With the sequel on the way, I went back and replayed Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor. I’m glad I did because I am even more excited for the sequel now.
The nemesis system is wonderful! adding to the feeling of the characters and the progression of the story. With it you create rivalries with the orcs and progress up their chain of power. Thing is if you die in combat, the orc you were engaged with actually becomes not only stronger but your nemesis; allowing you to hunt them down for revenge. Brilliant!
An open world game set in the Lord of the Rings universe, Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor is full of stuff to kill and things to collect. If you want to try and play it stealthy (which I always do if I can) you can try, but the stealth system needs some work.
Thing is because I tried to play it stealth, it wasn’t very hard. Once you figure out how things work and how to stay out of sight you can actually progress pretty far without any problems. Also if you hit the collectables and power up right for your play style you can actually get pretty OP. If you are looking for a real challenge, you won’t necessarily find one here.
I do have to say that I am excited for the sequel though. The combat was done right, the progression was great and the nemesis system was really cool.
On The Plus Side
- Combat was actually fun
- Cool way to work your way up the bosses
- Actual missions were a little meh
In the end though I really enjoyed playing it and I will be picking up the sequel when it comes out.