Strum your lute

LOTRO BardThere’s a neat Lord of the Rings Online video over at GameTrailers showing the bard’s gameplay. Players can play their bard’s instrument ingame by tapping away at the keyboard, making their own sweet music. Quite a nice touch. How long will it be before someone makes something like World of Guitarcraft?

While you’re at it, you might as well look at the Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings videos. It’s shaping up to be one of the best RPGs on the DS. It doesn’t look quite as lovely as Final Fantasy III, but it seems to make good use of the DS’s touch screen, controlling mobs of characters with a lot of pointing and clicking. The Japanese version was released this month but there’s no date for the western releases yet.