Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Offical Trailer

For a Tolkien affictionado this is pretty silly. It looks great again and can be used as a good benchmark for your graphics card. Gameplay seems to be as boring as before. I'm skipping this one.
 
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I found the first game fun; and while i did just about everything in the campaign; when I finished I was done. Perhaps it is a mistake to make a sequel just because a game is successful. I.e, undecided about this new incarnation.
 
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No one is surprised at how unyielding appetite of console casuals can generate countless sequels with identical, boring gameplay.
 
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Cool!! I can spend $60 again to play the same boring, mediocre game I tried playing before!! So excited!!!

(Sorry if I get anyone wet below me with the dripping sarcasm).

And would someone please make a damn PC game worthy of the Middle Earth world and lore!?
 
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I enjoyed the first game a whole lot, much more than I thought I would when it was first released. I did not consider it much related to Middle Earth, even though it's supposedly set there, but as a game separate from Tolkien it was very enjoyable.

I do not automatically assume that a sequel will just be more of the same. There have been many game sequels which have significantly improved upon the original. I will wait and see how it turns out for this game. Then again, if someone didn't enjoy the first one I don't see why they would have any interest in a sequel.
 
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Orcs, orcs and then some orcs.
Strange how with all of Tolkien oversaturation across all video games, we haven't seen a single game that fully utilizes it's lore and setting ( well of this type anyway).
 
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The full lore would be a too huge amount of work, then a too huge budget, then hard to make it a profitable project.

Still it's right that this series is using very few lore of the original. LotR War In the North uses 10 to 20 time more lore.
 
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Does anyone remember War of Ring? It was a fun little Battle Realms clone. Return of the King was a good action game too.
 
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