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  • Summary: Fight your way through Mordor and reveal the truth of the spirit that compels you, discover the origins of the Rings of Power, build your legend and ultimately confront the evil of Sauron in this new story of Middle-earth.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 53
  2. Negative: 39 out of 53
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    Listen, it's not perfect. But there are things called patches. One was released today and fixed a MAJOR amount of bugs in the game. ScreenListen, it's not perfect. But there are things called patches. One was released today and fixed a MAJOR amount of bugs in the game. Screen tearing is down like 90 percent, texture load properly, and although mouth animations are a little stilted along with others, this can AND WILL be fixed. That is the joy of these games; you get to see a **** port evolve to a good port. The game is very playable contrary to popular belief, and yes i recommend, but wait a little bit if you dont want any bugs. Overall i give a 7/10 but im trying to bring the scores up. Expand
  2. Nov 21, 2014
    8
    I think this is a great gam, that could be a fantastic game. I gave it an 8. Yes there's no denying that the gamehas bugs-o-plenty. AmbientI think this is a great gam, that could be a fantastic game. I gave it an 8. Yes there's no denying that the gamehas bugs-o-plenty. Ambient sounds are off, can hear enemies when there are none, about to die panting never goes away, etc. Etc. If we give up on the game, why would they fix it? If we report the bugs and support the developpers, then we all win. Yes $60 is a bit high for such a buggy game; it's a business and the bottom line counts though, we all need to accept that. I don't know about you but I didn't use my grocery money for this game, I used some disposable income that I put aside for gaming.

    I feel that the gameplay itself is fantastic. Identifying captains through interogation? Awesome. Fighting endless Orcs and Uruks to weaken the armies of Sauron? Awesome. Fleshing out the history of Mordor and the Orcs? Awesome.

    The graphics are nothing special but I don't care. I don't feel I need to see every hair of my avatar's beard individually to enjoy my gaming experience.

    The constant menu changes do get annoying, but that's the reality of the system they put in place in the game I think.

    Overall I enjoy this game immensely and hope to see it grow and improve over time. I can tell you I definetely won't be getting any DLC until the bugs are fixed though.
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  3. Dec 27, 2014
    6
    HORRIBLE PORT! at the beginning later after 1.01 and 1.02 the game is playable! i've spent at-least fourteen hours with the game! I LOVE IT!HORRIBLE PORT! at the beginning later after 1.01 and 1.02 the game is playable! i've spent at-least fourteen hours with the game! I LOVE IT! its not perfect but its not bad either! my biggest gripe is the loading screens! there's one for the menu to the map! it SUCKS! but it doesn't bother me to much. if you have the option get it on PS4. But if you don't want to hash out four-hundred plus bucks then this port is alright! Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2014
    1
    Totally unplayable game , i beg you not to waste your money like we did and save to get a ps4 or an xboxone , this is by far the worst lookingTotally unplayable game , i beg you not to waste your money like we did and save to get a ps4 or an xboxone , this is by far the worst looking game i have ever played on the ps3,and i'm pretty sure that the ps3 is capable of more, this game only shows the laziness and the greed of the devs. Expand
  5. Nov 18, 2014
    1
    Terrible. Unplayable. Pretty sure Jack and Daxter on PS2 had better graphics than this game. I feel so ripped off. Do not buy for PS3Terrible. Unplayable. Pretty sure Jack and Daxter on PS2 had better graphics than this game. I feel so ripped off. Do not buy for PS3 . Expand
  6. Dec 5, 2014
    0
    Completely unplayable. This is a prime example of a pure cash-grab. This should never have been released. After playing only 5 minutes andCompletely unplayable. This is a prime example of a pure cash-grab. This should never have been released. After playing only 5 minutes and then waiting almost 10 minutes for a load screen that never did load anything I backed out and realized I had been suckered.
    Don't get suckered, stay way from this game.
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  7. Nov 19, 2014
    0
    I am doing everything in my power to get this game returned, which is sad. I really like the game. The combat is generally fun and the NemesisI am doing everything in my power to get this game returned, which is sad. I really like the game. The combat is generally fun and the Nemesis system shows promise even limited on PS3. If it were just that it had bad graphics (even unreasonably bad graphics) this wouldn't be a big deal. Unfortunately, the bugs with this game make it unplayable. This is an embarrassment. It takes more than 5 seconds to load the pause menu or return from the pause menu to gameplay. That alone is unforgivable as I've never in my life experienced a significant load time for a pause menu. Even still, I manage to ignore it and all the ugliness and choppiness for about 4 hours. Then when the low frame rate gave me a disadvantage against a certain enemy type because I couldn't dodge well enough, and when the sound came to a very literal screeching death, I had to throw in the towel. These problems are not limitation of the system - I've seen better looking open world games on PS3 and sound problems like this are problems that shouldn't exist ever in a purchased game - but simply due to laziness on the developer's part. I very much want to play this game, but I have been so offended by the audacity to release and charge consumers full price for this p.o.s. that I likely won't buy a working version for a different system. Expand

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