The long-awaited long-in-the-making LOTR Online (full name: Midway’s Lord of the Rings Online: The Shadows of Angmar) is finally out –and the big question: can it beat out World of Warcraft? It’s easy to feel over LOTR and a bit apprehensive about an online game that could’ve been so easily ruined. Expectations have been high –and the first impressions are that this does have the wow! factor. And if you have ever played WoW, you’ll feel at home with only a small learning curve required. It’s a very good looking MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game) with the lighting, environment and detail all passing the test. In fact, stunning is the word. Water –always a good one to check – is awesome with the ripples looking very authentic and shadows and lighting along with a bunch of post-processing effects are astonishing. It feels like you really are in Middle Earth even though the plot varies a great deal. [More]