Reviews and Problems with Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
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A kides thoughts
16 April 2011
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.
Summary: I can't believe the original BFME is on Amazon for almost [...]--I bought mine at on sale in a store for about 10! So I searched around and found this was still pretty cheap. Game Overall: It's lost some of it's luster from the first one because A)You aren't fighting battles from the movies B)Only some of the characters are voiced by the movie actors C)There are less characters from the movies and more original "new" game heroes--you can't direct Boromir, Gandalf, Frodo,...
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: Excellent Real-time strategy game. Relatively easy to get started and it keeps you interested for hours. I needed to progress save all my games as the enemy would often destroy me. An early attack works well depending on the type chosen to play. The dragons are the best to start with as they take allot to kill and destroy buildings easily but be aware of archers.
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.
A worthy expansion, but not worth what they are charging
12 September 2007
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.