Take a Look at Middle-Earth: Shadow of War’s Nemesis System (VIDEO)

Shadow of War Nemesis System

The end of the first quarter of 2017 is just around the corner, but this year is shaping up to be a monumental year in gaming. There are so many incredible games due to release before the end of the year and for fans of the Lord of the Rings mythos, Monolith Productions‘ Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is among the most anticipated. The developers have not been shy when it comes to what the fans can look forward to in the late summer. Now, a video has surfaced showcasing the Nemesis System within the game:

Shadow of War is the sequel to 2014’s Shadow of Mordor, which took hints from the successful Assassin’s Creed franchise and implemented them into the world that J. R. R. Tolkien created with the Lord of the Rings series. Monolith promises that the new title will be much larger than its predecessor and will include regions beyond the borders of Mordor. One of the elements of the first title that created a new kind of immersion was that of the Nemesis System. The system allowed players to effect the power rankings of various Orc tribes throughout Mordor by systematically assassinating or getting certain Orcs to work for you. The new Nemesis System will go further into detail on how much the player’s choices affect the entirety of the region.

Not only will players have the opportunity to overthrow Orcs in power, but also gather an army of supporting Orcs. After removing an enemy Orc from their position of power by defeating them and their war chiefs, players can assign a new leader to the region. Based on which tribe the player’s choice leader is from can affect the wildlife, commerce, and the aesthetics of the area in which a new leader rules. Players will be able to shape and mold Mordor the way they see fit.

Immersion is key in this day and age of gaming. The ability to make decisions that consequently change the entire experience can create replayability opportunities for games, giving fans more for their buck. A second or third playthrough with multiple changes in the decision making can almost create an entirely different game.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is slated for an August 22, 2017 release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. What do you think of the improved Nemesis System? Has this made your list of most anticipated games of 2017? Let us know in the comments section below. To catch 24/7 coverage of the hottest news in gaming and entertainment, be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter.

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