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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor [Review]

Overall Feeling: 

From incredibly fun combat and how rewardingly violent Talion deals with his Uruk enemies, to roaming around vast parts of Mordor in a variety of acrobatic ways, I had a surprisingly great time with this title. Shadow of Mordor's key feature, the newly introduced Nemesis System, was for sure the standout here and the source of most of my mischievous fun I had.  The side missions can get repetitive and the story isn't anything spectacular, but there was more than enough to have me coming back and decapitating Uruk after Uruk.

The Pros: 

+Nemesis System is excellent.
+Combat is an absolute blast.
+RPG elements aren’t deep, but very well used.

The Cons: 

-Side quests get repetitive.
-Story is nothing amazing. Rating : 

WB Interactive Trims Staff At WBI Seattle

Just like clockwork reports have begun to trickle in reporting that WB Interactive is downsizing staff at its Seattle based development studio. Comprising of talent from Monolith (F.E.A.R.) and Snowblind Studios, WB Seattle has been behind recent offerings such as Gotham City Impostors and forthcoming projects such as Guardians of Middle-Earth.  Despite being a relatively mid-tier developer in the grand scheme of things (at least compared to how WB looks at Rocksteady), WB Seattle is facing its second round of layoffs in less than a year.

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Monolith's Next Game Could Be Something Familiar Or Something Entirely New

We haven’t seen a new project from Monolith Productions arise in a while but we’re guaranteed to see what’s next for the studio possibly at E3 if we’re lucky.  In a recent interview with Develop, WB Games Seattle GM Laura Fryer revealed that the next project from Monolith will be revealed in the coming weeks.  Maybe it’s just me, but would it be too much to think that an E3 reveal is imminent?

Monolith's next game could be a huge departure

Most of us know developer Monolith Productions as the studio behind the supernatural fps game F.E.A.R., that’s the one with the Ju-On type girl in it.  After developing games like the cult hit No One Lives Forever and TRON 2.0 Monolith has mostly been focused on F.E.A.R. but that could be changing soon based on a recent job listing that was posted.

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