All three of these machines were on my short list (I was also trying hard to find a LOTR LE). I eventually committed to The Hobbit as the one that checked off the most checkboxes on my list of purchase criteria.
Quoted from jlm33:
GoT was a Hobbit killer a month ago.
Now the tide is in favor of the Hobbit.
We will talk about it in 6 months.
For sure. There's still so much to be seen with gameplay and ruleset. The artwork and the sound/video package were what eventually sold me.
It's an interesting discussion because I think that everyone's purchase criteria is a little bit different. Certain things about each machine will stand out to some, and not to others (be that item that stands out--good or bad). Whatever ends up resonating with you the most will ultimately convince you down one path or another.
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