A Look Back at 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor'

Making your way through Mordor one dead orc at a time.

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generic-user-name64d ago

The nemesis system is so good that it's such a shame it's locked to just WB games. So many other games would benefit from variations of it. GTA6 and RDR2 in particular.

SDuck64d ago (Edited 64d ago )

why is it locked to WB games? Don't tell me they freaking trademarked a videogame concept!?

monkey60264d ago

It makes sense for them, business wise but it's to the detriment of the games industry 😔

MrVux00064d ago

Honestly i would have never imagined the system like that in the likes of GTA or RDR. But the more i think about it, i can actually see it working. For example, in RDR a bounty that has wounded you and escaped would gain another advantage (and thus granting a bonus in rewards).

generic-user-name64d ago

Not to mention the various gangs in both of those games that could have hierarchies. Lil' Herb from the Ballas gang put you in the hospital? Now he's climbed the ranks and gone from Muscle to Rep. Defeat Walt Skinner of the Skinner gang in RDR2 by blowing off his arm with a shotgun? He survived and now has a blade arm prosthetic.

Vithar64d ago

I miss this series so much, damn the nemesis system was fun and awesome to me!

MrVux00064d ago

Even tho i think Shadow of War was a step back in some regards (looking past the controversies of MTXs), i still fondly remember my time in Shadow of Mordor.

However, made up that ''Nemesis System'' deserves a very high recognition in video-game development history. Such a shame, we wont see its like in any other games not owned by WB.

MeatyUrologist64d ago

Actually just started replaying shadow of war a few weeks ago. I forgot how great this series is. The game holds up very well graphically, sound, and gameplay wise. They really need to make a new sequel. So frustrating to see turd after turd sequels being made, but this IP patented and just collecting dust

MontyeKristo64d ago

Was a great game with some damn good systems in place. Bummer that the Nemisis system is locked to WB?! I didn't know that - can other companies use the system and pay royalties? Or can no one else use it at all, without permission, I assume?

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