Battle of the Backlog II - Perpetual Infinity 5 2/3

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User Info: Tithenion

Tithenion
10 months ago#1
Between the Symphony of the Night/Super Metroid topic (in which I still need to compile my thoughts on comparing the two) and playing way too much Titanfall 2 (I believe I have around 150 hours played...) I have gotten back to my backlog proper.

My goal is to beat at least one game before I acquire Zelda. Two would be unlikely, but not out of the realm of possibility if I choose a shorter game. For now, it was a choice between hopping back into MGSV or Shadow of Mordor, and I followed my gaming itch and went with the latter.

Shadow of Mordor

Upon starting back, my save file showed that I was at 41% completion. I'm not sure if that's progress in the main story or overall. I assume it is the latter based on progression of things, but I'll have to take a look at that.

Jumping back in at this point was not easy. I thought that I would poke in on one of the side missions to warm up and got completely stomped, forgetting that those can often be more difficult depending on which you choose. So to actually warm up, I roamed around to a few small Orc/Uruk camps to get used to the controls.

As for actual progression, I'm in the second portion of the map. I started up one of the main missions progressing with Morwen (or Marwen, Morwen I think was actually in the Silmarillion) and I learned how to use my branding to take control over the Uruk Warchiefs. The first one was easy, as I guess it was sort of a tutorial to doing it. The second didn't come so quickly. I tried about three or four times before finally succeeding in branding a captain that could betray his master. Before that I kept accidentally killing them, usually due to other branded Uruks killing them before I could brand them.

Currently I have two warchiefs branded and I think I will focus on some of the other missions before branding any more. I feel like I need some extra umph right now as trying to brand these guys usually gets me swarmed, whereas before I know I was able to pick off a lot of them more isolated. It could just be me out of practice and I'm going to end up being OP, but we'll see.
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User Info: Tithenion

Tithenion
10 months ago#2
Shadow of Mordor

Well, I've pushed the two storyline missions as far as I can. I finished up the ones with Torvin and for now I can't do more with Marwen and her daughter. Need to brand two more warchiefs to have them all. I think I have one captain branded and ready to betray the master.

Right now I've gone back to Udun and I'm collecting artifacts and Ithildin, as well as hitting up any of the challenges for the Sword/Bow/Dagger that I didn't do before. I'm thinking once I progress to the point of controlling the warchiefs in the Sea of Nurnen area I'll be just about at the end. Could be wrong, and would welcome one additional challenge to overcome, but I'm getting that feeling. Plus, How Long To Beat shows that 25 hours is the average for main story + some extra, which would be about an hour or so from where I am now. Seems right. I'm just having too much fun causing trouble between the different points I'm hitting up so it's taking a bit longer than it should.
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Big Bear is back
10 months ago#3
I'll keep a close eye on this topic, while being fully occupied by Zelda.
I agree with all the Big Bear, with the exception of banging dudes for fun. I only do it to assert my dominance. It's never fun. --- DroidKowolluh

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Tithenion
10 months ago#4
Are you keeping an eye out for when I get to Zelda? Pretty sure you didn't get started on this yet right?
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Big Bear is back
10 months ago#5
Nope, haven't started Mordor yet. Not doing anything on the side now, BotW has my undivided attention.
I agree with all the Big Bear, with the exception of banging dudes for fun. I only do it to assert my dominance. It's never fun. --- DroidKowolluh

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Tithenion
10 months ago#6
Yeah, Mordor actually grabbed me back more than I thought it would. I may want to squeeze in another game before BotW so I'm not back to back on open world games.
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AdmiralViscen
10 months ago#7
I need to play Horizon and Nier after Zelda, oops
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Tithenion
10 months ago#8
Thanks. Traveled this week so I haven't played much aside from firing up Titanfall for a quick game here and there.
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Tithenion
10 months ago#9
Shadow of Mordor

Down to just one dagger mission in Using then back to the other area to continue on. My percentage is somewhere in the 60's now. These captains are nothing in this area. I've accidentally killed several just because they pop up in a group and I didn't notice them. Tried to brand one but again accidentally killed him.
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Tithenion
10 months ago#10
Shadow of Mordor

Well that was a bit of a slog. Had nothing but slave missions left for awhile there and it got repetitive. Done with all those and am left with hunting and survival challenges which I didn't realize counted. Only two more each. After that it'll be onto the last mission as I've already taken control of all the art chiefs.
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