The New York Times report on October 16, 2007:
Where have all the elves gone?
That's the question gamers and the people who love them are bound to ask this fall as they take in the latest crop of big-budget video games. Since the 1970s, dragons, orcs, wizards and dwarfs have been staples of interactive entertainment, yet this holiday season there are hardly any top new games in the traditional fantasy mode.
Instead 2007 has been dominated by perhaps the deepest lineup of science fiction games ever.