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.

Discussion

209 comments
Wensea10
Wensea10

Simply put, if you like several other Lord of the Ring games then you will like this.

kingcrimson24
kingcrimson24

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 ?

Knowledge151
Knowledge151

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

Mattstar_beret
Mattstar_beret

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 :(

the_bi99man
the_bi99man

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.

Uangry
Uangry

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.

evagelios
evagelios

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 =]

Kyokamaru
Kyokamaru

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

normanislost
normanislost

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....

jayjay444
jayjay444

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. 

Wolrich
Wolrich

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.

huyckb04
huyckb04

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.


Samparksh
Samparksh

Guess I'll have to return to Game Bigot.

Samparksh
Samparksh

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.

jonsono2
jonsono2

Just don't have hidden blades

CRKemak
CRKemak

lolol WOW do I love this show

etgarmoyal
etgarmoyal

so assassins creed its not the big concept but the little things 

the walking animations and ideas like the eagle vision 

@feedbackula

rushiosan
rushiosan

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...

daviz88
daviz88

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

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

I like the AC elements. Looks good so far. 

nigelholden
nigelholden

I loved AC4. Why wouldn't I want to play something similar in a fun universe like Middle Earth?

19James89
19James89

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.

Vexov
Vexov

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.

klugenbeel
klugenbeel

"Yup that's how game development works, with humping."

Classic!

barsaive
barsaive

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. 

youre_a_sheep
youre_a_sheep

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.

majere613
majere613

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.

n0xinab0x
n0xinab0x

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....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBo3-XnhXNM 

mr_nee
mr_nee

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 :)

jadeoscar
jadeoscar

doest it looks lik dark soul?

Ewen Logan
Ewen Logan

I know what you mean Brennan I hardly go there now can't even find the podcast I used to listen to

korvus
korvus moderator

@Uangry  If you use detective vision after "curb stomping" them you see they're unconscious and their heart beat is steady.

RuthlessRich
RuthlessRich

@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

Mercaptan
Mercaptan

@rushiosan LOTR yes , The hobbit -NO! worst movie/prologue ever its so retarded...

normanislost
normanislost

@daviz88 except you can crouch and sneak in this


7 or 8 ACs games down and we still can't really sneak.....

Vexov
Vexov

@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*".

hikaruai
hikaruai

@fredwvhis joke on that one text face (o_O) was soooo lame...

normanislost
normanislost

@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 

delta5931
delta5931

@n0xinab0x Only small sections of the game are in, only has one level, small, voice acting incomplete, combat unrefined. Stuff like that.

fredwv
fredwv

I think warhammer gets a lot of crap because of the awful mmo they made.

normanislost
normanislost

@fredwv i think it gets a load of crap because those people suck at model painting :D