Oh. Oh no you didn’t, Kotaku. You didn’t just sit there, scratching your head for an easy post, and then write up an essay about how after 40 years no video game has ever done Lord of the Rings justice. “There are plenty of video games that get the surface level details of Tolkien’s work right,” the veteran publication suggested last week. “We already have games that look like The Lord of the Rings. Maybe one day soon we’ll get one that really feels like it.” The author of this piece gives very little attention — a mere sentence — to Lord of the Rings Online other than noting that it does “[tap] into the fantastical wanderlust” by allowing players to explore Middle-earth. But that’s it. LOTRO is lumped into a long list of apparent failures that could not attain this lofty goal of being a true Lord of the Rings game. Seriously? Consider the gauntlet thrown down because you’re about to get a Tolkien-sized retort for this oversight. The danger of a faulty thesis So some of you know that in my main job, I’m a pastor of a church. That means that, among other things, I spend a… Read full this story
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