Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
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About this game
Exploring an original story of vengeance and redemption, the game puts players in the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him 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 his personal vendetta, Talion uncovers the truth of the Spirit that compels him, learns the origins of the Rings of Power and ultimately confronts his true nemesis.
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Gamer Reviews8431 Reviews
Awesome combat and Talion is a good protagonist. If not for a lackluster ending, I'd give this game a 10.
The combat mechanics are good, the skill tree and the nemesis concept (sauron's army) work quite well.
However, I didn't really get into the story. I think it's because the story evolve by completing missions that are sometimes not well linked to each other. It goes to fast and without many explanations. I'm a bit disappointed on this part.
I think I would have spend much time in this game if I had played it 6 years ago, but 15hours for the story + wandering a bit is quite enough for me now.
That being said, there is plenty to do in the game : many subquests and collectibles to find. The open-world is full of orcs and uruks (sometimes too much, you're easily cornered and outnumbered by your enemies) and the fast travail is very appreciated. The gameplay and the missions are sadly very repetitive, but the more you progress the more the game is fun to play.