Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
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There's no online Server system for any Battle For Middle Earth game anymore
Middle Earth Fan, Amazon
3 November 2011
Summary: So its not worth buying Rise of the Witchking anymore. The online Service for Battle for Middle Earth games (BFME 1, 2 and Rise of the Witchking) has been terminated on December 31th, 2010. The game itself is good, its just that you get no real worth out of your money anymore, since the CD-key is not needed to play online anymore. There are no goodies inside the box, its just the DVD and a small installation handbook inside.
Summary: It's not bad, only thing I miss from the first one is combining batallions together. Also I've discovered what I call the 'Roller-blading Troll Glith', which I find rather funny... If you're running away from a troll and he's fast enough to catch up, it will appear as if he's skating or rollerblading, as he moves without moving his legs, and at the same time doing continuous damage to you.
Summary: the environments in the game are rather nice. similar the the tolkien world of the fist game. in skirmish mode, you dont start with a 'full size' castle as you do in the first battle for middle earth. you begin with an un-walled mini castle with wall building capability. you can create limited custom heroes which is a plus. but i felt this feature could have been expanded with more options.
Summary: --System Specifications-- Source: <http://www.ea.com/official/lordoftherings/bfme2/us/features.jsp> Official min spec for BFME II: -Microsoft® Windows® XP -PC with 1.6 Ghz equivalent or higher processor -256 MB of system RAM -512 MB of system RAM for online play with 3 or more players -5.5 GB available hard disk space -16x speed or faster CD-ROM drive -64 MB GeForce3-class video card.
Summary: Overall, this is a good game and a vast improvement over the first BFME. The inclusion of the dwarves and elves as races makes the skirmish mode more interesting. There were a couple of things that were disappointments. First of all, I have to say that the graphics, even when set on ultra high were very disappointing and EA made no effort to improve them since the last game. The graphics where blocky and the characters' faces were all blurred out.
Fun game, but full of bugs and not supported by EA
JDawg "JDawg", Amazon
16 September 2007
Summary: Okay, let me start off by saying that this game can be fun...but, there are huge problems in it. There are so many bugs in the game. It constantly crashes on me if I play for a decent amount of time. Also, there are too many other bugs in the game to list. I've contacted EA and they just ignore me and everyone else who complains about it. There's not even any plan to release another patch for the game.
Summary: Just and add on, it's battle for middle earth 2 only you can play as angmar. a few extra option to customize the appearance your heroes but no new powers. Same game new campaign, buy this if you're hardcore about these games.
Summary: This game had an amazing concept, or at least I thought it did. However it failed to deliver a truly inspiring vision of the Lord of the Rings universe. As an RTS the game was sub par. Resource management and unit archetypes were generally cookie cutter models, neither horrible nor exceptional. As a representation of the Lord of the Rings universe the game was extremely flawed.
Summary: this game could have been so much better, this game is SO umbalanced. the new faction Angmar is easily the most powerful faction in the game next to the drawrves which makes me so mad because, this is a pretty good game other than these problems, the other problem is the worst AI known to man, (next to superman 64) it will completely ignore your units and go for your resource buildings (espicialy on brutal) maybe...
Summary: Firstly, regular version of this game comes on 6 CDs. How ridiculous that a software publisher would subject their customers to such a thing as having to install a game over 6 CDs. But I guess its the only way they can offer the DVD collectors edition for more money. Im having a hard time putting into words my review of this game but I'll do my best. The quality is there. Theres no question about that. But to me, it was absolutely no fun to play.