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Old 09-24-2003, 07:29 AM   #1
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The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle-Earth

Oh this is quite spiffy I tell you! Quite! HEAPS of info there if interested!

http://www.gamespy.com/previews/september03/lotrbfmepc/







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Old 09-24-2003, 07:48 AM   #2
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So it's a strategy game huh? Interesting. Can you draw any parallels to other games? I'm curious how they are going to pull it off, or make the story interesting... (and in interesting, I mean different that just sitting and watching the movies(
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Old 09-24-2003, 02:08 PM   #3
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I tried to d/l a demo of this game, but the installation was taking forever and then it just kind of stopped. But then I realized, why the hell am I installing this? My computer couldnt play it worth crap anyways.
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Actually Spiff you where more than likely DLing Lord of the Rings: War for the Ring which will be out this november and is developed by Liquid Entertainment and Published by Sierra.

LotR Battle for Middle-Earth is developed by the same guys that did C&C Generals and is published by EA(of course). My guess these shots are only going to get better because this really is the first stages of EAs LotR RTS, but thankfully I won't have to wait for Middle-Earth battles RTS style till next year, thank you Liquid Ent. and Sierra.

I have no doubt that by far War for the Ring and Battle for Middle-Earth will be the best translations of the books to Games because lets face it, You can't beat LotR wars.... yeah thats right Lucas, you hear me, you wanna be the king of action sequences, take a hint from Peter Jackson!!!
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Ya your right renegadex. I downloaded war of the rings, its the mmorpg one right?

Edit: ok, I just watched a trailor of War of the rings. And it is a strategy game, which doesnt look near as good as the battle for middle earth by the way. So which game is the mmorpg? I know i saw a game like this.
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Old 09-24-2003, 10:27 PM   #6
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Ya your right renegadex. I downloaded war of the rings, its the mmorpg one right?

Edit: ok, I just watched a trailor of War of the rings. And it is a strategy game, which doesnt look near as good as the battle for middle earth by the way. So which game is the mmorpg? I know i saw a game like this.
You would be thinking about Middle-Earth Online.... yeah I know not very cliching title huh? It's gonna be a while before we see some stuff from MEO (might was well give a a accryn right now right?) because the same people that are developing it are the same people that are doing Mythica I think.

Edit: For those of you wondering whats the difference between War of the Ring and Battle for Middle-Earth, War is more based on the books and Battle is more film orented... so whats the difference? As anybody can see, Battle is going to have a sh*tload of money and time put in it to make it just as good as the films... now gameplay wise... well, the guys that made C&C are involved with it... that doesn't say much from a group of guys that have solely done Modern/Future based RTSs but I hope they keep their high standards up. War of the Ring is, and from what I saw of the demo, it's more like Warcraft III gameplay in the realms of Middle Earth, which is fine by me because I loved Warcraft III.
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