That being said, I really enjoyed Shadow of Mordor. If your only complaint is that it doesn't seem much like a Lord of the Rings game, well, I'm still not convinced it is much of a Lord of the Rings game. But it is a fun game, period, regardless of the license attached. Combat is fluid, voice-acting is solid, and hunting down and then drawing out the high-ranking orcs for vengeance is deeply satisfying. I didn't really need a story to enjoy that part of it for an hour, though I'm still curious how much repetition you'll notice after playing for twenty or thirty hours.
I had fun with Shadow of Mordor--way more than I expected prior to the demo. We'll have a full review when the game launches in October.
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