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App description: Battle across Middle-earth with millions of other players in the definitive The Lord of the Rings and Middle-earth: Shadow of War experience on mobile! Command iconic champions like Gandalf and Gollum as you wage war against Saurons armies in this epic, real-time RPG.

ONE DOES NOT SIMPLY WALK INTO MORDOR!
With the help of the new rings of power, summon Champions from Mordor and across Middle-earth, growing an army that will topple Saurons forces. Blast through enemy ambushes, duel Orcs in the fighting pits, battle with your Fellowship, and much more.

COMMAND ICONIC THE LORD OF THE RINGS AND MIDDLE-EARTH CHAMPIONS
-Collect, equip, and upgrade iconic champions from LOTR and Shadow of War, including Gandalf, Gollum, Legolas, Aragorn, Boromir, Ratbag, and Talion.

FIGHT IN REAL-TIME WITH FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
-Battle rival Champions in real-time (synchronous 4 v 4 PvP) and slay powerful Orc armies (asynchronous PvP).
-Direct your team's combat tactics in real-time and launch powered-up special attacks when it matters most.

AMASS AN ARMY OF ORCS AND NEMESES
-Dominate your Orc nemeses or accumulate a trail of dead. Each Orc you face remembers your decisions, creating a unique experience for every player with the award-winning Nemesis System.

JOIN A FELLOWSHIP
-Strategize with your friends and request/share upgrades to help your journey

Eli's comments:
This is out now.

09-27-2017, 02:18 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2011
Posts: 6,639
Not even gonna lie I am kinda into this!

09-27-2017, 07:07 PM
#3
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 151
Which starter pack is better?
09-28-2017, 07:19 AM
#4
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 547
Talion is the actual starter pack, and has more glyphs than the others.

Last edited by Stronsay; 09-28-2017 at 07:44 AM. Reason: deleted 6000 word IAP rant
09-28-2017, 10:53 AM
#5
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 2,309
Wow really enjoying this. So far the game is pretty generous in letting me rank up my characters, which they give you 5 by the 2nd chapter. When defeating Ork bosses, I've been branding them....they come in useful when fighting bosses for sure. I was weary this would be a grindfest but so far it's pretty accessible.
09-29-2017, 06:36 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by chief78 View Post
Wow really enjoying this. So far the game is pretty generous in letting me rank up my characters, which they give you 5 by the 2nd chapter. When defeating Ork bosses, I've been branding them....they come in useful when fighting bosses for sure. I was weary this would be a grindfest but so far it's pretty accessible.
Honestly I feel like this game doesn't give you enough of anything as a free to play player. I've got level 10 now and it's got to the point that I don't have enough of the currency required to upgrade my units so I'm having to 'raid' already completed stages over and over again.

I just evolved a character for the first time and found that you have to evolve a character 5 times to add one star.....SW:GoH was tough enough to upgrade characters but this game just takes the biscuit. So to get one of my two star character to 7 stars I'd have to evolve it 35 times....and presumably it's going to cost more and more shards each time you add a star.

With the hype around the console/pc game this should have just been a marketing tool to sell more copies and build more hype. Instead it's a complete cash grab.

It's going to cost you 30 to do an 11 unit pull from the gacha. And you're not even guaranteed to get any characters as far as I can tell. You might just get shards.

tl:dr - Could have been great. Instead it's a disgrace to the brand.
09-30-2017, 12:06 PM
#7
I'm into is, as well. Your get a free grab every 4 hours, and just from that I've evolved characters about 5-6 times.

I like that the game doesn't force you to play socially, and take 'friends' with you every time. Instead you can take one of your branded orcs.

I don't mind the auto-raiding. Sometimes I only have the time to jump in and mash the Raid button on my highest 3-starred level until my energy runs out. Then the next time I go in I can use that loot to level up my guys.

The fighting itself has a bit of Battleheart soul in it, too, though in a much smaller scale.

I say give it a shot.