So I just picked up the GOTY Edition of this and hadn't played it before. And I'm enjoying it quite a bit. What does /v/ think of Shadows of Mordor?
Also I remember hearing that the map gets quite bigger is this true?
there is a little bit of pushback for it being "easy" but that is because several videos circulate where theres tons of enemies and a maxed out protagonist can endlessly avoid all attacks by pushing one button.
This is true unless you have ranged enemies, or enemies that have learned special abilities that counter some of your moves.
The problem is if you are too good, the bosses don't level up since they have to kill you a few times to get levels just like you do and they stay weaker.
Overall I think it is a descent game.
It's been a while since I played but I do recall the game being piss-easy regardless of how leveled up you were, only difference being it might take longer to kill some enemies.
The nemesis system sounded really cool too, but then you just wreck everything and you have to actively fail to get any deviation out of it.
And don't get me started on that goddamn final "boss."
I bought it on sale for $10
I played TW3 before I played this
SoM is very boring in comparison
Its literally a murder simulator
Every quest is "Go here, Kill dude, get XP"
Still fun though. The kill animations are excellent
>You see the ass on that blonde warrior chick?
>Ya, Kellogs, I see it.
It gets easier when you can start doing executes at 5s instead of 8s.
The map only doubles in size (that is: there are two maps), but at the start of the second map, when you get the ability to brainwash orcs is where the game gets GUD
One of my GOTYs.
Yeah, that's why I absolutely hated Ass. Creed 2 (mentioning this game, since SoM is compared to tha gaming series on tv). Still, might give it a go since I'm neutral to Tolkien and the nemesis system seems to have potential.
Yeah it has a lot of those ubisoft elements, like climbing forge towers to get vision of an area and a fast travel point. The nemesis is pretty cool to screw around with for a few hours, I wish more games would expand upon it.
Everyone agrees that the Nemesis system is based and needs to be expanded on in other games.
Storyline is pretty forgettable and also gets pretty "creative" with the Lotr source material.
On an optimization level it was pretty shitty on the ps3, can't speak to other platforms though.
Ultimately it's pretty fun, 8/10.
It's pretty bland as far as stories go, you're a grizzly man who lost his wife and son to orc invasion and now you only live to kill more orcs and sauron higher command and there's a chick that sort of wants to band you but you reject her because you're an empty husk of a man and the old lady tells you to let go of anger but you don't give a shit because anger is all you are now. So it's full of borign cliches and they're all done with not much of an execution.
But on the plus side you develop your own stories with the game's highlight - nemesis system. Like you were killing orcs and you jumped onto a group and misjudged your abilities and got killed by a random orc, this propelled this orc in rancs and now he's an officer you walk around and see this orc again you try to attack him without knowing much about him and turns out your opening move doesn't work against him and he kills you again because of it, so now you're sort of annoyed with that guy and you search info on him and find out only way to beat him is to ride a carabor(sort of big angry dog) but suddenly he pops up because it turns out he's now hunting you and you've got nothing at hand to beat him so you have to run and you're angry at yourself because some shitty orc made you run since you were afraid he may get more immunities if he kills you again, but then one time you find out he's having a feast with his buddies at the camp so you get yourself a carabor and ride there and this faggot is shitting his pants because of your carabor and you finally chop his annoying head off. That's the sort of experience this game may provide.
When I played there was an orc named something the Endless and that motherfucker would keep coming back even though I destroyed him. He would also look more fucked up every time I met him, like missing the half of his head and replacing it with a metal plate.
Pretty cool tho
Yeah, their appearances change based on how you killed them, only effective way to completely kill an orc officer is the use finisher on him and pray this finisher involves chopping off his head, those they can't survive.
>this pisseasy buttonmashing game can be someones GOTY
it's like you don't have any standards at all
Honestly, though, from an objective standpoint (meaning, keep your virgin faggotry/nerd shit/gamergate/social ineptitude/being a manchild), what's the problem with being a casual gamer? It's just a hobby and you can't really expect a proper person to invest as much in just 1 game as some neckbeard who plays over 4h a day, has no social obligations and never leaves the house.
Oh dear, filtered by inept virginal menchildren who cannot discuss their hobby with those who don't view it as the second coming. However shall I cope.
Shadow of Mordor is one of those games that carry a spark of greatness that a sequel would benefit immensely from. It's just that it approached it through all the wrong angles. Made it a LotR game when no one cared or wanted for there to be one like that and had its endgame focused on being a better fighter when it should've been about being a better manipulator and shadow overlord. It's probably one of the games I want the most to have a sequel in recent years, or better yet, an experimental successor that ditches the Lord of the Rings coat of paint and focuses better on what it does best. Countless games out there let you be a great fighter, very few allow you to be an insidious corrupter and manipulator.
>find worst orc ever
>manipulate him into being warchief
>brand every captain and make all of them his subordinates
>proceed to make his life hell
I had fun.
It gets easy as piss once you've unlocked a couple of the abilities.
The only good part of the game was the nemesis system but even that became useless towards the end of the game because you can steamroll everything by yourself
The nemesis system was so busted and pointless. The game is so easy that only one guy every came back, and it was more an annoyance to deal with than some amazing fight. And then, since he was the only one I fought more than once, the climactic final battle with my Nemesis was against this shitter I killed in one hit 15 hours before. Also in the final fight I got infinite combos from killing my troops and spammed executions.
This game was just like fucking MGSV.
Nice open world gameplay
SO FUCKING HYPED
Doesn't feel like it was finished
The bosses are basically fucking shit
You'll enjoy it until you realize it's over and they put all of their effort into the first 50% of the game
It's good if you get it at a low price. I bought it on PSN for $20 and it was worth it.
The monster riding ones are especially bad. A big ass troll shows up and instead of making things more dangerous you just teleport onto its back and make it start killing for you.
Oh look another game that was specifically made just to get Laura Bailey and Troy Baker to voice act together in their little twisted ubiquitous hell.
Game was garbage anyway. I'm not much for a LotR guru but I'm pretty sure LoTR was not supposed to be this edgy or dark. That, and the gameplay was terrible/repetitive.
>I'm not much for a LotR guru but I'm pretty sure LoTR was not supposed to be this edgy or dark.
From what I remember of the books, I'm fairly sure Mordor IS supposed to be that dark, it is literally the heart of all evil in Middle-Earth during the timeframe of the game. So at least on that point I can't fault the game.