Evan Hughes
      Evan Hughes 3 місяці тому +7

      It’s annoying too because theses guys helped make Barotrauma

  • Arc Ray
    Arc Ray 3 місяці тому +2

    it truly does seem like the kind of game you play if you want to feel miserable.

  • Fabio Fabiobio
    Fabio Fabiobio 3 місяці тому +5

    All these reviewers were paid off by Big Hobbit to destroy Gollum's reputation. I thought I could at least turn to Dunkey for an unbiased review, but it seems the Hobbits' offer of getting to eat 11 meals a day was too tempting for him to resist.

  • Joseph T. Dalton
    Joseph T. Dalton 3 місяці тому +15

    This is a strand-type game, Dunkey. Just play it four more times and it'll resonate with you.

    • Rafael Lago
      Rafael Lago 3 місяці тому +2

      No no, my man. Dunkey didn't realize this is actually the first Gollum-type game. You should wait until they get Norman Reedus to do some mo-cap for the next one.

  • CptFargals
    CptFargals 3 місяці тому +12

    I think it's hilarious that in their official apology they even misspell the name of their own game. They say "The Lord of Ring: Gollum"

  • Andrey Tim
    Andrey Tim 3 місяці тому +1

    In the world where there are elves fighting demons and a mountain sized dragon with a flying ship, they decided to make a game about a drug addict.

  • Fake Slim Shady
    Fake Slim Shady 3 місяці тому +2883

    The character you play as in this game is actually based on Dunkey's brother escaping after years of being forced to play video games blindfolded with an unplugged steering wheel for Dunkey's channel

    • T𝕣ozay
      T𝕣ozay 3 місяці тому +58

      And fed nothing but spaghetti

    • Buggle Magnum
      Buggle Magnum 3 місяці тому +7

      my little brother actually has the controller

    • Gevorg Ustyan
      Gevorg Ustyan 3 місяці тому +17

      @T𝕣ozay Spagetti and Meatballs

    • How to Suck
      How to Suck 3 місяці тому +1


    • PinapplePizza
      PinapplePizza 3 місяці тому


  • SuperVillainSaiyan
    SuperVillainSaiyan 3 місяці тому +6

    Quality dunk. I love when something sucks

  • Jesus Christ
    Jesus Christ 3 місяці тому +8

    I have been asking for this game ever since I read the original book release in 1937, but now that I have it, I want more. This game was absolutely amazing and exactly how I pictured a game with Gollum would perform. I can’t wait for the sequel “Sméagol” !

  • 3 blade ninja
    3 blade ninja 3 місяці тому

    Others made me laugh at the game but Dunkey managed to pass on some of the depression it made him feel onto me.

  • Red Panda
    Red Panda 3 місяці тому

    I was actually wanting to play this game. I had it on my wishlist since 2020. The trailers were awesome, and I was led to believe that this was a stealth game. It was a huge disappointment, but at least I didn't buy the game.

    GRIFF 3 місяці тому +1

    The way you describe the premise of this game low key makes it sound fun

  • PoopFartLord
    PoopFartLord 3 місяці тому +5960

    The first "apology type game", truly revolutionary.

    • Immadeus
      Immadeus 3 місяці тому +80

      No that was redfall

    • Mollusck Scramp
      Mollusck Scramp 3 місяці тому +59

      @Immadeus Don't forget Cyberpunk!

    • karimitic kaeloo GREAT TEM LORD
      karimitic kaeloo GREAT TEM LORD 3 місяці тому +62

      @Mollusck Scrampyeah but Cyberpunk was actually good

    • The Warden of Oz
      The Warden of Oz 3 місяці тому +20

      ​@karimitic kaeloo GREAT TEM LORD_you're good_
      ...and _Breathtaking_

    • Elias Arruda
      Elias Arruda 3 місяці тому +16

      they should make a speedrun any % apology game category, wins wichever developer apologies first

  • FocusSh0ck
    FocusSh0ck 3 місяці тому +1

    I'm late to the party here but I'd like to point out the fact that they misspelled the game's name in their own apology. Truly astonishing work fellas

  • Name Kiz
    Name Kiz 3 місяці тому +4

    Imagine playing a creature whose only ability is taking advantage of peope's pity, but every other npcs in the game is either orc or dying people so your strength didn't work at all. This game just want you to suffer boredom and misery

  • ZeekkeeZ
    ZeekkeeZ 3 місяці тому +3

    This game is what it feels like to barely survive a horribly botched brain surgery.

  • Fortune392
    Fortune392 3 місяці тому +4

    I never thought "he's one of father's rats, kill him!" would be stuck in my head, but here we are.

  • HoorayMeee
    HoorayMeee 3 місяці тому +3

    Imagine waiting in line in a video game

  • Coopercaller
    Coopercaller 3 місяці тому +5822

    It's actually kind of a hard game. It took me an hour to complete the "Restrict bloodflow to Gollum's throat" objective

    • FatsoSadisticCyberBuddhist
      FatsoSadisticCyberBuddhist 3 місяці тому +622

      I never did find all the fingers.

    • caffeine
      caffeine 3 місяці тому +686

      Anyone got any tips on how to convice gollum he is a little piss baby? Been stuck on this one for hours.

    • Trisaaru
      Trisaaru 3 місяці тому +356

      I personally struggled with calling Gollum a "piss baby" because I kept doing weird Mario impressions.

    • Jack Harp
      Jack Harp 3 місяці тому +267

      Find the new diaper was much harder than I thought it would be

    • Gregolas
      Gregolas 3 місяці тому +149

      The piss baby objective is a bit of a tricky one, you just need to refer to him as a urine goblin and it actually convinces him

  • Joel Archer
    Joel Archer 2 місяці тому

    Omg i just realised, this game was so appropriate. The experience of suffering the torments if gollum, was actually painful

  • master_ranch_of_the_running_river
    master_ranch_of_the_running_river 3 місяці тому +6

    This like playing a mario game but you play as a goomba walking back and forth the whole time

  • GFFN
    GFFN 3 місяці тому +1

    i love how he went to name it more smeagol and then remembered how he did not want more smeagol please

  • Bibbity Booper
    Bibbity Booper 2 місяці тому +1

    "but thats like stuff from fun games so its ok" best line

  • GuitarMan
    GuitarMan 3 місяці тому +1681

    It'll never cease to amaze me that games with tons of promise get cancelled half way through production all the time, yet games like this survive all the way to a release date.

    • LispyJesus
      LispyJesus 3 місяці тому +146

      Being lord of the rings is the only reason it got to release.
      Think of it like a modern one of those shitty movie games they use to make tons of like ps1/2 time frame.
      It doesn’t matter if it’s good, enough people will likely buy it in the end anyways to turn a profit

    • sam h
      sam h 3 місяці тому +52

      it always surprises me that they make a game to this extent and then just... don't polish it and release it broken? it's literally throwing away years of work and hundreds of thousands of dollars every time they release a broken game.

    • Emil Degas
      Emil Degas 3 місяці тому +19

      Corpos, that's the answer

    • Alec Garcia
      Alec Garcia 3 місяці тому +47

      @sam h It's not throwing aways years of hard work and millions of dollars if dumb people buy the game anyways. Then they are actually making a profit for selling an unfinished game. And then they are incentivized to keep selling unfinished games because dumb people still buy the game.

    • UnclePhilLawl
      UnclePhilLawl 3 місяці тому +7

      The first game I immediately thought of when you said this, was Silent Hills. I still haven’t forgiven Konami for that

  • Xeno Smoke
    Xeno Smoke 3 місяці тому

    Gollum deserves a stealth-action game akin to the Riddick games.
    It could have been a lore dump with storytelling through environment where the most interesting parts of the game would be Gollum standing in the shadows overhearing conversations between unique characters.

  • AvoSmash
    AvoSmash 2 місяці тому +2

    You know, there kinda exists a game that this should have been like: The Oddworld series, particularly Munch's Oddest, and the original first one. You played as these frail, ugly looking creatures, and you used stealth and puzzle solving, on the original game you had side scrollers 2.5d animation, and in the Munch one you had a sandbox in full 3d exploration, either of those methods could have worked, if you had focused the level design better and increased Gollum's badassery by just a tad/made him more book accurate or at very least more movie accurate. Instead of keeping him imprisoned most of the game why not have it be a GTA free for all killing goblins and eating fish and avoiding dragons and gathering deeper insight into his entire story with Deagol or his encounters thru the Hobbit, maybe grant him some intel gathering missions for orcs/he could choose between assassinations or mercy, or even redo Frodo's story with a different ending, give him the ability to listen to Smeagol or Gollum more and affect the outcomes of the traditional ending of the book.... It would not have mattered as the graphics still looked like shit, but y'know. I think his climbing walls was entirely appropriate though his jump is way op and ridiculous.

  • Jack Maher
    Jack Maher 3 місяці тому +3

    1:17 to 1:35 had me rolling lol

  • MyL10Productions
    MyL10Productions 3 місяці тому +7

    "The graphics are the graphics" that's my favorite line ever

  • Questionable Content
    Questionable Content 2 місяці тому +1

    "The premise of this game is you play as a starving little gremlin that can't even catch a beetle doing slave labor for orcs in hell where everyone is coughing and dying and nobody likes you because you're a little slimy rat bastard and everyone hits you and calls you names the whole game"
    Holy shit dunky sure knows how to sell me on a premise

  • youraftermyrobotbee
    youraftermyrobotbee 3 місяці тому +3754

    This game is honestly such a throwback to the days when all licensed games blew beaver ass. Like it's giving Superman 64

    • Radio Obscura
      Radio Obscura 3 місяці тому +150

      Okay, so since the '90s are back, when are we going to get cool skateboarding dogs with sunglasses?

    • Viscount Rainbows🌈🦄
      Viscount Rainbows🌈🦄  3 місяці тому +68

      Back when literally anything imaginable would be ported to the Commodore, SNES, or whatever at the time. Makes me miss PS2 shovelware licensed titles. At least some of those were funny.

    • Netto Hikari
      Netto Hikari 3 місяці тому +10

      E.T moment.

    • Joe Dorben
      Joe Dorben 3 місяці тому +22

      @Radio Obscura "it's giving" 🤡

    • Zoogeographic
      Zoogeographic 3 місяці тому +11

      @Joe Dorben lol “it’s giving” ☠️🤡

  • Moskal Media
    Moskal Media 3 місяці тому +1

    "He's one of father's rats! Kill him!" needs to be one of the new memes that shows up in the comment section of every future Dunkey video

  • AceTriggerz
    AceTriggerz 5 днів тому

    This game really makes you feel like you're Gollum. This game is genius, too bad its not fun haha.

  • LochNess. Drums
    LochNess. Drums 3 місяці тому

    Based on this video from Dunkey, I can confidently say this is one of the games of all time

  • Jimmy Elliott
    Jimmy Elliott 3 місяці тому

    Whoever’s responsible for developing and releasing this game is on some amazing crack!

  • CoffinDudeGaming
    CoffinDudeGaming 24 дні тому

    This is truly one of the games of all time.

  • DoubleOSevan
    DoubleOSevan 3 місяці тому +1484

    Reading the books and watching the movies, it's apparent that the developers were going for that truly authentic Gollum experience... which is to say a life of agony, pain, and crippling helplessness.

    • jari haukilahti
      jari haukilahti 3 місяці тому +32

      yes -they want the experince for players so they succeded , they should charge more for this uniquehood

    • Tom Coulnd
      Tom Coulnd 3 місяці тому +67

      Which is weird, because the whole thing about Gollum in the books is that he is deceptively powerful. He can take out orcs and even trolls alone. He is twisted, and mutated, but not helpless at all.

    • starman2995
      starman2995 3 місяці тому +3

      And also mind-numbing tedium.

    • Calvin Ye
      Calvin Ye 3 місяці тому +5

      I'd like to think that the ghost of Gollum is trapped in every iteration of the game's avatar, living out every pathetic lifespan as a mean of punishment, this game is literally Smeagol's afterlife.

  • El Psy Congree
    El Psy Congree 3 місяці тому +1

    maybe its so bad that its actually good. this is exactly what they were going for. they made the game so realistic to show how how pathetic gollum is 👀 10/10

  • GhostieBaka
    GhostieBaka 3 місяці тому

    Sméagol’s final act as a character was standing in defiance of this games existence

  • Edsel's Baked Goods
    Edsel's Baked Goods 3 місяці тому +1

    Imaging going to school to be a game developer, breaking into the game industry, and you get a job working on LOTR! Then you find out it’s a Sméagol game…

  • Darius
    Darius 16 днів тому

    This game truly makes you feel like Gollum

  • r0st3r07
    r0st3r07 3 місяці тому +1340

    "like all high quality games, the smeagol game comes with an apology" truly the future is now

    • paulo ricardo
      paulo ricardo 3 місяці тому +5

      cp2077 was so ahead of it's time

  • André Dorigo
    André Dorigo 3 місяці тому

    You expect dunkey to joke the shit out of a game like this, but you can see how he genuinely got angry playing this catastrophe and just ranted about it.

  • Danny Esteban
    Danny Esteban 3 місяці тому

    This game could’ve been a good horror game about someones delve into insanity and unhealthy obsession and depression.

  • George The Magic Lamb
    George The Magic Lamb 3 місяці тому

    I mean…did you expect a Gollum game to be full of joy and butterflies?!

  • taurajpn
    taurajpn 3 місяці тому +1901

    This game really makes you feel like one of father’s rats

    • quag311
      quag311 3 місяці тому +17

      Had a feeling someone would write this.

  • 17ThedarkLord
    17ThedarkLord 3 місяці тому

    This game made me laugh so hard 😂😂😂. It's so bad that it's good again.
    One little fact about Smeagol ~05:25: He can "run"/>>>crawl

  • Sterling Cale
    Sterling Cale 3 місяці тому +10

    This is actually an intricate form of meta conceptual art in which the process of development, design, and execution accurately portrays the state of modern American consumerism and the slavery mindset that motivates consumers to seek the perfect drug in the form of entertainment, a futile and unrealistic dream that leaves the soul in the state of Gollum. The product itself serves as the bridge from broken/ corrupted establishment, to the modern man searching for the perfect content. We are slaves to those who want to drain our lives for their own benefit, eagerly seeking hope that what they will give us is our own freedom. The apology left from the developers clues us into the experience which they intended for. A substantial and affective post modern criticism of the flesh behind the screen and the soul within that groans shrills and mourns for life, all while we deny and plot to keep trying in an effort to negate the fear of death

  • Gene Sis
    Gene Sis 3 місяці тому

    Dude y'know what I just finally realised? This game looks like it was made in Dreams
    The way Gollum jumps, the way the ui looks (especially when you die), the animations, it all looks like some random ass Dreams game

  • Mickey Dean
    Mickey Dean 3 місяці тому

    Imagine building a game, but getting so frustrated you perform one last final middle finger to the publishers who put you through this rigmarole, by inputting Comic Sans in italics into the cause of death sequences in your stealth game that barely cleared alpha-testing right before release.

  • Raiyu
    Raiyu 3 місяці тому +1

    dunkey: the smeagol game is depressing, at every turn you are surrounded by suffering and pain and there is no hope of redemption or escape
    goth kids: take my money

  • Nicholas Swanson
    Nicholas Swanson 3 місяці тому +1884

    This game really makes you FEEL like you’ve been cursed with unnaturally long life.

    • Rivers Art
      Rivers Art 3 місяці тому +20

      Yep. At least ET for the Atari was only ten minutes long.

    • utubrGaming
      utubrGaming 3 місяці тому +15

      The game feels thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.

    • Egret Fx
      Egret Fx 3 місяці тому

      I like you😂

  • monsteracid
    monsteracid 3 місяці тому

    It's a shame because Daedallic has some very good games- they're just not this type of game, they specialize in point and click adventure games, so it definitely was a mistake of them to take on a project this big without prior experience