The Hobbit: Official Visual Companion
By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Get more from this year’s biggest movie with this comprehensive 3D guide to Middle-earth.
Explore the majesty of Middle-earth with the beautifully rendered 3D map. Traverse from Bag End to Erebor, taking in the majesty of the view from The Carrock and the depths of the Vale of Anduin.
The full Hobbit: Official Visual Companion contains:
- Over 75 in-depth articles on locations, characters, artefacts and more in Middle-earth
- A beautifully rendered 3D map of Tolkien’s world
- A quiz allowing you to put your Middle-earth knowledge to the test
- A shop containing a variety of other products to help immerse yourself in the world of the Hobbit
What's New in Version 1.4.1
bug fixes and optimisations
Significant misinterpretations, disappointing 3d maps, and more
To be fair, I was just drawn to the app to see the '3d' map. I had expected something along the lines of a 3d landscape, rather than a static map with a few bumps here or there where mountains are. Not entirely discouraged, I continued on to the 'lore' section, where I was stunned at the extremely generalised, simplified, and several unexpected inaccuracies that reveal a surprising misunderstanding of various books, especially for Harper Collins as a publisher of Tolkien's works! It's one thing to keep things somewhat simple to encourage a film-literate audience to continue to a book-literate journey, but quite another to take a very narrow view of it all, in the process spreading clear misconceptions.
Perhaps I have too high of expectations for the perverse common dissemination of a high literary tradition by publishers? Or have all concepts of complexity and diversity been abandoned in modern society?
What a cool app! The one star rating is absurd. This app is fun and trivial, and the map is totally awesome. Worth your money!!
- Category: Entertainment
- Updated: Mar 05, 2014
- Version: 1.4.1
- Size: 251 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- © HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.