Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Alright for the first time I think ever, you are entirely inside of Mordor. I don't mean you visit for a mission, you start off there and stay there. From the second the game starts you are surrounded by enemies at all times and on all sides Its a ton of fun, it does have similaritys to Assassins Creed II but man it's pretty darn different to me. The fighting mechanics are not 100% perfect but I would give it a 90 out of 100. The graphics aren't bad by any means but except for the close ups nothing blows you away. Though its so much fun and you don't really know where the story is going, plus you have all these awesome powers from the Wraith, Gollum makes an appearance. If you need a new game to really light that spark; if you are a Assassins Creed Fan or a LOTR or if you like adventure games period, give this a shot. I'm big Tolkien nerd and I really enjoyed Assassins Creed II, III and IV so this peaked my interest greatly; I have not been disappointed yet.
Best LOTR Game? Perhaps.
Shadow of Mordor is definitely making a huge splash in the gaming world. A lot of people are talking about it and rightfully so. A game with a unique enemy system that was complex at first and took a while to fully understand truly makes this game stand out. Graphics are well done and the Orcs all look different and have personalities of their own. The controls take a little getting used to but once you have it down you will be at this game for a VERY long time. One concern many seem to have is the diversion of the LOTR canon. "How can a man and wraith become one?" "Tolkien never had that in his writings." Well if you remember a game called "Lord of the Rings: The Third Age" none of the events experienced by the heroes in the game were written by Tolkien or ever in the films. It was a creative story and game based in the world of Middle-Earth. The same applies here. Just use some imagination and have fun with the game. Another question is "How is replay value?" For me it is actually quite high. You can do a variety of different things to combat Sauron's army and there are many different orc characters that you haven't seen without a couple more playthroughs that you might go through this game three or four different times. This game is very well crafted. From story, to voice acting to gameplay. Shadow of Mordor has a very, very good chance of being the best game in the Lord of the Rings franchise.
This is the shiznick
Well let me start of by saying this game first starts off a little hard but then gets way better once your attributes get higher. from one gamer to another this game is sick and a must own
One Of, If Not The Best Game This Gen So Far.
Just hopping into the new generation of consoles, I was eager to test my new hardware. My PS4 came with Destiny, and I was interested in this title since its launch. After beating the main story and completing many of the side quests, I can say with much confidence that this is a great game to push people into getting new consoles. The combat and stealth is great and the free-running is fun. The best thing about the game though is the nemesis system. It adds a new and fresh idea to a game that is already fun to play. This is what separates Shadow of Mordor from any other game that has come out in the past years. The game looks and plays great and that is all I could ask for. Sometimes the map can feel too big and empty, but a run in with a group of Uruk followed by a pack of caragors will definitely take your mind off that. Overall, my roommates and I enjoyed our main time with this game.
Lackluster in many ways. I 100% the game in a little up 40 hours, not just the story, but everything. Graphics are stunning and great. Story mode was lackluster and I didn't feel involved with the story. The end of the game felt too easy and felt rushed. There was no reason for me to replay the game and I feel that if you are a hardcore gamer this is one that I would skip until it comes down to the "Greatest Hits". No online game play, which I was aware of, doesn't make this a necessity. Wait and buy. Id recommend going for the new Dragons Age if you want something more in depth with that "mythical realm" feel.
The Trailers get me EVER TIME!
The Story so far is solid the game play looks smooth, I usually cant stand games that are the product of movie/Books but the trailers alone had me screaming about how much i needed to play this game. Yes, there are parts of the game similar too games like Batman Metal gear 5 and oh yeah right Assassin's Creed. But do your self a favor and avoid the hype if you like Lord of The Rings, The Hobbit, or anything else that has to do with Middle Earth you would be doing yourself an injustice if you did not follow this game. One last thing Keep in mind this game is not titled LORD OF THE RINGS.
A game worth $60
In the last few years this is one of the few games that is worth $60. I got this game from the beginning from the end this was an amazing game. The gameplay was amazing and very fun. The set-up of the captains and warchiefs added to the fun. The graphics and story were good. Incorporated the LOTR universe very well. I had a few weeks of down time for work so I beat this game in 2 weeks but it would normally take me two months.
A Beautiful Combination of Gameplay and Story.
A Picked this up on day one and still have yet to put it down.I kno im not that far into the story yet but I feel like I have done so much and it never gets boring or tedious I simply crave to explore more and more. The Mixture of the Tower Synchronization mechanic of Assassins Creed Makes it easy to travel between long distances to get from Mission to Mission, How ever with such beautiful scenery and graphics you will want to traverse Mordor and see The Darkened lands along with the still lush fields before Sauron lays his hands upon them. The Batman Arkham Style Combat Does this Game well. Its perfect for this world since you would never fight an Orc or Uruk in One on One Combat They Will attempt to maul you and MASSES. It makes the combat smooth and willing to slash through Horde after Horde especially when there's a chance of running into the Captains in different camps. I believe this game will have so much play time and WORTH EVERY MINUTE to 100% complete this game with every side mission and Collectibles to find. I cannot wait to play more of a brilliant game like Shadow of Mordor
Good game even if you are not a LOTR fan
This game is HARD. I've played it for hours and am just getting the strategy down.. Killing the captains an gaining intell is KEY. Let alone trying to get to a captain without being murdered by their loyal followers. I wish their could have been so online incorporated because frankly, there are almost too many enemies to take on alone without getting discouraged. It would have been better to be able to travel as a group. But its a darn good game..
The idea of introducing smart AI is cool, and fun to play at first, but, when one guy kills you, and he gets stronger. Then when you go back to kill that guy and a bowman hits you and he gets stronger. It gets to the point where you are getting annihilated as soon as you step on the battle field..... Not impressed