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.
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 ;)
I actually give this an 8.7/10 this is really high for me. If the team keeps going the way it is going--this will be the only mod that I will ever rate 10/10 but that is if they stick mostly with the books and draw some from the movies. I really like the new resource/building ideas for 4.0 would like to see them eliminate the upgrade icon, I feel it is useless and just another thing to keep track of. If all buildings go up automatically--this will make AI more challenging, the game more fun, and you can watch battles with the AI's with more interest. Thanks for putting this together, I know you will do well!
In the Edain mod (and especially in the upcoming version) is everything developed in detail ... in relation to the lore or films, with unique graphics...
Really professional version of incalculable value with a professional team. Also building system from BFME 1 is a huge added value.
The campaign, custom maps, and I could go on ...
But what I extremely appreciate is creativity, endless
ideas and work efforts.
Edain team should seriously consider professional work. :o)