The Nemesis System is something all together unique from Shadow of Mordor, adding replay value and a ton of context and fun. It’s what sets the game apart from all the other open-world RPGs on the market and now has yet another video to hype it up.
With the game already on the market, I wasn’t expecting more videos. However, this one is quite cool, showing how you can forget a nemesis in the game using nothing of actual gameplay.
One of my favourite moments of the game was when I faced up against a Captain who started the fight by saying “last time you gave me a nasty scar, it’s time for me to repay the favour” – he remembered our fight and commented on the fact. Others made reference to running away in our last encounters, or perhaps to being burned or frightened. It adds so much context to the game and made me understand why all the characters hated me so much – of course they wanted to kill me if doing so could get them a promotion, or revenge for previous humiliation.
Is this a rabbit hole you are prepared to fall down, or are you more interested in Shadow of Mordor to explore all the Tolkien lore? Will you be carefully gathering and inspecting every collectible, or will you take the route of branding every single orc in the world?
Shadow of Mordor is out now on PS4, Xbox One and PC, and it will be coming soon to older consoles.
Last Updated: October 6, 2014