posted on Oct, 1 2014 @ 10:09 AM
a reply to: Doom and Gloom
I can't wait to get home and play it after work! It's very well done. Was a bit apprehensive to give it a shot after the royal failure of Destiny, but
I'm glad I did. Everything about it has been refreshing; it's a game that was actually ready for release and features an engaging story. Some people
were afraid it was going to offer a near complete departure from the original LOTR lore, but it's actually not so bad. It apparently takes place some
time within the 17 year gap between the first and second chapters of LOTR, which is a strange period for those not familiar with the books. I can
confirm Gollum does appear in the game, though how he's actually connected to the main characters I'm not sure of yet.
The nemesis system really does make the game though; it actually feels like you're playing an assassin in the middle of the enemies land. They don't
forget who you are, and they don't forget what you did to them, whether that be setting them on fire, trying to kill them multiple times, and even
failing to kill them. I've also killed three and had them come back to try and get vengeance... not sure how they can when I stabbed them multiple
times and broke various bones.
This adds to the thrill of the game though in my opinion as you're never sure whether they'll come back or not
and you'll have to deal with them in a more serious manner (off with their heads!).
It's cool to be trying to fight what you think is a random uruk and have them suddenly block your sword, the camera zooming in, and have them say
'remember me?' They also have internal power struggles and talk to each other when they're hunting you or just walking around. The power struggles
make for great opportunities to kill them both when they're busy.
edit on 1-10-2014 by Septimus because: added more