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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: 9 out of 57
  2. Negative: 41 out of 57
  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. Feb 11, 2015
    5
    This is one of the worst ports I've seen, barely playable. Among the issues: bad framerate, hilarious pop in textures, glitched sound, oneThis is one of the worst ports I've seen, barely playable. Among the issues: bad framerate, hilarious pop in textures, glitched sound, one glitched sidequest, terrible graphics, too many loading screens. Definitely not worth buying if you can get it on PS4. The game itself is pretty good, the nemesis and enemy breeding system is quite a nice breath of fresh air. However it's nothing extraordinary in my opinion, Assassin's creed 2 and brotherhood did the job much better, they had better locations and parkour elements (in here you only have 2 landscapes: wasteland, jungle). Story is good, finishers are awesome, and overall it's pretty fun to play. From a gameplay point of view it deserves something between 7.5 and 8. The PS3 port however deserves a 5 at best, and I'm a forgiving gamer, if you're too quircky about technical issues then this is not for you, you're gonna have a bad time. Expand
  4. Nov 21, 2014
    1
    This is a joke. I was watching some "PS3" gameplay on youtube, and it looked extremely similar to that on the PS4 so I went ahead andThis is a joke. I was watching some "PS3" gameplay on youtube, and it looked extremely similar to that on the PS4 so I went ahead and pre-ordered it. After they delayed it for three months it was finally released; and what an awful piece of **** it was. The graphics LITERARY looked like a PS2 game, the resolution was about 480p and the framerate drops to around 10fps and sticks at around 25fps normally. Character models ping into the air at random occasions, animations will jolt and start and then speed up and then slow down and then stop as your character starts sinking through the world. I have been scammed, and I will not forgive WB or Monolith for any of this bullcrap 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
    Don't settle for the guy that says "it'll be patched" or "Its only the first day". This is above anything else, absolutely inexcusable for aDon't settle for the guy that says "it'll be patched" or "Its only the first day". This is above anything else, absolutely inexcusable for a professional game release. Graphics are laggy and look pre-alpha quality, sound cuts out intermittently and I too got this awful static/wraith sound that I couldn't manage to get rid of. And it takes forever to go from the normal gameplay to the pause menu.

    This is without a doubt, absolutely unplayable. For the record this is the first game that I have EVER actually returned and not sold back. I was quite adamant with the store about getting my money back as this product is absolutely unuseable.

    it really is a shame, was looking forward to this quite a bit, I will be purchasing a PC copy of it now.
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