Shadow of War thoughts

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Anyone playing it?

I've only clocked in about two hours, and I've yet to even touch the army crafting facet, but I'm not wholly impressed with it thus far 2bh.

Graphics are pretty abysmal. Is it just me or was the first instalment vastly superior in this department? Looks like discount tier pre-gen.

Controls are somewhat clunky. I remember the original being a bit more watertight than this. Opening was pretty weak too. We just gonna completely forget that we fucked up Sauron's shit in Shadow of Mordor, no? Okay.

I realise these are nitpicky details, but I can't help but notice them, and first impressions go along way. I do however enjoy the in depth customisation and I really don't know why people threw a temper tantrum over the micro transactions fiasco. They're completely optional components to the game in which you're essentially paying to have less fun. It's not exactly game breaking.

Hoping it picks up when I get to the real meat of the game, but what I've seen so far doesn't look that promising.
Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 04:08:17 PM by Mordo


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I still need to get the first one.

Honestly though, the way they've handled pretty much every aspect of the game's PR means if I ever get round to it it'll be a pre-owned buy for me.


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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
Would say this game is a shadow of its former self


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Getting it eventually. Busy with FFXIV at the moment. Closely watching the new AC. And I'll see how COD and BF2 turn out.


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Who the bloody hell is this?
I'll pass. First was fun, but incredibly short lived.

Plus all the controversy with loot boxes and exploiting dead employees turned me off.


 
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exploiting dead employees
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Warner Bros was selling a DLC and giving partial profits to the family of a developer at Monolith who died recently. Eventually they made it free and just gave his family some kind of lump sum.


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Who the bloody hell is this?
exploiting dead employees
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one of their lead developers became dead from cancer, so they released a charity dlc in memoriam where all profits would go to his family.

Except the family would only receive donations from those who purchased it in certain states in the US. Anyone outside those states, including the rest of the fucking world, had no idea where their money was going. Presumably Warner Bros were pocketing it.

The dlc is now free since it caused such a stir, but still really makes you think.


 
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exploiting dead employees
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Warner Bros was selling a DLC and giving partial profits to the family of a developer at Monolith who died recently. Eventually they made it free and just gave his family some kind of lump sum.
Was the lump sum equal to what they would have received in their cut of the DLC profit?

What's the problem with that?


 
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I DONT GIVE A SINGLE -blam!- MOTHER -blam!-ER ITS A MOTHER -blam!-ING FORUM, OH WOW, YOU HAVE THE WORD NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, HOW MOTHER -blam!-ING COOL, NOT, YOUR ARE NOTHING TO ME BUT A BRAINWASHED PIECE OF SHIT BLOGGER, PEOPLE ONLY LIKE YOU BECAUSE YOU HAVE NINJA BELOW YOUR NAME, SO PLEASE PUNCH YOURAELF IN THE FACE AND STAB YOUR EYE BECAUSE YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A PIECE OF SHIT OF SOCIETY
exploiting dead employees
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one of their lead developers became dead from cancer, so they released a charity dlc in memoriam where all profits would go to his family.

Except the family would only receive donations from those who purchased it in certain states in the US. Anyone outside those states, including the rest of the fucking world, had no idea where their money was going. Presumably Warner Bros were pocketing it.

The dlc is now free since it caused such a stir, but still really makes you think.
Ok yeah that makes more sense. Damn that is fucked up.


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Warner Bros probably tried to share it. You already know they were pocketing some of it. Due to different regions having different laws it probably all got sent to WB. And from there they decided how much to give to the family.


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Who the bloody hell is this?
Its still shady af. As memorial dlc it should have been free from the start.


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Its still shady af. As memorial dlc it should have been free from the start.
Uh I guess the idea was good in theory. Make a small DLC with profits going to the family. They should've gone about it another way though.


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I've heard that past the third chapter of the game it becomes a complete grind, and takes forever to move anywhere in the story unless you start using the microtransactions. While I haven't verified the information, the possibility removed by desire to make it an immediate purchase. If it turns out to be true, I don't think I'll ever bother getting the game.


 
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I liked the first one but not enough for the follow-up to be a must buy. The whole thing about the microtransactions and other negative comments is solidifying that. Probably going to wait until it's cheap.


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I'd like to play it but I'm not going to support the practice of cutting sections from the game to sell as DLC or pre-order "bonuses". Shit won't change until customers stop buying them.


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Hey.
I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
Please come play Halo with me.
Not buying.


 
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I got bored of the first one rather quickly so no


 
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in order to get the true ending you need to do an obscene amount of luck based grinding. that entire segment is meant to frustrate the player into buying the loot boxes.