A few days ago I found myself in Oslo. Took some pictures:
Decided to call the C3 Cosmitron Transport Craft finished as I wasn't working on it any further anyway.
C3 Cosmitron Transport Craft 'Duron Five'
Class = 3
Serial number = 8866
Classification = Heavy
Crew = 8
Seats = 56
Escape Pods / Seats / Seats Total = 8 / 8 / 64
Decks = 8 + one airlock
Engines = GammaCycle MK2s (serial: 545-2-GC) x4
Main Fuel Tanks: 4
Secondary Fuel Tanks: 2
Communication = Commucon 5s x2
In other news, a friend of mine gifted my a Steam copy of Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor through the somewhat dubious site G2A.com.
I must admit I wasn't all that interested in the game after watching a playthrough of the game's story mode back when it came out. Still, my copy came with all the DLC and expansions so I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth and went ahead and installed the game (all 40 gigabytes of it).
Story wise the game isn't much to speak of. Just your typical revenge story with constant hints to the much broader story in the Lord of the Rings series.
The gameplay is relatively simple, often compared to that of the Assassins Creed series with a free-flowing combat system similar to that of the Batman Arkham series. However, I have to give the game credit for the amount of different ways you can kill Orcs, if you like killing Orcs and Uruks then this is the game for you.
There is the stealthy way of stabbing them in the back, this is always fun. The stealth mechanics also make it pretty easy to mess with the AI. As long as you crouch and stay more or less out of their field of view, you can take down entire groups of Orcs without them even noticing.
Personally I sometimes just like to casually walk into an enemy camp and watch them act all surprised as if the game expected me to only use stealth then have them shout a couple of voice lines about how they "found" me.
One thing the game is praised for is the so-called Nemesis System. The idea is that if/when you die the Uruk that killed you gains additional skills and a higher rank. I personally haven't seen this system in action much outside of the story missions, maybe I just haven't died enough yet.
That's about all I've got to say about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor really. It's alright for what it is.
That's it for this blog. Have a nice day!
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My name is Tymen, an illustrator originally from the Netherlands.
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