Shadow of Mordor is a role playing action computer game from Monolith Productions released under Warner Bros. Interactive entertainment. This game is set on a series of events that seeks to bridge the gap of events that take place between ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’ saga and is available on several platforms like Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox360 and the Xbox One.
Its Original release date was set for October 7, 2014 but this was later moved to September 30, 2014 except in Australia where the game is still set to Debut on October 8, 2014, the original release date for Australia.
The main Character in the Shadow of Mordor game goes by the name of Talion, a Gondor ranger tasked with the responsibility of guarding the Black Gate of Mordor. He is a ranger that happens to also pose Phantom-like abilities.
The plot of the game, written by J.R.R Tolkien, begins when Sauron’s armies kills Talion’s family. Talion, who is also killed in the attack is revived with Ghost like abilities and sets off into Mordor in a quest for revenge.
Since this is an open World game, as a player you will be able to freely roam the ‘Middle Earth’ and take on other missions on the side.
Players will also have the freedom to create new characters and even customize Talion before he begins his Journey for Mordor, using the New Nemesis System. The Nemesis System remembers player’s interaction with certain characters in the game and performs the necessary adjustments altering the way each character responds in the game to make it as realistic as possible.
Talion faces several forms of opposition in the game as new enemies develop, these enemies arise from different characters he comes across during his quest. Enmity between him and past characters are based on his interaction with them. If Talion throws an Uruk into a fire, for example, it turns into an enemy and sets of after him seeking revenge this time with a scalded and disfigured face.
Players in this game try to make use of Talion’s set of skills both as a ranger and as a Phantom. Talion’s ranger skills allow him to stealthily make his movements through different environments without drawing attention to himself and alerting his enemies, while he uses his Ghost like abilities to control his enemies making them gather information on his behalf, assassinate their own leaders and even spread fictional tales about Talion amongst his enemies.
Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is a game delivers a unique experience to every player as it offer you a dynamic world where you are free to craft your own battles and reword and adapts to every choice you make.