Here I want to mention some interesting things about the game Middle-earth :Shadow of Mordor that I recently finished; I would also like to hear people's opinions about them. Here they are:
1. In the first cutscene, when Galadriel talks about Mordor and the Rangers of the Black Gate, Mount Doom is show dormant (because of Sauron's absence), surrounded by grass and trees, with the emty lava pools now filled with water. And even when Sauron is back in Mordor, Udun is still a bit green/brown, while greenery thrives in Nurn. On the whole, Mordor is depicted before Sauron's return as a green land where nature has had a chance to return. Does anyone (except me
) find the depiction of the rocky Sea of Nurnen, the grassy Mount Doom and the brownish, ruin-filled Udun lore accurate?
2. I noticed the Black Gate is actually not in black metal, but built with white/yellow stone, in a bit Gondorian style. Why is that (I could not find any reference on the net why it looks that way) ?
3. Can anyone tell me which one of the rivers flowing into the Sea of Nurnen is the river Gurthrant mentioned in the game lore, and where is the Ered Glamhoth? Or, better show them on a map
3. Did anyone else notice that when picking a certain artifact in Nurnen Talion mentions that the rivers in Nurn reach out of Mordor through Ephel Duath, and that the Tribesmen of Nurn can get to Minas Ithil that way. First, I think the Tribesmen, although not mentioned in Tolkien's works, sound as if it was possible for people to settle by the Sea of Nurnen; but can someone check if some of Nurnen's tributaries really allow passage through Ephel Duath? And, does anyone else except me think that maybe Minas Ithil still not being Morgul is a reference to the Hobbit movies, as in them the Nazgul return with Sauron to Mordor?
I know many things in the game are non-canon, these are just my thoughts and I want to hear others' opinions on them