Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Desolation of Mordor
Baranor's new toys and helpful mercenaries give Middle-earth: Shadow of War - The Desolation of Mordor a fresh take that does its best to shine despite the lack of a complete Nemesis system. Without a gripping story or interesting protagonist, it settles on being a fun but short challenge mode.
Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Desolation of Mordor brings a worthy character into the spotlight with a slightly different feel, to aplomb. Instead of controlling a superhero you're a stronger-than-average man, which somewhat grounds the gameplay while still allowing for plenty of wonderful toys. The whole "roguelike" angle was a bit oversold, but depending on your perspective, that could be a plus.
The Shadow of War second DLC offer some new tipical gameplay solutions, but nothing really special for Baranor. There are still more assault than we really want to do and all the experience seems to be diluted.
Review in Italian | Read full review
Desolation of Mordor isn't exciting enough to bring back those who've moved on from Shadow of War.
This latest expansion delivers a decent, yet slightly smaller story to expand upon the narrative of the core game.
The Desolation of Mordor is basically the same as Blade of Galadriel, just in different colors. There's only a few improvements and the story is once again not interesting, so it's definitely not worth buying.
Review in Czech | Read full review