Summary: It isn't compatible with windows 8. I tried trouble shooting it for several days by searching various blogs and websites for fixes, but ultimately the answer was that it would not run on my system. I'm sure it's an awesome game, but I'm disappointed it won't run on Windows 8.
Summary: There are a few problems yet remaining to be fixed with the upgrade. I've been playing the War of the Ring scenario, and it can get so frustrating. First, you have to wait for your units to come as reinforcements. Not so for the enemy. ALL the computer troops get to attack you at once.
Summary: After solidly playing the first game when it came out... I rushed to buy this one. But after the initial thrill of a new game had calmed down... I realised this game is very bad. Firstly - It won't run properly on most computers I know (unless you happen to be an oil baron capable of buying the most...
Conclusion: i cant comment on if this game is worthwile getting in regards to the non collectors addition...but i can say that this game is really poor in my opinion. if you are a fan of command and conquer (as i am), then i feel that this wouldn't be for you.