Join me for some orc-slaying action at 9pm EST! Feel free to comment on this post directly or head off to my Twitch Page to chat with me as I play!
Licensed video games don’t have the best history in term of quality. Whether rushed through development or chained down by expectations, these titles are often written off before they even get a chance. Thankfully, many people gave Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor a chance and it turned out to be one of the most memorable games of the year thanks in large part to the game’s nemesis system. With a vast and ever-changing array of uruks to fight, I constantly found myself just running around and having fun, not worrying about any particular objectives. This marks a truly successful game that, intentionally or not, prioritizes fun and exploration.