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Monkeyball
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(10-10-2017, 01:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by SlasherJPC

Bought gold edition, put in season pass code, gave me a copy of the game and no season pass. Uttt ohhhhh.

These screens with gold crap... gaming woooo!
drotahorror
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(10-10-2017, 01:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lucifon

Huh, the loot stays for me after death. Also SoM didn't have loot.

The runes in SoM were absolutely loot.

We really gonna argue semantics on what loot is?

To me, loot is your prize for doing something in a game. In SoM killing captains gave me loot AKA runes.
M1nion
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(10-10-2017, 01:57 PM)
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Woooooooo!!!!!!! Finally!
wesleyshark
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(10-10-2017, 02:16 PM)

Originally Posted by drotahorror

The runes in SoM were absolutely loot.

We really gonna argue semantics on what loot is?

To me, loot is your prize for doing something in a game. In SoM killing captains gave me loot AKA runes.

I didn't consider the runes in SoM loot. Just physical icon representations of upgrades for the same weapons.
black070
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(10-10-2017, 02:16 PM)
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Quick and dirty Pro comparison:
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The game looks stunning in motion by the way.
Alexious
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(10-10-2017, 02:27 PM)
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For some reason, the 4K Cinematic Pack doesn't seem to be available on Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC...While it's available on PSN and Steam. What gives?
esmith08734
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(10-10-2017, 02:27 PM)
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I am guessing you need to play the original first?
hipsterpants
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(10-10-2017, 02:28 PM)
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So nemesis difficulty is the way to go? Only played for about ~40 minutes so no problem restarting.
Impulsor
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(10-10-2017, 02:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by esmith08734

I am guessing you need to play the original first?

Not at all, the story is pretty crap anyways. Watch scenes on youtube and you're set.
black070
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(10-10-2017, 02:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by esmith08734

I am guessing you need to play the original first?

Theres a recap at the start of the game.
hank_tree
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(10-10-2017, 02:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by esmith08734

I am guessing you need to play the original first?

Not at all. The story is the original is hot trash. The less you know, the better.
BoogieWoogie
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(10-10-2017, 02:39 PM)
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I probably know the answer to this, but you can't rename your orcs once you've got them can you, like XCom?
Maximus P
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(10-10-2017, 02:43 PM)
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I used to be unbeatable on Shadow of Mordor. I'm dying alot on this. Last fucking Uruk adapted to 2 of my moves which made him almost impossible to kill, and to add salt into the wound the son of a bitch decided to humiliate me by walking away and laughing at me rather than finish me off.
WetPotatoBread
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(10-10-2017, 02:44 PM)
So how do you save the game? I keep spawning at some random camp.
benzopil
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(10-10-2017, 02:47 PM)
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The game is so good. Shadow of Mordor feels like a demo now.
Hyun Sai
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(10-10-2017, 02:49 PM)
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Is the story good in this one ?
Lucreto
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(10-10-2017, 02:49 PM)
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Do you get any special equipment or anything from playing the first game?
texhnolyze
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(10-10-2017, 02:49 PM)
How do I deal with much higher-leveled orcs?

Like, I'm level 4 and I'm ambushed by a level 12, most of my hits miss.
nynt9
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(10-10-2017, 02:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by texhnolyze

How do I deal with much higher-leveled orcs?

Like, I'm level 4 and I'm ambushed by a level 12, most of my hits miss.

Try different techniques. Use the glaive, vault over them, if you have an execution use that, use wraith stun (tap the wraith drain button) and get in a few hits, shoot them with arrows, lure them to a barrel and shoot the barrel with arrows, give them the slip then stealth stab them... there are a lot of options.
SlasherJPC
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(10-10-2017, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by benzopil

The game is so good. Shadow of Mordor feels like a demo now.

Like it was a proof of concept.
BoogieWoogie
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(10-10-2017, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hyun Sai

Is the story good in this one ?

Hahahaha no.
Lashley
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(10-10-2017, 02:55 PM)
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Downloading the 4k cut scenes and textures then I'll finally play
texhnolyze
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(10-10-2017, 02:56 PM)

Originally Posted by nynt9

Try different techniques. Use the glaive, vault over them, if you have an execution use that, use wraith stun (tap the wraith drain button) and get in a few hits, shoot them with arrows, lure them to a barrel and shoot the barrel with arrows, give them the slip then stealth stab them... there are a lot of options.

I've barely learned anything. There are some floating tips for the button combination moves but I could catch them most of the times.
heringer
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(10-10-2017, 02:58 PM)
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Does the game feel like Lord of the Rings? How is the soundtrack?

Also, did they change the controls from Mordor? I hated that I couldn't run and move the camera at the same time (since you had to hold A). Why do something like this?
wesleyshark
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(10-10-2017, 03:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Maximus P

I used to be unbeatable on Shadow of Mordor. I'm dying alot on this. Last fucking Uruk adapted to 2 of my moves which made him almost impossible to kill, and to add salt into the wound the son of a bitch decided to humiliate me by walking away and laughing at me rather than finish me off.

I'm sorry but that's freaking amazing hahaha
SexyFish
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(10-10-2017, 03:05 PM)
Any videos of performance on regular PS4?
TheGreenArrow
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(10-10-2017, 03:06 PM)
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Trying to decide whether to get this or Evil Within 2. Both look so good.
dancegrenade
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(10-10-2017, 03:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheGreenArrow

Trying to decide whether to get this or Evil Within 2. Both look so good.

Man I fucking forgot that is coming out this week.
Zojirushi
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(10-10-2017, 03:08 PM)

Originally Posted by heringer

Does the game feel like Lord of the Rings? How is the soundtrack?

Also, did they change the controls from Mordor? I hated that I couldn't run and move the camera at the same time (since you had to hold A). Why do something like this?

Be ready for people to tell you to use that ridiculous "claw grip" lol
witness
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(10-10-2017, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rowsdower

I've had the game since friday and put in around 35 hours (jesus), you guys are in for a treat. Still in Act 2, but already in my Top5 for the year.

Lots of cool nemesis story so far, favorite one: I stumble across this mystic assassin orc WAY above my level and it takes me around fifteen minutes to take him down using a graug, drakes, and lots of sappers that I can call in as a set bonus of an equipped legendary gear set. As I dominate him, naturally I cannot recruit him since his level is too high, so I shame him to level him down.

Next time I meet him: he ambushes me, only his level is even higher and he does this speech that he embraced my shaming and feels even prouder because of it (he has, at this point, my hand mark tattoed all across his body). So i beat him again and shame him again, and this time he becomes "deranged" and a blubbering idiot. Using SUPER shame, a special shaming skill aquired later, his level is supposed to go down drastically, but of course that doesn't happen and he becomes a "dangerous maniac" , an even stronger, but mentally impaired, version of himself.

Since then he ambushes me time and time again, blubbers unintelligible gibbberish, and fucks my world up. I love him.

This is an amazing story, I love it.
MAX PAYMENT
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(10-10-2017, 03:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zojirushi

Be ready for people to tell you to use that ridiculous "claw grip" lol

I couldn't associate with people that claw in public.
SlasherJPC
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(10-10-2017, 03:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by heringer

Does the game feel like Lord of the Rings? How is the soundtrack?

Also, did they change the controls from Mordor? I hated that I couldn't run and move the camera at the same time (since you had to hold A). Why do something like this?

Yes it def feels more LOTRs in every way.

Running is still hold a.
BrassDragon
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(10-10-2017, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hyun Sai

Is the story good in this one ?

The open world is great fun but man... the poorly structured narrative is such a let down. The character motivations and conflicts are very sketchy, made even more complicated by the (on the surface) interesting idea that Talion and Celebrimbor have opposing agendas. Unfortunately this means you're doing missions with only a vague idea why you're supposed to give a damn as a player. You'll be watching a lot of portentous dialogue of people rubbing against each other without caring which side gets their way / betrays the other / whatever. Shelob as a story axis still makes no sense to me. I'm sure someone can patiently fill in the blanks with a lot of explanation but I'd rather just have a story engine that runs on its own momentum and energy without requiring meta-knowledge.

Coming off games like The Witcher III, Horizon Zero Dawn and Divinity OS 2, games that have a very organic relationship between what the protagonist cares about and what you as a player are doing moment to moment, the shortcomings are glaring to me.
Baldwin_the_First
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(10-10-2017, 03:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by black070

Quick and dirty Pro comparison:
Favour Resolution

Favour Quality


The game looks stunning in motion by the way.

Im on phone, cant see the difference, which one would you say is best?
drotahorror
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(10-10-2017, 03:31 PM)
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Are Shelob memories broken on PC? Every time I complete one it acts like there's going to be a cutscene, it will show something for a second or two, then the audio will pop and it goes back to gameplay.
black070
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(10-10-2017, 03:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Baldwin_the_First

Im on phone, cant see the difference, which one would you say is best?

Favour resolution looks great on my 4K display and havenít encountered any framerate issues yet.
Baldwin_the_First
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(10-10-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by black070

Favour resolution looks great on my 4K display and havenít encountered any framerate issues yet.

Oh alright, I have a 1080p TV, so Im guessing me going with favoring quality is the better choice. Thanks
TheGrizz
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(10-10-2017, 03:34 PM)
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Is this game 4k/HDR ready for PS4 Pro? Debating getting this game to compliment my new 4k tv purchase :)
Rowsdower
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(10-10-2017, 03:43 PM)

Originally Posted by BrassDragon

The open world is great fun but man... the poorly structured narrative is such a let down. The character motivations and conflicts are very sketchy, made even more complicated by the (on the surface) interesting idea that Talion and Celebrimbor have opposing agendas. Unfortunately this means you're doing missions with only a vague idea why you're supposed to give a damn as a player. You'll be watching a lot of portentous dialogue of people rubbing against each other without caring which side gets their way / betrays the other / whatever. Shelob as a story axis still makes no sense to me. I'm sure someone can patiently fill in the blanks with a lot of explanation but I'd rather just have a story engine that runs on its own momentum and energy without requiring meta-knowledge.

Coming off games like The Witcher III, Horizon Zero Dawn and Divinity OS 2, games that have a very organic relationship between what the protagonist cares about and what you as a player are doing moment to moment, the shortcomings are glaring to me.

Yeah, if you're not invested in Tolkien Lore you're gonna have a hard time with the main storylines. You better know what Nazghul are or what a Palantir does. The in-game index is extensive and accessible enough, but still.

I enjoyed the smaller, self-contained storylines like the Bruz one though. Basically, this game is still about the personal stories generated by the Nemesis System.
PeregrinSe7en
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(10-10-2017, 03:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by benzopil

Trophy guide by PowerPyx btw

He got a platinum trophy in 4 days

dayum that was fast lol
texhnolyze
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(10-10-2017, 03:57 PM)
I like the randomness of the gameplay loop so far. Everything can go wrong in a matter of seconds. From pursuing a main target to get chased by 3 of captains/generals.

Fleet_of_Foot
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(10-10-2017, 03:57 PM)
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Anyone playing on a regular Xbox One - how does it run?
ChaosZeroX
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(10-10-2017, 04:07 PM)

Originally Posted by PeregrinSe7en

dayum that was fast lol

I was reading through the list and it seems pretty simple. No trophy is missable as far as I can see.
Rolfgang
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(10-10-2017, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rowsdower

Yeah, if you're not invested in Tolkien Lore you're gonna have a hard time with the main storylines. You better know what Nazghul are or what a Palantir does. The in-game index is extensive and accessible enough, but still.

Anyone who watched the movies will probably get the gist of most of the stuff presented in the game, I think.
The ๖ۜBronx
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(10-10-2017, 04:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by Rowsdower

You better know what Nazghul are or what a Palantir does.

People that watched the movies should know what the Nazghul are.
Fliesen
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(10-10-2017, 04:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Skade

There's the exact same system in Mad Max. And it was before BoTW.

So no, they indeed lifted the system from another game. But i doubt Zelda is the one since Mad Max is a WB game.

Oh, that's right! I totally forgot about the binoculars in Mad Max, good point.
noomi
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(10-10-2017, 04:29 PM)
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So what is this optional 4k video pack on ps4/xb1?

Higher res textures or something?

*edit*

Just found it lol:

The 4K Cinematic Pack renders cinematics at 4K resolution.
Experience the epic story of the Bright Lord and the war for Mordor brought to life in breathtaking detail.

Alter_Fridge
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(10-10-2017, 04:30 PM)
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Attempted Mordor had me ROTFLOL Weird Al style
TheBowen
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(10-10-2017, 04:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Maximus P

I used to be unbeatable on Shadow of Mordor. I'm dying alot on this. Last fucking Uruk adapted to 2 of my moves which made him almost impossible to kill, and to add salt into the wound the son of a bitch decided to humiliate me by walking away and laughing at me rather than finish me off.

Only in my first three hours, but yeah the game really kicks your balls against higher level of a

You really have to mix up tactics of stealth killing, sword fighting, grabs, arrows, explosives, beasts, etc to really be effective

Also you get so much silver and gold and orc recruits it's rididiculous

Honestly the loot boxes is so dumb because you don't need them at all ( from what I can tell)

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