Shadow of Mordor Interview with Michael de Player

Mick Fraser: "Developed by Monolith Productions (of F.E.A.R, Condemned and Guardians of Middle-earth fame), Shadow of Mordor is part stealth, part action, part open-world monster – but what is it that makes it so appealing to us? Mostly, the Nemesis system, whereby individual enemies and NPCs in the game will remember your actions for the duration, and act accordingly. The potential for dynamic, emergent gameplay is huge, and it’s the main reason we’re excited.

Post E3, we got to fire some questions at Monolith’s Director of Design, Michael de Plater, to fill in some of the blanks we had on Nemesis, protagonist Talion, and what it’s like to develop a Lord of the Rings game outside the canon of the main novels."

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LazyGoron1640d ago

Can't lie, not into a lot of LOTR games but this is one of my most anticipated titles of the year. I enjoy the lore, love stealth/action and enjoy open world.

Hopefully there are ways to alter your character to your liking. I know there are stats you can boost but I hope it's not a "play through the whole game and you'll have max stats" kind of thing. I hope if I play the game twice I can have to completely different stat-leveled characters.

Budobear1640d ago

I'm still not sure on this game, I read an article a while ago that compared it to assassins creed and even went so far as to say it had completely ripped it off (the play style obviously) I like the sound of the game but I think I'd need a demo and an indepth review just to give me an idea of how the game plays.

TheButtonMasher1640d ago

I could be way off here, but I thought I heard somewhere that a lot of the animation codes from AC are public now. I'd say it's a tip-of-the-hat to the AC teams by using their codes.
If it works and is fun to look at, use it. But if it's too similar, I probably wouldn't be able to take the game seriously.

Sketchy_Galore1640d ago

Cheeseball artless Michael Bay nonsense sold on a gimmick that the rubes will buy into then wonder why gaming just doesn't seem as exciting anymore. Bah, who even cares anymore. Let's reprint Tolkien's books with a badass picture of Vin Deisel carrying a shotgun on and a huge sticker advertising the innovative new stain resistant pages it's printed on. Because who cares about actually experiencing an interesting and inspiring adventure? That's lame. It's all about the gimmicks and the badassery these days.

Ps. Yes, before you ask. Yes I have already played it. I've bought and played it numerous times under many different names and hiding behind many different gimmicks.