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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 47
  2. Negative: 37 out of 47
  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. Nov 24, 2014
    4
    What happens when a great game concept is given to a **** developer that's all greed and no backbone? You get Middle Earth: Shadow of MordorWhat happens when a great game concept is given to a **** developer that's all greed and no backbone? You get Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor for the PS3, that's what. This was an obvious attempt to sour sentiments toward the "Last Gen" consoles for those who still favor them above the over-hyped "Current Gen." The fact is that there are already better looking, better running, just better made games already on the PS3 and XBox 360.

    I made the same mistake others have made of believing that the extra month of "polishing" was meant to optimize this game for the system I own, but it was clearly meant to sabotage instead. There's nothing wrong with my or any old console, they run better made games just fine.

    This will be the last game I buy at full price from this developer. While it's clear that they are capable of putting out decent product as evidenced by the lauded release on newer consoles, I refuse to be burned again by their shameless greed.

    I intend to play this game to 100% completion just to spite Monolith. Then when they later release the inevitable "Complete Edition" maybe I'll by that on Steam for 5 bucks since I've pretty much already payed for it anyway.
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  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
    I'm so disappointed with this game. I've played this game on the ps4 of my brother, and as I don't have yet a ps4 I bought this in the preI'm so disappointed with this game. I've played this game on the ps4 of my brother, and as I don't have yet a ps4 I bought this in the pre order, in order to get a little of the ps4 game. I was not wanting a game like the next gen, but this is **** Although the graphics, the nemesis system, the dull IA, what is really pissing me off is the frame rate issue. Its unplayable, and I'm not being a hater. I'm really hoping a patch to fix this. At least to fix the frame rate issue. Because, if they can bring us a playable game, simply don't bring us a game. Expand
  6. Nov 30, 2014
    0
    Interestingly enough the only good reviews (with 10's, which is ridiculous) are from one time "reviewers" which means it's from the companyInterestingly enough the only good reviews (with 10's, which is ridiculous) are from one time "reviewers" which means it's from the company who made the port.
    The game is barely playable. I really wanted to like this game but the audio is unbearable, the loadings are long and everywhere. Don't even dare press start, you'll regret it every time you do.
    The animations are rubbish.
    Don't even get me started on the graphics... they're horrible, even the first Uncharted had better graphics and it's one of the first games on ps3.
    No amount of patches are going to save this port, and of course they aren't even going to try and release any patch, since it costs them money.
    Either buy for current gen consoles or pc. Don't even bother buying for ps3 or xbox360.
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  7. Nov 18, 2014
    0
    This game isn't even finished! The Uurks don't even open their mouths when they talk and the graphics look like somebody went around andThis game isn't even finished! The Uurks don't even open their mouths when they talk and the graphics look like somebody went around and smeared mud on everything. Within 20 minutes of starting the game A glitch occurred where all I could hear was a woman breathing loudly no matter what I was doing. This game needs to be fixed immediately or Warner brothers had better start giving out refunds.DONT BUY Expand

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