Middle Earth: Shadow of War (SoW) is the sequel to Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor; a very well received and fresh take on the world of The Lord of the Rings from developer Monolith Productions. Set in the 60 years between The Hobbit and The Fellowship of the Ring. Bilbo is safe back in the Shire with the ring of power in his possession.I remember the hype for Shadow of Mordor but just like Witcher 3: Wild Hunt I played a small section at the start of the game and never really went back to it. Not to say i found the title boring, more so that I knew it required a large amount of my time and that wasn't something i had a great deal of. When I heard that Shadow of War was going to release I knew i would have to find some time to give this title the attention i believed it deserved. Having seen the films and read the books and watched a lot of YouTube videos on the lore of J.R.R. Tolkien master piece of a world, I felt I would have a pretty good idea of what’s going on. I feel SoW has two sides it needs covered, as its set in such a well-known world I think it’s important to cover the game play aspect and the lore aspect of the title.... so here we go.
The Xbox Briefing showcased more footage of Middle Earth Shadow of War (YASSS). The footage showed us more of the combat as well as more features of how the Nemesis system works. It also showed off the incredible work gone into scripting and voice acting the denizens of Mordor you meet and dominate.
But I think we can all agree, Talion was not the star of the briefing. Bruz the Oleg stole the show. Don't believe me? Watch the briefing below.
Ever wished every enounter with your enemies could truly be unique? Well, Monolith Productions' newest game, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, delivers that very experience, thanks to their Nemesis system. Enemies will remember past encounters with you, which allows for a unique gameplay experience with every play-through! Check out this short trailer to get a taste of what the Nemesis system is all about:
Today we got to see some behind the scenes footage of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. We are introduced to the two voice actors playing the roles of Celebrimbor and Talion. Alastair Duncan (Mass Effect, Uncharted 3) plays the role of Celebrimbor, the greatest smith of the second age who shared a similar fate, and is now connected, with the main protagonist of the game. Troy Baker (Batman: Arkham Origins, The Last of Us) plays the role of Talion, a ranger of Gondor who embarks on a journey of revenge. Both discuss their experiences in the creation of the game and the development of the characters. Without further ado, here is the official behind the scenes video from ShadowofMordor's Youtube channel: