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From E3 2017: Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is no appendix to Lord of the Rings

E3 2017 proper started pretty darn well for me. Soon after the doors opened at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the crowd outside started to flood south hall, I touched down at Warner Bros’ booth to check out the sequel to one of my favorite releases of the past few years, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. During my two-hour long appointment, which was comprised of an in-depth presentation and a hands-on demo, it was clear that Monolith isn’t kidding around. Shadow of War is by no means an appendix to the Lord of the Rings’ videogame legacy. It feels much bigger and crazier than Shadow of Mordor in just about every regard. Everything I got to see made it clear that Monolith had a goal in mind: to expand on what made Shadow of Mordor so great, its Nemesis System. Since its release, no other...
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