The Edain Mod aims to take you deeper into Middle-Earth than ever before and create a game worthy of Tolkien's books and Peter Jackson's movies. In our quest for lore accuracy, visual quality and deeper gameplay, we overhauled every aspect of the original game to craft a new, immersive Lord of the Rings experience. Discover the new factions of Lothlorien and Rohan, field new units and heroes for each of the existing factions, enjoy a visual style closer to the movies and unleash the power of the One Ring with individual Ring heroes for every factions. Light or Shadow, Defender or Conqueror... the choice is yours.
You could think im exxagerating the value of this mod,but i can only tell you : try with your hands.
Edain mod is without any doubt the best RTS based on the LotR series,and,but this is just my opinion,the best RTS overall.
While being much more true to tolkien than any other EA's work,it combines great complexity with good-balance in an excellent way.
But what,above all things,makes this mod stand out are the models of the units,heroes and buildings,just take a look to the gallery on the site.
Edain mod has everything in order to be BfmeIII,and while i know it is doomed to remain a mod,even though one of the greatest mod ever,i can understand that the creators have talent,and that they are being able to creat a masterpiece only with their passion.
I don't want to make any spoiler,i would ruin everything.
But i heavily suggest you to try this mod,even if you aren't a LotR fan.
It is worth it.
This review is for the mod "The Edain Mod."
Many mods add 1 faction. Other mods add units. Only the grand mods reworks nearly every skin, changes gameplay in a radical way, and adds factions all at once. The Edain Mod is certainly a grand mod. Not only are you offered a mod filled with beautiful skins for units, but also a mod that overwhelms your mind set for Rise of the Witch King.
The gameplay is completely knew and unique. Games will last longer thanks to stronger structures. Heroes are no longer suicide pieces sent into battle that can be brought back at full strength, but are rather put in a weaker state to punish you for losing them, as well as reward the other player for killing them. The Ring Hero system is fantastic, abolishing the bland system used in The Rise of the Witch King, as each faction has a unique ring hero, and many have more than one. This offers you to deviate from the regular path for your ring hero.
The skins are fantastic, and they are constantly updated. Many of the skins, I expect, will be replaced with even better ones as the mod's skinners get more experienced. The skins are breath taking.
As well, the support is amazing. You will get quick answers from the team, and even the fellow community. The mod is not dying anytime soon, as the team is full, working, and constantly updating their progress for the commmunity. It is hard to understand how these guys have already released near 10 beta's of the mod. The mod has grown so complex, and their is still more to come. As of now, this is the most active and efficient producing mod for the ENTIRE BFME series.
I have not even gone into detail about the inns in the mod, or the complex hero evolution many heroes have, nor have I mentioned some of the more unique game mechanics that make the mod so unique.
10/10 For many things including:
-Unique Ring Hero System
-Unique and Original Gameplay
-Beautiful skinning and art
-A spectacularly developed campaign
I have given this mod 10/10 as I think that, well,this mod is amazing. The new skins, except for a few (THE ANGMAR RANGERS SKIN!) are of very high quality, the new units add a lot more diversity to the game, and the new factions are very enjoyable to play. Also, I expect that this mod will seem ALOT better once it is translated, and i'm afraid for now i'm going to stick with the RJ-mod, until Edain is in English. (I know what this mod is like as I downloaded it to test it out, and thouroughly enjoyed it(as I said above)(except for the fact that it's in German and the Angmar ranger skin, which seriously needs sorting, but am now back to RJ)
Thanks, keep up the good work, and please look at the Angmar ranger skin! ;)
The Battle for Middle Earth II and Rise of the Witchking, is one of my favorite games. But, how could you make the great strategy game, even funnier?
Well, Edain is the answer of that question!
They have modded in some new factions, and more balanced units!
Now, Gondor is not the most over powered faction in BFME II, because the factions are well balanced.
Grapichs: Excellent work, it is better than the main games grapichs.
Gameplay: The gameplay is rich... But I actually want more factions, you need different tactics to each faction, and some factions are to expensive or to cheap, for use on bigger maps!
The Multiplayer is the funniest thing in the mod, and it is a great experience for the players!
Edain has it own campaign... But everything is in german and it could be hard to understand sometimes. I played the first five levels of campaign, before I had to use my german dictionary.
It is a new campaign system, so you should have a piece of paper and a pen, so you don't miss the code at the ending of each level. Because you need the code for the new missions and campaigns.
The mod is very well made. I missed some few things, but it is great work. I will be more happy with more factions, but it is a lot of work.
Some of the "special power" are too a little overpowered, so beware!
You could try the mod, and rate it yourself!
9/10! Good mod, worth trying!
See you in the field!