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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Trailer and New Screenshots

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Feb 1 2014, 5:28am

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Trailer and New Screenshots Can't Post

Now you can experience the first gameplay reveal for action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Get an in-depth look at the Nemesis System, a new next-gen feature that remembers players' every move, shaping unique gameplay experiences and relationships that react and adapt to every player choice.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Monolith Productions have released the Official Shadow of Mordor Gameplay Walkthrough and three brand-new screenshots.


Also available to download for free from the App Store is the Palantir App. A partnership between Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Wikia, Palantir will sync with game assets and the final game, to reveal additional layers of information, insights and fan-authored content, creating a unique second-screen experience. Enable Palantir's sync mode while the Gameplay Walkthrough video plays to try it out.

If you're interested in learning even more about Shadow of Mordor, Forbes.com has posted the following review:
For my part, I think that Shadow of Mordor looks pretty cool. Very “next-gen” graphically and mechanically, if it all looks and works according to plan.

On the other hand - and this "other hand" is getting more and more riled up lately - my curmudgeonly side worries that the Lord of the Rings IP is being badly watered down and mishandled by its current stewards. There is very little of Tolkien's world here, just as there is increasingly little of it left in Peter Jackson's films. Shadow of Mordor may take place in "Mordor" but it smacks of generic high-fantasy in many ways, including the fact that it's all about fighting and killing and overt magical powers.

Which may be great for entertainment purposes, but maybe not so good when it comes to conveying what the original books and world were actually about.

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About Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor:
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron's return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. As Talion's personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.

A new story set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a vibrant next-gen game world through its Nemesis System. Every enemy players face is a unique individual, differentiated by their personality, strengths and weaknesses. These enemies are shaped by their encounters with the player to create personal archenemies who are unique to every gameplay session. Players must outthink each distinctively different enemy they encounter to infiltrate the ranks and dominate within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their actions and choices.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Windows PC.

(This post was edited by entmaiden on Feb 1 2014, 9:50pm)


StevenUmbrello
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Feb 6 2014, 7:19pm

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The gameplay looked particularly smooth, very similar to the new batman games and the navigation very similar to assassins creed. I am looking forward to it!

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