Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
I looked at a preview video, and am AMAZED. The new enemies in each play through impresses me. The graphics look incredible, and the combat looks very smooth. I plan on buying this the second I can.
A Lord Of The Rings Game Worthy of A GOTY?
As we descend into 2014, I see many games based off of best selling franchises, such as Star Wars or Lord of The Rings, receive a mixed appeal among fans alike. The latest installment of a Lord of The Rings Video Game, titled Lord of The Rings: War In The North, left a mixed impression among audiences, which left the future of video games in doubt for the Lord Of The Rings franchise. However, with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor, the newly implemented Nemesis system is very unique to the gaming experience, as I can't wait to see how the AI transforms numerous variables in the game in order to craft multiple enemies to go against the protagonist, Talion. This, coupled with next-gen graphics and similar mechanics pertaining to the Assassin's Creed series, have piqued my interest as I eagerly await for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor to be released on June 10, 2014. Lord of the Rings is coming back to video gaming. Let's see if they can get it right this time
All New Adventure in Tolkien's World
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a tale about a ranger Talion who is given powers from a Wraith after he and his family are slaughtered by uruks. He has set forth on an adventure across Middle Earth for revenge and decimating anybody who gets in his way in a bloody flurry. The game looks amazing and is a lot better than what I first expected. Now I can't wait for this game to hit the shelves. It looks like a Lord of the Rings inspired game that will be very good and will be in contention for one of the best games that have come out this year. The combat of the game looks extremely fluent and Talion can mow through uruks with ease. The combat looks to take aspects from games such as Assassin's Creed and also uses its own game mechanics. You can scale buildings and possess enemies to do your bidding with your Wraith powers making you feel powerful. My favorite thing that has been brought to the table is the nemesis system where your enemies will actually remember there last encounter with you and will feel emotions and react to you that can give you the upper hand in a battle. Say you burned an enemy uruk in battle before and he survives, that uruk will remember what you did and develop a fear of fire and will have burns on his body from his confrontation with you. In my opinion this game has a lot of promise and I cant wait for it to be released in September. If you agree with me and can't wait for this game as well hit that like button. Thanks!
LOTR comes back with a vengence
This game looks to be worthy of the top honors of the year. They are taking ideas from Bioware's and Fable's wet dreams. The Nemesis system, which actually changes the game every play through, makes the consequences of your actions seem real rather than one final choice at the end, I'm looking at you Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age 1 & 2, and Fables 1 & 2. The preview has any fantasy gamer begging to have the chance to buy it on the first day. The only thing that might be missing is companion characters but as Demon Souls has shown, a game can have a great story without sharing the spotlight. I would however like to know if Talion is going to have interaction with non-evil characters, maybe flashbacks of Talion's old life or others wandering about in Mordor (as ill advised as that is). With the lead writer of Red Dead Redemption on the job I don't think storyline will be a problem. The gameplay looks very similar to the assassin's creed series which should prelude a success. If there was one downside, I believe it is going to be the desolate environment. For those gamers who love graphic/scenery shots, I would like to remind you that this game is set in Mordor aka the big desolate volcano place where happiness goes to die. I hope you don't mind looking at a lot of grey rocks because that will probably be the most vibrant setting you get. Overall I can't recommend the preview enough. I haven't been this excited for a game since Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
this game has got me pumped for it that I wish I had a time machine to go to the future to the release dat. this game looks like a mixture of games that are great. it looks like a mixture of assassins creed, witcher, and the batman arkham franchise. this game makes me want to watch all the lard of the rings movies ,and pull out my ps2 to play lord of the ring the king returns.