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A beautiful and exciting romp through Tolkein's creation

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26.03.2012

Advantages:
very playable, immerses you in Tolkein's Middle - Earth, advanced base - building, custom heroes

Disadvantages:
model skins can be shiny and cartoony, on a console it does not shine as brightly as on PC

Recommendable Yes:

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Difficulty & ComplexityAverage - suitable for most

LongevityVery good longevity

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In my opinion the greatest strength of this game lies in the skirmish mode. Here you can create the battles that you dreamed of while watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy, with inticate and exciting base building and area based resource gathering , these battles can be vast engagements between whatever armies and races you choose and are often extremely enjoyable and thoroughly replayable. However, the story line is also enjoyable (even if it does take liberties plot-wise) and provides an interesting insight into the war in the North that is so often ignored by the films and unexplored in the book trilogy.

Features that are new include:
- custom base building as opposed to the more rigid system in Battle for Middle Earth 1
- customisable heroes (including powers and spells to use on the battle field)
- new races including Elves, Dwarves and Goblins
- capturable buildings that provide bonuses
- new palantir ablilities
- war of the ring mode that acts as a turn based campaign mode where you control a faction as it storms across Middle Earth fighting skirmishes as it does so
- larger/more units

Overall I feel that this game is fantastic, with excellent graphics, playablity and re-playablilty. Although this game comes highly recommended from me, I would love to be able to mod to remove some of the more glaring mistakes that EA (as flippin usual) made/could not be bothered to iron out.

But yeah, a great game - one of my favourites anyway.

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Spottydog11 26.03.2012 22:32

I think a lot more info is needed x

dbuk2000 26.03.2012 21:44

wasnt as big a fan of this

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Publisher Electronic Arts (EA)
Developer Electronic Arts Los Angeles
Release Date 14th July 2006
Age 12+
Genre Strategy
Sub Genre Real-Time
Theme Fantasy/Medieval; Film License
Max Number of Players Offline 1 Player
Max Number of Players Online 4 Player
Format DVD-ROM

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  3. SpiderJamb

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  2. AnneLorraine1
  3. rolandrat123

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