Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
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Jonathan Olson, Amazon
23 August 2013
Summary: The product shipped on time and arrived sooner than expected, which is always nice. However, I don't think I would have rated the condition the disc was in as "Very Good." There were more scrapes on the disc than I would have liked, but gameplay seems to be running smoothly. Overall, delivery was quick, but the disc wasn't in as good of a condition as I would have liked.
Summary: Hello all, Just wanted to comment about this game. first of all it will run on windows 7. You will have to make some changes however if you have a big screen. Another thing is that you have to have the battle for Middle earth2 to play it. When you first start it up the home page and the graphics look bad. Go to settings and set them for ultra high. Word of waring even though the game is old if you don't have a video card it may slow down the game a lot.
A worthy expansion, but not worth what they are charging
23 June 2009
Summary: This is a decent expansion pack for BFME2. ROTWK takes place long before the events of the film, and detail the fall of Arnor (via the army of Angmar) over 1000 years before the Ring was even thought of. The most obvious additions are the new faction, Angmar, and a campaign that revolves around it. Every original faction gets new units (including "elite" units, only a certain number of which can be in play at any time), with three getting new heroes.
A slightly more fleshed-out version of the original
16 April 2009
Summary: I'm writing this review from the point of view of a casual gamer who only plays against the computer; I like being able to quit a game whenever I feel like it. So, obviously, I'll only be commenting on the single-player modes. The campaign modes of the game features nothing from the movies proper, instead focusing on the "War in the North" - the Goblins versus the Elves and Dwarves.
Summary: The quality and style are all equalled by Battle for Middle Earth II. The Witch King provides additional characters without change in style and game play. I still give top marks to EA for this game and it's previous version. My review of LOTR II applies to this game as well. Enjoy!
Summary: While the witch king does not dramatically change game play, it does add to the original game. The Angar faction is a wonderful addition. They have added new, much needed, units to the other factions, additional maps, and beefed up the create a hero system. They also added a few heroes to some of the factions, like the Dale hero from the dwarven side. I heard that the War of the Ring additions are also great, but I haven't had a chance to dig into that.
Summary: I was pleasantly surprised with this game, I think I paid 10 bucks for it and I've gotten a ton of play time out of it, it's really been fun especially for the price. It's a bit more simplistic than some RTS games I've played but still fun and I always enjoy "The War of the Ring" game type. Campaign isn't super long but the replay value comes in playing the skirmishes and other game modes.
Summary: If you enjoyed battle for middle earth II then I would recommend this expansion, as long as your not paying more than about $15. It takes care of a lot of the glitches and balances the civilizations a bit, while adding a new civilization that has powerful, but expensive troops. This is about all it does though, graphics and AI remain about the same.
Summary: Great Game, Much more difficult than the other Battle for Middle Earth Games. Still not much different then the others, the only draw back is that you can only be the Witch King for the Campain.