Middle-earth Minutes 8: A Long Expected Broadcast (06.01.11 by Pieter Collier) - Comments

After a 13 month absence, my friend Michael Kaisar is back with a new episode of Middle-earth Minutes. This is just a quick update to introduce his newest co-host. Make sure to follow this podcast, since it once again promoses to become very interesting! I'm looking forward to the new episodes - and very happy to hear the introduction of this podcast once again. Always nice to hear Tolkien's voice!



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In this small introduction to the new podcast series we get introduced to Michael Kaisars' son, who at age eleven has read The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and even The Silmarillion. This very much reminds me of myself at that age, all though I only read up to The Lord of the Rings at that age. But as him I also learned all about Tolkien first by having it read out loud to me... not by my father, but by my eldest brother. I'm still thankful for that today!

In the small 5 minute podcast there is also mentioned a Tolkien related game called "Aragorn's Quest" for Wii - since I don't play any games myself (except boardgames) I had not heard about this game before. Guess I'll have to get one for my son.


Product Description


Extension of the LOTR Universe: Journey through Middle-earth as Aragorn and live out the heroic adventures of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Become the Legend Aragorn and relive his greatest quests in this family and kid-friendly rendition of Tolkien's fabled Middle-earth. Unique Kids, families and friends can work together as Aragorn and Gandalf to share in the experience at any time. Sophisticated and novice gamers can wield the power of Gandalf to inflict magical attacks upon the minions of Sauron with easy drop-in, drop-out co-op play. Take advantage of the Wii-Remote and Nunchuk for intuitive and immersive gameplay including swordplay, archery, spears and more! Scatter the enemy and charge down the foes on horseback. While mounted, use your sword and spear to defeat assailants.

Players will encounter and battle fierce creatures from The Lord of the Rings trilogy such as Orcs, Trolls and Ringwraiths. On the battlefield, use Aragorn's "Battle Cry" to terrify enemies, while strengthening the player and their troops. Along the journey players will collect useful items such as Gold and Silver coins to purchase armor, weapons and battle attack upgrades.

Aragorn's Quest is the first videogame offering an authentic The Lord of the Rings gameplay experience designed for all ages to enjoy together. For the first time ever, The Lord of the Rings comes to the Wii, delivering action-packed gameplay by utilizing the Wii-mote and Nunchuck.

Title: Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
By:
Warner Bros. Interactive
Platform:
Nintendo Wii



Rating:
ages 12 and over
Media: video game


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