XBA: "Dying in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor isn't the end, apparently. Upon death, time marches on unabated until your return. You are Talion, and you're already dead. In fact you're “banished from death”, and that which is dead cannot die, right Game of Thrones fans? Except it can, before coming back with a raging spirit of vengeance. Quite literally. For it is the concept of revenge that is at the centre of Shadow of Mordor, as well as the main thing that keeps you coming back for more every time you bite the dust. The masterstroke? Monolith's rather smart and much-vaunted Nemesis System."