What Are You Playing? October 11th, 2017

This week has seen the release of Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Monolith Productions’ sequel to the critically acclaimed Shadow of Mordor, with The Evil Within 2 just around the corner, too. October’s set to be a big month, and these two heavy hitters present the first batch in a series of games we can’t wait to get our hands on.

Much of the conversation surrounding Shadow of War has been about its microtransaction system, with it being an unfortunate casualty of the modern obsession with loot boxes. While these loot boxes don’t block access to the game’s “true ending,” as we revealed following a number of erroneous reports across social media, they’re still another case of microtransaction being forced in where they don’t belong. However, aside from their annoying implementation, Shadow of War has still received plenty of praise and appears to be a worthy successor to the original.

Also: 5 Tips I Wish I Knew Before Starting Middle-earth: Shadow of War

While we’d imagine that many of you are sinking your teeth into the sequel, or perhaps waiting for The Evil Within 2‘s survival horror scares later this week, we’ve come to expect some of you dipping into your extensive backlogs of games and digging up a few blasts from the past. With that being said, as is the case every Wednesday, we want to know — What Are You Playing?