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.
Absolutely phenomenal mod, feels as though it is actually its own stand alone game. Obviously for us English users the German is a problem at first but if you have played the game before you don't really need to know all that much more to get through. Brilliant achievement and it is still going!
It's the best mod i've ever play on BFMEII
It was hard because it's in german but finally It's fun
There only on ething that i want to say, i think that a men of east faction would be good for the next version and an improved xar of the ring map with more territories
It is quite clear that the makers of this mod put great effort as a team and individually into the creation of each element of the mod. The skins are beautifully done, and even though the mod is still currently German Only, playing in Skirmish does allow you to play the guess and check game to learn things on your own. Overall a great new take on BFMEII: RoTWK, I eagerly await the English Translation so that I'll enjoy the mod even more.
Edain does so many things better than the vanilla game did.
Ring Heroes: More than two! That's already an improvement! While some of them do need work (Radagast is a little boring), most are a real joy to use (Elrond is my favorite). There's a real incentive to find the ring, as they are all quite powerful in their own way, but they're not completely game-breaking. Having a ring hero gives you a real visceral feeling of power. Watching The Lord of the Rings stride across the battlefield in all his terrible splendor is very satisfying.
Regular Heroes: There's so many of them! And they're not one size fits all, certain heroes are going to do significantly better in certain situations than others, so there's an incentive to invest in multiple heroes. And heroes play to the strengths of their faction. Rohan has powerful cavalry buffers like Theoden and Eomer, and Gondor has powerful nukes and neutralizers like Gandalf and Boromir to clear the way for the shining ranks of Gondor's finest.
Faction diversification: Each faction has their own strengths. Imladris has the best infantry, Lorien has the best archers, Rohan has the best cavalry, etc. You can't play every faction with the same strategy; you have to play to their strengths to win.
Developer involvement: The Edain team is terrific about interacting with their fans. Thanks a bunch, guys.
It's just plain great.
What you need to know about the Edain mod is that although it's in german the finesse and detail of it makes up for it! If the score was 1 to 100 I would have given it 97. To me the fact that the characters talk german is the greatest problem. My knowledge of the german language is lacking but not completely nonexistent so it's "no biggy" to translate the text with a great deal of help from translation services, if you have access to a second computer it would be wise to keep it easily accessable during gameplay to consort it concerning the definition of certain powers. Sadly, after playing the game series for several years and being a to-the-bone LOTR fan, I'm much to fond of the quotes and voices of the game-charaters to let go of them easily. It costs the mod some of that LOTR-feeling the games are known for. But not all the voices are in german, some factions like Imladris are even mostly english-speaking. :D
Looking past that, the mod is awesometacular.Every faction is something for themself and by the book... literaly! x) The Misty Mountains represent all creatures of the misty mountains and all of them are great, especially the goblins themselves and the dragons... Awesome
Rohan and Gondor are seperated and answer well to their roles in the books. Isengard is really great and looks like that industrial power it was in the books.
Angmar is coexsistent to the little info we hold on it from the books rather than being true to the EA Games interpretation.
Lothlorien is magnificent, stealth and magic being used nicely.
I don't have space enougth to talk about Mordor, cause if I start I'll surely need more space x)
Imladris are sooo epic, my favorite faction, just a perfect presentation of Rivindell and the High elves.
The inn system, the unit texure details, the new maps and actually supporting the War of the Ring system, so much great in this mod. I respect Edain team and they are the only ones I've "met" I can regard as my equals in knowledge of LOTR lore ;)