Probably the best part about Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, which you should’ve gotten when we told you, is the orc system that generates a unique hierarchy in the forces of evil. Moreover, these bosses mostly get some sort of distinctive tint that makes them a lot more memorable. This game goes to some unusual distance to make each character really stand out, which is commendable. So, why not highlight the best there is when it comes to serving up strange and unique chiefs? Here are the 5 best orcs we could find in Mordor:
5. Luga the Disgusting
There’s something so pleasing to find a name that matches a description so well. Luga the Disgusting is a Warchief, which transcend normal boss status. Some horrible fire incident has reshaped this abomination into a puss-filled blob. This makes Harvey Dent look like a princess in comparison. And given how huge Luga is, it’d be unwise to make any mention of any skin conditions. Yikes.
4. Rash the Lookout
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor somehow manages to make the smaller, more slender types of orcs scarier than their larger counterparts. The bony skeleton that is Rash the Lookout ramps up the eeriness factor by donning a rare bird-like helmet that makes the officer’s dead-eyed gaze even more piercing. It’s like looking at something straight out of The Dark Crystal.
3. Skog Head-Chopper
Headwear is all the rage in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, but few go the lengths that Skog Head-Chopper does. This maniac lets victims rot on one of the many spikes of their gear. Some have already been withered to the bone, but that one staring back at you is just rattling. We can see where that “head-chopper” thing came from. It’s not exactly an inviting sight.
2. Kaka the Unkillable
Ok, we’ll come right out and admit it: This particular orc isn’t mentioned so much for their otherwise more regular appearance, but because someone with that name somehow managed to climb the ranks of Sauron’s army. Not only that, but to be deemed “unkillable” is no easy feat, seeing the bosses body structure. It’s a combination so unfortunate that it’s still funny many hours after a brief encounter reaffirms the first part of their name more than the last.
1. Gimub the Tracker
One thing’s certain: Github’s fashioned garments are as pointy and frightening as it gets. Not only is it implied that the tracker has slain all the claws and fangs embedded in that leather, but the cloak and scarf create a face only Shredder from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or the Scarecrow from Batman could match. This is how you create captivating side-characters for your game.
Did you catch some chiefs in Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that you think are even better? Feel welcome to tell us just how wrong we are, but then, please, provide some visuals so that everyone can enjoy it.