Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Might as Well Be the Next Assassin’s Creed

Posted: January 24, 2014 by Areeb Fazli in Games

Tech

Judging from the tenor and lowdown of this grim-voiced Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor walkthrough, it’s going to be a game that shares the name and little else with Professor Tolkien’s forbidding, technophobic fantasy-verse. I’m not sure any of that matters, mind you. I’m convinced at this point that I’ll go to my grave having never played the Middle-earth game I imagined playing as a kid (and that Iron Crown Enterprises’ superlative Middle-earth Role Playing system, now long behind us, probably came closest to being). And I’m okay with that.

But fair warning: if rangers that can scrabble up the sides of anything quick as Altaïr Ibn-La’Ahad or shift in and out of that gasping special effect Peter Jackson conjured in his films to make putting on the ring seem more dramatic make you wonder why they bother using the license at all, look away, because this is Middle-earth through…

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