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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    Game » consists of 15 releases. Released Sep 30, 2014

    An open-world action-adventure game by Monolith, set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.

    werupenstein's Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Steam) (PC) review

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    Glad I came back to it.

    I don't usually preorder games and I think I was one of the few people that preordered this game, why does that matter? I was really excited for this game when it came out in 2014 and now 3 years later I am just getting around to finishing it.

    The main issue I had that made me put the game down was mostly my fault, if you treat this game like a beat em up you get quickly overwhelmed and the whole game turns into a real brutal slog, I fell into this trap and took a "f" that game break.

    The sequel brought me back and I had a lot more fun this time; the big difference was that I used all of the tools that the game provides, stealth, ranged combat, combo finishers, this tweak to how I approached the game massively changed how much fun I was having and allowed me to easily progress through the game. I honestly found the game to be a bit easy once I figured it out.

    I was a bit disappointed by the nemesis system, it didn't really seem to make a big impact on my game at all.

    The story was interesting, lots of middle earth lore.

    I'm glad I came back to it, I enjoyed my time with it.

    Other reviews for Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Steam) (PC)

      How could we see that coming? 0

      Shadow of Mordor was one of the biggest surprises in video game history. An action hack 'n slash game with the Lord of the Rings lincese, telling a side story, getting huge amounts of praise from the industry? What!?Everybody expect this type of game to be full of gimmicks and have a bad story to tell. Sure, Shadow of Mordor has that, a story that doesn't grab you and some fan services that makes no sense and don't add anything for the game.But even so, the game is amazing, the combat is so resp...

      4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

      Its Greatest Strength is its Greatest Downfall 0

      *Note: This was originally written around its initial release. This a revised version.At an initial look, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor looks like a straight-up AAA crossover between the Arkham and Assassin's Creed games. This is absolutely true; it replicates the free-flow combat established in Batman: Arkham Asylum and reiterates the interface and traversal mechanics found within the Assassin's Creed franchise. Add this with the open-world flora elements in recent Far Cry entries and the "las...

      3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

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