LOTRO is the first online LOTR game ever. You really feel as if you are there, standing on Weathertop overlooking the lands and seeing the Forsaken Inn in the distance, or fighting a Nazgul and feeling dread as Saurons eye flashes on your screen.
Online games are fun if the community is fun. The community in LOTRO is excellent, everyone is friendly and many players role play as their character. Other players affect your enjoyment of the game, as this is an online game. It feels out of place if kids are acting stupid. But that is not to be found in this game.
Gameplay is excellent. There are literally hundreds of quests to do, all of them with a unique story. Help a Ranger kill a troll from Weathertop with your Fellowship. Finishing quests gives you a feeling of accomplishment, not because you get more XP and rewards, but because you feel as if you have helped someone and that you had fun doing it.
Graphics are realistically detailed for an online game. Even better than Oblivion, I must say.
Updates are important for online games. Bugs need to be fixed, and the developers are onto problems all the time. The game is constantly updated. The developers do not care about rushing the game out or making seperate expansion packs to get extra money. The expansions are all free.
LOTRO is a game that is well worth purchasing over World of Warcraft for those who consider which one to buy. What does World of Warcraft have to offer? Cartoonish graphics, immature and rude community, buggy gameplay and an expansion pack that you have to purchase seperately.
Lord of the Rings Online is precious…an enjoyable game that is a rare and engaging experience…Gollum recommends it to you…yesss