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Release Date: February 24th, 2015 Movie Release Year: 2015

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor - The Bright Lord

Overview -

'The Bright Lord' is the second of two larger DLC items for 'Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor', the first being December’s 'Lord of the Hunt'. It is the last of the planned season pass content.

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Release Date:
February 24th, 2015

Video Review


The same as the base game. Mostly free of bugs and artifacts, although on one occasion I got stuck in a wall, which never happened to me during 'Shadow of Mordor'. Thankfully Celebrimbor can teleport, so that prevented a restart. Some of the new warchiefs have character models that are more interesting than their predecessors, and Sauron is as malevolently regal as ever.

Audio Review


Also little change here since 'Mordor'. As there are so few characters, there is little voice acting, and this results in very little exposition.

Final Thoughts

The dearth of narrative momentum or any characterization whatsoever is the most severe flaw of 'The Bright Lord'. I didn’t mind returning to Mordor for a few hours, but the constant stream of timed missions and lack of real content or story means that I’ll be forgetting what happened pretty quickly. This is season pass content so if you liked the original enough to commit to the pass, you might as well get your money’s worth. If not, there’s no need to pick it up.