Feedbackula - Shadow of Mordor Mayhem!
We got a good look at Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor this week, and the community reaction was pretty mixed. Johnny casts these commenters back into the fiery chasm from whence they came.
by Johnny Chiodini on
when Assassin creed came out i was like : look , it looks like Prince of persia , its a prince rip off
anyway ... why ubisoft isn't making a new POP instead of Crappy Assassin's creed ?
I have high hopes for the nemesis system but i think it will pale in comparison to what they say it will do. I need to see more random occurrences than Ratbag and Orthog. I kinda want more details of this system, until i get that, its just hype.. ijs
This looks great, I hope its a rip off of Soul Reaver that would be awesome... as there is clearly no chance of getting a decent soul reaver game anytime soon :(
Hahaha. "Even if it is a carbon copy of AC, and I'm not saying it is (it is)..." Perfect.
Also, yeah, after just seeing like 10 seconds of gameplay, it's brutally obvious that it's an absolutely shameless ripoff. Not just in idea, but actually stolen. The tweet from the AC2 dev is right. That looks like actual stolen animation. Not similar. The same.
Batman and AC are popular but this style of gameplay is becoming boring now. Counter kill...counter kill...counter kill....all day long. Yes even Batman kills his enemies. Just look at the way he curb stomps them.
As for the story. A ring wraith hybrid sounds like a bad fan fiction. I'll wait for reviews.
Love AC, love Tolkien. I like where this is going. Unlike most gamers in this generation, I don't care if its edgy, I don't care if it's an "AC or Batman game" in middle earth.
The main point of gaming to me is: Did I have fun?
Looks fun. Here's to hoping for a demo later on =]
wow that COD add is beyond stupid.... it realy fcking advertises that your life is taking away gametime from a shity game that comes out evry year with 2 new maps and a dog?.... pfffhahaha
well far more interested in this than the next AC game
and at least when they borrowed the code they thought "hmm you know what? for an assassin game you cant crouch and sneak....lets add that in" took them not even 1 game to realise this meanwhile in the 7th assassins creed game....
Yeah I have to agree with most people it's a AC clone set in Middle Earth but it has my attention but in saying that if there's even a hint in a few month that the story is shit then this is a automatic miss, I don't want a poor game especially a poor game with a crap story based on LOTR ruining the book or the films. Seriously the amount of devs that fuck up LOTR games is just mind blowing, the book already has the richest story ever writing in fiction yet devs fuck up the story almost ever time they "attempt" to make a LOTR game it's funny how retarded devs are these days.
This game looks promising. Yes, the ac animations were obvious from the moment the character started climbing, but who cares. Nemesis system seems amazing and might offer a very nice re-playability.
I think we need to scrap this game, but keep the code. Integrate it into a new style of TMNT game. A stealthy, violent Ninja Turtles game. Now that'd be cool. I'd play that.
Is it only me,or does even the mini-map also perfectly resemble that of Assassin's Creed games.I remember that in AC:Brotherhood the Borgia guards used to appear completely like they are in SOM.Also,the mini-map layout is almost completely stolen.
so assassins creed its not the big concept but the little things
the walking animations and ideas like the eagle vision
Would be great to have some decent licensed games based on movies itself, like both LOTR and The Hobbit trilogies. I don't care about parallel stories to be honest...
yes assassins creed is getting stale but that doesn't give the developer the right to copy and paste assassin creed's game-play. is one thing to borrow elements from a game but to copy assassin creed's core game-play mechanics and animation just shows a lack of creativity, I mean really INFAMOUS, UNCHARTED , ARKHAM CITY & BLACKLIST all have a plat-forming elements but they look different. I'm lord of the ring fan but the similarities are to obvious to ignore
This looks like AC and I'm bored of AC and LOTR games of the past have been shit and what the dafuq? Half Human/half wraith? Sounds mediocre at best.
Looks alright, too bad its not a big open world like Skyrim.... right?
Lol, using other games to try to describe what a game is like is alright, but using them to bash a game is just kind of lame. Its not going to stop, games will continue to rip another off. I guess we're doomed to hear endlessly that this game is just: "a WoW clone" "AC clone" etc etc etc.
Its much better developers use what is working then experiment and total fk up. They really do need to get creative, but that doesn't mean change the things that do work.
No problem here with being samey. I really would love to see a cool Lord of the Rings game. AC2 is not a big deal guys to be honest.
Deus Ex HR struck the perfect balance, allowing the player to use stealth, combat or some of each as desired, even augmenting abilities by preferred play style. If this game is going to be a shameless set of ripoffs, that's what they should steal from.
I hadn't picked up on Dan Abnett being involved. That guy must just write a line of something every time he exhales, his output rate is extraordinary.
At the 4:12 mark, at the top left corner I noticed it said Pre-Alpha code. I'm not a game designer but wouldn't Pre-Alpha suggest it's in it's planning stage? I mean, how can something be Pre-Alpha....
To those who object a warhammer writer working on this game.
warhammer miniatures game was originally intended to be a LOTR game, but then they fell out of agreement. So same roots. Oh, and if that isn't enough, warcraft originally was intended to be a PC version of Warhammer miniatures game, but they fell out of agreement.
So basically Warcraft is mutated LOTR :)
@Uangry If you use detective vision after "curb stomping" them you see they're unconscious and their heart beat is steady.
@huyckb04 how exactly is turtles any better than Lotrs?
@rushiosan The games based on The Two Towers and The Return of the King are both very good. Obviously, they are pretty old now, having come out in 2002 and 2003 respectively but they're fun if you can get round that
@rushiosan LOTR yes , The hobbit -NO! worst movie/prologue ever its so retarded...
@daviz88 except you can crouch and sneak in this
7 or 8 ACs games down and we still can't really sneak.....
@klugenbeel Dev: "Please let us finish the game and fix it up!", EA: "uhh no!, but thanks for taking care of that for me *zips back up*".
@fredwvhis joke on that one text face (o_O) was soooo lame...
@n0xinab0x you don't go from idea to alpha all the animations, zones etc have to be built then put together and then evenutally they would be released as an alpha
this is more than likely a demo they was asked to put together
@n0xinab0x Only small sections of the game are in, only has one level, small, voice acting incomplete, combat unrefined. Stuff like that.
@mr_neeWhat about 40k?
@jadeoscar "doest it looks lik dark soul?"
@fredwv i think it gets a load of crap because those people suck at model painting :D