Well, the big beef against the game was the pay-to-win system it had when it first showed up. It's still a LONG way to get the "secret/best/whatever" ending, but I sure liked the game plenty. Blade of Galadriel added more fun, too, though that also got panned for some reason. (Dwarf influence?)I think Shadow of War also gets panned at times. Sometimes because of it's controls with many actions on the SPACE key(even my bodyguard comes when I use that key sometimes). Also some people start off thinking it's a combat game and keep getting killed, but really it's designed as a stealth game.