"Disappointed"on by Liptus
Pros Graphics and sound...RTS model is successful.
Cons Missing content from PC version, Failed to deliver promised features from late previews, missing features that were in the FIRST LOTR: BFME!
Summary I was so impressed by the features listed, and the late previews that I read. My brother and I were anxiously awaiting to play this game over Xbox Live together...IN A CO-OP MODE! They listed and promised a multi-player Co-op mode on Live! against AI opponents (as the first BFME had)...it's not there. Smells like another EA decision to rush it out the door!
I own/play a LOT of PC/Console games, and can say without a doubt that EA is single handedly lowering the gaming world standards (don't get me started).
My Bro and I specifically look for games that have MP co-op Live! modes (campaign or skirmish), so I am very experienced in looking for the subtle terminology and wording that actually delivers it (e.g. GRAW). They failed to deliver on their claim here.
That aside (as I'm sure some of you don't care about that feature), we also found the control scheme cumbersome. So many missed opportunities for improvement just ignored! Again, smells like it was rushed out the door. Loads of "behind the scene" button combinations in the game, and yet main controller buttons are completely unused!?!
Why not give the "Y" button a function that is used constantly? For example, make it a shortcut to the build menu, or give it a function like instantly casting a "super-ability" that was selected from the menu previously (great for the heat of battle!)? So many wasted opportunities...the current control scheme might as well have been written for use on an old single button Atari 2600 controller!
I was a big fan of the first game, love the genre, and was looking forward for version of this game that was widely previewed to be coming...Now I find myself owning an only average game and being greatly disappointed.
Pros A game like Age of Empires but without the computers Pop-ups or IMs.
Cons going through the battles is a pain when you dont win because you have wasted an hour and lost.
Summary Its worth renting.
Pros Read the review
Cons Read the review
Summary Better than a '5'
"What the heck?"on by dashow93
Pros RTS on a console!
Cons thats probally a con(look at pros)
Summary It hasnt come out yet, i havent "demo" it yet, but i can already tell this is going to turn into a disaster unless the developers are very experienced, theres a lower pop cap, and its very VERY easy to manage. The one button to rule it all is a good theory, but....well lets just play it out. I give it a 5 because im uncertain of what will come of it.