Shadow of War

Ryan Gomez
Ryan Gomez

Does the game look like a promising enough upgrade from its predecessor, or has it been tainted past the point of no return by microtransactions?

Do the changes outweigh the last-minute cashgrab attempt?

Nathan Carter
Nathan Carter

Little off topic, but was it true that the Mordor sequel is going to kangz-wash our white heroes?
Why do Jews have to taint all white culture they take control over?

Owen Foster
Owen Foster

It's trash simply for the fact it bastardizes Tolkien's work beyond belief. It's just an extremely generic fantasy pretending to be bigger than it is by saying it's LOTR related.

Luis Anderson
Luis Anderson

No clue, and I don't really care. The Shadow of Mordor series is basically bad fanfiction with high production value. I'm pretty sure it's not even canon.

It's why I like Kingdom Hearts 2. The story is absolutely one of the most retarded things I've ever seen in my entire life, but the gameplay is so solid that I can just ignore it and have fun slashing evil little monsters.

Benjamin Rodriguez
Benjamin Rodriguez

Whatever little promise this game shows will be nullified by the fact that this is a Shadow of Mordor sequel.
I'd love to ask the developers what's the point of the orc army and all the hullaballo about fucking up orcs and whatnot if you can very easily I might add, run around, fight a hundred orcs and 5 generals without breaking a sweat because you're so insanely overpowered to boot and every upgrade makes you more and more powerful while the so called bred for war, powerful cousins of the orcs drop like flies.
You can talk shit about lore the rest of the thread but the fact stands that without difficulty or challenge this game will be just as boring and bland as its predecessor and I don't care how much you flaunt the wars and the cockney ogre.

Kevin King
Kevin King

I think the difficulty lies within the siege sections of the game. We won't know how hard it is until we get to play it, but they'll probably vary in difficulty depending on how prepared you are. The only gameplay I saw for the siege gave the person playing the game unlimited executions or some shit, probably because that guy was actually retarded so they needed to give him a handicap.

Elijah Turner
Elijah Turner

Yeah right. I guarentee you any and all strategy will boil down to zerg rush and use your strongest troops, or it will just be the same game except there are some orcs you can't kill and the game is going all out with making the game "feel" epic without you actually doing anything remotely impressive.

Julian Campbell
Julian Campbell

The devs said that they've added additional difficulty modes for players who want a harder experience than the base game provides, which is cool. The best part of SoM were the earlier segments when fighting three/four captains was actually a tall order.

From what I understand there are a lot of ways to approach the siege invasions, which is kind of neat. You can use spies and sabotage before starting the siege proper, and each tribe has unique abilities that can fuck you up if you don't prepare accordingly.

I'm sure it'll still be too easy late-game but hopefully it can maintain some level of grit much later than the original game did.

Nathan Brown
Nathan Brown

I remember hearing about them adding loot crate gambling shit into single player, so wait a few days after launch until we know more.
Yeah, they're taking the next step up from The Hobbit with that bullshit. I'm really starting to understand why Christopher Tolkein is against adaptation's of his father's work.

Jonathan Edwards
Jonathan Edwards

I sincerely think these devs have listened to all the criticism beforehand and tried to make improvements based on what people complained about. The people behind the game aren't bad, it's just that they're chained to a really shitty publisher. That's a pretty popular trend when it comes to good games.

Dylan Stewart
Dylan Stewart

It will be worse than the first one somehow. Added bonus of microtransactions, jodd whedon tier dialogue and shoehorned agenda.

Camden Gray
Camden Gray

Shadow of Mordor was already pretty bad, now that they're adding fucking lootboxes and turning Shelob into an uninspired spider-themed stripper, Shadow of War is going to be an indefensible pile of shit.

Cooper Reed
Cooper Reed

Those two things are hardly gameplay features, user.

What's the quote about story being as important in video games as it is in porn?

Nicholas Edwards
Nicholas Edwards

There is a big difference between a game like doom and a game like this where it puts in cutscenes and actually tries to tell story the player should give a shit about and rubs it in their face

Xavier Reyes
Xavier Reyes

This, basically.

Monolith aren't shitty devs, but they're attached to one of the shittiest publishers (WB Interactive) in the industry.

WB flies below the radar because they're several orders of magnitude smaller than an EA or Ubi, but they're just as awful.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones

I have no idea but I hope that it will be good. The first game was complete trash but had a few good mechanics and left room for a lot of improvement. There's always hope for another Assassins Creed 2.

Oliver Johnson
Oliver Johnson

You mean that quote said by the autistic programmer who doesn't care about games, only the technology behind them when it was relevant?

Wyatt Scott
Wyatt Scott

Fair, but you can probably button mash your way through cutscenes. I'm just trying to be optimistic in the face of a lot of controversy for a game that has a lot of potential to be good.

That doesn't make it any less true. Why do you think walking simulators are so widely panned? They're basically overpriced, really shitty books.

Dominic Martin
Dominic Martin

I can only imagine the kind of stupid shit they get told to do with their game

Justin Evans
Justin Evans

Thing is, the gameplay in Shadow of Mordor wasn't very good to begin with, and the sequel's shaping up to be more of the same but with the addition of looboxes IN A FUCKING FULL-PRICE GAME on top of the shittery of stripper Shelob.

Also, story still counts in porn because unless you're mentally damaged it's much harder to jerk off to a character you do not like.

Jayden Russell
Jayden Russell

Isn't this one just another giant open sandbox with many repetitive and boring things to do? Also, it suffers from (Y) counter syndrome.

Jace Wright
Jace Wright

I wonder if Shadow of Mordor was an original idea at some point, but the only way they could get the funding to make what they wanted was to get funding from a big publisher.

It arguably does the Arkham combat better than the Arkham games. Boring is subjective.

Levi Parker
Levi Parker

I assume you accidentally left the flag on from another thread because thats exactly what the previous game was, so its likely that this will be too.

Carter Harris
Carter Harris

Monolith's getting assraped by Warner Bros and you must be forgetting that they made a halfassed CONSOLE moba(an LOTR one at that) if you think otherwise. It's hard to believe anything in Shadow of Mordor was even remotely original.

Liam Hernandez
Liam Hernandez

muh tolkien lore
Who gives a shit about this copy-pasted nordic folklore?

Julian Cruz
Julian Cruz

A lot of people unfairly blame the developers for this sort of thing when the majority of the time, the only reason the game gets greenlit is because the publisher pushes for this sort of thing. You can see it with Mankind divided's preorder bonuses as well.

It's to the point where the only reason the game exists is because of the microtransactions and most of the time the individual developers working on the game are just as against it as the fans of it.

Charles Thompson
Charles Thompson

I wonder if Shadow of Mordor was an original idea at some point, but the only way they could get the funding to make what they wanted was to get funding from a big publisher.

By this point Monolith was bought by WB. And WB had the rights to Lord of the Rings games. WB got Monolith to make Gotham City Imposters before Shadow of Mordor. It was most likely built from the ground up as a Lotr game.

Grayson Lewis
Grayson Lewis

devs dindu nuffin
They still agreed to the contract, they still made the game, they still went to all the gaming expos and lied their asses off to sell it.

Elijah Martinez
Elijah Martinez

snow in Greece
Always gets me
meet my new boss, undergrad in communications and he got an MBA with a 2.0 average but his dad is also the CFO
show him the first part of my game
DUDE BRAH IT DOESN'T SNOW IN GREECE WHEN I WENT THERE FOR SPRING BREAK AND GOT SMASHED ON OUZO AND BANGED A BUNCH OF GREEK CHICKS IT DIDN'T SNOW
on his Facebook: LOL this fukken nerd @ work thinks it snows in greece! that's what u get for playing 2 much dungeons n dragons dude……
next day, I show him the enemy territory assets
DUDE BRAH WHATS WITH THE GAY CATAPULTS N SHIT JUST MAKE THEM LIKE COD ZOMBIES SO YOU CAN HEADSHOT THEM WITH YOUR ANCIENT ROMAN BOW AND ARROW
on his Facebook: DUUUDE I just got super smashed and played Skyrim I'm such a nerd xD
Skyrim wasn't out at the time but still
DUDE BRAH CUT THE GAY RUINS SHIT MAKE IT A WILDERNESS WITH MOUNTAINS YOU CAN CLIMB N SHIT
on his Facebook: this fuckin nerd at work thinks there were ruins in ancient rome LOL like dude, there werent ruins back then, because they weren't ruined, duh…….this is why he cant get laid LOL

Wyatt Powell
Wyatt Powell

These games would've been much better if they were set in generic fantasy setting #64325 instead of fucking Middle-earth.

Levi Nguyen
Levi Nguyen

They still agreed to the contract
they still made the game

They're owned by the publisher they can't exactly say no

they still went to all the gaming expos and lied their asses off to sell it.

So does Bethesda and all that happens to them is their game sells 30 million copies

Zachary Nguyen
Zachary Nguyen

promising enough upgrade
lootboxes
always online
in a single player game
lore rape going into overdrive
big DLC focused on WE WUZ GONDOR
Even normalfags are shitting on it, it's dead on arrival.

Cooper Ortiz
Cooper Ortiz

The first game was very polarising. I'm a fan of it. Like it to this day, eventually creating a new game. It's Arkham mordor's Creed, but actually good.
however
I'm not getting the sequel. All that talk of dlc got me salty over it. Simple as that.

Jaxson Evans
Jaxson Evans

So, you're telling me the publishers told the liberal cunt and her nigger pet to make the plot about dindunuffins during a period BLM as their peak niggering? If nothing else kikestarter has showed us that without publishers whipping them to work these lazy shits would never release a finished fucking product.

Matthew Reed
Matthew Reed

They're owned by the publisher they can't exactly say no
So? They weren't Islamic wives sold into servitude. They chose to sell(out) their talents to a AAA publisher for a fatter paycheck and at the end of the day they have primarily themselves to blame.

Jayden Butler
Jayden Butler

The gameplay footage of the siege taking place has a million views and the like/dislike bar is almost completely on the side of likes.

I think that's a sign that normalfags are still eager to play it.

Fair enough.

Elijah Scott
Elijah Scott

The trailer came out before it was revealed the game had lootboxes and always online though. I'm more upset about the WE WUZ GONDOR part than the microtransaction kikery.

Robert Roberts
Robert Roberts

microtransactions
Isn't this a single player game? What in the ever living fuck would make someone want to pay for that shit in a single player game?

Also, I'm gonna bet it'll be like 60-70gig.

Jose Sanders
Jose Sanders

What in the ever living fuck would make someone want to pay for that shit in a single player game?
Leaderboards. Yes, user, there are people so desperate for validation they'd pay thousands of dollars to lord it over others in a single-player game.

David Rivera
David Rivera

Lootboxes.

I'm not even bothered by the introduction of a black character. He's just kind of there for me with no major impact negatively or positively. They already raped the Tolkein lore, there's not really any turning back now. Since I already enjoyed the first game, I'll probably overlook something like that IF I end up getting it. I'm not going to go out of my way to try and preorder this shit lest I get NMS'd.

Jack Davis
Jack Davis

They have a big standalone DLC that focuses entirely on the nigger. You can bet your ass if they make a third game the coon will be featured front and center.

Robert Ross
Robert Ross

Trust warner bros to make a game series set in one of the most uninhabitable areas in LOTR and add a whole bunch of niggers using a bootleg ring of power to fight Sauron. I can't wait to forget about this like I did the first game.

Nathaniel Harris
Nathaniel Harris

They would be best if you played as an orc and it was set in the Orc Stain world, and you recruited follower by chopping their dicks off and adding them to your necklace of gronches.

Kayden Young
Kayden Young

chopping their dicks off and adding them to your necklace of gronches
It should be open to making your name in a variety of ways.
I would prefer to eat my enemies and be known for sticking out my tongue before getting into a fight to signal that I am going to eat them.