Twinfinite writes, "These guys get full props for resisting the urge to simply lean back up on the Lord of the Rings license and let Shadow of Mordor stand up as its own thing. Based on reviews and sales, this gamble seems to be paying off so far."
Amazing game so far i'm soooo loving the mix of Assassin's Creed/Batman Gameplay style in this big open world game also run like a charm on PC
Yeah I was kind of expecting a bad port for some reason but were positively surprised. The game is outstanding, makes me a bit sad that it won't reach the sales numbers of Destiny, it would definitely deserve it.
Ofc it has. It has gollum in it :). So some LODR it have.
Funny how a couple people on here think it's not a lord of the rings game just because it doesn't have the name in it's title lol!
Ignorance is bliss, or they didn't pay attention that Mordor was mentioned multiple times through out the trilogy.
mentioned. The story was based around them heading into it, how could that be missed hahahaha
Mordor exists outside the trilogy. Sauron, the ring, Celebrimbor, The Dark Hand, even Talion now etc. In fact, intelligent people can even see that the period of the game doesn't even match LotR's span. But whatever. What to expect from people that saw the movies and think they are experts in the Tolkien creations? To these people and under this "logic", The Hobbit is a LotR "movie". lol Ignorance at its best. BTW: Is Silmarillion a LotR book as well? BWAHAHA
I think Middle Earth does the trick for most. But if they avoided severe restrictions, it was worth it. Playing Destiny and loving it but when I hit 30, gonna try and get to this b4 Dragon Age.
Played it for 20 hours now, It is really fun, more fun than almost any game in years. But.. ehm, it kinda feels like a Star Wars game, you feel like a Jedi, force choking people, force blinking, force pushing (when you level your stun) and so on. How you jump from incredible heights, taking no damage, using the force to slow you down before you hit the ground. Dressed in a hood, cape and a glowing blue sword.
"Dressed in a hood, cape and a glowing blue sword." Actually your description matchs Obi Wan :D Does he get killed in the end?^^
taking no dmg ?. You die easy in this game :O
Not when jumping off buildings.
I think Each time you jump from the tower he's possessed by the archer or he's phasing between worlds and when he lands he phases back in
Awesome game. I just beat it today. I'm just working on all the collectibles/side quests. Screwing with the Uruk hierarchy. My only thing is the story is a lil shorter then I expected. I may be wrong but I thought I read they said it would be about 12-15 hrs. So I wasn't expecting a long game. But I swear it was prob closer to 6 hrs. Not sure. Other then that it's a blast to play. Highly recommend it.
It doesn't have lord of the rings in the title because its set before Lord of The Rings and after the Hobbit. Instead it has Middle-earth in the titel because that's what Warners are trying to call the whole saga and its set slap bang in the middle of it.
Idiotic article. Anyone who knows what Lord of Rings is would aware of the relationship between Mordor and the LoTR franchise. This is like praising an Empire Strike Back game for not putting Star Wars: The Empire Strike Back in the title.
Anyone who didnt only see the movies know that Mordor and Sauron are present outside the limited story contained in The Lord of the Rings. Your argument would conclude that The Hobbit is a LotR "movie" because derp ring and Gandalf derp. No. The story is the story. The facts and time span of the game does not match LotR. Another movie Tolkien expert it seems.
10/10 I hope for sequel 😉
Because Lord of the Rings is just one of the numerous ststories set in Middle Earth... The Hobbit isn't Lord of the Rings eithet, nor is the Silmarillion.
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