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

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by Godzilla » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:47 pm

If Mad Max ever gets a sequel then WB will do their usual nonsense.

The end of year PlayStation Sale is always brilliant for catching up on the years biggest releases at worth while prices so I'll stick up there rather than throw away £90 which isn't far off the price of a new handheld console!

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by Godzilla » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:27 pm



Very well said.

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by Trelliz » Mon Aug 14, 2017 6:50 pm

I've thought about this some more and it might also be a new solution to the preowned "problem"; sure people might buy this second hand and therefore not give any money to WB, but the real money stuff gets them some moolah in a roundabout way. This way they can court retailers too.

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by Gemini73 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Godzilla wrote:

Very well said.


Not a huge fan of Jim's work, but he does hit the nail on the head from time to time and this is definitely one of those times.

Like many I enjoyed the first game, but no I won't be buying the sequel. Ever.

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by jawafour » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:49 pm

Gemini73 wrote:...Like many I enjoyed the first game, but no I won't be buying the sequel. Ever.

Snap :toot: .

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by Rudolphin » Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:57 pm

Yup. strawberry float this game.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:02 am

I was super excited for this and had it pre-ordered at a decent price from Amazon (£37) but I've just cancelled and it's now relegated to a Boomerang rental.

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PostRe: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - A whole new reason to not buy SoW (that ISN'T lootbox related!)
by Saint of Killers » Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:16 pm

Shelob (and Gollum) were the real heroes of LotR: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... dow-of-war

Before reading that: Wasn't planning to play it on launch.

After reading that: Won't be playing it ever. Not even when it hits 50%+ sale.

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by Rudolphin » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:08 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Shelob (and Gollum) were the real heroes of LotR: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... dow-of-war

Before reading that: Wasn't planning to play it on launch.

After reading that: Won't be playing it ever. Not even when it hits 50%+ sale.


That is the longest, most convoluted reason ever given for putting more tits in a videogame. So, congrats I suppose?

What a load of wank.

EDIT: I did like this comment:

Because if it was a dude, he'd be called Helob.

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by Hexx » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:54 pm

Saint of Killers wrote:Shelob (and Gollum) were the real heroes of LotR: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017- ... dow-of-war

Before reading that: Wasn't planning to play it on launch.

After reading that: Won't be playing it ever. Not even when it hits 50%+ sale.


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by Hime » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:50 pm

After a surprise hit this is a lesson in how to strawberry float up a sequel :lol:

I couldn't really care less, the nemesis system is massively overhyped and added nothing to the game for me. I found it annoying that the strawberry floaters didn't die permantly.

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by TV Dinner » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:05 pm

Shelob was the giant spider right? I don't recall anything in the books indicating that she's anything else than a giant spider.

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by Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:22 pm

Memento Mori wrote:Shelob was the giant spider right? I don't recall anything in the books indicating that she's anything else than a giant spider.


Yeah, pretty much because shes just a giant spider

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by Gemini73 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:37 pm

Not so much annoyed they've changed Shelob into a woman, more that they've changed her at all.

Seriously WB, just strawberry float off you utter cretins. :lol:

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by Saint of Killers » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:07 am

The only similarity is that she's a she. I don't mind their taking LotR and expanding what it was originally, primarily because it isn't canon, but the excuse they've used to justify it is laughable. Why not just go with She's one of the oldest inhabitants of Middle-earth and so it made sense to include her. Why is she a woman? No real convoluted, bullshit reason. We just thought it was kinda cool whilst also thinking it would appeal to those who we think will primarily play our game.

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by Rudolphin » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:13 am

Saint of Killers wrote:The only similarity is that she's a she. I don't mind their taking LotR and expanding what it was originally, primarily because it isn't canon, but the excuse they've used to justify it is laughable. Why not just go with She's one of the oldest inhabitants of Middle-earth and so it made sense to include her. Why is she a woman? No real convoluted, bullshit reason. We just thought it was kinda cool whilst also thinking it would appeal to those who we think will primarily play our game.


Ie, tits.

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PostRe: Middle-earth: Shadow of War - A whole new reason to not buy SoW (that ISN'T lootbox related!)
by Partridge Iciclebubbles » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:02 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:The only similarity is that she's a she. I don't mind their taking LotR and expanding what it was originally, primarily because it isn't canon, but the excuse they've used to justify it is laughable. Why not just go with She's one of the oldest inhabitants of Middle-earth and so it made sense to include her. Why is she a woman? No real convoluted, bullshit reason. We just thought it was kinda cool whilst also thinking it would appeal to those who we think will primarily play our game.


Ie, tits.


When I first read LoTR and Gollum was say "she will help us precious", I assumed he was leading Frodo and Sam to some powerful witch that he was friendly with.

Maybe WB stopped reading at that point... ;)

It's a very odd move and I agree with Taf, there is no reason to do it other than tits. Which still isn't a great reason, they could always add in a massive titted female enemy and also keep the giant spider.

The change in lore isn't much of an issue though, SoM wasn't very faithful to the canon and was a fun game. SoW sounds like it is just going to be lootboxes, tits and bullshit.

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by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:29 am

Correct me if Im wrong here, but the books do indicate that she is more than a spider. She definitely isnt a semi-sexy woman, but shes an old spirit on the level of Balrogs and Wizards who has chosen to take the form of a bad bastard arachnid. If its not in the primary text it is for sure in the apendices.

Still not a woman, but not a 'big spider'.

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by Rudolphin » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:32 am

Gently-Parted Ringpiece wrote:Correct me if Im wrong here, but the books do indicate that she is more than a spider. She definitely isnt a semi-sexy woman, but shes an old spirit on the level of Balrogs and Wizards who has chosen to take the form of a bad bastard arachnid. If its not in the primary text it is for sure in the apendices.

Still not a woman, but not a 'big spider'.


The Eurogamer article states that her sire was this, a spirit who chose the form of a big ass spider, but it seems to be unclear...


What the strawberry float am I writing. It's a shitty decision based on ambiguity in the books and is completely out of keeping with the setting.

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by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:34 am

I didnt like the lame elf ghost gooseberry fool from the first game, but this spirit woman wank does fit right along with that.

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