Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth
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Vista Users Beware ..........
Scott Kuhn "book reader-game player", Amazon
20 February 2008
Summary: I have a Vista OS and have been able to play many RTS games under this system (sometimes with tweaks) but not this set of games. After trying many different things and calling tech support twice I had to give up. I could not get it to run under my Vista OS. I gave the game 4 stars for fun (which it is under XP) but only 1 overall because of the lack of support for a newer OS. When I asked tech support whether I was alone with my problem, they said "No".
Summary: The game provides no growth as far as building buildings or upgrading your armies. You can play each civ once and be bored. The way you use each civ is the same, they do not have unique attributes beyond naming the armies and buildings something different. I guess if I never was to play an rts I would like it, but since i have games like Rise of Nations, etc. to compare it against it falls very short.
Summary: DON'T BUY THIS GAME. EA Games really botched things up on this one. Look at the game forums..they're rife with people who bought the game yet can't play it because of EA Games' copy protection bug. I bought the game for my son. I don't copy software or pirate anything. A notorius "game.dat" error will pop up on your screen after you successfully install the game. There isn't a fix under the sun that will correct the problem. Forget getting EA Games to help.