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The sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (2014) features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord Sauron.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ike Amadi ... Baranor (voice)
Victoria Atkin ... Humans (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Nemesis Orcs / Humans / Herion (voice)
Laura Bailey ... Eltariel / Ioreth (voice)
Troy Baker ... Talion (voice)
JB Blanc ... Dagor / Nazgûl / Nemesis Orcs / Nemesis Ologs (voice)
Steve Blum ... Sauron / Nemesis Orcs (voice)
Chris Butler ... Nemesis Orcs (voice)
Darin De Paul ... Nazgûl / Nemesis Orcs / Humans (voice)
Jeff Doba ... Nemesis Orcs (voice)
Alastair Duncan ... Celebrimbor (voice)
Gideon Emery ... Brûz / Suladân (voice)
Michael Gough ... Nemesis Orcs (voice)
Jennifer Hale ... Galadriel (voice)
Adam Harrington Adam Harrington ... Nemesis Orcs (voice)
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The sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War offers a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories. In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. This robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by ... Written by IGN

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This is the first Ring of Power to be forged since the creation of the One Ring, and the Second to be forged in Mount Doom, Mordor. It's current fate is yet to be revealed, or its abilities. See more »

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Great game so far
17 October 2017 | by ferreira0665See all my reviews

Regarding the loot boxes. People don't understand how this works. You do NOT have to spend money on the game more than you already spent. Do you need to do online vendettas and online fortress assaults to get spoils of war to get legendary orcs? Yes. But this is in game already. The people rating this 1 without actually understanding its not a requirement are ruining it for other people making them believe something that just isn't true.

Now that that is out of the way. The game is far better than its predecessor. They took everything that worked in the first game and tweaked it to make it better. The orcs can also cheat death which makes it for a more difficult gameplay. You also got watch who you recruit and kill. If one happens to a be a blood brother of another they will avenge the death of that brother whether they are a follower of you or not. They will turn against you. Also you have to be careful about hitting your follower captains. They can get tired of it and switch back to the other side. Others will switch back for various reasons and once they do you can't get them back. So that really only leaves one option. You can also be ambushed so be careful. I don't feel I am really that far into the game but I think a lot of things opened up now.

But anyways ignore the lootbox bs. I get a lootbox every time I complete an online vendetta and those give you gear on or around your current level. They can also give you legendary gear. I have got one full set so far. They are apparently 54 legendary gear/weapons, in the game that constantly can be upgraded if you fulfill the challenge requirement. This also goes for the Epic Sword of Dominion you could have received with a preorder. Starts at level 5 weapon and I have it up to 30 right now. Keep in mind you can't recruit orcs/trolls higher than your current level. There also seems to be no inventory limit. There is legendary loot boxes that you can get once you have accumulated enough spoils of war which you get for online vendettas and online fortress assaults. You get more for the assaults so you choose which way you wanna go about it. Believe the lootboxthing isn't nearly as negative if it really is at all as people are making it out to be.


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