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Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:42:11 AM »
Might as well get the party started!  :bd:

Since I don't have the game yet (allowing family to give it on my birthday next month), let me get the party started with news that the true ending is hidden behind an ultra-grindy process that's designed to encourage you to pay more real money in order to reach the true ending!

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So basically, it's as if Warner Brothers had locked the true Arkham Knight ending behind truly beating the Riddler (which they did, more or less, depending on whether you beat all the other side missions before doing the grand finale to the plot); and then if they had locked truly beating the Riddler behind finishing all his tedious grind crap requiring you to double back repeatedly (ditto, typical for the Riddler in these games); and then made the process of beating the Riddler's grindy things largely dependent on total luck; and then said, "If you ever get tired of this and want to see the true ending to the game, just give us more real money and we'll expedite the process."


I understand, with increasing development budgets AAA games ought to be costing more; and things like this help finance the game. I get that. But holding the game hostage to extort more money rather than just asking for more of the money on the front end, shows total contempt for the audience.

It also makes the developers liars, by the way, since they promised (albeit with some suspicious vaguery here and there) that the in-game store wouldn't be important for winning the game.
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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 06:47:10 AM »
I've got it pre-loaded right now.
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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 06:55:52 AM »
Doesn't bother me....I bought it to have a little mindless fun slashing and killing things...very rare I complete any of these game anyways (except for Sniper series).  Got my copy for around $30 so minimal investment for some entertainment.  I'll never buy any of the loot (never have in any game) so not a big deal for me.

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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 07:10:40 AM »
^Yeah me neither.
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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 07:50:10 AM »
Not sure how I feel about that. Considering the first game is (and has been) regularly on sale for $5 I can wait. My backlog is hitting legendary status.
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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 01:57:43 PM »
Got my preload key...pretty big at roughly 65GB.

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Re: Modor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 04:58:34 PM »
Pre-loaded and awaiting release.

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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 06:22:45 PM »
65 GB?? Jeebus.
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2017, 06:31:16 PM »
65 GB?? Jeebus.

So, how many of these am I going to need?
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2017, 06:32:11 PM »
6500?
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2017, 06:43:20 PM »
I'm a few short.

Never played the series but I have to admit the kill scenes are brutal.

My many years of playing wargames has kept me occupied. It's incredible how many interesting games are out there. I have been in a wargaming slump these past couple years.
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2017, 06:48:33 PM »
The feature that grabbed me immediately with Shadow of War is the sieging and defending of fortresses. As a TW fan forever this immediately moistened my loins. A writer over at RPG is currently complaining about loot boxes but I am a sucker for awesome fantasy sieges. They aren't that common.
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2017, 08:12:39 PM »
I thought we got that whole problem with Mordor thing cleared-up some time ago. I distinctly remember a ring melting in a pool of lava, then everything exploded and some giant Eagles showed-up to rescue everybody. Was that just some bad Bourbon Sushi I had?

Seriously, this game looks great and I never played the first one. Hope it's a winner.  :bd:
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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #13 on: October 09, 2017, 08:14:15 PM »
appears it has already unlocked tonight....mine is still downloading though....

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Re: Mordor: Shadow of War release and reviews
« Reply #14 on: October 09, 2017, 08:19:05 PM »
Done! Mine is unlocked. Only have time to fiddle with the settings, though 😓
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