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93
ZX SpectrumCrash! (Jun, 1987)
The two major concerns (or shocks) from Part One are still here. The strange non-loading appearance to the loading sequence is retained, as is the need to repeatedly save, because a QUIT or a death requires the whole program to be loaded in again, not something one relishes with a 128K program. It might be worth mentioning here that the 48K version does not have sufficient memory to support graphics.

Shadows of Mordor looks a very interesting game. The test of any game is how easily it entertains and I’ve got to say I really enjoyed reviewing this Melbourne House classic.
64
ZX SpectrumComputer Gamer (Jun, 1987)
The Shadows of Mordor is a much better game than its predecessor and much better value for money, but there is still room for improvement. Perhaps in part three ...
64
Amstrad CPCComputer Gamer (Jun, 1987)
The Shadows of Mordor is a much better game than its predecessor and much better value for money, but there is still room for improvement. Perhaps in part three ...
55
Commodore 64Zzap! (Jul, 1986)
Really the only good news is that unlike LOR, the game didn't crash while I was playing it and that the puzzles are okay -- I quite enjoyed solving them and they do offer some variety. However, I thought that one or two were just a little obscure -- especially the one near the beginning of the game where you have to make Smeagol promise to be good. I don't see many people getting that one for a while (unless they read this). I also can't see many people putting this game on the front of their shelves -- the rear for reference, perhaps, but it doesn't seem destined to share the fame (either for good or ill) of its predecessors.
50
ZX SpectrumComputer and Video Games (CVG) (Jun, 1987)
I found the game rather boring, and put it all with a SAY TO SAM "KILL ME WITH SWORD". He understand that all right.
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Commodore 64ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) (Sep, 1987)
Alles in allem hätte man SHADOWS OF MORDOR viel besser machen können. Angeblich soll es, der Anleitung nach, eines der besten und freundlichsten Adventures sein, Ich halte das für einen Witz. Wieder einmal wurde hier versucht, mit einem großen Namen und einer guten Story, ähnlich wie bei vielen Film-Spiel-Umsetzungen, das große Geld zu machen. Zudem sind die Ähnlichkeiten mit The Hobbit zu offensichtlich. Für totale Tolkien- und Adventure-Fans mag es vielleicht ganz nett sein, aber das Niveau der Adventure-Szene hat sich doch seit 1982 und dem Hobbit stark erhöht, Was sich anscheinend noch nicht bis zu Melbourne Hause herumgesprochen hat. Von Programmen wie z.B. The Pawn trennen SHADOWS OF MORDOR Welten. Aus meiner Sicht rate ich deshalb vom Kauf dieses Adventures ab. Mein Appell an Melbourne House: Bitte laßt nicht noch einen vierten Teil folgen!