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Old 03-06-17, 10:46 AM   #26
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

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What is this, Game of Thrones?

About the difficulty of the game: It was definitely frustrating for me to keep getting killed by the chieftains in the early going. Once I did enough side quests and minor kills, I had enough strength to really start cleaning up.

I'll probably go day 1 on this, and maybe for the DLC too since I played it all in the original game. No trinkets, though.
for sure, difficulty was really hard to start. needed to spend lots of time killing wart-hogs in the forest to build up XP.
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Old 03-06-17, 12:12 PM   #27
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

I don't recall having much of an issue with difficulty outside of the first couple hours (learning the game). I just made sure not to run into big mobs, or higher level bosses. Then again, I tend to focus on side quests/errands and leveling before going 'full-on' in the main game. That could have played a part.
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Old 03-06-17, 08:04 PM   #28
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

It was a little tough in the beginning but once you get more powers it gets much easier.

My biggest gripe was the lack of variety in the world. Most areas just looked the same. I'd like to see hobbiton, mordor. Rivendell, etc
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Old 03-06-17, 10:01 PM   #29
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

True that. The environments were kinda bland. Hopefully the new game changes up the aesthetic a little bit.
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Old 03-08-17, 01:21 PM   #30
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

Well...feast your eyes on this 16 minute 'Alpha' gameplay.....just wow....

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Old 03-08-17, 02:44 PM   #31
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

Gameplay looks great. Except it makes me want to play the original game again.

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My biggest gripe was the lack of variety in the world. Most areas just looked the same. I'd like to see hobbiton, mordor. Rivendell, etc
Well, it WAS called Shadow of Mordor. The title of this one might open them up to anywhere.
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Old 03-08-17, 02:51 PM   #32
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

OMG does this look awesome.
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Old 03-08-17, 03:53 PM   #33
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

Dual Shockers has a brief story on the game play and the new Nemesis System......it's worth a read explain pretty much what's in the trailer. One thing they did mention was this new Shadows of War first started to be worked on in 2014

http://www.dualshockers.com/2017/03/...-war-gameplay/

And this one from Gameinformer has even more depth as they interviewed Monolith VP of creative Michael de Plater showcasing and talking about all the possibilities with your Orc Army....pretty cool stuff....and makes you wonder about this comment...

“This is between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and we can actually tell a story that can shine some interesting new light on things that you think you knew. I’m not to give anything away, but the Nazgul in particular – that’s really a fun place for us to focus.”

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Old 03-08-17, 08:27 PM   #34
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

Looks awesome.
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Old 03-09-17, 09:10 AM   #35
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

This is my most anticipated game of 2017. Looks incredible. I cannot wait for this.
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Old 03-09-17, 09:58 AM   #36
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

The thing is...this is "Alpha" footage...and I was reading some of the comments from one of the links and some clowns were complaining about the graphics...which they had to be reminded it was a Alpha Stage...

It's what we're not seeing in the video along with the VP commenting on keeping true to the LOTR and leaving the door open to possibility of seeing known characters...just the thought of the Nazgul alone is great. And having a upgraded Nemesis System with a Orc Army at your command...who wouldn't want that let alone flying around on a Dragon.....
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

Looks great, can't wait for this.
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Old 03-10-17, 08:21 PM   #38
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Well...feast your eyes on this 16 minute 'Alpha' gameplay.....just wow....

Yep. I filled the cup.
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Old 03-10-17, 09:21 PM   #39
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

I never watch gameplay previews but I just watched all of that. Damn. Came out of nowhere and quickly became my most anticipated game of the year.
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Old 03-13-17, 03:29 PM   #40
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

After not playing Shadow of Mordor for more than a year, I'm going back to finish the game. I'm 4 main missions away but still have countless of side missions to go. This should prepare me for this sequel coming up in August. It's an easy buy for me.
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Old 03-14-17, 07:04 AM   #41
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FWIW...there is talk about transferring your character save from Shadow of Mordor
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Old 03-14-17, 11:17 AM   #42
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

that would be cool, but I'd still need a refresher having not played it for over a year or more.

A friend mentioned that this may not be open world like the original. That'd be disappointing if true.
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Old 03-14-17, 07:35 PM   #43
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I don't mind starting a new character. It's part of the fun.
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Old 03-15-17, 08:02 AM   #44
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

I'm not sure where your friend got the idea of not being a open world....it even states that the new one "is a open world RPG" in the video above at the beginning. In fact choice wise probably even more so. There was a story the other day where it will be close to 100 options in the level tree. And as in the video the New Nemesis System will be unique and no two players will have the same experience.
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Old 04-25-17, 11:02 AM   #45
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 8/22/17?)

The only gearing that you had to concern about in the first game was the runes but it seems that this game its going to a similar route like the action RPG games like Diablo in terms of gearing armor and weapons.

Edit - I'm not sure how to embed the video at IGN but I have copied the link to the video.

http://ca.ign.com/videos/2017/04/24/...iled-ign-first

Also you can ride other beasts like a Drake and feral beasts:

http://ca.ign.com/videos/2017/04/21/...asts-ign-first
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