"I am sure there are very few people who have not heard of The Lord of the Rings. I would venture to say that a large majority of people have seen at least one of the movies or the new movie, The Hobbit, so you all know what these characters and their world looks like. The character design in Guardians of Middle-earth is spot-on. They all look exactly as I remember them. The ones that aren’t as well known (which means I don’t know what they are "supposed" to look like) fit in quite well with all of the rest. I was quite pleased with the characters."