Best Orcs in Shadow of War

I collected a list of the orcs I encounteredduring Shadow of War. The variety is truly fantastic. Of course, some are better thanothers, though no doubt you’ll find the ones that appeal to your own sick twistedsense of humour and will enjoy fighting with and against them in the hope that they dropmore dank lines. Probably the most boring ones for me are wherethey just repeat whatever’s in their name. That’s not to say they’re without theirappeal though- while some quickly get annoying, others began to grow on me. Crush’s enthusiasmin particular won me over and he defended many checkpoints for me over the durationof the game.

Don’t know what this is about.An honorable mention to One-Word, who sounds super boring but whose delivery of those singlewords kept me in in suspense until the final syllable.Oh and Screamer, who you can see here on a stealth mission.The next class of Orcs are ones whose names describe what they look like. The Horned Lordis a more boring example. But there are many gems as well: take this flashy looking guywho hates others who dress to impress. A lot of the orcs are suitably grotesque anddeformed and fully aware of the fact. This Twins guy believes he’s twice the orc becausehe has 2 heads. Indeed, a lot of orcs seem to have had time to dwell on their appearance,some have even come up with plans on how killing you will help them look prettier.Props to the texture artists for the maggot and worm textures, I wouldn’t touch someof these orcs with a barge pole. This guy even has a random low-level orc whointroduces him to the player. Now we’re getting onto the really interestingorcs! There’s this guy who’s spent so long obsessing about the towers in Mordorthat he’s decided to dress up as one and proudly remarks in battle how stable his foundationsare and how he’s still standing after all this time.Flesh Lover obsesses about all the horrible things he’s going to do with your skin andalso wields a nice meat-club.

The Ghaul Lover really loves ghauls and enjoysdramatically voicing their opinions in battle. If you get bitten by these spiders then thislow-budget version of Spiderman appears. I reckon the orcs are designed before their names and themes are chosen for them.

Takethis guy, for example. Could just be armour but you know a dev saw him and thought ‘HMMwe could make this part of his identity in some silly way!’.And I know I’ve seen this guy with the scars used for different purposes. I think one ofthem implies he’s good at counting, or keeps track of his kills or something.And this guy here is a poisoner, but uses the same outfit as another orc nicknamed ‘smuggler’.Orcs can (and will!) change their identity as the game progresses. With the smugglerguy, I couldn’t convert him so instead shamed him, which lowers his level down a bit. Thiscan have several different effects. Here’s his outcome.Kind of feel sorry for him.

Best Orcs in Shadow of War

Sometimes ‘shaming’ orcs doesn’t work and they become more powerfulthan I could possibly imagine… like this guy here!And some orcs annoyingly come back over and over again, even after you’ve burned, stabbedand beheaded them. Their body takes a toll until they look really pathetic like thisone here. And I’ve got to mention the main characterswho all have quirky personalities. While I skip most of the cutscenes in games, I didwatch any with these guys in because they are very entertaining. You have this cowardlycomedic but quite helpful guy that players of the first game will remember well, sincehe drove quite a few missions in Shadow of Mordor.You have your BEST FRIEND, this guy. I can’t be the only one who was very disappointed.I mean, before the game came out I was under the impression that he was just one of thousandsof orcs like him that you’d meet, when in reality he has been given special attentionby the devs and you won’t find his level of complexity elsewhere in any other orc.Regardless, he’s pretty awesome and I love having him as my faithful bodyguard. Wouldn’tit be a shame if he was to DIE or something. And lastly there’s this guy, who isn’tfeatured that much but who I’ve grown rather sympathetic towards.And now for my favourites.

The orcs that go above and beyond the normal to be memorableand entertaining, and often in very bizarre ways!The Obvious. Goodfink.The Drunk. This guy who’d do well as a Soothsayer from Monty Python. I’m guessing that this is a reference tothe rivalry that Legolas and Gimli had in Lord of the Rings.The Slippery guy’s super ability is hard to spot, but I hope the ragdoll physics wereintentional with him. …And how could I do this video without featuringthe singers. You bet I got him to join my side. I later rescued him in a mission and he rewarded me with evenmore wonderful lines. So, that’s some of Shadow of War’s orcs.They serve as a wake-up call that maybe it’s time the bad guys in games got this sort ofdetail more often.

And a last little reference to Assassin’sCreed that I noticed:.

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