Jun 17, 2016
An interesting course for anyone who likes lord of the rings online, fantasy (modern and presents), literature, video games, and/or movies! It's the ultimate combination for maximum nerddom!
May 14, 2017
Great juxtaposition of online game play and relevant classic literature. Interesting format. Makes the opposite of the usual boring lecture class.
By Tatum Derin•
Dec 07, 2018
There is nothing inherently flawed in the course, it just wasn't what I expected and keeping on it only frustrated me. I wanted to explore about the narrative in online games, not focus on Tolkien's life and works. I also dislike the live discussion parts of the lessons. The idea's great, but some of them weren't very thorough and felt more like comments. I liked the breakdowns a lot better.
Jul 24, 2018
The content of the class is very interesting, however as non-native English speaker it was hard to follow at times. Particularly, the readings have complex vocabulary. Also, I wanted to complete the honors tasks, but was unable to since downloading LOTRO requires a lot of memory space.
By William Stiles Wilson•
Mar 18, 2018
I loved the fusion of literature, movies, and games
By Alejandro Miguel Guevara Montiel•
Feb 20, 2018
It was very interesting and fun. I liked the literature and examples of the workshop, it was very interesting and It did awaken a much slept passion for poetry and romance.
By Siebren Teule•
Jan 05, 2018
As a long-time LotR fan and LotRO player, I enjoyed this course immensely. I had not read many of the great texts that are discussed in the course but I really enjoyed learning about the connections between the different media discussed, and also making my own connections in the various assignments!
By Liva Kokle•
Oct 17, 2017
An excellent insight in Literature through the modern medium of gaming.
By james Garrett•
Sep 28, 2017
This was challenging and rewarding. I loved it. Very well done! Thank you!
By MARIE MAISONNIER•
Aug 19, 2017
Ce cours est très intéressant car il ne porte pas que sur l'oeuvre de Tolkien, on y découvre des textes, des poèmes etc qui permettent de comprendre la tram narrative, les choix d'écritures et ce qui a inspiré Le Seigneur des Anneaux, sans oublier le fait que ce cours explore aussi le travail effectué pour l'adaptation en jeu vidéo de l'histoire du Seigneur des Anneaux. Je ne suis vraiment pas déçue et j'espère retrouver un cours d'aussi bonne qualité sur le catalogue de Coursera!
By Caio Tulio Olimpio Pereira da Costa•
Jul 14, 2017
A great experience!
By PEDRO H BOUEKE•
May 21, 2017
Quite an interesting course for those interested in the literature of Tolkien, especially for understanding how it was and can be translated to other mediums.
Come expecting an introductory course on literature and not a course about game design and narrative.