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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

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    2014-09-26
  • 4595
    Peter and I ordered copies of Shadow of Mordor after seeing great reviews and trailers. I look forward to slaughtering lots of Orcs.
  • 2014-10-03
  • 4636
    I've watched Mikkel G play at work for a while, and now I'm home, ready for some Orc decapitation.
  • 2014-10-04
  • 4637
    Getting familiar with the combat and stealth mechanics, I've killed hundreds of Uruks. One foul greenskin that keeps beating me is Grublik Hot Tongs, who is a Combat Master, and Invulnerable to Stealth, but I might have a chance to kill him with ranged attacks and explosions. He has a Power rating of 20 now, making him a pretty serious opponent. Meanwhile, I've been following a hideous creature named Gollum, who guides Celebrimbor in uncovering his past self.
  • 4638
    Grublik Hot Tongs is now dead. He, and a small army of Orcs were chasing me through a desolate part of Mordor. I managed to separate the fast moving Grublik from most of his warband, and I lit the rest of them on fire. He took 8 arrows to his ugly face and a brutal stab in the gut, before he submitted to Celebrimbors will.
  • 2014-10-06
  • 4654
    After tearing down the statue of Sauron and defeating 'Sauron's Hammer', I killed the puny Warchief Douche, I mean Dush.
  • 2014-10-08
  • 4658
    New area! How wonderful.
  • 2014-10-09
  • 4661
    I have started branding Orcs to control them. It's all very cool.
  • 2014-10-13
  • 4669
    Completed 17/23 story missions.
  • 2014-10-19
  • 4682
    Orchestral tribal industrial metal for the end credits? OK, then. Soundtrack is by Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Dante's Inferno) and Nathan Grigg (Condemned). An appropriate combination for a Lord of the Rings game by Monolith.
  • 4683
    completed the game. The Black Hand of Sauron was defeated! The quests of the main story, especially the last part, was a bit uninteresting. The great battle between my mind-controlled Orc army and Sauron's Uruk guards was awesome, but didn't last long before it was replaced by a final battle consisting of a lot of big words, fancy graphics, and quicktime events. The game became a bit too easy, as Talion and Celebrimbor gained their power. However, the story itself carried the weight and grandeur expected from a Lord of the Rings game.
  • 2014-12-21
  • 4933
    Tonight I tried getting back into Mordor and cleaning up some of the challenges and pickups. It's still a lot of fun, even though it isn't very challenging.
  • 2015-01-10
  • 4987
    Started a new game and stabbed Orcs with Anders looking over my shoulder. I disabled all the UI, and have to pay a bit more attention to the movement of enemies. Still pretty easy.
  • 2015-02-18
  • 5079
    I had to show this fun orc-murdering simulator to Steensen, and as predicted, he enjoyed it. He played through the early parts with me as copilot.
  • 2016-09-29
  • 7742
    Streamed video.