Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor is a open world third-person action role-playing video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, which takes place in the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lege...

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Review: Familiar combat gameplay with a unique nemesis system

Platform: PC (Microsoft Windows) - 63 views - 0 likes

Main story, Lord of the Hunt and Bright Lord playthrough. All Steam achievements.

Familiar combat gameplay with a unique nemesis system. The result is very entertaining, albeit unpolished. Combat and movement works for the most part, but malfunctions in frustrating ways from time to time.

Positive points
  • - Good character customization with high-impact choices, especially when it comes to abilities.
  • - Dynamic nemesis system that makes the world feel a lot more alive.
Negative points
  • - Lack of gameplay authoring makes it diffcult to balance main story progression and side objectives.
  • - Infinite Uruk spawning in alarmed forts is pretty immersion breaking.
  • - Playing with a optional character skin is not reflected in cutscenes.
  • - Mini cutscenes and special combat animations get pretty annoying very quickly.
  • - Camera rotation speed is framerate-dependent


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