Category: Games

Shadow of War: Shadow of Mordor Sequel!

Well, we finally have it! Shadow of War, a sequel to Shadow of Mordor. The trailer was released on February 27 (hush, I’m not behind at all!) and it looks quite interesting: There’s also a 16-minute gameplay trailer that was published a few days ago (see, I’m catching up). So Many Questions Let’s just say the creators have taken some creative liberties–even more…

Shadow of Mordor Review

Shadow of Mordor Review Shadow of Mordor is about Talion, the Captain of the Gondorian watch over Mordor. One night their outpost is over-run, Talion’s wife and son are killed before his eyes and he is cursed. Now he is “banished from death” and shares his body with a spirit who has no memory of his own past. Talion and the…

Let’s Play Shadow of Mordor

Tomorrow, September 30, Shadow of Mordor is finally released! As evidenced by my previous posts, Shadow of Mordor: Canon or Not? and Celebrimbor: Who Is he?, I’m excited and interested about the latest game set in Middle-earth. Video game blogs like Polygon and Joystiq are giving the game great reviews (9.5/10 and 5/5, respectively). This is wonderful, considering how few LotR games…

Shadow of Mordor Canon or Not?

One of the most anticipated video games of 2014 is Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. While it’s not the first movie licensed game with a plot that’s tangential to the events of LotR and The Hobbit, it’s certainly gotten a lot more press than others (The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age and The Lord of the Rings: War in the North…

Celebrimbor: Who is he?

With the recent release of the new Shadow of Mordor trailer, a lot of people are wondering, “Who is Celebrimbor?” The short answer: he’s the Elf who forged the Rings of Power (except the One Ring). He was the only survivor of a powerful house of Elves. To understand the importance, you have to know a little about the history of Middle-earth.…

Shadow of Mordor Video Game

For those of you who haven’t heard already, there is a new game based in Middle-earth set to come out this year: Shadow of Mordor. Here’s the first trailer: In another trailer, it is revealed that Talion, the player character, once had a wife and son. They were killed by a bad guy (it looks like it might be a Nazgûl). Talion is…