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

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by Brerlappin » Tue Oct 10, 2017 4:47 pm

Fantastic work Jawa :lol:

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by BID0 » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:09 pm

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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

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by Harry Bizzle » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:22 pm

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.

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by jiggles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:01 am

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.

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by jiggles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:00 am

Took some snaps of the PC version in Ansel (not the game's photo mode).

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by Harry Bizzle » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:49 am

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.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:36 am

Still sprints like a massive twat doesn't he.

Fabian Delph is a banana split.

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by Albear » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:58 am

You getting 60fps Jiggles?

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by Boo! » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:02 pm

jiggles wrote:It looks great on PC.
It looks like gooseberry fool to me even with the hd textures on.

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by Glowy69 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 pm

"Like gooseberry fool"

Okay m8

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by jiggles » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:06 pm

Albear wrote:You getting 60fps Jiggles?


About 80-100fps

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by Boo! » Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:32 pm

Glowy69 wrote:"Like gooseberry fool"

Okay m8


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

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by Skippy » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:02 pm

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

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by Tafdolphin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:57 am

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.

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by Rubix » Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:55 am

Are the loot boxes effecting your playthroughs?

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by Glowy69 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:05 am

Rubix wrote:Are the loot boxes effecting your playthroughs?


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

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by Boo! » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:05 am

Anyone else have trouble running in this? My character randomly pulls away in the wrong direction all the time.

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by Buffalo » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:20 pm

You’ve hurt his feelings by telling him how gooseberry fool his game looks.

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by Brerlappin » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:20 pm

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.

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

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