Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor not only sets the bar for high profile franchises like for example, Lord of the Rings, but it also takes a great idea, and makes it a reality. The nemesis system in this case is that idea. For those not in the loop, the nemesis system allows the AI Talion fights against to not just be another enemy you slay without a second thought. Orcs will try to rise in power and climb above the ranks, which in turn can threaten Talion and make for an even greater enemy within Sauron’s forces.
By slaying these enemies Talion can keep the peace and gain power along the way. It is never as simple as it seems however, and these mini bosses will often return with the battle scars Talion so kindly gifted them.
Watch the short trailer for a cleverly pieced together cinematic explaining the system.
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