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Sunday Things 24.11.2013

There’s a new Air New Zealand promo video out. As before, it’s pretty darn/damn awesome:

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Announced

 

shadowofmordorA brand new Lord of the Rings game has just been announced, called Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, and is being developed by Monolith. Details are as of yet sketchy, but the plot will follow a ranger who (spoilers) has been killed, and resurrected as a wraith. Set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, it will be a fairly dark theme. Here are some excerpts from the announcement from Warner Bros. :

Players will explore the dark and very personal theme of vengeance in a world where decisions have a consequence, and those consequences persist even after death… The game introduces new gameplay mechanics to the action genre, creating opportunities for emergent and customized gameplay that will be rewarding for players.

Through the Nemesis System, enemy relationships and characteristics are shaped by player actions and decisions to create personal archenemies that remember and adapt to the player and are distinct to every gameplay session.

Gamers are able to craft their own battles, enemies and rewards within the dynamic world that remembers and adapts to their choices, delivering a unique experience to every player.

One of the best things about War in the North, other than stripped down, fun gameplay (may do a review of that at sometime), was the heavy references and themes from the books as well the films, giving a much richer story, items, etc.. Hopefully this game will be doing the same thing!

What are your thoughts on the game?

 

New trailer for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

A new trailer popped up yesterday for The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, and here it is, enjoy!

Thoughts?

New Hobbit Trailer

The trailer for the second part of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy is out, here it is:

This one seems to be very elf heavy, with Thranduil (Lee Pace) and Legolas (Orlando Bloom) cropping up all over the place. We get a small glimpse of Bard the Bowman (Luke Evans), and the usual bunch of dwarves and wizards, etc, featured in An Unexpected Journey. Plus, a sneak peek at Smaug himself, who, for my money, is looking a little too CGI for my liking. But then again, I suppose they can’t film many live dragons these days.

What did you guys think of the trailer, excited for The Desolation of Smaug?

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