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Middle-Earth : Shadow Of War Announced - August 22nd 2017

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Middle-Earth : Shadow Of War Announced - August 22nd 2017



Thoughts? I enjoyed the first game but it did start to feel a bit tedious towards the end. Hoping this game will do more with environment and enemy variety which it could since it's no longer tied to Mordor.


16 Minute gameplay reveal from March 8th

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I'm surprised the first game got as much love as it did.

It felt bland, and generic. Just another open world game.
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ReeGee wrote:
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Thoughts? I enjoyed the first game but it did start to feel a bit tedious towards the end. Hoping this game will do more with environment and enemy variety which it could since it's no longer tied to Mordor.
I agree, I liked the first game for a bit, but I'm starting to become jaded by open world games... Mordor got very tedious because of the lack of diversity in locales, and the lack of diverse and meaningful NPC interactions/quests... Even in the 2nd act, the change in scenery wasn't enough to prompt me to explore, and I really just blazed through to the end because I couldn't be bothered freeing more slaves or going after certain warlords or doing the random side tasks.

The Nemesis system was amazing though, and I had a few unscripted moments that really wowed me, due to the unpredictability of that system. I'll play this... maybe not day 1, and it would really depend on what we see from gameplay.
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When I played the first one, I spent the first 4 hours meticulously stealth killing everything like I do in dishonored. Then I realized the enemies all respawn and my heart sank.

I finished the game, but the action was just too mindless, there was no real depth or strategy.
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Really enjoyed orc murder simulator. Hopefully the second one is better.
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Really enjoyed orc murder simulator. Hopefully the second one is better.
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I had a good time with this game, I mainlined the main quest and didnt bother with any of the side quests after the first hour or so and I really enjoyed killing orcs and the whole Nemesis system. I found the movement and Stealth mechanics even more enjoyable then the AC series.

It was a bit repetitive towards the end but they have a ton of good ideas to build off of.

Probably not a day one pick up but Ill be picking this up for sure.
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Enjoyed the first, had a good time, didn't love it.

It did get repetitive. Once you got really leveled up though you were pretty much an unstoppable killing machine and I abandoned the stealth approach since I could easily take on like 30 orcs at a time and just chain-combo them all.
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I agree that the Nemesis system was cool and I thought the combat system was extremely well done, it was just lacking in story and variety. The first game is a solid foundation to build a great sequel on so I'm looking forward to seeing how this develops.
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Pretty much agree with everyone here. Was a fun game (who doesn't like slaughtering Orcs!) that got a bit repetitive after a while. Also enough upgrades, you are pretty much terminator out there and makes the combat a bit too easy.

That being said, interested into seeing what changes/improvements they've done for the sequel. I don't have to get it Day 1 but I will definitely be picking it up eventually.
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The first game was good but overstayed its welcome. Also towards the end it got boring once the immunities went crazy. This was good as a one off and I want to see the nemesis system adapted in other games but not something I want to revisit personally.
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Nemesis system was amazing and should be widely used/copied for open world games - think about GTA with your own personal nemesis gang, or skyrim or fallout or anything really. But as a LotR fan the story was entirely nonsense, especially given you know it's absolutely NOT going to be resolved in any meaningful way. Pretty meh about the sequel, tbh, and the exceedingly generic title doesn't help things.

That said, enjoyed the first one, so will be looking into this as well.
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Feb 27th, 2017 12:07 pm
I'm surprised the first game got as much love as it did.

It felt bland, and generic. Just another open world game.
Every comment you make in this forum is negative. Are there any games you actually do like?

That being said Shadows of Mordor got repetitive real quick. Couldn't finish it. We are definitely starting to get oversaturated and burnt out on open world games. Ubisoft I'm looking at you.
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Bryson wrote:
Feb 27th, 2017 7:54 pm
Every comment you make in this forum is negative. Are there any games you actually do like?

That being said Shadows of Mordor got repetitive real quick. Couldn't finish it. We are definitely starting to get oversaturated and burnt out on open world games. Ubisoft I'm looking at you.
You, uh, just agreed with me in your comment...
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