I made it to Xichra but I had to cheat (still waiting to download update) but I made a few observations. A lot of the things in Ferazel, such as the Smite/Escape Rings, Magical Mirrors and evil Wraiths in Black, bear resemblance to things found in the LOTR trilogy. Ben, is this not a cooincidence, do you like the books? Just an observation.
I can see a small similarity between Sauron's One Ring and the Escape Rings because you could become invisible with the One and Escape. But I don't remember any mirrors in Ferazel and the only mirrors I can remember in LOTR are the Mirrormere or the Lady Galadriel's magic water basin. And the converted habnabits compared to converted Kings and men, maybe but I don't think any similarity between Ferazel and LOTR was intentional.
"Its my Duty to please that booty." --Shaft
Yeah, I didn't think to similarities were TOO major, but noticeable. About the mirrors, you can find them by looking through FW with a resource editor like ResEdit. They never made it into the game, but they looked cool. One of them was broken and you apparently had to collect a bunch of shards to complete it. Anyways, it's good to find another fan of the series.
Oh right, yeah. Algenon and someone, but what mirrors were you refering to in TLOTR? I really didn't 'feel' or think of TLOTR when I played Ferazel. Did you just recently read it and really enjoyed it? I find when I've just really enjoyed something, its stays on my mind and gets mixed in with whatever I'm doing.
I don't know... Hobbit, Habnabit, pretty close...