After watching this incredible trailer, the question my wife and I had about which game we’ll purchase next was rendered void. I’m a graphics guy at heart, with a love of rich storylines and attention to massive detail in my gameplay. ‘Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor’ delivers all this, in spades.

‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ is a completely new storyline based around the time period after ‘The Hobbit,’ and before ‘The Lord of the Rings.’ You are Talion, a “valiant ranger” who has witnessed his family killed in front of him the night Sauron returned to Mordor. Upon Talion’s death, a spirit of vengeance resurrects him and gives him Wraith abilities. He then proceeds to Mordor to seek his vengeance. An interesting addition to this epic game is the ‘Nemesis System’, which enemy relationships & characteristics are shaped by the actions and decisions you make throughout the game. Once you interact with an enemy, they remember you and the gameplay proceeds according to your previous interactions!

There’s also a rune system, much like most games of this type, and they are used to enhance your weaponry and give added attack bonuses. But mostly, because they look cool and make you more of a badass.

Since it’s not a secret that we all love gameplay downloads, bonuses, and equipment, Warner Bros has detailed the game’s pre-order bonuses in the US. Here is a list of the bonuses and where to acquire them!

  • Amazon – Deadly Archer Rune (Talion will deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron’s Captains)
  • Best Buy – Flame of Arnor Rune (Talion can ignite his blade by achieving a high combo count and incinerate his enemies)
  • GameStop – Captain of the Watch / Hidden Blade Rune (Talion can deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron’s Captains)
  • Steam – Orc Slayer Rune (Talion will decimate Sauron’s Captains with increased damage from special attacks)

The gameplay looks very smooth, and the added rune abilities give you special “takedowns” that feature some amazing and gory finishing moves! So watching the trailer has made my decision: ‘Middle-earth: Shadow Of Mordor’ will be my next purchase. And when I have it, please remember, no phone calls, no emails, tweets or pings… I’ll be in Middle Earth and do not wish to be disturbed!

So, my Faithful Followers, will you join me in Middle Earth in my quest for vengeance and the liberation of all from the tyrannical reign of evil? Then proceed to the ancient comments section below and pledge your alliance!

Source: Computer and Video Games