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Old 09-01-17, 09:23 AM   #76
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

This is a pretty cool tribute and honor......

Middle-earth: Shadow of War Adds “Orc-Slayer” Character Honoring Developer Who Passed Away

http://www.dualshockers.com/middle-e...ailer-forthog/


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Old 09-08-17, 10:49 AM   #77
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For those who might be interested they've posted the Skill Tree.....

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Old 09-27-17, 10:14 PM   #78
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Middle-earth: Shadow of War Charity DLC Now Free After Tweet Mistakingly Stated only US Purchases Went Towards the Family

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Old 09-28-17, 07:34 PM   #79
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

Had no idea this came out today. No early reviews?
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Old 09-28-17, 08:02 PM   #80
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Had no idea this came out today. No early reviews?
It didn't...
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Old 09-28-17, 10:01 PM   #81
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It didn't...
Google says September 28th . Weird.
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Old 09-28-17, 10:06 PM   #82
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I think that was the original date. It got bumped awhile back.
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Old 09-28-17, 10:53 PM   #83
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I think that was the original date. It got bumped awhile back.
August 22nd was the original date.
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Old 09-29-17, 06:58 AM   #84
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And now I'm reading the thread title with the date
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Old 09-29-17, 12:59 PM   #85
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

Still trying to figure out how I want to buy this thing. Prices are the same for digital and physical so I'm almost tempted to just have the convenience of not finding the disc. Also not sure whether to get all the bonus content right off the bat or wait. I assume I'm going to play it all because I played it all in the original game. But a price drop is inevitable.
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Old 10-05-17, 02:18 PM   #86
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IGN gives it a 9. Looks real promising: http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/...-of-war-review
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Old 10-05-17, 09:38 PM   #87
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looks great. wish i didn't give up on first...
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Old 10-06-17, 08:57 AM   #88
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Still trying to figure out how I want to buy this thing. Prices are the same for digital and physical so I'm almost tempted to just have the convenience of not finding the disc. Also not sure whether to get all the bonus content right off the bat or wait. I assume I'm going to play it all because I played it all in the original game. But a price drop is inevitable.
I'd be shocked if this isn't half price by Black Friday.
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Old 10-06-17, 11:02 AM   #89
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I'd be shocked if this isn't half price by Black Friday.
Yeah me too. I want this, but I think I'll wait for that.
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Old 10-07-17, 11:55 PM   #90
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7.5 from Polygon. 7.0 from Gamespot.

That's enough for me to wait for a big sale. I have enough on my plate for the time being.
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Old 10-08-17, 09:47 AM   #91
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Yeah, the reviews have pushed me to wait on this one.
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Old 10-08-17, 11:11 AM   #92
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Were the reviews of the first one significantly better?
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Were the reviews of the first one significantly better?
no, no they weren't. frankly, just a tad higher. but, it is still early for War...
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Old 10-08-17, 12:57 PM   #94
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Were the reviews of the first one significantly better?
Shadow of Mordor ended up being GOTY for most outlets in 2014. Granted, it didn't have a whole lot of competition since it was still early in the generation, but War doesn't seem like they added much since then. Just a larger map and loot boxes.
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It looks like a lot more of the same with a few new elements/systems. Honestly, with the new AC coming out in a few weeks, if I were going to get one of these, it'd be that one. But I'm getting neither, so I guess it doesn't matter all that much...
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Considering the sequels that venture too far beyond what made them popular (Mirror's Edge, Condemned, Crackdown) and let me down, I'm just fine with a refined experience with a new/bigger map. More of the same, when the original was GOTY material, is just fine by me. I don't need a more complex fighting mechanic or giant Shadow of the Colossus boss battles to enjoy a sequel.

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Considering the sequels that venture too far beyond what made them popular (Mirror's Edge, Condemned, Crackdown) and let me down, I'm just fine with a refined experience with a new/bigger map. More of the same, when the original was GOTY material, is just fine by me. I don't need a more complex fighting mechanic or giant Shadow of the Colossus boss battles to enjoy a sequel.



For comparison: Polygon 9.5 and an 8/10 for Gamespot.
Totally agree... this is one of those games that doesn't need to push the envelope or revamp the game play.
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Considering the sequels that venture too far beyond what made them popular (Mirror's Edge, Condemned, Crackdown) and let me down, I'm just fine with a refined experience with a new/bigger map. More of the same, when the original was GOTY material, is just fine by me. I don't need a more complex fighting mechanic or giant Shadow of the Colossus boss battles to enjoy a sequel.
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Totally agree... this is one of those games that doesn't need to push the envelope or revamp the game play.
Yeah, I picked up the controls fairly easily from the Arkham games so I'd be good with more of the same thing.

Pretty sure I'm in for day 1, either digitally or maybe using a Prime Now credit.
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The game is getting torn apart in the Amazon review section. Currently 2.5/5 stars with people complaining about the micro transactions and loot boxes. Granted, most of the people leaving reviews probably haven't bought the game or don't care to, but you have to wonder if the developers will at least try to correct some of those concerns. Personally, I don't know why they chose to go in that direction for a single player game. Just seems greedy to me, especially since you already have four versions you are offering from $60 to $250.
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The game is getting torn apart in the Amazon review section. Currently 2.5/5 stars with people complaining about the micro transactions and loot boxes. Granted, most of the people leaving reviews probably haven't bought the game or don't care to, but you have to wonder if the developers will at least try to correct some of those concerns. Personally, I don't know why they chose to go in that direction for a single player game. Just seems greedy to me, especially since you already have four versions you are offering from $60 to $250.
I think it's more of a publisher (WB) thing than a developer issue. I'd bet the developer would love to distance themselves from this bullshit ASAP.

I watched part of GiantBomb's quick look last night. The microtransactions and links to the online store are abundant. I think the uproar over this whole thing is a little much, but their implementation is super tacky.
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