Third Age - Total War is a total conversion for 'Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms Expansion' that brings you into the world of Middle-earth.
I can appreciate the effort, but it's not a very good mod. Well done on the modelling -- especially with custom cities like Osgilliath; however, this is the only positive aspect of the game.
The sound quality is horrible -- mostly badly ripped from the movies, or poorly edited speech from M2TW. It's echoey and not very nice to listen to.
The textures are ok. The problem is, they use a gigantic amount of polygons to achieve an effect similar to that of the vanilla models in the base game. The cities are horribly optimised as well.
One of the most ridiculous "features" are the attempts at AI balance, relying on silly scripts to give the AI benefits (for example, spawning massive armies outside their cities when they're besieged and other silly benefits).
Why am i forced to also install an ugly and unwanted water modfication along with this mod? No reasoning behind this? I thought not...
I'll stick to Rome's LOTR Total War mod, thanks.