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Old 10-10-17, 03:03 PM   #101
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

If only it was optional...
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Old 10-10-17, 03:16 PM   #102
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

Microstransactions are what killed the second Plants vs Zombies for me.
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Old 10-10-17, 06:37 PM   #103
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

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It's only optional if you stick with the Single Player. The online portion turns into Pay To Win.
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Old 10-10-17, 06:57 PM   #104
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

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That's easy to say right now, but this is just the beginning. If people don't start talking about it now, it's only going to get worse, not better.
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Old 10-10-17, 07:11 PM   #105
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I got 20% off for the pre-order so this game was delivered to me today. I won’t be able to play until next week though...
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Old 10-10-17, 07:27 PM   #106
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

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It's only optional if you stick with the Single Player. The online portion turns into Pay To Win.
That's why I avoid stuff like Clash of Clans. Too annoying.

Anyway, I just pulled the trigger on the Gold edition so we'll see if I regret it.
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Old 10-12-17, 08:25 AM   #107
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

No feedback?? Guys, this game is fantastic. It's more of the same greatness and the controls were just like I remembered. I literally was hitting 'Y' to block as if I played a week ago.
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Old 10-12-17, 12:44 PM   #108
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I downloaded it Tuesday but haven't had time to play yet.
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Old 10-12-17, 05:14 PM   #111
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

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No feedback?? Guys, this game is fantastic. It's more of the same greatness and the controls were just like I remembered. I literally was hitting 'Y' to block as if I played a week ago.


Finishing up Zelda this weekend then this is next up. Good to hear the mechanics are the same.
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Old 10-16-17, 08:41 AM   #112
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I played a bit more this weekend... not a ton as Rainbow Six is my game of choice anymore. The game play is getting veeeery repetitive quickly. I discovered some side quests which give backstory but other than that, I'm a tad bored already; and that bums me out
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Well that was fast

I still want to check it out, but my interest was killed pretty quickly due to the loot boxes and the lower than expected review scores. I might check to see if the library is going to carry it.
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Old 10-16-17, 09:07 AM   #114
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I'm still going to finish the game... it's more goodness from the last game. I was hoping to not have to hack-n-slash so much. It'd be nice if the character could mow thru lower orcs fast and get to the checkpoints faster. It's a grind to get from Point A to point B.
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Old 10-17-17, 01:11 PM   #115
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Re: Middle Earth: Shadow of War (Mordor sequel; PS4 / XB1; 10/10/17)

I was planning on avoiding this game because I'd heard it was more of the same, and I don't have the warm fuzzies thinking about the first game. It was okay but it didn't blow me away.

Ended up picking this one up anyway and so far I'm really liking it. This game is kind of a mess, that'd for sure (menus, prompts, muddy graphics) but I've just hit the point where I can fluidly now through a group and it actually feels really good.

Shoulder charge into one guy and knock him down, throw a dagger into another and stun him, shoot another in the foot and freeze him there, beat the shit out of the guy on the ground to build might, jump up and shoot a charged shot into the ground for an AOE that knocks everyone back and sets them on fire. It's so so satisfying when everything clicks.

But I'm still 8ish hours into the game and have no idea how the nemesis system works or how to take over a stronghold. It'd be nice to have that explained already because I'm clearly seeing elements of it in the menu already but I have no idea what it is, and all it does is clutter and confuse the already messy menus.
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