8.5/10, would kill Orcs again.

To elaborate:  This review was on my to do list for awhile, but I kept ignoring it because I’d rather have spent that minimal amount of time playing Shadow of Mordor than writing about it.  I’m also glad I played it to the end before writing about it, because Jesus, what a terrible way to end a game. It wasn’t enough to sour the whole experience, but it was close. The fact it doesn’t ruin the whole thing is testament to how great everything else is. Also, it’s probably the best Assassin’s Creed game you’ll play this year.

I can’t wait until the second one, where they take the good ideas and make them even better and blow us away, and their third game when they run the idea into the ground and ruin the franchise for everyone.