Feral Interactive finally released Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor for Mac and Linux yesterday, July 30.
The release was somewhat bumpy though. Feral first announced the Linux version of the game a few months ago but forgot to mention the MacOS version. This was obviously enough to make the whole community nervous. Then, speculation peaked when someone at IMG forums noticed an ad for the game on MacLife Magazine.
The game is finally here and it plays just as good as you would expect from a port from Feral Interactive.
2015 is a promising year already, but Shadow of Mordor is without a doubt my most anticipated game. Not only do all of my PC friends find it amazing, it also won GDC’s Game of the Year. And it looks bad-ass. And I dig the Lord of the Rings universe. What else could I ask for?
In case you’re unfamiliar with the game, “Shadow of Mordor mixes up the stealth-action-open-world gameplay found in titles like Assassin’s Creed and the Batman Arkham games and places it in a richly-detailed Middle-Earth (of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit fame). Of particular note about the game is the introduction of the “Nemesis System,” which gives unique personalities and traits to various baddies in the world; these enemies will remember past battles with you and become stronger over time, requiring a unique approach to taking each one out”.
Are you excited to get your hands on this one? I know I do!