This map has 4 players and is 2v2. Gondor and Rohan against Isengard and
Mordor. It Can be played with bots or real players. It is a must have for
all lord of the rings fans.
All major sites, cities and battles of Lord of the Rings are in this map.
All sides start off with one town centre, 3 villagers and a scout just like
normal random maps. Also heroes and small forces are given to each side.
Build up your race and fight over the territories of middle earth.
Recommended to start in the Dark Age with standard resources and build up
from there. Remember to concentrate on building up your base and not get
sidetracked from the huge map and battles.
There are hero journeys for each side, most important is Gondor's control
over Frodo, Sam and Golum. Once Frodo reaches Mt Doom the Free people of
middle earth recieve bonus whilst the Evil side looses heavily.
All gun powder units and upgrades are disabled to make it more realistic.
Hope you enjoy please comment I would like to hear feedback wether you hate
it or like it. Thanks
Extremely playable and offering countless opportunities for replay. I've used it as a two-player so far and we were both so mezemerized by the game that at times we forgot to play. It made defending Minas Tirith quite the challenge.
Power is distributed evenly and the game runs well. More importantly, when you play as Rohan/Gondor, you repeatedly get your butt kicked. This is in my mind a good thing since the computers attack you incessantly throughout the game. Always challenges.
Idea taken from somewhere else on an overused subject (LOTR) but the way the map is put together and the game arranged makes it satisfactory.
Map Design: 4
Beautiful map. Granted it is based on something that has been tried and tested, but the level of detail without too much exaggeration, and the fact that liberties were indeed taken -not to mention the beacons of gondor kicked butt- makes this one of the best maps I've had the pleasure to play.
Not entirely necessary in such a straight-forward game. Nevertheless, there could have been many more improvements on this aspect (if entirely) for those poor souls who do not really know what is going on.
Overall the best thing I have, as of yet, downloaded from this site.