By: Michael Polizzi
Shadow of Mordor was released on September 30, 2014 and took the gaming world by storm. The game combined the combat system from the Batman Arkham games with the stealth system from the Assassin’s Creed games and added the Nemesis System, which is what made the game truly shine as unique. The Nemesis System allows for all of the orcs and orc captains in the game to be affected by the player’s decisions. Unfortunately, there were some downfalls with the game. The game ends rather abruptly and the boss battles at the end of the game are underwhelming.
By: Anna DeGoede
A virtual reality game dominates society in Marie Lu’s most recent novel, Warcross. Immensely popular, the game of Warcross draws players from around the world in the international championships. Emika Chen, desperate and out of options, mistakenly hacks her way into the opening ceremonies, earning worldwide attention. Most specifically, that of the game’s creator, Hideo Tanaka. He recruits her to find Zero, a hacker who is trying to interfere with the games. As Emika delves more into the game, she struggles with deciding who’s on her side and who isn’t.