Reviews and Problems with The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle Earth II
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Great game, but servers got shut down.
Klinkle , GameStop
20 May 2012
Summary: This was one of my favorite games a few years ago, but I recently decided to play it again and the servers were down :(. Even though this game is amazing, you cannot play online or even system link, which takes most of the fun out of the game...I give it a three because about 90% of the game took place online...you can also only get about 15 achievements because it has no online.
Summary: Well I'm very disappointed with this product firstly because the game hardly works when played, it's constantly lagging and it makes the game virtually unplayable. I do take into account that the game is preowned but being a gamer for nearly 8 years and buying many preowned games in the past from GAME and Gamestation i've had next to no issues with them.
Summary: I know it's an old game, but EA have taken the online servers down so no multiplayer! The campaign was okay, but not as good as any Command & Conquer game or even RUSE or End War. If your an RTS fan & a LOTR fan you will probably enjoy it!
Summary: Having been spoilt on the PC total war games, perhaps i shouldn't of expected so much from this game. I read the reviews on the gamer sites and many gave great scores so i thought it would be perfect to get a RTS game on the xbox. The problem i have with this game is its more hack and slash quick action that RTS. The best part of RTS is pausing the game, setting your army up in formation, spending time building up your base, creating troops etc.
Excerpt: Having played both the PC and 360 version of thsi game I feel that you should buy the PC version. Whilst being an alright import with decent controls Halo Wars seemed to do it better. Te PC version offers hero and map customization and an expansion pack. Online play is also always booming whilst on the 360 I haven't been able to get a match for many years now as the online community is dead.
Excerpt: When I bought this game for the Xbox 360 Console I had really high hopes for the outcome. Unfortunately I found myself being REALLY let down. Prior to purchasing this game, I had only played Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth 1 on the PC format. Personally, the first game was my favourite Real Time Strategy game of all time. This game lacked everything the first game had. The continuity of this game lacked what the first game had...
Summary: (Deliberate typo!) This game did nothing to remind of the great LOTR movies, the cinematic feel just isn't there, despite the 'new line cinema' logo being slapped around here and there. The in game voices also somehow fail to create any sort of atmosphere. Graphics do not a game make but the highly pixilated shimmering shadows that everything casts really spoil the games look and reduce the clarity of visuals, especially during battle, where the game suffers from frame...