As much as I love Star Wars (and clearly I love Star Wars a lot), I love Tolkien’s Middle-Earth even more. I was an enormous fan and sunk over a hundred hours into 2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It was such a great game, but it had its glitches and frustrations. The revolutionary thing in that game, and seemingly perfected in the sequel was the Nemesis System. That the orcs and other enemies you ran into, remember you, become stronger if they defeat you, bear scars from you and can be impressed into your service. It makes the world seem that much more of a living organism. The reviews for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War make it sound like they ironed out the kinks and this is my most anticipated game of 2017. It’s out today for Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PC. Cheevos below courtesy of the greatest site in the land: xboxachievements.com.
Continue reading Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Complete Achievement List (Xbox, Playstation, PC – 2017)
The votes are in and the KT community has chosen Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor as the video game of 2014. This was my pick as well. I’ve sunk nearly 90 hours into the game and I’m only 33% through the plot. It just makes hacking your way through Sauron’s army in a pre-Hobbit Middle-earth that much fun. Coming in second was the polarizing but addicting Destiny, and Watch Dogs and Titanfall came in at a tie for third.
Thanks to all who voted and get ready for our next poll, our most solemn duty as time killers of the year, as the Oscars announce their nominations, we will begin the heated and always-close process of choosing The Killing Time Community Film of the Year. In 2013 it was The Dark Knight Rises. Last year, it was Gravity. Which film will be our pick this year? Get ready to vote! It is your duty as minute stabbers!
Warner Brothers recently moved the release date for their new game Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor up to September 30th to try to give it some distance from the 30 car pile up which is October in the video game industry. I’m not completely sold on this game, but I’m definitely intrigued. I’ll probably wait for the reviews. The game will release for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, Playstation 4 and PC. For you achievement and trophy hounds, below is the complete list (secretive still in some parts) courtesy of Xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Complete List of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Achievements/Trophies
Get ready for a tidal wave of these as E3 2014 madness begins next week. This looks extremely promising and I hope it delivers . Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor is released during the two weeks in October in which all games are apparently going to be released this year. Continue reading Trailer Time: Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor E3 2014 Trailer
Releasing just one week before Batman Arkham Knight is my second most anticipated game of the fall (which is looking to be a packed gaming season) Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. The kind of AI learning and variability this game promises is something that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Plus, it takes place in a region of Middle-Earth we’ve never gotten to explore very much in video games because of it being a blasted wasteland by the time Lord of the Rings occurs. I can’t wait to range through Mordor when the game releases on October 7, 2014.
Continue reading Trailer Time: Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor “Make Them Your Own” Trailer (2014) PLUS Pre-Order and Gameplay Details