Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War – Mordortransactions

http://www.patreon.com/jimquisition
http://sharkrobot.com/collections/Jimquisition-merch

Loot of the Rings! How does Shadow of Mordor’s sequel stack up after months of controversy? Let’s find out!

Don’t know about Jimpressions and the new “screw you” approach to game reviews? Learn more!

Chris Topher
Guest
Chris Topher

I noticed the original expose on the controversial memorial DLC has locked comments and hasn’t been updated.

That’s not cool as if no one is going to update it I’ll do it but I can’t lol

Either way please make a way for users to update your excellent back catalogue especialky within months….or please have someone update such controversial and relevant landmark cases like this and say no man’s sky.

As fans will sit there and look at your old videos and you yourself jim encourage this via remastered work.

Thanks.

Chris Topher
Guest
Chris Topher

Jim

The gold package or season pass gives you extra tribes…when they are available.

They’re not out for a while so not nec. Day one DLC or removed content which should be mentioned as the above video implies that if you pay more in day 1 you get more…you don’t . .except useless coins.

Chris Topher
Guest
Chris Topher

Jim, I’m playing the game on ps4. It’s a great game or it would be if there wasn’t this loot box system. Now this is where even you go wrong. It’s not the microtransactions which are the problem or critics glossing over but the uselessness of the transactions. But the failed need for microtransactions. Let me explain. If you place added grind with loot boxes and microtransaction to avoid the grind and damages gameplay overall while becoming a pay to win game then that’s one game ruining business model we can moan about. But with shadow of mordor it’s very… Read more »

adamnoo
Member
adamnoo

Never stop bringing up the bullshit of microtransactions in full price retail games. I recently had a WB employee that worked on Shadow of More Dollars for 2 years tell me that if I don’t like it to shut up with my complaints because complaining doesn’t do anything and just not buy it. He told me complaining does nothing and that nobody is convinced by complaints.

Vitosal
Member
Vitosal

Hey Jim, Just joined up. Loving your content and getting more and more pissed off with this industry. I sent you an email earlier asking your opinions on microstransactions and if it was possible to stop them. At least from these comments down below, I believe i have found a safe place to vent my frustration at the gaming industry. For all the other guys here, HI! and do any of you think there is a way for what seems like a small minority of gamers that want to change the industry regarding microtransactions?

Jasper Theo
Member

Will the Bullshit Roundup also transit to video format?

Uldihaa
Member

Are the animations less fluid than they’ve been showing, or is that my imagination?

florian
Member
florian

Now we wait for the inevitable lootbox simulator on steam.

Jiryn
Member
Jiryn

I fully agree with your idea of buying the base game.
I was just going to grab it from RedBox and wait the 6-8 months for the “Complete” edition to be released… and it will be released, every WB game (except Arkham Origins) has had a complete version released within 6-8-12 months of the original game. Usually closer to the median, than the full year, to really catch people.

Kings Rook
Member
Kings Rook

I am disappointed this wasn’t called “First Jimpressions” given both the fact that it was your first time playing the game and your plan to release more JImpressions on it later as per your new review plan. “First Jimpressions” for the first video, “Second Jimpressions” for the follow up, etc. just seems right to me, but hey, that’s just my opinion on the series titles.

Other than that nitpicking, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Natalie
Member
Natalie

Aside from the gameplay (which looks really good) and the microtransactions (which look really awful), am I the only one who thinks the UI looks really cluttered and chaotic?

Barloq
Member

Ugh. I want to play this game and enjoy it, but fuck WB and Monolith’s greed. I’m probably going to buy a used copy just to give them the middle finger because they don’t deserve my money.

dyscode
Member

There was also an impression on the RPS site. I usually disagree with all their game and tech reviews but their news coverage is good. If they say a game is good it’s usually not comaptible with my tastes.
Anyway they said if you play SoW with some thoughtful planning they got than enough legendary Orcs and gear – and never felt inclined to buy any boxes. Their impression (so far) end in the 7th (of 10) stage fight of the last scenario or whatever.
So I am really curious on how Jim experiences that (and how he evades the breadcrumb-lead).

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Don’t agree with Battlefront being a good game, it was tiresome, repetitive and a hollow shell. BF2 looks good though.

Kirk Hammer
Member
Kirk Hammer

But gee, the game’s defenders told me the orc was a deliberate reference to an antisemitic meme to show that Monolith secretly hate all those microtransactions they put in the game… and livestreamed themselves promoting… and did an interview with Eurogamer where they lied and said they didn’t make the game a massive grind so as to push them? I mean, it couldn’t be people grasping at straws to excuse Monolith so as not to derail their hype for Shadow of War, right? (Also I’m glad to see Jimpressions coming to the main JQ site – it’s much easier to… Read more »

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
Member

Have noticed in the Battlefront 2 beta also that the only way you can level up and improve your gear is through loot boxes…and guess where you have to go to open those up every damn time? Yup…the lootbox store page with the gloriously named pay2earn ones just a single press below the ones you already obtained. Not on a different tab, no, the exact same list. Fucking insidious and shameless entwined. Oh and the ‘true’ currency attainment is tighter than their mum’s rigid c-skeleton-warrior-t.