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Games That Shouldn’t Have Come To Consoles
by Lewis O'Brien

Battle For Middle-Earth II: Xbox 360

I’m sure by now you all know that there are next to no RTS games that can cross the gap between PC and console, so when it was announced that BFMEII was being made available on the 360, I was interested in how it would make the transition.

I’m a huge Tolkien fan and I figured don’t knock it till you’ve tried it, and went out and bought BFMEII for my 360. Biggest mistake I’ve made since I got the console.

I wasn’t expecting much in the first place; I’d played it on the PC before and thought the first in the series was better, but I was still shocked at how little effort went into the game. Not only was there no visual improvements but features that were on the PC version were taken away for the console version.

Two areas on the PC that should be commended are Create-a-Hero which wasn’t on the first and made game-play more versatile, and War of the Ring mode which was a turn based play mode that allowed you to invade other areas as your chosen faction and take over Middle-Earth. Yet neither of these were used on the console version, leaving you with a choice of skirmish mode or the campaign which was poor on the PC in the first place.

If there are any other games which you think shouldn’t have made it consoles, or shouldn’t have been ported to PC, then post in the comments.


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- Lewis O'Brien

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