Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition Announced

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment announces Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition, an expanded version of Monolith's Tolkien-inspired action game coming to Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 3 in North America on May 5th. Here's word on what this adds to the original game:
Featuring the innovative Nemesis System, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Game of the Year Edition expands on the critically-acclaimed original title, which includes the main game and all currently available downloadable content (DLC) packs, allowing fans to experience hours of added gameplay and content including:

  • Story Packs: The Lord of The Hunt and The Bright Lord
  • Skins: The Dark Ranger, Captain of the Watch, Lord of the Hunt, The Bright Lord, Power of Shadow and Lithariel Skins
  • Runes: Hidden Blade, Deadly Archer, Flame of Anor, Rising Storm, Orc Slayer, Defiant to the End, Elven Grace, Ascendant, One with Nature
  • Missions: Guardians of the Flaming Eye, The Berserks and The Skull Crushers Warband Missions
  • Challenge Modes: Test of Power, Test of Speed, Test of Wisdom, Endless Challenge, Test of the Wild, Test of the Ring, Test of Defiance Challenge Modes
  • Additional Features: Photo Mode

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May 1, 2015, 13:01
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harlock wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 16:50:
Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:33:
Mordor is more fun if you aren't a pro player.

oh youre a pro player? you make a living playing video games? thats your profession?

and you still find time to talk to all the little people? WOW
You are taking this a little too personally I think. I didn't say I was pro. I said it is more fun if you aren't a pro. You don't have to personally be something to know it impacts your enjoyment.

Simple example: "Pleasant Meadows golf course is a great course, but it isn't very challenging and a pro player would get very bored with the lack of interesting slopes and angles." -could be said by an average golfer who simply recognizes the lack of challenge for pro golfers.

Edit: the two comments below are quite sarcastic and unhelpful and personally directed. I was just giving my opinion before. If I offended you, does that make it right to derail the talk by going after me? I wasn't try to lump you into someone "unskilled noob" group...apologies if my opinion on Mordor has struck such a chord.

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harlock wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 16:50:
Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:33:
Mordor is more fun if you aren't a pro player.

oh youre a pro player? you make a living playing video games? thats your profession?

and you still find time to talk to all the little people? WOW

I'm too pro to enjoy things, I simply tear them down and belittle people who enjoy them. I'm so pro I don't even have to play games, I turn them on and win automatically. I'm so pro that I only came here to tell you what a bunch of scrubs you are for actually playing games. Losers.
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Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:33:
Mordor is more fun if you aren't a pro player.

oh youre a pro player? you make a living playing video games? thats your profession?

and you still find time to talk to all the little people? WOW
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Apr 30, 2015, 16:14
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Also considering it's SP only, there's no rush on getting it.
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Apr 30, 2015, 16:11
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Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:39:
Of course it was as your followup clearly demonstrates. You don't really address your own failings in recognizing that the game actually has methods of making it more difficult either.
I have trouble addressing my failings because of a troubled childhood.

But seriously, true you can disable the prompts. But the combat still slows down and still is quite obvious in what buttons to press and when. It's not like you can turn the combat into a fast-paced DmC or Bayonetta or something. Hiding the prompts didn't change much for me.
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Apr 30, 2015, 15:40
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Apr 30, 2015, 15:40
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Hmm ok cool, thanks for the input, it sounds like it can wait for a sale then.
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Apr 30, 2015, 14:25
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Apr 30, 2015, 14:25
 
Personally, I would wait until it's super cheap Verno.

Neither DLC exists in the main world, they sideload their own map and own character with skills/runes you didn't pick... so none of your current progress applies to them in any way (oh you had runes? too bad)... which is really lame.

The Lord of the Hunt one was short, like 3 hours and TBH... kinda pointless. The mounted combat is ok, but really it's just a spammy mess. The Bright Lord is definitely worth playing, they add a few nice gameplay features... but I definitely don't think it's worth paying this GOTY price for it if you've already beaten the main story.
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Apr 30, 2015, 13:33
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So how is the DLC for this? Is the GOTY edition warranted or should I just wait until its super cheap?
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Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:39:
Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:33:
Yes, I suppose it did sound condescending. It wasn't my intent.

Of course it was as your followup clearly demonstrates. You don't really address your own failings in recognizing that the game actually has methods of making it more difficult either. The developer should've included difficulty levels but if you play games with all of the hand holding toggles on then no one is going to take complaints about difficulty seriously.

The guy Brumbek is right, simple as that. I would disagree with his demeanor when talking about any other game except this one. Again: NEMESIS SYSTEM! If you want that system to work, the player needs to die. A lot. Period. Fact. If the player doesn't die, the Nemesis system is a waste.

I maybe died twice in the game, and that wasn't because of said "OMG, immunitiez!" because I could easily hold off 50 orcs while beating the solid fuck out of the immune orc until he finally gave. The times I died was when the game surprised me with 4 or 5 champions at once.

So, yeah.. for very pro players this game cannot release its full potential, because the player won't die enough. Again, that's a fact. In my opinion, this game needs to release its full potential otherwise you're just running around in an empty world killing Uruks.

If that's too condescending for you, grow a pair.
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Apr 30, 2015, 12:39
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Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 12:33:
Yes, I suppose it did sound condescending. It wasn't my intent.

Of course it was as your followup clearly demonstrates. You don't really address your own failings in recognizing that the game actually has methods of making it more difficult either. The developer should've included difficulty levels but if you play games with all of the hand holding toggles on then no one is going to take complaints about difficulty seriously.
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nin wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 08:58:
Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:39:
For those of us who play many, many games and tend to be skilled players, Mordor wasn't very impressive. The combat required a child's intellect and the game world wasn't nearly as compelling as Batman or most AC games.

But for people who don't play many games or don't really study games in depth, they loved Mordor because it was so easy to be an "epic killa" and such.


How wonderfully condescending of you.

Yes, I suppose it did sound condescending. It wasn't my intent. I simply meant not all games can cater to all skill levels. Mordor is more fun if you aren't a pro player. And Mordor did make it real easy for even the beginner gamer to be awesome. I just prefer to work a bit harder to earn my awesomeness.

But I apologize for insulting anyone. Many children's games are fun (I'm probably just making it worse now...).
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sdgundamx wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:54:
I never understood people who think it's not good enough to bash something they don't like, they have to bash the people who like it too.

Game was fun and most games have a child's intellect these days, news flash I know. Want to make it harder, kill yourself 25 times at the start so the generals rank up.
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Apr 30, 2015, 10:57
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I'm definitely picking this up once I have time to play it. Which should be... Oh, I dunno, next year or so?
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Apr 30, 2015, 10:20
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Luckily I went into the game already knowing about it's difficulty problems so i was able to "fix" the experience for myself. I 100%'d this without buying a single health/focus/arrow upgrade, no Crit Strike 2, Blade Master or Double Charge... and I never bought/used the 3 "super moves" either. The difficulty was pretty decent under these settings (with all indicators off obviously)... but still fairly trivial unless I was just running into a fort guns blazing. I was even purposely 'advancing time" 5 or 6 times every hour or so just to keep the orc list fresh and bulked up (and alway issue death threats because... fun!).

I can't imagine how much easier it could have been because it still wasn't that much of a challenge. I think it's simply a limitation in the freeflow combat systems. Having an insta-counter, a stun and 360 degree awareness is simply too powerful. i'm not really sure what they could do to make it more challenging, but the "counter" key should at least be one of a few different actions to make it somewhat harder to pull off. The fact that it basically works 100% of the time with one click is kind of game-breaking.

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Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:39:
For those of us who play many, many games and tend to be skilled players, Mordor wasn't very impressive. The combat required a child's intellect and the game world wasn't nearly as compelling as Batman or most AC games.

But for people who don't play many games or don't really study games in depth, they loved Mordor because it was so easy to be an "epic killa" and such.


How wonderfully condescending of you.

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Redmask wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 07:31:
It has nothing to do with skill, it's just taste which is entirely subjective. It's interesting that you played the game with the prompts turned on, a skilled player would turn them off.
My thoughts exactly.

I found it hilarious how pretentious and delusional his post was.
Stating all that BS as fact, and truly believing it.

Verno wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 08:46:
My beef with this game was the disjointed and poorly edited story, the progression felt all off and the open world trappings are too shallow. It felt very rushed towards the end too but that's most games. It was certainly above average though and did the whole AC thing better than AC is doing these days.
Yeah the story and environments were kinda weak, but the combat was really fun, I found (all prompts turned off).
Even after finishing the story I went and took out all the WarChiefs again just for kicks.

The overall design of the Orcs and the nemesis system was a homerun, and something never seen before to that level.
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sdgundamx wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:54:
I never understood people who think it's not good enough to bash something they don't like, they have to bash the people who like it too.

Personally, I loved the game. I'm playing through the Bright Lord DLC now and having a good time with it. Probably have put around 40 hours into the game in total.

Found it too easy? Turn of the button prompts and the enemy outlines in the menu options. Don't perk the overpowered perks like the one that lets you take a hit and still keep your combo meter running. Limit yourself to one legendary rune per weapon (or don't use them at all). The game is as hard as you choose to make it.

I read a few different forums and found most of the people who claim to have never died while playing it also didn't even get far into the game. Some of the later immunity combos make that claim even less likely to be true. So take that stuff with a grain of salt, people love to posture and exaggerate. Like you and redmask said people will bitch about the ease but then not turn off all of the player assists. I won't say this was a hard game but it certainly wasn't easy when I did that. Batman was an easy game too if you didn't do this but somehow that gets a pass.

My beef with this game was the disjointed and poorly edited story, the progression felt all off and the open world trappings are too shallow. It felt very rushed towards the end too but that's most games. It was certainly above average though and did the whole AC thing better than AC is doing these days.

I just remembered that as you progress the story the orcs will level up and gain immunities regardless of player deaths too.

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Redmask wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 07:31:
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It has nothing to do with skill, ...

If there's one game where this just isn't true, it's absolutely this one. That's because of the NEMESIS system, which is clearly the USP of this game. The Nemesis system only really flourishes if you, the player, dies. You get killed by an orc, that orc "levels up" and becomes your "nemesis". If the player does NOT die, there's no nemesis for him running around to hunt and mindfuck into your little puppet.

"It has nothing to do with skill" applies to every game out there, just not to this one.
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sdgundamx wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:54:
I never understood people who think it's not good enough to bash something they don't like, they have to bash the people who like it too.

its called "insecurity"...

what else would cause someone to think they were a bad ass because they play "difficult" video games?
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Brumbek wrote on Apr 30, 2015, 02:39:
Agreed. It is interesting to compare people's reactions to the game. For those of us who play many, many games and tend to be skilled players, Mordor wasn't very impressive. The combat required a child's intellect and the game world wasn't nearly as compelling as Batman or most AC games.

Yes that video game just isn't up to my usual fine gaming standards, *twists monocle and takes a drink from a snifter* not a classic skill game like...call of duty LOL.

It has nothing to do with skill, it's just taste which is entirely subjective. It's interesting that you played the game with the prompts turned on, a skilled player would turn them off.
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