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Old 09-20-14, 09:25 PM   #1
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Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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. Shadow of Mordor will be released on 30 September 2014.

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Old 09-20-14, 09:27 PM   #2
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I pre-ordered this game at Best Buy for XB1. Gameplay looks similar to Assassins Creed (which is a good thing IMO). Anyone else interested?
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Old 09-20-14, 09:56 PM   #3
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

got it on preorder..could be the biggest surprise of the year..
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Old 09-20-14, 09:59 PM   #4
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Is this the game that's being compared to Tomb Raider in that thread?
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Old 09-20-14, 10:00 PM   #5
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Must be. Its the only LoTR game I know of coming out soon.
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Old 09-21-14, 01:10 AM   #6
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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Is this the game that's being compared to Tomb Raider in that thread?
I assume so, since James also compared it to Assassin's Creed and this game is also similar to that franchise (Wraith Mode = Eagle Vision).
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Old 09-21-14, 01:25 AM   #7
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Looking forward to this. Think I'm going to trade in Destiny and pick this up. Seems like there was some thought put in to the story.
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Old 09-21-14, 01:50 AM   #8
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I've got this on pre-order. I'm excited. The "negative engine" is really cool.
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Old 09-21-14, 04:29 AM   #9
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I have it pre-order for the PS4.
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Old 09-21-14, 07:21 AM   #10
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I'm trying to decide between this and Alien Isolation. Both look really good.
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Old 09-21-14, 07:23 AM   #11
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

This is a single player game, no co-op local or online right? There's no indication on their website so I'm assuming it is.
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Old 09-21-14, 08:11 AM   #12
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I think this is going to be a fun game to play and would like to get it but still have plaenty to do with Destiny, haven't finished The Last of Us and need to go back to Diablo....and then have AC; Unity coming up and I'm in that for sure.
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Old 09-21-14, 09:39 AM   #13
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I'm of that thought too. I might try to rent this, but think I'd rather play the new AC game than this one. If it goes cheap for Black Friday however, I might grab it then.
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Old 09-21-14, 09:59 AM   #14
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I'm of that thought too. I might try to rent this, but think I'd rather play the new AC game than this one. If it goes cheap for Black Friday however, I might grab it then.
Me and kanjji are in this for sure and trying to get a group up for the 4-plyr part.

I believe the SP part of this game will do fine but some of the areas in the trailers look big enough for two-player co-op...sort of a Middle Earth verion of Army of Two which I think would be equally fun.
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I've pre-ordered this for PS4... what 4 player part?
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Old 09-21-14, 10:29 AM   #16
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I think he was referring to Assassin's Creed Unity.
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

That short Orc film was pretty legit.
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Old 09-22-14, 08:27 AM   #18
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

This game looks good. I saw in the sys requirements it required directx 11 card. mine is only dx10 I think, so i am out i guess.
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Old 09-25-14, 12:27 PM   #19
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

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10 Things You Need to Know on Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

+ Posted by Ryan Clements on Sep 25, 2014 // Social Media Specialist

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which launches September 30th on PS4, wastes no time in revealing the blood-curdling tragedy that befalls Talion, a Ranger of the Black Gate. Having witnessed the death of his wife and son, his own life is ended by a cloaked agent of Sauron, who whispers dark words beneath a lashing of rain and then cuts his throat.

But Talion is not afforded the luxury of death. A wraith from the world of shadow returns him from the dead to seek vengeance on Sauron’s forces. And just minutes after Talion’s first troubled steps back onto Middle-earth, the land of Mordor opens up into a breath-taking gallery of missions, power struggles, and awe-inspiring magic.

With just days to go before Shadow of Mordor launches, let’s take a look at some things you might not know about this open-world action RPG set in one of the most iconic fantasy worlds in history.



1.) Explore an Open-world at Your Leisure


After the introduction of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Talion and the wraith are set loose to rain death and destruction down upon Sauron’s forces. Story missions are highlighted in gold on the map, and you can undertake those challenges at your leisure. But Shadow of Mordor invites you to explore, take your time, and select the activities that you feel most drawn to.

2.) Varied Combat, Not for the Faint of Heart

The combat system in Shadow of Mordor empowers you with choice. Talion has a number of different attacks, born from both his skills as a Ranger and also his connection to the wraith. He can counter incoming strikes, roll over the backs of his opponents, and stun them with a burst of ghostly magic. But even with all this power, Talion is just one man, and he can be overwhelmed by larger groups. Exercise caution, act quickly, and Talion can dispatch mighty foes.

3.) Employ Stealth and Magic

Although the combat system in Shadow of Mordor has plenty to offer, you can leverage Talion’s stealthy abilities to eliminate watchful archers, straggling sentries, or unguarded captains. Talion can vault up walls and along tall ledges to reach advantageous positions behind enemy lines, and leap down upon unsuspecting targets with a deadly flourish. Spotted? Use elf-like speed to escape in a blur of shadows.



4.) A Unique Army Stands Against You

The captains of Sauron’s army will differ from player to player, their strengths and weaknesses evolving dynamically as the enemy ranks shift. Gather intel by probing the minds of Sauron’s forces and then target captains with secret knowledge. Or brand influential soldiers with the wraith’s mark, corrupting the dark legions from within.

5.) Gather Runes to Build a Legend

Powerful enemies, including Sauron’s captains, may drop runes that can be etched into Talion’s sword, dagger, and bow. These runes act as loot in Shadow of Mordor, producing many beneficial effects that can be collected and tweaked to suit your favorite style of play. The more powerful the opponent, the more devastating the rune. Build an arsenal of these ethereal marks and build Talion’s legend.

6.) Defy Death, Wield Great Power

The developers at Monolith have gone to great lengths to make you feel powerful through Talion’s Ranger abilities and the wraith’s influence. Fire shadowy arrows across long distances or unleash combos impossible for mortal men. Even when Talion is “defeated” by an enemy, he is simply resurrected at the nearest tower of the wraith, even stronger than before.

7.) Entertaining Diversions Await

Though Talion is focused on his goal of vengeance, side missions fill the map and provide Talion with another method to build experience. Free slaves, clear guards from fortified positions, hunt local beasts for sport, or collect medicinal herbs to ensure his survival.


8.) Uncover Hidden Relics

The crumbling ruins and jagged peaks of Mordor house a trove of ancient relics, hidden to mortal eyes. Use the wraith’s power to enter the world of shadow and track these forgotten treasures. Study them to reveal memories imprinted upon the items — conversations long past that provide insight into Middle-earth’s history.

9.) Learn the Lore of Mordor

Meeting a new hero, exploring a new location, and even collecting a wild herb open detailed entries in Shadow of Mordor’s appendix. These images and text give remarkable insight into the larger world of Lord of the Rings and provide a palpable sense of realness to even the most minute detail.

10.) Challenge the Blood Hunters and Flesh Burners

Skilled in bow and blade? Face the master assassins known as the Blood Hunters, or do battle with the elite archers of the Flesh Burners. These challenges award Talion with powerful runes for his weaponry, and both missions are exclusive to PS4.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor launches on September 30th for PS4, and hits PS3 on November 18th.
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Old 09-25-14, 12:29 PM   #20
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

Have to admit, this sounds way cool. I preordered it from BB. Will watch streams and read the reviews after it is out to see if I keep it.
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Old 09-25-14, 01:56 PM   #21
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Can't wait for this next week. Doesn't hurt that I got the PC version for about $32, and that includes the Season Pass.
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Old 09-25-14, 01:57 PM   #22
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I have this on pre-order for PS4 and look forward to getting it.
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Old 09-25-14, 02:44 PM   #23
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If you guys were on Twitter the last day or two the Orcs took it over at

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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

I traded a few things in and pre-ordered this for PS4. I'm really looking forward to it.
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