Middle-earth: Shadow of War releases today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and Warner Bros has released some downloadable content for the new game. The 4K Cinematic Pack is free to download, and as the name suggests, the pack allows you to have 4K cutscenes on the PlayStation 4 Pro. You can download the pack from the PlayStation Store. The pack is a whopping 23.4 GB, so make sure you have room on your system first!
Retrofitting Tolkien’s work allows Monolith to create some of the most interesting gameplay mechanics of any game to date. Shadow of War sits at a crossroads, having mobility like Assassin’s Creed, combat like Arkham City, and a wealth of abilities and loot like an RPG. While simply looking at gameplay makes it seem like an Assassin’s Creed game with a Lord of the Rings skin (the first game ran into the same early criticisms), it’s the ability to build out Talion as the character I wanted him to be that really sets this apart. More than two dozen skills can be unlocked, each with three sub-skills, of which only one can be selected at a time. It creates interesting moments in player choice, and rather than running forward into each combat encounter, I found myself fiddling with the skill tree to best handle each situation.
Shadow of War is available today on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
[Source: PlayStation Store]