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!
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 Caio T O P d C•
A great experience!
By RIHA G•
Loved the course!!
By Siebren T•
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 RIVI J•
This was a wonderful course which I enjoyed. As someone who did not play video games I was completely unware of the rich narrative video games were capable offering. The course gave me new insights into the world of video and gave me a border view of how intertwined different media types are today.
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 PEDRO H B•
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.
By Joris v B•
Like a hobbit, this course may seem small and unassuming yet covers much more literary ground than one would expect. As someone with a game design background this has enriched me and I can fully recommend it.
The Course itself is fun. The videos are enjoyable. The subject matter is great. However the quizzes are way to hard. They ask to many questions with multiple answers and the online student is expected to know so much more materials that is probably taught in the actual class, and does not have access to. For that it becomes frustrating. Especially that the material is not easy to digest.
By João F D d S•
By Tatum D•
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.