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If people didn’t already know, be cautious of ‘Shadow of Mordor’.
The dev/publishers are giving prelease codes to reviewers IF they do a brand deal.
That’s all kinds of fishy and also IGN and a few other ‘review’ sites have given it near perfect scores before release, also it has a DLC season pass, which is never a good sign.
Basically IT SOUNDS VERY SUSPICIOUS, DO NOT BUY ON RELEASE DAY.
This is dumb. It’s a video game. You don’t have to be “suspicious” of it. If you buy a hard copy, you can always sell it???
But it’s actually really fun and I don’t regret buying it at midnight or buying the season pass ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
It’s not the game itself which is the crux of the issue, it’s the practice surrounding how it is being marketed.
Not allowing reviews to be published without strings being attached is not a practice I personally want to encourage in the gaming industry. Withholding a review copy due to a reviewer not agreeing to the brand deal is a dubious practice at best. Meaning that intrinsically the reviews from these deals will be bias.
Also as of late the gaming industry and reviewers have been put under a spotlight, and consumer’s concerns are rightfully at high alert.
I feel it the right thing to inform people if I encounter similar suspicious information as the companies themselves will not openly admit these practices, which would justly concern people no matter how entertaining the game itself is.
If you want to go and buy the game that’s fine, I just won’t.
TL;DR The game doesn’t matter, the marketing does; also we have different opinions.
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