Warner Bros has released four minutes of gameplay footage from the fast-approaching Middle-earth: Shadow of War in 4K resolution – but it looks kinda rough from where we're sitting. The game – which is due out in August – introduces a scenario in Minas Ithil in this video, and while it shows off the deeper integration of the uber-popular Nemesis system, we're not convinced.

To be fair, it's hard to get a grasp on the greater gameplay loop in such an edited segment, so it's easy to nitpick on the finer details – but we're surely not the only ones who noticed the awkward animations and lifeless lighting. Perhaps this is an early build, because it certainly doesn't look like a project deploying in just over four months.

[source youtube.com]