My The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-Earth II Review has been posted on MSXbox-World:
It is that time again when an opportunity arises. We have had one momentous change in the way we perceive console gaming already with Halo on the Xbox. Halo made all us gamers, including the developers and publishers look at First Person Shooters on consoles no longer as a 2nd class status compared to that of its PC counterpart. For years this mind set existed, but Halo with the help of the Xbox controller with its ideal two analogue sticks challenged our perceptions and triumphed. You only have to look at the number of First Person Shooters that now exist on both the Xbox and Xbox 360 platform to see how much of a revelation it really was!
The same is being attempted again with yet another conception that Real Time Strategy games should only remain on the PC because of the keyboard and mouse control. This time it is The Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth II that will be taking on this challenge to again win hearts and minds, which could potentially bring yet another genre to the console market.