Gaming Nexus: "I’m a bit of a nerd anomaly in that I’ve never really liked The Lord of the Rings. I’ve tried to get through the novels (and movies, zing!) a couple times but the drudgery of the massive aimless battles and nigh-impenetrable continuity minutia put me to sleep. I’m sure there’s plenty of good content there, but it’s probably like getting into Star Wars three decades after it began—there’s too much there, and bits and pieces have been dreadfully mishandled in the intervening time. I’ve always preferred The Legend of Zelda; its fundamentally Japanese take on fantasy tropes is just more interesting to me than the Catholic angle that Tolkien took, probably because I grew up with that stuff and it’s stale and predictable to me."