- 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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Feb 8, 2015I waited two months to buy this game because I knew it would released with countless flaws on last-gen. I waited for an update to beI waited two months to buy this game because I knew it would released with countless flaws on last-gen. I waited for an update to be announced. Once it came out, I purchased the game for Xbox 360. And you know what? I was not disappointed. The graphics may not be nearly as pretty as they are on next-gen versions, but this game is an action-packed feast. If you love the Batman Arkham series and Assassin's Creed, you'll LOVE this game. Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor takes inspiration from Batman Arkham's combat mechanics and Assassin's Creed's parkour mechanics and molds them into a beautifully crafted masterpiece. The nemesis system is also a very impressive concept, as it makes the world feel much more dynamic and alive.
The game was surprisingly violent compared to other works based on the Tolkien universe. The combat is excellent, and you feel quite satisfied and powerful seeing a bunch of Orcs flee in horror as you brutalize their captain before their eyes.
Needles to say, if you haven't played this game, you are seriously missing out on an awesome experience.… Expand
Mar 19, 2015A very enjoyable romp thru Mordor. I bought it the same time as Dragon age inquisition, which I completed first, so only completed the mainA very enjoyable romp thru Mordor. I bought it the same time as Dragon age inquisition, which I completed first, so only completed the main game today. I have to say it grew on me as i persevered with it. I thought it might get repetitive but the missions and locations were interesting enough to keep my interest. All in all I sunk about 45 hours into it so good value. The missions were fun, combat developed well as you got stronger and the story was good. Great game. The only issues on the 360 were load times and the blocky graphics which gradually seemed to render, just like Dragon Age actually.… Expand
Sep 8, 2015This game deserves much higher than the current rating on Metacritic. While this game is not perfect, I am having a wonderful time in theThis game deserves much higher than the current rating on Metacritic. While this game is not perfect, I am having a wonderful time in the open world, It helps if you have watched the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit trilogy to make sense of some of what is happening. I also found the Nemesis menu a wonderful addition to targeted assassinations of bosses. Finally the leveling up was fun and engaging without being overwhelming.
A few problems with the game is the detail of the graphics. I could tell this game is pushing the processing power just to run on my 360. Loading from menus and many other functions seemed sluggish and took away from the fast paced action I wanted to lose myself in. It seems that as the xbox 360 has aged the games just seem to take that much longer to load. Shadow of Mordor suffers from slow loading and auto-saves that take the enjoyment out of the adventure...but only slightly.
Final Judgment: Worth a trip to gamestop to buy for $20 (the price I paid). Do not expect next gen level graphics or quick load times. Overall I would recommend this game to fans of Darksiders, Batman, and Assassin Creed. The game is fresh and original but shares many of the same elements found in these other games.… Expand
Nov 19, 2014This game has the genuine feeling that it was not meant for this last-gen console. Though many of its elements seem like they could have theThis game has the genuine feeling that it was not meant for this last-gen console. Though many of its elements seem like they could have the potential to be amazing, its obvious that the 360's software just is not strong enough. It feels like a stripped down port that was made simply so that last gen users didn't feel left out. The nemesis system is stripped down compared to the Xbox One and PS4, the textures in the environments are messy and constantly messing up, and the constant load times is insanely annoying. It's quite obvious that this is technically a great game, just not on this system. Do yourself a favor and save up for next gen before you buy it.… Expand
Nov 23, 2014the only positive thing about this game is the combo moves. the graphics are terrible and they look like yore playing on a big back tv. ithe only positive thing about this game is the combo moves. the graphics are terrible and they look like yore playing on a big back tv. i played for 20 mins and i could no longer stomach the graphics.… Expand
Mar 17, 2015Please do not publish these games on old-gen consoles if you are not capable to run it. If i gotta wait 5 seconds for map to open, and anotherPlease do not publish these games on old-gen consoles if you are not capable to run it. If i gotta wait 5 seconds for map to open, and another 5 seconds to turn back to game on 2014-15, than this game is really flawed. No execuses. I dont care about texture quality because its old gen, but that lag means you failed and expecting people to pay full retail price to it. Something fundementally wrong this game on old-gen, please take a look a gameplay video before buy.… Expand
Oct 5, 2015WARNING! WARNING! - Please read. Poor Port.
I agree with Bert2e. I just got xbox live sale for $11. NOT WORTH IT! You know the Dragon AgeWARNING! WARNING! - Please read. Poor Port.
I agree with Bert2e. I just got xbox live sale for $11. NOT WORTH IT!
You know the Dragon Age Inquistion port? Some bad textures and renderderings, some horrible pop-ins, BUT all in all DA:I was fun and looked good enough all was forgiven. NOT IN SHADOW OF MORDOR! IT IS THE WORST PORT YET! Worst part is i dont believe it had to be. Simply put, it was poorly optimized. No excuses!
This is so sad because ive played on a PS4 and it's so great! Ppl will say that at least the combat in xbox 360 port is intact. Yes and no. Yes, all the combos are there, but does it matter when the combat is no longer fluid? Youll stutter through your combos clipping through walls and stabbing a textureless war chief whose lips never sync up to audio.
And in a massive open world game where youll be accessing the menus every few minutes for navigation and upgrades, the 10 sec load in and load out times for pause menus is a NIGHTMARE!
DO NOT BUY PLEASE! Let them know this kind of port is NOT OK!
Those giving this a 10 are just trying to level out the low score. No one on earth thinks this is perfect. Or even good. Just maybe passable. Maybe, but only because there no game breaking bug i know of. You can finish the game, but god, why would you want to :'(
RIP Shadows of Mordor XBox 360 port.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!… Expand