Fight Sauron with Shadow of Mordor Season Pass

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SoM Talion and Celebrimbor

Shadow of Mordor is almost upon us. Yes, we will be reviewing the game for you ASAP, but in the meantime there’s a new trailer for you. It shows off the Season Pass content, and it might leave a Sauron taste in your mouth.

I’m not quite sure the trailer does it for me. I don’t want to compete in challenge missions and share it with friends and it feels like the added content is a bit small to warrant calling it an entire batch of DLC. Sure, I’ve come to understand that DLC is just something games have to have to rake in more cash over time, but I’m not quite sure this sounds worthwhile.

Also I’m confused about the timeline of it – I can go with Talion to hunt more beasts, or play as Celebrimbor and take on Sauron. If any of you are better Tolkien scholars than I am, please feel free to correct me, but wouldn’t the Celebrimbor vs Sauron encounter basically have to play out as a flashback? The events of Shadow of Mordor take place between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, yet Celebrimbor took on Sauron in a last stand at the doors of the Ost-in-Edhil (the main fortress of Eregion) in the Second Age. I suppose it could be some sort of flashback experience, but we know how it will end – with Celebrimbor being overwhelmed and defeated.

Lately, I’ve been singing the praises of a Season Pass over individual DLC payments – at least you can pay once and know that you get it all. This is also why I like Limited Editions that contain all the DLC. But I’m just not sold on this Season Pass. Obviously they couldn’t add a whole new Nemesis System or world to explore, but it’s just feeling a bit on the skimpy side.

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Would you dish out for more challenge options and the opportunity become a super beast master, or will you just stick with the awesome-looking core game?

Last Updated: September 30, 2014

Zoe Hawkins

Wielding my lasso of truth, I am the combination of nerd passion and grammar nazi. I delve into all things awesome and geek-tastic. I believe people should stop defining themselves and just enjoy playing games, so let’s get on with it!

  • Jonah Cash

    Sticking with the core game thank you!! This game looks massive already, don’t need an extra 3 missions or whatever they are peddling……
    Still want to play this badly, just don’t know where I will find the time…. Between Fifa and Destiny I am playing more than ever and don’t see how I will fit in other games!! First world problems I guess!!

    • Hammersteyn

      If I wanted to fight a giant eye ball I’ll just play Destiny again

      • Jonah Cash

        Hahahaha!! Servitor it is then!!!

        • Sageville

          Lol

      • Nikola

        Nice one lol!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        This Hammersteyn speaks the TRUTH!!!

  • Johann

    Think I’ll skip the DLC on this one, I rarely ever get DLC for games unless it’s REALLY worth the money.

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  • JJ the Reus

    I’m still not sure if I’m going to buy this on release.

    • Rock789

      Tricksy little JJ… The Precious calls! You must answer the call!

      • JJ the Reus

        Haha. It seriously intrigues me and I desperately want a nice new fantasy RPG with an open world, but I need more info.
        How big is the map? Is there crafting? How does the fighting engine work?

        • Rock789

          Map is huge, apparently (we’ll have to wait and see). But the fighting is very closely related to Batman Arkham Asylum – just with swords (and executions – unlike Batman, this guy has no problem killing his foes). Traversing the terrain is like Assassin’s Creed – alot of parkour. And this is an RPG, so there are elements of crafting in it (like collecting epic runes from Orc boss fights to upgrade your sword to legendary status – it even gains a name once it’s potent enough… And we all know that only the great swords have names. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ ).

          Seriously though, it just looks epic. I’ve followed this game closely since I learnt of it and every gameplay vid I’ve seen makes me more and more keen… When you get a chance, go check out the E3 and GamesCom gameplay trailers – they will help you make up your mind. πŸ˜‰

          • JJ the Reus

            Well, you’re not making this easier…..on my wallet.
            I promised myself at least one new AAA game this year on release, I’m thinking this might be it.

          • Rock789

            My powers of persuasion are in full effect, I see. πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

          • oVg Definitive and Remastered

            DOPE. How addictive is chaining a massive combo resulting in super kills.
            I love how the screen goes all blurry in the background when the camera focuses on a nice limb splitter.

            All running at 60fps but it dips to 40fps during the mind benders.

            But lets not forget who has the better swords.

          • Rock789

            Indeed! Witcher 3 Collector’s Edition already pre-ordered and paid for! One game I am quite happy to fork out extra for. Will be so epic, it’ll make our eyes and ears bleed!!! πŸ˜‰ And first game in a long time I’ll probably take leave for on the day of release – gotta have as much time with it as possible.

          • JJ the Reus

            It feels so long to wait for Witcher 3 and (don’t hate me), I’m yet to try the others before it.

          • Rock789

            You, sir, need to make a plan. πŸ™‚ You are definitely missing out. And you can pick up both 1 & 2 on Steam for about R115 (I think they currently going for $2 and 8$ ea) – so no excuses. πŸ˜‰

          • JJ the Reus

            I saw. I really want to get into them seeing as the third one is seriously piquing my interest.

    • Admiral Chief 0

      Same here, I don’t want to be in an ORCsome situation afterwards

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Yeah, I’m definitely not preordering any more, and I’ll see what the community says about this game. I’ll remain cautiously optimistic… sigh! At least there’s still Far Cry 4 (also another game I’m cautiously optimistic for)

      • JJ of Meridian

        Me too. I’m completely off pre-ordering. Once burned and all that.
        FarCry 4 is looking great.

  • Hammersteyn

    Core game thanks. I’ve already sullied myself with one season pass this year.

  • Rock789

    Oh yeah, I’m so keen for this game. I’ll think about the Season Pass – let it simmer for a while… But it does intrigue me. Problem is, it releases on the same day as the sequel to one of my favourite racing games of all time – Forza Horizon! And I’ll also need to make room for my Destiny addiction in there too… Me thinks this weekend is gonna be a gaming one for me. Formula 1 in the morning (thanks to the Japanese GP) and gaming the rest of the day… Sounds like a plan! πŸ˜‰

    • JJ the Reus

      So….on that day when Forza releases, might one find you at home? And where exactly would this home be?

      • Rock789

        lol. πŸ™‚ You would be most welcome. I’m still in my current pad in Claremont… Waiting on the transfer to go through for my new pad (should be any day now – been 10 working days so far and they said 10 – 15) – then I’ll be in the North. πŸ™‚

        • JJ the Reus

          Woohoo! Then you can also be one of the cool kids like myself and Trevor. Let me know man, we’ll have a northern braai and say nasty things about Rince. πŸ˜‰

          • Rock789

            I shall indeed! Also getting a braai for my new pad, so can have a house-warming whilst enjoying the wonders of proper red meat! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚

  • oVg Definitive and Remastered

    FINALLY!!!

    WE GET A LITTLE LOOOOOOOONG OVERDUE INNOVATION IN TODAYS GAMES. In the Nemesis system.

    http://www.gamesradar.com/shadow-mordor-nemesis-system-amazing-how-works/

    I cant wait to hunt down that Sprog archer who got a lucky shot in. Resulting in this randomly generated nobody getting promoted to Assassin General making him hard as nails.

    I think that is all Ill be doing. We need more personal little touches like this.

    Assassins Creed killer for me.

    • Rock789

      Dude, where you been at? We must catch up again sometime (with the mighty Rince in tow, of course πŸ™‚ ).

    • Hammersteyn

      What’s your PSN ID, need to add you.

      • oVg Definitive and Remastered

        Traditional off-line gamer over here. I do not want to tarnish my precious with smelly humansies πŸ˜›

        • Hammersteyn

          lol, cool no worries

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    So much for…

    • oVg Definitive and Remastered

      lol Thank Fuck EA dont have their dirty little mitts all over this.

      • Rock789

        Apparently they were offered it many years ago when the studio first came up with the idea… Me thinks they may be regretting that decision (and we are thanking that decision!).

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        EA, Ubisoft, 2K, WB – all the same, some just have better PR.

        Let’s not forget WB refused to fix bugs in Arkham Oranges until after they’d released DLC.

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  • Admiral Chief 0

    I MUST HAVE THIS GAME…….when it releases on a Steam special!

    • JJ the Reus

      – said nearly every pc gamer ever

  • JThery1459

    Shadow of Mordor i

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    10/10 will wait for GOTY or complete edition to go on sale. Kthx

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Ugh season pass….

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