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23-01-2013, 10:36 AM #1
[I want a] Battle For Middle Earth 3
but not by EA, they have proven time and time again that they are made of suck.
However, the Generals engine was fucking awesome. I cant remember having seen such "mass infantry flying around" as in that engine. (I think it was Generals, Zero Hour, CnC3, BFME 1 & 2, anything else?)
So now the question is: what is there to scratch that itch of highly entertaining, good looking mass infantry abuse? the Relic games come close, but they are too "close up", I want my strategy games to be about strategy, not tactics, damnit.
23-01-2013, 10:38 AM #2
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There's a Medieval 2 mod that should do it.
23-01-2013, 10:40 AM #3
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23-01-2013, 11:18 AM #6
Personally found BFME much better then the sequel. It's fixed structures encouraged a war over territory and a tactical match up ala COH whereas II was just a reskinned common or garden RTS. Balance was better in the first one as well. It was a very good RTS, which used it's license well, on a par with Age of Mythology and Rise of Nations although they got more points from me because they did it well before BFME did. Also the latter two had good single player campaigns whereas the BFME was throwaway, excellent comp stomp and multiplayer though.
23-01-2013, 11:45 AM #7
I loved BFME, it became a staple of my strategy friends online/LAN gaming for a few years, it was never the most balanced of games, but still genuinely entertaining to play. I believe they're working on a browser game at the moment and doubt it will be any good.
Edit: Here's a link to the Hobbit tie-in strategy game
23-01-2013, 02:32 PM #8
QuantaCat, did you just spell Middle-Earth Orcs with a "k"? (╯°□°）╯︵ ┻━┻
Brief thread hijack -- I played a demo of one of the BFME games and it didn't enthrall me...but I've heard a lot of good things about them in the last, like, two months. Do other people agree with sonson that if I was going to pick one and try it, I would be well served to start with the first one?The Secret of Gargoyle Manor, a browser point-and-click adventure about retrieving your lost hat whatever the cost, is something you could play!
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23-01-2013, 02:49 PM #12Steam: Gundato
If you want me on either service, I suggest PMing me here first to let me know who you are.
23-01-2013, 03:41 PM #13
I reinstalled and it works fine for me!
They are very enjoyable games, Gandalfs word of power used to leave me in awe. They were great use of the licenses too, with voices and the music etc. Only thing that bugs me now is the unit scale doesn't look quite right. Ok I need to play them again.steam: sketch
23-01-2013, 05:47 PM #14
Zero-K is quite good if you like games in the TA/SupCom vein, and it's actively developed, free and open source, moddable, has an active community, good design and balance philosophy, and some very interesting interface tweaks (lots of optional unit AI bits and automation). It's not as approachable as the Westwood-style games, but recommended if you love blowing up hordes of robots.
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23-01-2013, 07:40 PM #16
To be fair, the middle earth setting was only good because they had either the original voices from the films, or good voice actors doing their voices.
Aside from that, Im not a fan of any fantasy.
Just that the game itself was so much fun. it had the classic RTS feeling, but still mass infantry movements and weapon upgrades per unit, etc.
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