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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition - Xbox One-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 728 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition to Middle Earth's Lore

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    CRob
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    The Nemesis system really takes this game from good to great. Having a rival orc who calls you out and remembers your last encounter injects a lot of life into the world. Disappointing final bosses sour the experience a bit but the journey to the end is well worth taking

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great game marred by terrible ending

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    fivecatsclub
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    This game started off kind of slow for me, almost to the to the point that I thought I was going to regret the purchase. In fact, I took a long break from this game to play Arkham Knight. Honestly, I think my experience with that game enhanced my enjoyment of this one. Very quickly after returning to the game I was hooked! There is something very satisfying about going around and killing Uruks, especially the ones who have killed you. Speaking of which, one of the things I enjoyed most about this game was that there was a logic behind why your character, Talion, can die and come back stronger than before. But, on the flip side, there are consequences to dying: your enemies will be stronger as well. After spending many nights getting immersed in the story and leveling up Talion, I found myself very unsatisfied with the ending. MILD SPOILERS AHEAD You spend a lot of time developing abilities, none of which are used to beat the end boss. Instead, when the time comes, you just have to press whatever button on your controller corresponds to the one flashing on the screen. A couple of rounds of this and the boss is defeated, the story over. I was anticipating a hard fight, one in which I needed to use a combination of the special abilities I had spent hours and hours honing, only to be very let down. In spite of the lackluster ending, I'd still highly recommend the game for fans of LOTR or fans of this genre of game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Slash 'Em Up Fun

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    Blozero
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    I was looking for an action adventure game to play during the holiday season. For a long time, I had my eye on Shadow of Mordor. I like the action of the game. It took me a few hours to get a feel for the game. The graphics are great. I am still playing so I am still trying to get a feel for the story line. As with most games these days, you can do side missions and digress from the main story. I like the slash and move tactic to eliminate foes. Therefore, the battle system works, especially when you are fighting 20 plus foes. It was a lot at first, but you learn tactics and gain abilities to help you eliminate them all. Leveling up your character is interesting and fun. You can use points to obtain various abilities that you can use in battle. Weapons are automatically drawn so you do not have to waste time doing that. You have the ability to climb walls, assassinate enemies from above, interrogate foes, threaten bosses, ride beasts, etc. I can see the comparison to the Assassin Creed series. I do like the fact that you eliminate one enemy, another one rises up. There seems to be a boss hierarchy system, so there is no shortage of these bosses to fight in the game. The game is fun, but it can get a bit repetitive at times. There are in-games challenges that you can complete for points that you can use to level up. I am half way through the game and though it is a bit repetitive, it can be fun. As I continue to progress in the game, perhaps the story will become more prevalent. If you like action/role playing games, then I do suggest that you give this one a chance. It was on sale for nearly $20 so the price is not bad at all. If you are a Gamer Club member, you will get a discount on the game. Also, this is the game of the year addition, so there are some extra missions that come along with it. I hope this helps.

    I would recommend this to a friend