The Battle for Middle-earth has just begun! The Edain Mod returns to the classic gameplay of the first Battle for Middle-earth, reimagined with countless new heroes, units and abilities. Journey deeper into Tolkien's world than ever before, relive the movies through meticulously crafted visuals and forge your path to victory in epic strategic battles. Follow your destiny... Middle-earth awaits.
This review is mostly negative, so if you came here looking for praise, you will find little:
- Pretty units
- Well thought out faction and subfaction system
- Improved Create-a-hero
- Stressful battles, where OP enemies swamp your base, while your own units are as useless as a roast ham in Saudi-Arabia, armed with rubber swords and armored with cardboard. Many times have I lost, even on Easy, within the first 10 minutes or ragequit, because the AI kept spamming low tier crap at my base and overwhelmed any resistance on my behalf (I have tried turtleing, spamming, up-armoring, catapults, handicap, heroes instead of units... NOTHING HELPS!!!) Long story short; Combat is BROKEN!
- Badly cut audio from the LoTR movies and the Hobbit movies, with splices of German audio files - ruins immersion.
- German text in some places. Did the developers even try?
I find it questionable if this mod is an "improvement". If you seek new faction and units, I can recommend other mods (Rj-ROTWK springs to mind), but currently I cannot recommend Edain-mod at this stage.
Highest Rated (131 agree) 10/10
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…
Oct 19 2010 by TheMost