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Its worth getting ? I ear some issues with fps, and long time loadings :/ 

Its on promotion "Legion edition" for ps3

Coming from a person who platted this game....

Don't waste your money on it. Not because it's bad but because the developers who ported this did the unimaginable.... I almost never look at graphics in a game but this .. Well textures don't pop up properly, orcs and warchiefs don't move their lips when they talk, there is always stutter in the game, the game has horrible frame rate issues, hovering below 20 and it gets to even 10 fps..(check digitalfoundry for a fps test on YouTube), there is a loading screen for about 15-20 seconds between each time you exit the menu or the sauron's army menu, there are sound issues where if you get into a fight and finish it, the battle music stays on loop unless you quit to main menu( that's for ps3, idk about Xbox), the nemesis system been dumbed down ..

IMO get it for current gen or PC if your PC can handle otherwise don't bother man. The other versions run hella lot better ad smoother and that's how it was meant to be. Now that my rant is over, in the end it's up to you to decide in the end but that was just my experience :D. Hope that helped.

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Allow me to tell my story. I was superhyped for this game, but I didn't have a PS4 back then. So I pre-ordered this game for the PS3. I had to wait a few extra months for the port to PS3. No big deal. But as soon as I inserted the disc... everything went wrong.

 

1. Graphics were total crap

2. Framerates dropping to 10-15

3. Menu loading times were ridiculously long (like 30 seconds every time)

4. Sound was crap for an hour, then it disappeared completely

5. Textures didn't render at all, so all I could see were plain gray walls

 

They patched this game over and over, but last I heard it was still barely playable. I would totally recommend the current-gen version (PC, PS4, XBONE), because the last-gen port is a complete money-grab and isn't even a finished product.

 

I can't believe they ever tested this port once. I've never felt more ripped off by a company than with this port.

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I was hoping to stack this game but looks like I will pass.  Thanks to everyone who were honest about how the game is crap on the PS3. I am not prepared to lose another console just because of this. 

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I have a few thoughts on this having just finished playing through both PS3 & PS4 versions of Shadow of Mordor.

 

I had been sitting on a copy of SoM for PS3 for over a year, having heard how terrible a port it was and not wanting to be stuck in a buggy unfinishable game, but after playing the PS4 version (on my PS5) I thought I'd give it a go as I really enjoyed the game.

 

Yes, the game looks and sounds like garbage. And yes, it is borderline unplayable - borderline because it may depend on your system. I usually play my PS3 games on a CECH-4202A super slim. The 12GB model, in which I put a brand new 500GB drive. About 3 hours into the game I realised that the game had stopped popping trophies. Nothing I did could fix this. The only other game I have run into problems with on this PS3 was Ratchett & Clank: A Crack in Time, which tanked every time I got to a great clock level (crashed, corrupted my game data and destroyed my save). So after exhausting every idea I had about getting the missing trophies, I turned to Plan B - another system. I uploaded the SoM save file to cloud storage and downloaded it onto the backup PS3, a CECH-3002B Slim 320GB model.

 

After downloading the save data (and all the game and update data...) I have played the game through to completion. The trophies that hadn't popped did so when I did the requirement again - doing another outcast mission popped the trophy for doing one outcast mission. Opening 4 sword rune slots got me the 3 sword rune slot trophy, etc. I heeded the general advice about the Stinking Rebels trophy so that didn't glitch on me.

 

The Slim did not enjoy SoM - the disc drive was nearly continuously searching. Load times were terrible. Sound got worse the nearer to the end of the game I got. The sky completely disappeared from Udun at one point. And there were invisible walls in random places throughout the game, so Talion could climb up thin air.

 

However..  I was pleasantly surprised that the fighting and movement retained the fluidity of the PS4 game - Shadow Strike worked  perfectly at a distance (doing a chain was not so good as PS4 though).

 

So in conclusion, the thing that made this all bareable was having first played the PS4 version. Knowing how the game works, what to do, where to go etc, made a big difference. Also, if I hadn't had a back up PS3 that the game actually ran on I never would have been able to finish this!

 

 

 

 

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On 4/22/2023 at 6:30 AM, sublime_peel3 said:

I have a few thoughts on this having just finished playing through both PS3 & PS4 versions of Shadow of Mordor.

 

I had been sitting on a copy of SoM for PS3 for over a year, having heard how terrible a port it was and not wanting to be stuck in a buggy unfinishable game, but after playing the PS4 version (on my PS5) I thought I'd give it a go as I really enjoyed the game.

 

Yes, the game looks and sounds like garbage. And yes, it is borderline unplayable - borderline because it may depend on your system. I usually play my PS3 games on a CECH-4202A super slim. The 12GB model, in which I put a brand new 500GB drive. About 3 hours into the game I realised that the game had stopped popping trophies. Nothing I did could fix this. The only other game I have run into problems with on this PS3 was Ratchett & Clank: A Crack in Time, which tanked every time I got to a great clock level (crashed, corrupted my game data and destroyed my save). So after exhausting every idea I had about getting the missing trophies, I turned to Plan B - another system. I uploaded the SoM save file to cloud storage and downloaded it onto the backup PS3, a CECH-3002B Slim 320GB model.

 

After downloading the save data (and all the game and update data...) I have played the game through to completion. The trophies that hadn't popped did so when I did the requirement again - doing another outcast mission popped the trophy for doing one outcast mission. Opening 4 sword rune slots got me the 3 sword rune slot trophy, etc. I heeded the general advice about the Stinking Rebels trophy so that didn't glitch on me.

 

The Slim did not enjoy SoM - the disc drive was nearly continuously searching. Load times were terrible. Sound got worse the nearer to the end of the game I got. The sky completely disappeared from Udun at one point. And there were invisible walls in random places throughout the game, so Talion could climb up thin air.

 

However..  I was pleasantly surprised that the fighting and movement retained the fluidity of the PS4 game - Shadow Strike worked  perfectly at a distance (doing a chain was not so good as PS4 though).

 

So in conclusion, the thing that made this all bareable was having first played the PS4 version. Knowing how the game works, what to do, where to go etc, made a big difference. Also, if I hadn't had a back up PS3 that the game actually ran on I never would have been able to finish this!

 

 

 

 

 

This makes me wonder if it's worth getting the game digitally and installing it on an SSD. Although for most games there isn't much of a noticeable benefit with SSDs, some games like Rage and Skyrim are a lot better on an SSD. I may try getting the digital version and see.

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I know this is an old forum, but I just finished the game on PS3 and would like to give my 2 cents.

I ran this game on the Slim, I played it on CD.

Game isn't the prettiest and doesn't sounds very good. You can see where they downgraded, a lot of the uruks lines are desynced, and the mouthing does not line up. Textures popping in and out is common if you can running it across the maps, if you tend to stay in an area for more than 30 seconds this issue is less common. (Basically if you use the "Elven Swiftness" ability to run across the map expect textures and frame rates to suffer while traveling). As I said earlier you can tell the audio is compressed in some areas and the quality is low for a PS3 game. (Personally this never bothered me too much as I kept the game on low volume and listened to a Podcast or Stream while working on parts of the game)

Now when it comes to the game/ game play. It's fine, maybe borderline good, it's not great just fine. It's a simplified version of the Batman Arkham combat mixed with LotR, it works and does it's job. I enjoyed the simplicity/mindlessness of it, the combat as a nice break from the traditional Arkham game combat which tends to includes a lot of gadget button combos. Loading can take a while on average it was anywhere from 30 seconds to a minute when fast traveling, loading back into the main game area post mission, or when looking at the Army or any other menu items. Sometimes there is slow down/ stuttering when you are doing things like executions or Shadow Strike from a far distance, it's not too egregious, but if you are coming from PS5 or PC (can't speak much on PS4 comparison) you will notice the difference.

 

If you can find the game for cheap/don't have a PS4/PS5 and you want to Platinum it. Go ahead, compared to the other versions there is no online trophies (doesn't matter as the only online trophy for PS4/PS5 has been patched to be doable offline). I enjoyed it, following the guide it took roughly 25 hours.

TLDR: Game is playable on PS3 and can be fun, but would recommend PC or PS4/PS5 version if you have that option.

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