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#1 Elessar_the_King

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:00 AM

Looks like there's an upcoming Tolkien's based game...

 

 

http://www.pcgamer.c...-of-war-leaked/

 

"A sequel to Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor has been leaked by US retail chain Target, via an online booboo that, at the time of writing, hasn't yet been fixed. Titled Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel will see Talion and his ghost buddy Celebrimbor teaming up once again to have another crack at Mordor. According to the Target description, you'll "go behind enemy lines to forge your army, conquer Fortresses and dominate Mordor from within". And in case there was any doubt, the Nemesis system will return, creating "unique personal stories with every enemy and follower".

I particularly like the bit about confronting the "full power" of Sauron and the Ringwraiths in this game, suggesting encounters with the Big Eye himself and his ethereal chums, rather than just a procession of increasingly powerful orcs and uruk-hai.

 

In addition to the base game, a 'gold' edition of Shadow of War has also leaked, containing two story expansions that will a new campaign, playable character, abilities, side missions and more. There will also be two 'nemesis' expansions include as part of the gold edition, which will whack in a new orc tribe, fortress, and other bits and bobs. On PS4 and Xbox One, the standard edition will set you back $60, while the gold one will retail for $100.

There's no mention of a PC version in the leak, but seeing as the original game released on PC as well as consoles, it seems a safe bet. According to Target, Shadow of War will release on August 22. It's once again being developed by Monolith, and being published by Warner Bros, a representative of whom is no doubt typing one furious email right about now.

Have a read of our Shadow of Mordor review if you're inspired to play the original game, or our lament to the fact that its inspired Nemesis system, to date, remains un-stolen."


“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

 

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:10 AM

I enjoyed much of the previous game and this just seems about the same things with slighlty modifications. Nevertheless I will get this game and play it. :p



#3 Elessar_the_King

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

It could be fun indeed.

 

 

I just hope they won't massacre the lore too much! xD


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 09:44 AM

The people who come up with these Tolkien game names have a very limited vocabulary.  Might as well call it Middle Shadow: The Shadow of Shadowmeer.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

They made the announcement trailer:

https://www.facebook...hc_ref=NEWSFEED



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Posted 27 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

Never forget, Shadow of Mordor is the reason why WB killed the Skyrim MERP mod.

It seems like we might see Minas Morgul or Barad-dur in this game.

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:01 PM

#RipMERP

 

Ignoring the hilariously bad title, the hilariously disconnected nature of the game's themes and story to Tolkien's legendarium... I did enjoy SoM's gameplay and sort of isolated narrative/dynamic between Talion and Celebrimbor. Seeing Minas Morgul, the Nine, and what appear to be actual trolls (not those dumb Graug-things) is a good sign to me. The decision to swap out trolls and wargs for their weird, basically identical replacements is one of the things I understood the least in SoM.

 

That Balrog though... eh.


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Posted 27 February 2017 - 04:05 PM

I actually like that we will see new places. Like Minas Ithil for example, I always wanted to see Minas Morgul pre-corruption and this one looks pretty damn neat.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 12:50 PM

So... someone forged a ring...

In my opinion the whole story thing from what i gather could be thought out much more believable whilst staying more lore true than this... which sounds like some child was hired to write the freaking story.

No doubt the gameplay and all that will be fine, maybe even good, since that was the case in the first game... But lore wise, this new stuff is much worse than what I thought was questionable with the "War in the North" when that first came out...

Oh well, nothing we can do about it, suppose as always they make the games purely to sell, and decide that a very crappy story which is good enough for an average player to listen to is good enough...

Such a shame, so much can be done in this universe without such a 'extreme' story, but i guess everyone want's to be a hero in a game nowadays :p


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