I know Rings of Power was really divisive for Tolkien fans, but did anyone else appreciate finally being able to see some iconic Tolkien locations not seen in either the main series or the movies? The Southlands, in particular?
Well, if you enjoyed that, you’ll absolutely love Shadow of Mordor. The whole game takes place in the Mordor/Southlands area (Udun specifically) and you play as a character who, along his journey, encounters people in Mordor with a similar backstory to the Southlanders in Rings of Power.
It’s a nice contrast to the more hopeful themes of the other Lord of the Rings games, but still very playable with plenty of humor thrown in.