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Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 pm
by Brerlappin
Fantastic work Jawa :lol:

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:09 pm
by BID0
Trelliz wrote:
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I love it but i have some bad news...

[spoiler]the round £1 will soon no longer be legal tender, therefore not worth anything[/spoiler]

Especially the pounds with the {}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{}{} pattern around the outside

Maybe that's the joke :shifty:

Or maybe it's topical because this is the last week of round pound coins

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 pm
by Harry Bizzle
Was a bit worried about this but stuck with it and am really impressed. Story is ridiculous but once you get through the prologue bit it's every bit as good as the first game and my fears about it just being set in cities were unfounded. There's nice big plains with lots of encampments waiting to be picked on.

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Though it can look lovely, like that, I'm still slightly underwhelmed by it graphically and I hear it's not that amazing on PC either so my expectations for the One X version have been somewhat tempered.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:01 am
by jiggles
It looks great on PC. The HD textures are a separate DLC pack that you have to actively search for on the Steam store to find and download, so perhaps the impressions you're seeing are from people playing without? But it's a pretty huge leap from the first game, even without it.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:00 am
by jiggles
Took some snaps of the PC version in Ansel (not the game's photo mode).

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Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:49 am
by Harry Bizzle
Yeah, looks broadly similar on PS4 Pro. Hair looks a bit better, there.

Has the unfortunate effect of somehow looking worse in photo mode than in game. Like it strips a lighting pass or something.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:36 am
by Glowy69
Still sprints like a massive twat doesn't he.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 am
by Albear
You getting 60fps Jiggles?

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:02 pm
by Boo!
jiggles wrote:It looks great on PC.
It looks like gooseberry fool to me even with the hd textures on.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 pm
by Glowy69
"Like gooseberry fool"

Okay m8

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:06 pm
by jiggles
Albear wrote:You getting 60fps Jiggles?


About 80-100fps

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:32 pm
by Boo!
Glowy69 wrote:"Like gooseberry fool"

Okay m8


Slight exaggeration maybe :D It's a pretty grungy looking game though.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:02 pm
by Skippy
Wrote about why this series doesn't appeal to me, despite how good the Nemesis system is

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-middle-ear ... gs-1642612

tl;dr / ads;dr - I want Nemesis to be better utilised to serve a story that isn't shite

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 am
by Tafdolphin
Skippy wrote:Wrote about why this series doesn't appeal to me, despite how good the Nemesis system is

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-middle-ear ... gs-1642612

tl;dr / ads;dr - I want Nemesis to be better utilised to serve a story that isn't shite


A good read, and I definitely agree. The first game was an odd beast: the Nemesis system was obviously great and the "we-totally-didn't-just-steal-this-wholesale-from-the-Arkham-Games" combat was enjoyable but besides those it was completely unremarkable. The environments were bland, the story gibberish and the design woebegone. I never considered the thematic differences but you make an excellent point there too.

I'll either borrow this off someone or wait until it's a fiver in CEX like I did with Shadow of Mordor. The mixed reviews and nonsense loot box sputtering have put me off placing any serious money down.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 am
by Rubix
Are the loot boxes effecting your playthroughs?

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:05 am
by Glowy69
Rubix wrote:Are the loot boxes effecting your playthroughs?


So far no. Gonna put the difficulty up tho as its a bit easy atm

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:05 am
by Boo!
Anyone else have trouble running in this? My character randomly pulls away in the wrong direction all the time.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm
by Buffalo
You’ve hurt his feelings by telling him how gooseberry fool his game looks.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm
by Brerlappin
Tafdolphin wrote:
Skippy wrote:Wrote about why this series doesn't appeal to me, despite how good the Nemesis system is

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/how-middle-ear ... gs-1642612

tl;dr / ads;dr - I want Nemesis to be better utilised to serve a story that isn't shite


A good read, and I definitely agree. The first game was an odd beast: the Nemesis system was obviously great and the "we-totally-didn't-just-steal-this-wholesale-from-the-Arkham-Games" combat was enjoyable but besides those it was completely unremarkable. The environments were bland, the story gibberish and the design woebegone. I never considered the thematic differences but you make an excellent point there too.

I'll either borrow this off someone or wait until it's a fiver in CEX like I did with Shadow of Mordor. The mixed reviews and nonsense loot box sputtering have put me off placing any serious money down.


The nemesis system was the only good thing about the original. Outside of that, Combat was a half decent Arkham rip off but suffered by the game literally having you fight like 20 guys at a time. The story was the definition of forgettable, locations were uninspired, repetitive and everything was greyish brown, and there was barely any actual game to compliment the systems in place. I think after about 10 hours with it i was absolutely burned out and never wanted to touch it again.

Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - PC, PS4, XB - Due OCT 10 - Has reviewed well.

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:10 pm
by Monkey Man
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