Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™
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Fight through Mordor and uncover the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new chronicle of Middle-earth.
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The Assassin's Creed we've all been waiting forGrthwllms | Nov. 20, 2014 | See all Grthwllms's reviews »
With the dysmal failure of Unity it's worth revisiting this title, which set a pretty high standard for the style of open world, somewhat sneaky but very combat orientated games. It seems to me that a lot of people have already touched on the Nemesis system so i'll avoid that.
To start with the combat system is more or less straight lifted from the Arkham series, but that't not exactly a negative. Some refinements have been made, and unlike Batman you're using a sword to fight Uruks, so everything is already better just from that. But then you have some small refinements to the combat itself: A skill tree that allows you a great deal of freedom in choosing what to level and when, and as a bonus your stat boosts are relegated to a separate, point based tree, so your levels are actually going toward fun stuff like punching an Uruk so hard they explode.
Campaign is a bit of a mixed bag, there are some great missions and some that feel a lot like filler. The story plays out decently, and some very rarely mentioned characters from the Mythos get a little bit of illumination, which was lovely to see. I think it did a very wonderful job of avoiding stepping on the toes of the main stories, while still leaving the player with a sense of satisfaction at their efforts.
Something that was would have been appreciated would be a customized challenge mode, where you could set the level or position of Uruks on a map and then go nuts with it.
Great game!Giordytu | Nov. 19, 2014 | See all Giordytu's reviews »
The game is great, story line is interesting. Once you start playing the game is so captivating, entertaining, and amazing. And you feel like you want to do everything and everything possible within the game, but if you beat the game before you do all the side quests, you don't feel enticed to go back and play, once you beat it it feels like it's finished, like you don't really want to go back and do any other missions.
Best Simulatorarice2g | Nov. 16, 2014 | See all arice2g's reviews »
This is the best nan shanking simulator I've ever played in my entire life. Simple gameplay that improves with more skills and being able to combo them. Nemesis system is simply inovation at its finest and nothing like seeing an ork you shot in the face pissed and ready to try to kill you again
Worth it!Dave2527 | Nov. 16, 2014 | See all Dave2527's reviews »
To me, it feels like a perfect blend of the mechanics of Assassins Creed, Batman Arkham series with fluid animations and well-detailed characters. The nemesis system is innovative and countless hours could be spent in the immersive world of Mordor. It runs pretty well on my PC, I5-3570K and HD7950(no overclocks), so if you have a high-end PC you are going to have better performance too.
Nothing Like Killing Orcsburge77710 | Nov. 15, 2014 | See all burge77710's reviews »
I have loved everything that has come out with the Lord of the Rings name attached to it. Not all of it was gold but at a point I started to think it was just going to be the same old stuff....then came Shadow of Mordor. There is just something great in hunting down the Warchiefs in the area, trying to take control of their minions and weaken them. I stayed away from the story line for a long time though and mainly focused on killing orcs. It's still a game I play every now and again just to take down another orc captain or warchief when I'm feeling bored. Not a bad game but I certainly didn't play it for it's story.