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Experienced Points: Shadow of Mordor is Nothing But Infantile Revenge Porn

Shamus Young:

As the guy who made that one Lord of the Rings comic years ago and did that one LP of Lord of the Rings Online, and as someone who has professed to have read Fellowship more times than I care to recount, I've gotten something of a reputation as a Tolkien expert. The truth is I'm pretty much a lightweight among the serious Tolkien fans. I'm nowhere near a Tolkien scholar and I'm not even a huge fan of The Silmarillion.

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porkChop1183d ago

"It's a Lord of the Rings game in name and lore only, because the tone and themes are jarringly wrong."

It's not LOTR in name. It's called Middle Earth, LOTR is nowhere in the name. It's separate, as is The Hobbit. They all take place in the same universe, and can connect in some ways, but they're all different and are supposed to be. Shadow of Mordor is not part of LOTR, it just takes place in Middle Earth.