X360 Tuesday, April 18, 2006 | 5:49 PM

Battle for Middle Earth 2 images

Battle for Middle Earth 2 images

EA keeps releasing two or three new images from Lord of the Rings: Battle For Middle-Earth II each week. This time it's from the same maps that was presented last week. The graphics really fail to impress when the view is zoomed in.

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Commented on 2006-04-18 18:02:17
Looks good, basically like the PC version with everything enabled. If the controls are as good as the press keeps bragging on 360 owners are in for a rare treat: a console RTS that does not stink.

On them failing to impress... it is an RTS. Maybe a console based RTS with a really aggressive and advanced LOD scheme where a lot of detail is filled into the characters as you zoom in would be better, but that is not the here and now. Compared to the other RTS games on the market (and the source PC game) it looks solid.
Commented on 2006-04-18 18:10:03
I hope the shadows are sharper than on PC. Otherwise it's LOOKING identical, which is nice.
Commented on 2006-04-18 18:12:53
I would hardly consider this game serie anything impressiv,but...its "okay",i plated the first game and it lagged like hell over internet,probably because people with modem was gonna be able to play :S?
Also you move units like stacks,like in RTW.
Commented on 2006-04-18 19:15:29
Don't really care about the graphics, anyone who plays a RTS for the graphics is missing the point.

I don't really know if I even care about this title but what I do care about is if EA can finally bring RTS genre games to the console with a control scheme that doesn't suck.

If they can this opens up an entirely new genre of games to the 360 and tons of new gameplay for Live.
Commented on 2006-04-18 20:04:47
Yea..the graphics really aren't bad either..take a peek at Rise of Legends, which isn't even out yet..RTS has never been the place to go for high end graphics.
Commented on 2006-04-18 20:06:10
is there any online play in the game?
Commented on 2006-04-18 20:50:22
RTS may not be about graphics but it sure don't hurt for them to look as nice as this ..
Commented on 2006-04-18 20:57:34
Who never watched LOTR and wanted to control that Orc army? I know I did.
Detail looks very good for a RTS.
Commented on 2006-04-19 02:02:26 In reply to miketuck3r
Posted by miketuck3r
is there any online play in the game?
Aye. The game will support 4 player online matches.

Lovin' the Shire map.
Commented on 2006-04-19 03:47:26
Yes, the game has nice graphics for an RTS......... but after beauties like Kameo, NNN, and Dead Rising........... this isn't even close to what it *could* be.
Commented on 2006-04-19 16:44:55
I bought this RTS on pc and I regret it since it's coming out for 360. Complain about the graphics all you want, but an RTS is about gameplay boys and girls. Finding an RTS that looks better than a Shooter or Sports game is quite rare actually.
Commented on 2006-04-20 18:36:46
i d/l a movie of one of the devs playing this and i almost fell asleep :(

maybe is just the boring license they are purporting :)

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