Tolkien is like the smell of bacon, baby.
And now there's Lord of the Rings Online.
And the graphics look like a frickin' beer commercial, gotta give it to them there.
And even though I totally hated DDO's general game design and mechanics, its graphics were smooth as glass on my computer, and whoever did their dungeons was a clever bastard, so DDO doesn't totally count against 'em, y'know.
And the combat in LotR doesn't look too horrid, as long as you only use ranged attacks and kite everything.
And that thing where you can play Dust In the Wind on a musical instrument in the game is nice and everything, from a distance, but the fact that they didn't shell out the bucks to get the music (let alone everything else) from the movies is a huge mistake imho.
I mean, seriously, who wants to "meet iconic characters like Elrond" and have him be some guy that doesn't look and sound exactly like Agent Smith from the Matrix, y'know?
And where the hell is the smokin' hot daughter of that Aerosmith guy?
What the hell kinda shoddy Lord of the Rings operation are you guys runnin' 'round here?