I did not fall in love with Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor initially. Admittedly, it seemed too hard at first: this is one of those games whose core mechanic is dying a lot at first. Dying is a part of the game. However, once you learn the combat, the controls, gain various abilities, and upgrade your character more, it becomes easier and much more enjoyable. Using the bow is awesome, especially when you master it. Some timed missions are annoying, and stealth can be inconsistent. But if you give this game a chance and you are willing to learn, you will have fun for good 30 hours.
- Tallion is awesome
- Combat is fun once you get the hang of it
- Nemesis System
- Collectibles and side missions
- Story feels undeveloped
- Bit repetitive at times
- Inconsistent stealth