2014-11-13 [CuteCommander]: I haven't had a PC for gaming in over a decade - I've missed out on some great games and some better versions of games (high quality graphics plus mods for Skyrim on a good PC made me weep onto my Xbox), but I have, since playing on the N64 I hated having to install a game on to a hard drive. Still do! Nowadays the difference between PCs and consoles doesn't matter in the slightest
2014-11-13 [Lord Josmar]: I prefer console play, simply because I don't have to look at the back of the game box to make sure that system can handle it. If I had the money to buy a gaming PC (They are expensive, despite what anyone says), I probably would. Still think I would prefer the consoles for their ease of everything.
2014-11-13 [Sideways]: Holy shit, [Lord Josmar] agrees with me! Somebody tell the astrophysicist
Hehehe, jk, I know exactly what you mean, Josmar. Most of my games are for console, but I play quite a few games on PC. I wouldn't really call myself console, handheld, tabletop, larp, or PC gamer. I've done them all and I like them all. I'm not even a console fanboy.
I have a Nintendo DS, a Ps2, an Xbox360, and I think I want the PS4, based purely on title exclusives. I wasn't a fan of the ps3, and I'd be forced to relearn a new platform again, but I want those exclusive sandbox titles, like Infamous.
2014-11-15 [Lord Josmar]: I usually try to just get one console and stick with it. There aren't enough exclusives on the Playstation that interest me enough to switch from Xbox. However, there are tons of games on the PC that aren't on consoles that I would love to have, but can't run do to system req's and the like.
2014-11-16 [Sideways]: *not sure if troll, or just stupid idiot* -_o
2014-11-16 [CuteCommander]: Less than a week till I get this game now. I can let you guys know how it compares on the 360
2014-11-16 [Ravenclaw]: I plan on getting it for the 360 too, just might be longer than a week lol.
2014-11-17 [ally]: Ouch, such unnecessary hostility in the comments >.> I Would have preferred a civil discussion about this topic...
2014-11-17 [Sideways]: Diablo 3 is also fantastic. I have way less gripes about that game.
I played about 12 hours of Shadow of Mordor before writing this review. I've played about 30 hours of it now.
My gripes about the game are all the more apparent. Mainly the buttons frequently not doing what you want them to. For instance, the button to climb downwards is now also the "brand" (brainwash) button. This is a massive pain in the ass for stealth missions. You might intend to just drop down a ledge, and instead you will fly into a group of orcs and set one of their faces on fire.
This will result in several instant-fails and lots of redoing sections.
Conversely, there is a few late-tier abilities that change combat from tense and complex to laughably easy. A lot of critics call this game too easy, and those critics are talking about when you get the Storm of Urfael ability.
At first , you can instantly kill an enemy using an "execution" after getting an 8x hit combo.
But now I can do 2 executions every 5x hit combo, and I am allowed to get hit once without breaking my combo. Not only that, but I can activate a 30 second long "Storm of Urfael" power up to get infinite executions for the duration of the power up. Now combat is hilariously easy.
The game now compensates for this in the late game by introducing many mandatory stealth sections and timed missions. So far, Id say the game is actually getting LESS fun as I go.
2014-11-17 [ally]: I see.
What's easy for the critics isn't always too easy for me though :P
2014-11-17 [Sideways]: Oh the timed sessions and staying completely unseen isn't very easy at all, and a fair number of the captains have a decent enough chance to kill you. It's hard to describe. The game difficulty fluctuates in different ways at different times. I'd say the combat is just diverse enough to reward you for thinking and using terrain and techniques to your advantage. Even with the ability to slaughter orcs by the score, they keep coming! You are truly one man against an army
2014-11-18 [Lord Josmar]: I enjoyed it for a good while, but now I kinda wish I had not bought it. It doesn't help that I am not a fan of Assassin's Creed, and this game is pretty much Assassin's Creed: Middle Earth.
2014-11-18 [Sideways]: I mentioned that :P
2014-11-22 [CuteCommander]: Having played the game for a few hours now on Xbox 360, there are some definite differences between that version and the PS4 game. There are loading times everywhere, even going between the main game and pausing, and textures can take quite a few seconds to load up - on environments, characters, and even on weapons.
The graphics in general are quite a bit worse, it seriously looks weak compared to the new-gen version, looking worse than quite a few recent games.
However, the gameplay is still there, and the all-important Nemesis system is the same. If you can get over the graphical issues and loading times, which I suspect might be fixed or at least improved with some updating, there's still a damn fun game here.
2014-11-22 [Sideways]: Well, then that lets me know the PC version doesn't have such bad load times. They aren't exactly quick, but I haven't been upset with them.
2014-11-28 [efe54y4hw34]: Pretty bland review.
2014-11-29 [Ravenclaw]: Pretty bland comment.
2014-12-08 [Lord Josmar]: Well, [CuteCommander] it is kind of hard to compare last Gen with next Gen. I haven't played the last gen version, but I can attest to the graphical superiority of the next gen. I have also had no problems with load or lag while playing on next gen. Speaking about the nemesis system, I feel it was played up a lot and has kind of fell short on what I would have liked. Despite this, there are some times when I was really wowed by the system, just not consistently.
2014-12-09 [CuteCommander]: It's still a fun game to just pick up and play :D
2014-12-09 [Sideways]: Stab stab stab, gets the testosterone going