Here's what you need to know about Shadow of Mordor:
Platforms: 360, XBOX ONE, PS3, PS4, WIN
Publisher: WARNER BROS. DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT
Developer: MONOLITH PRODUCTIONS
Release Date: 2014-10-07
Price at Launch: $59.99
First, for a quick overview from IBN watch the first slide. After listening to these 5 minutes, you'll see why Shadow of Mordor is unique. The open-world is amazing: while it keeps familiar aspects of stealth found in Assassin's Creed and blends in expected combat in the Warner Bros style, the world seems to breath on its own, with or without you. Additionally from a few different bloggers, I read that it actually made them interested in the books and movies, which they hadn't been interested in before.
As you play through the world of Mordor, you might become curious about the creatures you're encountering if you weren't already a Tolkein fan. Even if you are, you might want to know more. As you uncover more and more, there is an expansive in-game encyclopedia that you can reference to learn more about the world that you are exploring.
One of the most interesting aspects of the game that I can't wait to see in person is the way that the enemies will be growing organically. What does that mean? Well, that means that when you get killed by an orc, he will remember it and it will be even harder to defeat him next time. I'm not sure how well this aspect will work, but I'm excited to feel like the world is molding to my actions more than the canned enemies of other open world games.
All in all, it looks like a stunning game in both visuals and plot, and I can't wait to play it for myself!
Is anyone else out there excited? @TeamWaffles I bet you are!