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.
"You could think im exxagerating the value of this mod,but i can only tell you : try with your hands." -TheMost
I completely agree with these words, and you will know why.
Great looking units(mostly)
BFME1 building mechanics(usually)
Great new abilities and heroes
Fun to use Ring Heroes(if they work correctly)
The ******* units, I mean only the Angmar, Imladris and Iron Hills units seem as if they had more than 3 days effort. Also, random Dwarf units just have weird ******* flat faces, like they dont even have noses. EVen the Vanilla did that better.
The AI is too overpowered. It just doesn't make sense. For instance, a unit with 492 HP fought a unit with 410 HP (both were at full HP) and ******* lost. It's basic numbers and stats, this shouldn't happen. Also, they summon random heroes from other factions. I know I use the Dwarves faction too often in this review, but here is a prime example. The Erebor subfaction of dwarves can summon various Ered Luin heroes and even some Iron Hills ones. Also, the gondor AIs can train these Dol Amroth Spearmen, which the player can't.
Several Maps are just unplayable as some factions. Look at Dol Guldur. It gives you builders from vanilla ROTWK and crashes your game when you click on them.
The 4.4 Update isnt even available for download off of MODDB. It just updates from the launcher.
There is no Wizard create a hero. WTF. That was literally the most popular, why the **** arent there any.
Ring heroes are underpowered for random factions. Look at Angmar. Their hero just slightly buffs speed of enemy units and unit production. This is ******* useless compared to Gondor's, which gives you extremely elite units anf upgrades all units for free, plus makes the ring hero extremely tough for combat.
Also, Gollum regenerates in the map, so there will be multiple ring heroes. Pretty fun, isnt it.
The AI are extremely powerful for some factions. I placed a single Isengard faction on a 6 player FFA map, with all computers set to Medium. The isengard wiped out 3 factions and was assaulting me within about 25 mins.
Oh yeah, did I mention the random crashes?
It doesnt matter how many units you have, what AIs are playing, or what mode you are playing. You will never play this mod for more than an hour at a time, because it will crash from a random game.dat error or just ****** close.
Roughly 30% of this game is in German or has gibberish lines. The ******* Angmar create a hero units whisper a ******* paragraph you cant even hear most of when clicked on. Many are poorly cut movie lines, like all of Boromir's lines are from one scene in the movie. The Ranger CAH was a nice idea but everything is in bloody German.
One thing to add to this long list is the infantry for the various factions. It should be plain that factions with underpowered infantry should maybe get higher-tier infantry or better units later on. The Dwarven and Rohrrim units have the worst infantry in the game, as they dont get improvements or elite units of more than one type.
This mod doesnt uninstall correctly, and I dont understand why there is even an uninstall option. It takes a game reinstall to get it to play other mods.
All I can say is that I feel humiliated that I uninstalled Age of The Ring for this.
Highest Rated (133 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