Best of E3 2014 Awards: Winners and Honorable Mentions

June 20, 2014Written by Dan Oravasaari

Shadow of Mordor

Best of E3 Winner

Chandler: A good Lord of the Rings game? No, not just good… a great Lord of the Rings game? I didn’t think I would see the day, but taking the subject matter beyond the basic stories and wars that most of us have already explored and crafting a new fiction to fit into the world seems to be the perfect formula. It is still the LotR universe, but the game doesn’t feel forced to follow a certain path the way other games have. The nemesis system is an incredible addition that will revolutionize the way that we look at AI, and the gameplay seems to be solid. For the steps that have been taken not only for LotR, but for gaming in general, this deserved one of our awards.

Dan O: For a franchise that has already seen its share of spin-offs and products looking to capitalize on its popularity, it came as a shock that Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment decided to not only create a game that wasn’t directly using The Hobbit series, but to also gave it such a push that it is looking to take on some of the biggest names in the industry. This is one of the few games that could possibly do for the LoTR brand what the Batman Arkham series has done for Batman, and that’s something to get very excited about.

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