The demo is now available for download over Xbox Live. The size of the file is 848.84MB.
I've downloaded it right away last night and played it! And damn it's nice. I say OMG this is the best game on a console in it's genre ever. The controls are like never been seen before, the graphics are great from overseeing the whole area down to zooming in on the fighting army's. It has the nice Lords of the Rings atmosphere, online it's a blast. Multiple army's with a lot of soldiers in it I love it. Normally summer is a boring time for releases, but after Prey, Chromehounds, Moto GP '06 and the ones that still have to come out like Dead Rising, this game is the sleeping hitgame of this summer for real! I didn't thought it, but this game will sell systems to the people who adore this genre. Over from PC to 360. No need for a keyboard anymore, get your wireless controller, lay on your comfortable couch instead of having to sit on a bureau desk straight up with a dull typing on a keyboard (which is designed to type text not play games, yeah tap 'T' and tap 'Z' now blargh) this game really got me. Going to buy it today for sure!
Certainly the best control scheme I've seen for an rts on a console. I can't play this, though...everything looks so tiny on my tv I have a hard time figuring out what's what.
You know you're able to zoom in??? I have a couple of screens and even on my office 17 inch widescreen sony PC monitor/HDTV is can still see the characters good even though it's better on my big ass tv
I'm an old man with old man eyes (early 30's, it'll happen to you too!). Yes, you can zoom in. But character end up looking really similar to my poor old eyes. Not the games fault, I think it looks great. I've had trouble with other Rts's too.
well Islandkiwi I think we're about the same age and my eyes are still as good as years ago no problem with them with worse sight :)
I just got a mail from xbox.com that these demo's will be downloadable from Marketplace this month: Saints Row Test Drive® Unlimited (demo 2) That will be fun then! It's a good month for marketplace!
hell yeah SAINTS ROW!
Oh yea I DLed this and I am going to play this soon, BTW I now how faith in my 360 forever, because I accidentally left it on all night, for about 12 hours, and so now I am no longer worried! Whew :)
Hey guys i downloaded LOTR:BFME2 too so heres my gamertag - NinjaGBlack24 if anyone is up for an Xbox Live match? :)
I am not a fan of rpg's. Never have and I doubt I ever will be. However, certain rts games like "Gettysburgh" on the PC have always intrigued me. After downloading and trying out the LOTR demo, I have rediscoverd gameplay that I thought would never work on a console. I'm heading out to buy this bad boy now. I love you, XBL Marketplace!
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