Third Age: Total War is definitely a game for more hardcore players. This isn’t necessarily a criticism of the mod: it’s the nature of the game it’s based on, plus the biggest issue with BfME was its brevity and lack of complexity, anyway. The difficulty and complexity found here, though, may be too much for casual Lord of the Rings fans seeking a better strategy experience. It’s not the hardest mod to install, and it’s definitely not the most amateurish presentation, but it also certainly doesn’t have the ease of use and the production values of a AAA title. As long as you don’t mind making a few concessions to the presentation (though, as mods go, this is one of the very best around), Third Age: Total War is incredibly rewarding.