Just as in the climax of The Two Towers
, the evil forces of Saruman and the post-holiday game drought were about to overwhelm us, when Lord of the Rings: Conquest
hopped astride Shadowfax Gandalf-style and rode down a hill to our rescue. Unlike in the film, we did not cry like the mothers of scarlet fever-infected children while we watched it.
If you're a PC gamer in the mood for something a bit more action-oriented, you'll be happy to hear that Mirror's Edge
has finally reached your platform of choice. If you're not a PC player, it looks like it's Middle Earth or nothing.