I have followed vids about shadow of mordor since quite a while and it seems god, BUT:
NO local (or even online I guess) multiplayermode!!!! That really, really reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaally weekens this kind of games. Honestly, i want to play it, but still I prefer to all that good one-player-medieval-kill-all-with-your-sword-and-bow-games these great games from the same genre whiche offer me a two (or even more) localmulitiplayermode (except from diablo III - damn was I pissed by it :( I mean seriously... If I am playing a wizard and run straight into a hord of approximatly 20 enemies and SURVIVE it.... the friggin' game is to easy :D
Also Champions had the very, very perfected point of weapon- and magicusage that even the sorcerer himself only had a limited amount of mana (well, ofc it was more than others and ofc it was infinite more than the unmagic barbarian) and, when he was out of it, had to defend himself by using his stick/wand/sword (sword was advanced as a warsorcerer) instead of diablo-III-ish "I do not have any mana left but i still can do my magicshot" crap...
champions o Norrath rule, infinity understood it xD
Man, Id' love to have you here and start a local coop with you right here, right now!!!
Which race would you choose?
I am kind of darkelf /woodelf addicted in that game, if not I'd choose the iksar lizard shaman :D
p.s.: still shadow of mordor is interesting...
p.p.s: But war in the north had local coop and rocked simply for this reason xD