Nemesis

Shadows of Mordor

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 12:18 AM | by

Shadows of Mordor looks interesting. Had I not seen the title of the video before I loaded it, I might have been easily convinced I was looking at footage of a new Assassin's Creed game. I haven't decided if that's a compliment or not. I like Assassin's Creed (again, anyway), but we have an Assassin's Creed already.

The Nemesis system in Shadows of Mordor did grab my attention, however.

According to the trailer, enemies will, at times, procedurally develop into antagonists for your hero. This is supposed to be dynamic, in that it will happen differently for each person/playthrough, and these enemies will carry with them marks and memories of your previous battles (and also a healthy lust for vengeance). For instance if you throw an enemy into a fire, half of his face might be burned off, a scar he will carry from there on out. The extent to which your handiwork will be on display remains to be seen.

It's still early in development, but the concept is intriguing and Shadows of Mordor is now on my radar. Lord of the Rings games have been very hit or miss... especially the ones that try to fill in "behind the scenes" of what you read in the books. I certainly won't argue if we get a good one.

Happy Anniversary SUMO

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 12:49 AM | by

SUMO just celebrated their ten-year anniversary. That's a lotta beanbags! Congrats guys!

You can get 25% off some of their chairs, too.

Shadows accused

Friday, January 24, 2014 | 12:53 AM | by

Apparently I'm not the only one who saw a whole lot of Assassin's Creed in the trailer for Shadows of Mordor...

Curious to see how this plays out.