Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor has quickly become the big sleeper hit of this holiday game release season amid upcoming releases from established franchises like the Assassin’s Creed franchise and Halo.
I'm still surprised how much fun I've had with this game.
Big time surprise. So much fun. Only came on my radar in august.
This game looks bad. Rip-off AC much? HA
it is pretty bad honestly.Completely ridiculous storyline that makes little to no sense at all and doesn't even get fully explained. Literally a copy and paste of Batmans combat and perhaps one of, if not the worst, ending i have ever seen for a video game. The nemesis system is great, yeah.Just a shame they put all their effort into that instead of the entire game. How any site gave this anything more then a 7.5 is just silly.
Wait...so you find Shadow of Mordor story silly and nonsensical yet Assassins Creed is a-okay? One could argue Batman is a copy and paste of Metroid if you really want to play that silly billy game
the nemesis system alone is unlike anything before, true innovation in gaming. Villains actually matter, its so engaging to know the one that kill you is still out there, you build this hate towards that character if he kills you yet again. You have know their unique weaknesses to have a good chance. Its so engrossing, you even remember their super weird names. Any enemy successfully can become a mini boss and thats awesome. Combat is fluid and smooth, there are not static animations, everything is in real time. I cab bet a large amount of money that the nemesis feature will become the norm in future games.
@cell989 But it's so sad for me, because I mastered the game way too fast, and I only died once after like a 20min fight in their base, because I wanted to know if they ever stop re-spawning, when base is on alert. The answer - NO.
@pixel i didn't mention anything about AC story.What are you even going on about? And this is way more of a direct rip off of batman then batman is to metroid.
No, tell us how you really feel. LOL. I love this game, and the nemesis system adds a depth to the enemies more than any other game I've played this Gen. It was awesome that a generic Orc happened to get a killing blow on me, aand he got a title and promoted to captain and became a part of the story. Sure, it has flaws, what game doesn't? But to me, this is the first significant advance in the next Gen gaming experience, where as everyone else is using the same games from last Gen, just adding better graphics.
You will understand it has nothing to do with assassins creed once you play it...
Well, I wouldn't say it has nothing to do with Assassin's Creed because it certainly took inspiration from certain aspects of those games (and others), but it is definitely its own game. The nemesis system is a brilliant innovation in gaming. I'm loving the game.
Yea, the story might not be super in-depth, but it's simple and I really like that. As for AC's story.... well yea. It definitely doesn't make much sense.
Yes, shame on Mordor for taking good elements from a popular franchise and using it in their game. This will surely diminish the value of the game. Oh wait!
So COD is a rip off of Battlefield because it's a FPS? Innovation is great but gamers need familiarity to be attracted to a new title. 3rd person animations and takedowns were the obvious choice for Shadow of Mordor.
I'm getting my copy this coming weekend! Hopefully it's as amazing as i have read! I think it will be!
I think that the nemesis system alone warrants a look. It's one of the most progressive twists to gameplay that we've seen in some time.
I bought it after finding a deal for $31 for the PC version. If you like Arkhan combat, you'll definitely enjoy it. Quite satisfying battling 12 orcs plus a captain without getting a scratch.
System has its kinks, but I absolutely love that they developed it. I do wonder though, why it has been deemed to be so "complex?" I think it is a bit of a first for real time games to implement something to this degree, but it is not at all uncommon in many many older games, especially Civilization type games, turn-based strategy and a lot of games with a pretty involved political or bureaucratic type strategy system to navigate. Again, really glad some devs are pushing boundaries beyond the visual elements.
Everybody at work keeps talking about this game. I really need to get it. I'm not a huge LOTR fan but the game seems really fun and I love what I've heard about the Nemesis System. Sounds like it really adds that extra layer of depth.
Personally, I hate LOTR. I found the movies and previous games to be extremely boring and uninteresting. This one however, I actually enjoyed the story. The ending is extremely weak (in terms of gameplay) but the rest of the game is fantastic. People say it's 1:1 with Batman's combat, which is accurate, but I also feel it works better in Shadow of Mordor and is more enjoyable. I don't really know how to explain it, it's more try it for yourself kind of thing. I say that mostly because I found Batman games to be really repetitive and boring after the first few hours. Same can't be said about Shadow of Mordor. Combat is really fun, the stealth or action approach for any situation is great, and as stated, the Nemesis system is really what gives it that "next-gen" feel. Pick it up ASAP. Completely worth the $60.
Awesome. Thanks for the motivation!
This game is better than Assassins creed in every way. Except story, in which case they are about tied. Neither Creed nor Mordor have compelling stories. Idk why people keep on comparing the combat to assassins creed when it is obviously using the arkham combat system, which is WAAAAAAAY better.
I can imagine something like the Nemesis System being implemented in a game like Fallout. That would be EPIC!
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They took the ideas of AC and Batman theres no denying it, but they implemented them in a good way. And Damn that orc surgeon, he killed me at least 3 times, until I got him 1 on 1 and of course he came back but I finally got him.
This game is bad and this writer is bad. Two bad things make bad.
Combat is very good the rest is repetitive and boring not to mention towards the end is a disappoint but go ahead throw 60$
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