Middle-earth: Shadow of War Review

by admin October 6, 2017 at 12:29 pm

Middle-earth: Shadow of War has not had the best run up to its release. From a bland reveal to the announcement of micro-transactions, and even the controversy surrounding attempts by developer Monolith Productions to immortalise a late co-worker in-game, there have been a number of things that might make you think of skipping the title. But should you? We tell you in our Middle-earth: Shadow of War review.

Following the events of 2014’s superlative Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, you once again take on the role of the ranger Talion, who shares his body with the spirit of the elf lord Celebrimbor. If you haven’t played Shadow of Mordor, a cut-scene at the beginning explains what took place in that game. This is followed by Talion and Celebrimbor forging a new Ring of Power, to amass an army, and take on Sauron.

Before you know it, you find yourself conversing with Shelob, who for some reason looks like a femme fatale from a Bond movie instead of being the monstrous spider from Tolkein’s books and the movies. Aside from being able to shapeshift, she is something of a seer, granting Talion access to visions of things to come, much to Celebrimbor’s chagrin.

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