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Posted by Breadfan

Looks dope as fuck.

Posted by poisonmonkey

This looks bloody great

Edited by development

Wall-climbing = ACII (possibly literally)

Combat = ACII + Arkham

Detective Vision (Wraith mode) = Arkham

That being said, the game looks cool, and I hope they can deliver on these things. I also hope the final protagonist isn't so damn generic.

Posted by joshwent

I'll have your Assassin's Creed with a side of Arkham Asylum, and extra Tolkein sauce on top please.

YUM!

Really though, it's easy to see the direct mechanics lifted from those games, but used in this specific combination feels fresh and exciting. (and to be clear, I'm not even a big LotR fan at all)

And if they can deliver on this kind of procedurally reactive narrative, it could be revolutionary.

Posted by Grixxel

Uh ... yeah, i'll play this!

Posted by JZ

Yep that looks amazing

Posted by Kyle

Very interesting.

Posted by alishcra

This is assassin's creed in mordor. Which sounds lovely.

Posted by moregrammarplz

As a Lord of the Rings fan, I'm not too enthused by this. The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful. From what I've seen, this Talyan guy is matched only by Sauron and the wizards in terms of his supernatural power.

This seems like an attempt to shoehorn an Assassin's Creed style gameplay concept into Lord of the Rings. I feel like Middle-earth is better suited to an open-world RPG or maybe a Dark Souls style action game with more tactical and deliberate combat, as opposed to crazy sword ballet.

Edited by Dark_Lord_Spam

Gameplay looks potentially neat, but I can't help but be underwhelmed by the impact of the dialogue/character interaction. Hopefully, procedural content generation doesn't mean flavor gets white-washed.

EDIT: In other news, I'm still like 100% certain the wraith is Morgoth, so it'd be nice if that wasn't "the twist." Maybe make the whole thing take place in the Animus, instead.

Posted by DoomHK

Looks like a nice, violent blend of the Arkham games and Assassin's Creed, with it's own signature gameplay features. Colour me interested.

Posted by Cramjomlin

TAKE MY MONEY.

Posted by moregrammarplz

After watching a bit further, the combat seems lifted directly out of the Batman games. There's an excessive amount of gore. And the main character's powers are not canonical. I'm surprised the Tolkien estate is allowing this.

Posted by Veektarius

I dunno. I'll believe it when I see it. If this game is what it's saying it is, that's a really next-gen experience they're talking about.

Edited by Zapato

This looks sick, reminds me of the Witcher games.

Posted by SlashDance

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Posted by moregrammarplz

@moregrammarplz said:

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Did you miss the part where he uses his wraith powers to pound the ground, creating a shockwave of ghost energy that knocks the enemies over?

That's magic, son.

Edited by Mr_Skeleton

This looks like Assassins Creed Set in Lord of the Rings universe.

Posted by EveretteScott

This looks like Assassins Creed Set in Lord of the Rings universe.

Looks infinitely better than any Assassins Creed game, and I mean gameplay.

Posted by Sir_WilliamIII

Looks like we could finally be seeing a decent entry as far as games in the Lord of the Rings series. Open world for me sounds interesting, although it looks like it borrowed heavily from Assassins Creed. Not saying that will make it a bad game but seeing enemies stand around and everything kind of made me go uhhh this again. I will reserve judgement I am sure that it will turn out to be ok.

Posted by Smorlock

Boy does this not feel like Lord of the Rings at all.

Posted by zEyePawdz

....I'm okay with this.

Edited by Xeiphyer

Looks too much like Assassins Creed for me, I have a feeling I'll feel the AC burnout playing this game.

The dominating and wraith stuff seems cool though.

Edited by RVonE

Some of the animation and move set seems straight up lifted from Assassin's.

EDIT: Yesterday, Aleissia Laidacker (a team lead at Ubisoft) commented on Twitter how a lot of the animation is basically from Assassin's Creed. The tweet has since been deleted though the remnants of it can still be found in some replies to people responding to her initial tweet. By the way, in the original tweet she wasn't at all negative about it.

Posted by PresidentOfJellybeans

Wow. Hope it lives up to the trailer!

Posted by geirr

Re-skinned Assassin's Creed with Old Spice-like narrator, alright then.

@slashdance said:
@moregrammarplz said:

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Did you miss the part where he uses his wraith powers to pound the ground, creating a shockwave of ghost energy that knocks the enemies over?

That's magic, son.

Magic in the Middle Earth universe?! Incredulous!

Posted by internetpizza

getting a little framey at times there...

Posted by RetroVirus

Yes, I will take LotR Assassins Creed.

Posted by moregrammarplz

@geirr said:

Re-skinned Assassin's Creed with Old Spice-like narrator, alright then.

@moregrammarplz said:

@slashdance said:
@moregrammarplz said:

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Did you miss the part where he uses his wraith powers to pound the ground, creating a shockwave of ghost energy that knocks the enemies over?

That's magic, son.

Magic in the Middle Earth universe?! Incredulous!

C-. You've mastered the structure of a sarcastic comment but you haven't done a very good job of researching the subject to make sure you aren't making an ass of yourself.

There are three wizards in Middle-earth at the time when this game takes place. Unless this guy is Radagast in disguise, he cannot use magic.

Posted by crusader8463

Must resist getting hyped. Trailers that make a game look that awesome never live up to the hype.

Posted by HammondofTexas

Assassin's Creed and LOTR had a baby.

Posted by Orange_Pork

I've been wanting an Assassin's Creed game without the AC trappings for a while now. I'll check it out, definitely.

Posted by Tesla

Even if this doesn't turn out as fun as the trailer makes it seem, I really like what they were talking about with the way story progression works.

Edited by PurpleSpandex

Give me this mechanic in elder scrolls, fallout, or mass effect. I think it'd be nice if not every interaction had to end in violence. Why can't I just have an intellectual spy game or something like that.

Posted by AMyggen

I've never cared for the LOTR universe, but I have to say, this looks fucking sweet!

Edited by AMyggen

@internetpizza: Well, with a trailer of such an early build, that's really the last thing that should worry you.

Edited by Sweep

If this wasn't a LOTR game, I would be stoked as fuck.

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Posted by carlos707

Considering the control issues AC has seemingly been unable to solve throughout the series, it will be interesting to see if this game can do it better.

Posted by bayushi

@breadfan: Wow! Agreed. This looks amazing. Not really caring that a wraith is not canon. Question is will this be a fun game? Thinking: yes!

Posted by Cold_Wolven

It's a nice looking game and I like the facial animations of the orcs, certain mechanics do resemble Assassin's Creed but that's cool and it's Monolith that's making it so I'm interested.

Posted by AlexanderSheen

@geirr said:

Re-skinned Assassin's Creed with Old Spice-like narrator, alright then.

@moregrammarplz said:

@slashdance said:
@moregrammarplz said:

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Did you miss the part where he uses his wraith powers to pound the ground, creating a shockwave of ghost energy that knocks the enemies over?

That's magic, son.

Magic in the Middle Earth universe?! Incredulous!

C-. You've mastered the structure of a sarcastic comment but you haven't done a very good job of researching the subject to make sure you aren't making an ass of yourself.

There are three wizards in Middle-earth at the time when this game takes place. Unless this guy is Radagast in disguise, he cannot use magic.

Sick nerd burn!

Posted by Humanity

@rvone said:

Some of the animation and move set seems straight up lifted from Assassin's.

EDIT: Yesterday, Aleissia Laidacker (a team lead at Ubisoft) commented on Twitter how a lot of the animation is basically from Assassin's Creed. The tweet has since been deleted though the remnants of it can still be found in some replies to people responding to her initial tweet. By the way, in the original tweet she wasn't at all negative about it.

It looks pretty cool but I gotta say the similarities between moves and even the environment (those cables he walks over are literally straight out of AC games) are somewhat unnerving.

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Posted by HowieGaming

@development: Also the Wraith mode looks like Eagle Vision from AC.

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@moregrammarplz said:

@geirr said:

Re-skinned Assassin's Creed with Old Spice-like narrator, alright then.

@moregrammarplz said:

@slashdance said:
@moregrammarplz said:

The main character suffers from the same problem as Starkiller from Star Wars: The Force Unleashed - he's bland, he doesn't fit into the storyline, and he's too powerful.

You can tell that by watching this video?

Did you miss the part where he uses his wraith powers to pound the ground, creating a shockwave of ghost energy that knocks the enemies over?

That's magic, son.

Magic in the Middle Earth universe?! Incredulous!

C-. You've mastered the structure of a sarcastic comment but you haven't done a very good job of researching the subject to make sure you aren't making an ass of yourself.

There are three wizards in Middle-earth at the time when this game takes place. Unless this guy is Radagast in disguise, he cannot use magic.

But the wizards are not the only ones capable of magic, are they? I mean, there're magical abilities throughout Middle Earth, as far as I know. For instance, Frodo keeps going invisible whenever he puts on the ring, which I would say is a magical ability and he's no wizard. And, in this case, I thought the main character had a ring from one of the wraiths, giving him their powers. Makes sense with the powers like the eagle vision, although I don't know whether wraiths were capable of Saruman's handprint-thingy but I don't think it's ever been said whether Saruman was the only one capable of it, or was exclusive to wizards.

I have to say, I was laughing as soon as he started climbing, and then when he tightroped his way between structures on the exact same cables that exist in the AC series I thought WB Games was pretty shameless. Being a fan of the AC series, though, I'm quite happy to play the same game in Mordor. I want to see more of this controlling other people through your handprint, though, as it seemed a bit like it was only part of the storyline. If you can build up your own army that would be pretty rad.

Posted by JZ

This is the first cool LOTR thing ever.

Posted by LucidDreams117

Mark me down for cautiously optimistic.

Posted by Grilledcheez

I'm excited

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Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

@moregrammarplz: He's matched by Sauron, Tom Bombadil, The Wizards and The Wraith King. And of course a lovable hobbit with a lust for adventure. Still I'm not even that big into LOTR and think this looks kinda lore shattering.

Posted by Rattle618

I am now excited about a video game, this has not happened for a while.

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