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It releases sometime this year.





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In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, you take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him. Through the course of Talion’s personal vendetta, you will uncover the truth of the Spirit that compels you, learn the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confront your true nemesis.

Here's a first look of the gameplay for this really good looking Lord of the Rings title. The death animations are surprisingly brutal:



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I could see myself getting this. Video had me a little non plussed until the 2:30+ mark. I was never excited about previous LOTR games, mostly of the Real Time Strategy genre, but this looks like a good rendition. Looks like Assasin's creed 4 with some fallout and God of War mixed in.

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DAMNIT JOE! Beat me to it.

Read the gameinformer on this and thought, "Sounds cool", but after seeing the video that relates to the article I can def add this to my must buy list. Has an Assassins Creed vibe to it, curious to see how the open world looks and works. The nemesis system is something that could make this gen of games spectacular especially in the RPG realm. Can't wait for this!

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The lead guy from Assassin's Creed 2 is saying they stole assets for this game. It should be interesting to watch it all unfold.

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The lead guy from Assassin's Creed 2 is saying they stole assets for this game. It should be interesting to watch it all unfold.
0:49 to 1:15. Yeah I buy that. Totally.
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you can see the batman influence..
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DAMNIT JOE! Beat me to it.

Read the gameinformer on this and thought, "Sounds cool", but after seeing the video that relates to the article I can def add this to my must buy list. Has an Assassins Creed vibe to it, curious to see how the open world looks and works. The nemesis system is something that could make this gen of games spectacular especially in the RPG realm. Can't wait for this!

I don't know, man - this seems awfully... complicated. There is a LOT going on, maybe a little too much for my feeble mind. My head was spinning just trying to keep up with all the mechanics he was telling us about, and that was just an 8-minute video.

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I don't know, man - this seems awfully... complicated. There is a LOT going on, maybe a little too much for my feeble mind. My head was spinning just trying to keep up with all the mechanics he was telling us about, and that was just an 8-minute video.

The game informer piece does a better job, i think, of explaining it. It will be interesting to see how they execute the nemesis system as enemies are supposed to remember you and grow from it. If you spare them, maybe they become a more brutal killer, if you kill an orc leader, his replacement might be someone who is worse or softer. How they will manage to keep that in place, build on it and apply it to a large scale world (w/o possibly having a repetitive system) could likely determine it's success. Cool concept regardless.

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The game informer piece does a better job, i think, of explaining it. It will be interesting to see how they execute the nemesis system as enemies are supposed to remember you and grow from it. If you spare them, maybe they become a more brutal killer, if you kill an orc leader, his replacement might be someone who is worse or softer. How they will manage to keep that in place, build on it and apply it to a large scale world (w/o possibly having a repetitive system) could likely determine it's success. Cool concept regardless.

I'll be curious to see how all this advanced AI will run on a PS3, or if they have to make any gameplay compromises in the ported version, or if it will in fact be dumbed down for all systems (i.e., not as robust as its seeming promise in these early videos) to run on last gen systems.
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It is cross gen!? Just let the 360 and PS3 go already and code for the newer consoles.

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It is cross gen!? Just let the 360 and PS3 go already and code for the newer consoles.

Not gonna start happening till next year.

Heck, the PS3/PS4 may continue to get cross gen games for another 2 or 3 years, the way Sony supports their consoles. And remember, 3rd world countries are just now moving over to the PS3 en masse, so there is a whole new audience to market to there.

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It is cross gen!? Just let the 360 and PS3 go already and code for the newer consoles.

Already listed on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Middle-Earth-Shadow-Mordor-PlayStation-3/dp/B00GMFKYIU/ref=sr_1_1_title_3?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1390605767&sr=1-1&keywords=middle+earth+shadow+of+mordor
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The lead guy from Assassin's Creed 2 is saying they stole assets for this game. It should be interesting to watch it all unfold.

Good luck with that. Games are always derivative works, and I highly doubt actual code or assets have "been stolen". It's going to sound like sour grapes if there's no proof of real wrongdoing.

Anyways, trailer looks good, studio has some pretty good work behind them, and surprisingly it looks like they're not just using the IP to deliver something quick and dirty. Gonna have to keep my eye on this, as the enemy faction system looks really neat.

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Man this game looks cool and reminds me of Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver (which is a good thing because I LOVE Soul Reaver)

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Looks nice, as above, even if I´m a LOTR fan, it´s the first time I´m interested in a LOTR based game, wink.gif
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