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Target Canada may have accidentally revealed a Shadow of Mordor sequel

2014’s Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor was one of that year’s biggest gaming surprises. A glorious combination of Batman: Arkham City‘s combat and the upgrade tree of a Saints Row title, along with one of the most innovative systems for handling enemy AI to come along in years, it was practically screaming for a sequel. Bar a few unsubstantiated rumours, all’s been quiet on the sequel front — until last night. Continue reading Target Canada may have accidentally revealed a Shadow of Mordor sequel

Games Review: Middle-earth – Shadow of Mordor: The Bright Lord (Xbox One, 2015)

The Bright Lord is the latest DLC to be released for Monolith Soft’s 2014 surprise hit Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Surprisingly substantial, as DLC goes, it’s a welcome return to Mordor’s barren, Uruk-infested plains and allows itself to tell a rather important story in Middle-earth history while it’s at it. Continue reading Games Review: Middle-earth – Shadow of Mordor: The Bright Lord (Xbox One, 2015)

Games Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One, 2014)

On first inspection, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor wasn’t a title that interested me overmuch when it was announced last year. It looked too derivative of games like Assassin’s Creed or Batman: Arkham City, with its parkour-happy ranger and free-flow combat. This year’s holiday season games crop has been very good at subverting expectations, though, and Shadow of Mordor is no exception. Continue reading Games Review: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One, 2014)