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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Surprise hit

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    doc8998
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    I'd really give this a 4 1/2 stars, but since we can't do that, I'll just give that as an explanation. Still haven't gotten as far as I'd have liked, but what I've encountered so far, I've thoroughly enjoyed. I'll admit, originally this game wasn't high on my list. With the exception of War in the North, the LotR games have often been (there was a strategy game I'm forgetting the title of,# lacking in nearing anything Peter Jackson has managed with the films. Still, when I heard of the game, I had a glimmer of hope, especially for something to keep building up my PS4 library. Then... The early quotes from one of my normally trusted sites began, and they made it sound rather average. Shortly thereafter, I put this on my list of "games I'm not saving for," list. After its release, Shadow started getting great review after great review, and while I hadn't planned on getting it, I chose it as a birthday gift from my wife. It's gorgeous, has solid gameplay, wonderful voice-acting, and the nemesis system is just wonderful. #Wound one of the "named" bad guys, and his scars or missing limbs will carry over the next time you meet him. Get defeated by a nemesis, and they'll remember that and taunt you the next time you meet, they'll earn promotions within the Uruk army.# It makes this game feel like it has a living, breathing world in which most of your actions and encounters have real repercussions. Now, my 2 biggest complaints aren't HUGE complaints- in fact, they're more personal issues with the game that affect very few people... But, I happen to be one of them. 1# It's open-world. Mind you, I don't dislike open-world games, but it has a side-effect with me.. I need to convince myself to put the game in. It's not so much a "daunting" task, it's that I never feel as if, #even if I had a whole day,# I have enough time to enjoy it. It's so easy to get wrapped up in side missions in this type of game, that a whole play session can be lost without ever advancing the story, and for some reason, this somehow minimizes my enjoyment more often than not. I WANT to love OW games... I buy them like crazy, #every GTA, past 3 Saints Rows, all the Elder Scrolls games, AC, for example,# and more often than not, I begin the game, then set it aside after very little time- in some cases an hour or less, only to not pick it back up again. If OW games cause anything similar to what I feel with them, please be forewarned. 2) This game plays nearly identical to Assassins Creed: Black Flag. It's not exactly my favorite style of character control. While the fighting system is certainly fun, #and occasionally mildly complicated, but it may be due to me having set the game down for a couple weeks while I finished another game off,# I'm not a huge fan of the parkour style movement... It's still a newer system to me- AC4 was a game I first began experiencing it with, and another game that I set aside to play some other, more familiar style games. It's not an atrocious system... it just doesn't feel.. natural to me, but something I suspect will change as I play both games with more frequency. Both of these "cons" are minimal, and as stated, are both really on me pushing some of the things I'm familiar and comfy with. Unless you have serious issues with either, they shouldn't stop you from purchasing what is easily the best LotR experience in gaming. And hopefully, this nemesis system is something we'll all be treated to in the future with other games. Watching as lieutenants and captains fall by your blade, only to be replaced by other Uruks, each given a unique personality, history, and memory, is truly something that makes the game seem alive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game Here!

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    HobbXhabin
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    Middle Earth: Shadows of Mordor is an open world game in the same vein as games like Assassins Creed, Grand Theft Auto and the recent Batman Arkham games. You have your main missions, side missions, collectibles....and a horde of orcs to deal with. The gameplay mechanics overall are very solid. Navigating the (smallish) world is a breeze, moving Talion around works very well, and the button layout is one of the best out there. Everything that you need and want Talion to do, he will do - with the exception of the occasional clipping issue that may cause Talion to not move quite where you want or need him to here and there (does not detract from the overall experience in my opinion though). The combat system is very similar, though not quite a copy and paste, to the Batman Arkham games. It is an excellent combat system that works exceptionally well for this kind of game. Graphically the game is very pretty, but certainly not the greatest when comparing it to some recent exclusives that have come out on the PS4/Xbox One. However, you will not be disappointed. The game is very brutal, you will see a lot of blood and a lot of orc heads fly off of their bodies - and it is glorious. One of the greatest additions to this game, thanks to the horsepower of the current generation of consoles, is the sheer amount of enemies on screen at any given time. I have been surrounded and chased by as many as 30 orcs at certain points in the game, and although at first it can feel a little overwhelming, once you get a hang of the combat system, level your character up, and just get a good feel for the game in general, it is a pretty awesome feeling to take out so many on screen enemies. The difficulty of the game is one of the greatest aspects for me. It's not stupidly difficult, nor do you ever really feel cheated by the difficulty. It's just a hard game, and you have to learn how to play the game well enough to cope with that. You will die - probably a lot - but you will learn from those deaths and learn how to not die so easily. Personally I feel that I am a very skilled game player, and although I feel like I am dying "a lot", I never feel like the game is being overbearingly difficult. As you level up and gain new abilities and just learn how to play the game and use all of those abilities in tandem, the game becomes much easier and more enjoyable. The story is nothing to write home about, but it's solid and does the job it needs to do, namely take you through Talion seeking vengeance, and the learning about the mysterious spirit that guides him. I had several laugh out loud moments during some of the cutscenes thanks to witty dialogue and well performed voice acting. The nemesis system has to be one of the greatest gameplay mechanics I have had the pleasure of playing with in recent video game history. As you fight orcs, and die to them, they will gain power and rank up. When you kill an orc Captain, a void opens up for another to take his place (only after you die though). You may find yourself dying to one orc over and over again - each time he gets stronger and ranks up (ranking up can give them extra perks, such as extra bodyguards) - and when you finally do get the better of him, it is a very satisfying feeling! Overall this is a really excellent game and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys open world action games. You will not find a lot of the standard "Lord of the Rings" fare here - this is a story that stands on its own within the LotR universe.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Thus far, the best game of 2014

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    dan77733
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    Visually, the game looks great. Graphics, environments, character models, animations, atmosphere etc. all greatly done with a lot of detail. Facial expressions are excellent, game is simply a pleasure to look at and the world feels alive with all the enemies constantly around and moving about which in turn makes you feel immersed in the world. Gameplay wise, it's very good and the nemesis system is virtually never ending. Even after just finishing the game, there's new War-Chiefs and Captains that you can kill or brand. Love the ability to gather Intel to unlock the enemies strengths and weaknesses. When you die is when the nemesis system really kicks in. The Uruk that kills you gets a promotion and others get promoted as well. Best thing is that when fighting a Captain or War Chief who killed you, they'll taunt you the second time. While im not going to go into detail about the story as I don't want to spoil anything, I will say as someone who's never seen The Lord of the Rings movies, I enjoyed the story a lot and for what it is. Having only 20 story missions and learning how to brand an enemy 80% through the story was a letdown as you should have learned it and other stuff earlier. The different objectives and varying missions were satisfying. Never got bored. Did get aggravated, annoyed and frustrated at times but again, that has to do with my main negative. Enjoyed the ending but the final battles left a lot to be desired in my opinion. I'll leave it at that. Overall, very enjoyable and satisfying. Overall, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an excellent open world hack and slash game with a beautifully detailed world, good story, excellent music, sound and voice acting as well and a solid upgrading system. The nemesis system virtually adds a never ending feel to the game. Definitely worth playing and while it's not saying much, Mordor is easily the best game of the year thus far and kicks off the final quarter of 2014 in excellent fashion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Arkham Creed: Shadow of Mordor

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    Jiryn
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    The game is fun, but if you've played Assassin's Creed and the Arkham games.. then you've played this all before. The devs have recently said if you've played Assassin's Creed, then play this game.. the comparison ends the moment you play Mordor. Well honestly, they were dead wrong. There is a reason I've been calling this Arkham Creed, and that's due to the fact the game fuses everything in AC with Arkham's free flowing combat. To survey the area you even have to climb ghost towers, and then dive off them to open up entirely new areas. The game is fun, and I am really really enjoying it but I wish there was one thing.. a moment's rest. I don't know if it is because I am still in the first area, but where I am you are always on the move, always behind hunted. There is no lulls, just combat, combat combat. I understand from a plot point but.. give me a break.. I'd like to be able to have a breather now and then. Not to mention the "Nemesis System" where the game randomly generates billions of "Boss" characters with unique strenghts and weaknesses.. sure you can exploit these weaknesses if you know them from interrogation. However a few small combat tactics before hand, and a good sword fight is really all you need to fight these freaks. I am getting tired of getting into a fight, then 10 bosses showing up.. as seen on my stream. Because every time a boss shows up.. there has to be an introduction for the boss where he banters with you.. and if you're in the middle of a combo or fight it stops to introduce the boss. Still pretty fun game, but not as replayable or unique as people thought + The Setting is authentic + Great flowing combat and parkour + healthy level up system + lots of options on how to approach combat + The stealth is simply amazing + Enemies you leave for dead, or think are dead can come back with disfiguring scars - The nemesis system was over hyped - Never time to stop and breath - To much copies from AC

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Brains and Brawn make this Brew :)

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    Runwings
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    I 'll be playing and re-playing this game. For maybe the next year . This is more than a hack and slash game . You need to adapt and use every asset and variable you acquire in the form of runes with special traits ,and skills you acquire along the way up the ladder in the savage time of retribution in mordor you are thrown to. The experience you get with each step in battle and follow through the storyline and side quests is invaluable. One clue to crowd clearing is the brace of daggers and wraith burn/blast skills that will knock back villains and score critical hits and give you breathing room in a crowd , Fun things >>You meet Gollum in game , and see the machinations Of the evil LOR Wizard Saruman in the storyline>>. Big tip >>You must learn when to flee in battle or you will die of inflated ego more than you need to . In 2 months I have 189 hrs of game play in and collected 31/51 runes done 80% of all the sword ,bow, and dagger missions and completed 100% of the skill tree and purchased all the special BOW ,Sword and Dagger moves. I'll start the game again because I know the outcome is different every game in some ways . Super Super Game !! ,2 pages of comments wouldnt tell it all. Last peeving thing ,,, *****When you become super strong you can still be taken down for a kill by the sting of a scrawny orc who pops you when you're low , lucky him ,bad on you. Wrong place wrong time . You track him down,,, the chase is on if you choose , But You'll be chased many times over by more powerful foes so watch your back. Protect your darn Throat ,use your head, or its going to get messy every-time you press start . :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid game with one extra twist

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    Daniel
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    So rarely do I find that a heavily touted new never before seen system or feature is truly worthwhile but the nemesis system really delivers. The base game outside the nemesis system has a lot of the flaws of open-world AAA games: Collectibles that feel pointless, awful side quests etc. The combat could probably be seen as either a positive or a negative depending how much you can stand repetitive combat. I actually really like it and there is a RPG-lite upgrade system wherein which you unlock better combat abilities and eventually become incredibly powerful [in the beginning of the game I found anything more than say 6 orcs at once dangerous, by the end swarms of 50 - 75 orcs weren't a problem] and some elements of the combat are fairly cool like there's special abilities you can use once you bulid up a combo meter. The story is all right but nothing too special. The characters are kind of bland but not too distracting. The art direction is quite nice once you get to the second area as the first is very dark. The nemesis system is like a sub-game within the main game almost. It's used extensively in the missions but I find it more fun to go off book with it then anything. In essence the system tracks all Orcs in your game [whether they die, whether they kill you etc.] and there are power rankings to every Orc. If a normal orc kills you he will likely be promoted to a captain, if a captain kills another captain he may be promoted to a warchief and so on. But there's other elements to it as well as you can use the orcs against themselves and it gets quite good at this point. Overall I have enjoyed the game immensely however I have a strong stomach for repetition and others may not find it as enjoyable because of that

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fan of Middle Earth lore? Don't miss this game!

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    Tarkus98
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    Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is quite an exhilarating ride from start to finish. While it is not based directly from any Middle-Earth storyline, SoM contains characters (mainly Orcs) and takes place at a key location from the Tolkien created world. The battle system is pure nirvana to learn and execute and felt closely related to the excellent mechanics used in the Batman Arkham game series. Gamers will play as Talion, a Ranger that was killed along with his family and then mysteriously brought back to life; seemingly connected to a mysterious entity that shares your being and keeps you from permanently dying. As you play through the game, dispatching Orcs of various difficulties (from lowly grunts to War Chiefs) you will be introduced to a wonderfully irritating "hook" called the Nemesis System. Somewhere along the way, one of the Orcs that you kill will also come back to life, rise through the ranks and will "dog" you throughout the game. Showing up at the most inopportune times, your Nemesis appear; he will mock you with some cleaver one liners and more often then not "kill you" and become more powerful as a result. It is actually quite cleaver how it all plays out. Graphically, the game is pleasant enough to look at running at native 1080p and a pretty solid 30fps with decent AA. The texture detail at times can be very detailed. Anyway, I can highly recommend this game to any action/fantasy gamer, especially those that enjoy the whole Middle-Earth lore and setting. Pick it up for the action and adventure - and then get hooked in by the awesome battle mechanics and Nemesis System.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shadow of Mordor is a great game with few flaws

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    I have thoroughly enjoyed Shadow of Mordor, As it is the type of game that really is satisfying when you complete a great combo. As an action game it is fantastic. The Story, is a little convoluted, but provides a very interesting dynamic about the characters. The Nemesis system is awesome, as I am always looking for a nemesis instead of continuing to play through the story and this has extended my play through. My issues with the game are minor, but I hope they address them in the future. 1) The feedback in the controller is not very strong. For example, when I play Ryse (similar fighting mechanics) When you go through your combo, you feel like every single hit matters as your controller vibrates based on the power of the hit. Shadow of Mordor for some reason only vibrates slightly which sort of feels anticlimactic when you see this amazing combo play out. 2) Wish there was CO-OP. If you have never played Lord of the Rings the two towers on Xbox or Gamecube, you are missing out on the best co op fighting game I have ever played. The way that each character had specialty moves that you upgraded, and the fighting styles were all satisfying, I was really hoping this game would be able to do that. If they could play that game again and take the good ideas from that game, and make a solid sequel with all of these improvements I would give this game 5 STARS! As far as if you should buy this game, YES you should! You do not need to be a Tolkein fan, the story is interesting either way. Happy Gaming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2014's Game of the Year

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    bml43
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    Middle Earth: Shadow or Mordor is easily the best game I played that came out in 2014, and one of the best games I've played in some time. The game takes place in the Lord of the Ring's universe, but the characters are completely different with the exception of 2 (and one is really just some fanservice). You play as Talion, a ranger, avenging the death of your wife and son. The story is fine, but the gameplay is what really shines here. There are Uruks, and above Uruks are Captains, Elite Captains, Warchiefs, and Veteran Warchiefs. When you get killed, the enemy gets promoted up the ranks. This means you could get killed by a random, non-ranked enemy, and given enough time, he could end up as a Veteran Warchief, the highest honor. What better way to avenge your death than killing him, now as a Warchief? The game is centered around learning new abilities and completing quests, mostly killing as many Uruks as possible. The one downside is that you have to learn crowd control because it is easy to get swarmed by enemies, but the more abilities you unlock, the easier this gets. Great game! Fairly easy to platinum too, if you're into that sort of thing. I've played around 26 hours total and have beaten the game plus earned the platinum trophy. Probably could have done it faster, but I was enjoying just messing around too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Arkham & AC & LoTR = Shadows of Mordor

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    CarloBrensa
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    If you are a fan of the open world action genre (think the Arkham line of Batman games) then this game is for you! Chopping down hordes of disgustingly ugly orcs and uruks feels responsive, crunchy and viscerally satisfying. The animations are smooth and stunningly realistc, with several special attacks and executions unlockable as you advance in experience and power. Ranged attacks are possible with the wraith bow (complete with the bullet-time like Wraith Focus) and stealth assassinations and terrifying brutalize attacks are possible with the dagger. The voice acting is incredibly well-done and deeply varied; it's interesting just to listen to petty bickering and boasting of Sauron's twisted minions. In addition there is a rewarding nemesis-type system where, if you are killed by any given orc or uruk then he is promoted to a captain's rank and when you next encounter him he will be powerful and even have personalized taunts relating to your last encounter. I found many times that I would cross the whole of Mordor just to deliver vengeance on an orc that killed me. This game is an absolute must-play from 2014 which was largely a pretty lean year for top-line games. Get this game and let the ugly orc heads fly!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A surprise hit for 2014

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    REZNK
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    This game takes what works best from 2 games, and puts it all in one. That is the big takeaway myself, and others have when playing this game. And that's not a bad thing, not in the slightest If you love the fighting and open world of the Batman Arkham and Assassin's Creed series then this is the game for you, as it takes the best of both of those games, adds it to it's own positives to the mix, and creates an overall positive and enjoyable package. The story is interesting, especially if you enjoy Lord of the Rings lore, and every character you come across is well acted. Combat is more similar to the Arkham games than Assassin's Creed, it's just as slick and fluid with more enjoyable finishers (you can cut head's off, instead of knocking them out). In the game you are eventually given access to the games unique nemesis system, which shows you which Orcs (or as they're called in-game, Uruks) are in power and their rank. It really is something that you'll have to experience for yourself, but is something that I've never seen in a game before. Just give the game a chance if you aren't sure after watching some gameplay, it's really well polished and enjoyable once you understand the combat and nemesis system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Fantasy Adventure Game I Have Played

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    I am not a hard-core gamer and don't buy very many games (console or otherwise) but when I saw the walkthrough videos a few days before Shadow of Mordor became available, I knew I had to have it. Those who have played any of the Assassin's Creed games, this will feel very familiar. The "assassinations", "eagle vision" and "finishers" are all there. But this is not a bad thing! SoM takes these concepts a bit further, polishes the graphics and the control system, and makes it very, very enjoyable. The first mission walks through various moves and how to accomplish them. The second mission introduces you to the Nemesis System which makes the game take life. No two play throughs will ever be the same. Even the character names will change from player to player. Learn the social interactions of the various Orc Captains and use them to take down the War-chiefs. I am easily ten hours into the game and have barely scratched the surface. I have died. A lot. Like dozens of time. But that's all right! Every time Tailion is revived, time has passed and the Orc hierarchy has changed: shuffling Captains around, promoting some and killing others. Buy SoM. You will not regret it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Gorgeous but not for the beginner

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    GeneralBlack
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    First off, this was my first PS4 game purchase, picked up with the system and a copy of Destiny. Secondly, the last console system I had owned was an Xbox (the original, big, black, and green logo on the top) so we're talking about a review from someone that was (and still is) a bit out of touch with the "hardcore" console gamers. There was a rather long wait to play this game for me, nearly a day of "updates" necessary to properly play. I did try it with out the updates in place and was regretting it as the graphics made me worried I had wasted my money on a PS4. I shifted to standby and decided to wait for the updates, and it was indeed worth the wait. Shadows or Mordor is a side story in set in Tolkien's Middle Earth, and I've not finished it but so far it's been fun. Getting the hang of the controls at first felt a bit clunky but soon began making sense. I do still find myself shooting off random arrows by accident when trying to do something else, but I blame myself and not the game for that. The game it self has a wonderful in game tutorial system as you play (and is still reminding me when I apparently forget what I am doing.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Entertaining

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    Ryan
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    I at first wasn't going to pick up this game because I never really followed the Lord of the Rings series, but after watching some early reviews on this I decided to give it a chance. It's as if the Batman, Assassins Creed and Lord of the Rings games got thrown in a mixing pot and this is what came out. Pretty awesome in my books. The fighting is great. There is a large variety provided by the runes that make sure you don't get bored with the combat. Each different section of Mordor is unique and fun to explore. For example, you start off in a barren land filled with slave drivers and then find yourself exploring the sweeping grasslands of Middle Earth. The nemesis system is perhaps my favorite part of the game. This system brought back a sense of "strategy" that is so often lost in modern video games. It also adds a sense of "political hierarchy" to Sauron's army. I have become so invested in this system that I have begun to to plan my attacks according to which Uruk character should rule. It feels like a live interactive puzzle in an action game setting. You really need to watch videos on this to see how great it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome GAME!!

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    DragonFireDude
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    Shadow Of Mordor is a really awesome game! I had some reservations initially before purchasing this game based on past LOTR games. I took a chance based on my love for the books and entire Middle Earth lore. It was the best decision I made once I started playing this innovative game for the PS4. It feels familiar to Assassin's Creed type games yet different because of the terrain and characters. And the nemesis system for the enemies is a feature not seen in any games I've played. For this sole reason it makes this game very addicting to play especially if you get knocked out during a fight. Revenge is what will drive you to play better and take out your enemies on this game because of the nemesis system incorporated into this game. Despite all this it is a very fun expansive game yet smaller compared to a Skyrim or Dragons Age Inquisition. Yet it is fun to play for hours and hours and you will not be disappointed, I surely wasn't and would recommend it if you're looking for a fun adventure in Middle Earth or shall we say Mordor!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Difficult but excellent RPG

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    Who doesn't want to roam around MIddle Earth. If you are a fan of RPG games you will love this. Many main missions and so many side missions and power missions, hunts for relics and many other things to do you won't know what to do next. Character upgrades and weapon upgrades are numerous in this open world realm. When you get to the point where you have to kill the warchiefs game starts to become rather difficult and requires stealth and planning. Ureck warchiefs and Ureck veteran captains and ther army will chase you down in battle so use caution. There are two main mission story lines to follow that will provide a great challenge. After killing warchiefs and captains you will be able to upgrade your sword, bow, and stealth dagger with runes. When you comlete missions of any kind you will upgrade tallon with abilities that revolve around ranger mode and wraith mode. The enemy will actually make you want destroy them so make sure you do. God Bless J.R.R. Tolkien. 5 out of 5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Innovative, open-world, visceral combat = win

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    Shadow of Mordor combines visceral combo-based combat, stealthy assassinations, and a vast open world to create a fun, deep game. The game has a story to follow along with, but I honestly did not pay much attention as I was having too much fun murdering orcs in increasingly violent and imaginative fashion. You’re going up against an entire army of orcs, which include a dynamic cast of captain- and warchief-level “boss” types. If you kill a captain, he is removed from the ranks – but if he kills you, he’ll likely be promoted up the chain of command. As you kill more orcs, your character can gain new skills which make combat easier, but also more complicated. The game truly opens up again after you gain the “brand” ability in the later stages, allowing you to build an orc army of your own. While you can complete story line missions to advance the plot, the most fun is had when you’re just roaming the world, completing sidequests, and killing orcs by the dozen. Truly an innovative game system, this is one you don’t want to miss.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great open world game similar to Assasin's Creed

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    Shadow of Mordor is a lot of fun. It's similar to Assassin's Creed in the fact that it is open world, but the amount and difficulty of enemies gives something more. The world is not huge, but there is plenty to explore with new captains and events happening all over as the dynamic of the world changes with the nemesis system. You really find yourself making enemies/targets. I have one guy who has killed me multiple times, and I find myself always looking for a new way to kill this one guy in particular while I work my way through the story. Gameplay is simple, fighting is like Arkham Asylum or any Assassins Creed game. Abilities unlock as you level and complete different missions. Sometimes there is camera/viewing angle issues when you get a crowd of enemies pushing you into a corner, but over all this game is great. If you like the other games mentioned or love the LOTR world, I would say go get it. It will provide hours and hours of gameplay (currently 13% through with 5 hours into the game)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Game, loved it for PS4

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    I'm not usually into the hack and slash games but it has the perfect amount of RPG to keep things interesting for the entirety of the game. Dont have to be a LotR fan for this game definitly stands alone. Never really have to wait to long for a new upgrade to spice things up in battle. Game starts out extremly difficult and its suppose to. Dont be dicouraged it balances out quickly. Nemesis system is a blast and it was nice to see something innovative in a video game now a days. Gameplay is a replica of Batman archam city. Very fluid and becomes more fun the more you unlock. All in all I fully enjoyed this game(100% completion) and is no doubt in the top 3 of my favorite PS4 games thus far. Not that there was much competition but this revived my hope for the current Gen. I'm sure this game is great on all platforms only reason I gave it 4 stars is like most sandbox games things can get pretty repetitive by the end with sideas missions and such.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great game for those that like games

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    First and foremost this is a great game that you should definitely buy. I bought this game after learning of all the rave reviews, and the fact that it was game of the year in 2014. I am a patient gamer so I rarely purchase games before I have been able to thoroughly research it. To be honest the fact that this was game of the year just shows how little was/is available. This game does not introduce anything radically new or different outside of the imperfect nemesis system that you can easily exploit and the story including the ending is all pretty typical. That said, boy is it fun and extremely addicting. This is one of those games where you look up and realize you haven't slept or eaten and that you are beginning to resemble a character from the very game you are playing. Now that the game is discounted I especially recommend and proudly give it 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend