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Tigranes
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What did you think of the flashback to the battle of Nanduhirrion? I thought that was done pretty well too.
Interesting, but has the same flaws as the other movie battles. Don't get me wrong, I think most of the costumes and designs - particularly those of the LotR trilogy - are great (except for the exaggerated bits), but whenever the script deviates from the book, the tactics (and the story) start to suck. Even in the better parts of original trilogy.


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By the way, have you heard of the game Rome Total War.
Yes, unfortunately. It's basically where I got my user name from (one of the Armenian kings).

Speaking of RTW (the first one, not the second), it has a mod called Fourth Age Total War (recently updated with a new, completely reworked release called Dominion of Men; features custom battle maps for Minas Tirith etc., and a building tree system unlike any other you'll see in a RTW), which is an excellent and lore-accurate what-if scenario set in the Fourth Age of Middle-earth some time after Aragorn's reign. It has great atmosphere and is highly addictive. And it's not based on the movies []

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Tigranes do you think you could put up a few screenshots from the Fourth Age Total War? I always felt like playing Rome Total War was a bit like playing a movie, because of the camera views and epic scale of the battles.
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I feel like we're digressing a bit here (and I'm too lazy right now to upload my own screenshots), but anyway here's a link to the mod and a lot of screenshots, some guides, etc.:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/the-fourth-age-total-war

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... aaaannnd since this devolved into a discussion of games, it basically sums up the fact the PJ Hobbit fanfics are crap. Now, back to the games....
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Inicdentally, I just stumbled over this five-part review and analysis titled "Why The Hobbit sucks" (it discusses primarily how the the trilogy failed as movies, respectively, but the fifth part also discusses adaptation). Here's part one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TijkFnT8D-U

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