Is it weird that I swear my introduction to Tolkien was probably a 2003 platformer holding the name the Hobbit. It’s fitting in a way as gaming has always been a big part of my life. So why not have one of the best literary works be introduced to me this way as a game. I couldn’t beat it for the longest time, frankly the Flies and Spiders level was completely terifyihg. Not exactly the flies or spiders but the corpses! Yes little known to my 6 year old self but the Hobbit housed a spooky level. So being the brave boy I was… I watched my mom beat the level. That was that. I came back a few years later, my imagination had died down a bit and I was able to beat the fear and complete the game baring a few more mistakes.