I'm surprised I haven't found a topic on this specific mod for a video game, at least none showed up on the search engine. Only a few posts in off-topic.
Anyway I had this game for a couple of years now and I only got back into it recently. The only reason why I bought Medieval 2 Total War was because of the Lotr mod. I'm currently doing the Eriador campaign and I'm having a hell of a time trying to convert the faction to Arnor.
So who here plays TATW and what are your opinons on the game and the diferent factions? Who plays Hot Seats, and online battles?
For those who are unfamiliar with Total War, here's the mod site: http://www.twcenter.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=654
I'm not sure if you noticed my reference in your Eriador Units Thread...
Yeah, I'm not sure how I stumbled upon this mod, but I love Total War, and a LOTR Version - Holy Devlan Mud its brilliant!
Only problems I've come across are:
1. Its not really fair to use Auto-Resolve if you are playing as ORcs or Uruk-Hai, as the numbers differenc is to great for the game to counter, even by superior skill in enemy units.
2. It takes an incredibly large amount of time to find enemy settlements.
3. Elves (Wood Elves especially), can simply lay a castle under seige, assault, and sit outside the walls and promptly kill everyone inside with arrows, before walking in and taking the courtyard - archery is a major advantage, although it is quite fluffy.
Apart from that - considering its a fan-made mod, its an amazing game to play on.