Note: This is only the review for the first book of the trilogy. I will be reviewing the next two in the future.
Shadow of Mordor, released in 2014 by Warner Bros. Studios, and developed by Monolith Games, was a bit of a shock for me. I had heard about it months in advance, but it seemed far too ambitious. My expectations were nothing short of it completely burning and crashing. And... well, it didn't. It exceeded my admittedly low expectations by quite the margin, and I was thoroughly impressed with it.