Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Large and Amazing!!!
This is a very large game and said to be x2 the size of Black Ops 2 campaign. It has a very large campaign with no generic enemies. Any enemy can end up apart of the campaign. This is a large game that takes place after the HOBBITS and the main LOTR series. You play as a Ranger who loses his family from the return of Saron (spelled wrong sorry). You too are killed but instead awaken to find out that you have been banished from death and are tied to a wraith. This wraith gives you many powers as you play you must use strategies like stealth, timing, unit placement, and etc. The game is pretty large and anything you do changes your future. You seek out to take over Mordor, get revenge, and find the identity of the wraith. This game is for all platforms and is rated M. Excited for them game and can't wait to be at stores to get it! ENJOY!!
Good at first, then it bombs
The first time you pop this game in and play it, it seems so amazing and wonderful. But as your progress through the extremely short story line you quickly begin dealing with repetition, every mission consisting of going somewhere and fighting someone or gathering something.
The game tries mixing the play up with mounts and the rival system but it doesn't help at all.
The mount system is good (albeit it could have used more variety but irregardless i wont dwell on that). As for the rival system, you have to almost beat the game to be able to control others which was one of their big selling points, and after you can control them you realize it wasn't was fulfilling as you had hoped, it's the same thing over again, find target, dominate target, get targetted promoted, rinse and repeat.
This game was so unmemorable and such a let down I feel less for even have played this game to completion, but i kept hoping for that light at the end of tunnel but it never came.
DO NOT BUY
Game doesn't even play
So now I've waited an extra month due to different developers between old and new gen consoles, and what to my surprise, disc 1 of 2 is just a nice still pic of mountainous background. No install feature or menu of options. I've spent an hour restarting my xbox 360, deleting the cache, and even loaded the game twice from disc 2 hoping it was just a fluke. Disc 1 will load the rights and developers screens then cuts to a still pic with no other options. Meanwhile disc 2, the playing disc, can't load when attempted to play due to a lack of content from disc 1. I've only read one other review from another gamestop customer and they had the same issue. I don't know if non-gamestop versions are affected, but to pre-order, wait and extra month, pay full price, and then stare at a useless still picture is unacceptable from any game developer currently making half a game this is. Now I guess we will see how long a replacement disc 1 will take to come out and if we get more than just a "sorry" another month down the road.
The low ratings are only there because they are required to post the review. Also please share this so we get enough people to fix this issue asap.
Poorly Synchronized? (360)
Compared to "Next-Gen" consoles, this game seems poorly synchronized. Laggy cut scenes to glitching sounds, the game doesn't feel play tested for older generation consoles. The Worst thing about it is that every time it changes to a new camera view during a cut scene it has to load that shot. Even to open or close the map or military ladder takes at least 15 seconds. I enjoy the game, but I just wish it was better synchronized for older generation consoles.
INSTALL PROBLEMS: READ THIS
So to install the disc you have to first disconnect your xbox 360 from the internet, either by unplugging your Ethernet cord or turning off your wifi on the system. After your console is offline, insert disc 1 and the install menu will appear. After install, turn your internet back on. Insert disc 1, set up the screen, play the game. Enjoy, hopefully. Yes it is weird, but that is how WB formatted the disc.
Middle Earth Fans will enjoy this game!
Taking into consideration the games is some what poorly made, it is. But there is also the fact that this is a next-gen game that was brought down a few years just so it could be playable in past-gen consoles. Is fun to play and and when it loads allot i just remember when I play skyrim, its the same thing. The game is for everyone but if you are a LOTR fan then take worry if you don't own in because this game can fill allot of blanks in your knowledge of Mordor during the time between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings stories.
Similar to AC?
Apparently, this game is similar to Assassin's Creed, both in style and even coding and engine. But, is that really a bad thing? I, having played every game except Liberation, think the Assassin's Creed games are fantastic, with a few missteps, such as AC 3, which was almost perfect in nearly every area except the story and the way the story was told, and AC 4, which was a similar story to my opinion on 3. Anyway, I am kind of excited to see how the developers try to recreate the world of Middle Earth, without just making Peter Jackson's LOTR: The Video Game. I'm also very excited about the combat leveling system I've heard about, where enemies level differently every time you replay the game, so you get different enemies every time, not like in Skyrim where you would get different kinds of Draugr depending on what level you were, but the enemies fight differently, look different and even have names that change between playthroughs. This is one of my most anticipated games of the year, and I'm hoping we get exactly what's been advertised.
Dude this game is awesome. The nemesis system is great. The graphics for the Xbox 360 could have been better, and there is a lot of loading time.There is always something to do, and it is amazing that it combines assassins creed and LOTR in one great game. The branding gives it a twist.
I do not recommend the Xbox 360 version.
First for the Xbox 360 version they want you to first install the second disc, and then you have to install in game from disc one.Very odd. Second the graphics are very bad for the 360 version. I though I was looking at a game from the original xbox. Third the load times going out of the back button menu, and the start menu are HORRIBLE.The game has potential however I cannot recommend the Xbox 360 version.Probably because from what I heard the 360,and PS3 versions were developed by a different company.If you plan on getting Shadow of Mordor get the Xbox one version or PS4 version.
Lord of the Rings continue
This is absolutely great. The lord of the rings is a perfect genre for games. This game does take certain qualities from other games but makes them just as good if not better. I would get lost in the land of mordor doing quests and taking over orcs. This game deserves great ratings.