Wondering what that Wraith dude (whose super-secret identity Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor can actually do? Warner Bros. has released to fill you in.at Comic Con last week) in
While hero Talion takes care of the stabbing, the Wraith specialises in dominating weaker minds, forcing orc soldiers to fight for you and revealing key details about their brutal warlords.
For example; Garpok the Flatulent is a mighty orc warrior, clad head to toe in full plate and thus invulnerable to your stealthy backstabs. What could his weakness possibly be? Well, the Wraith possessing Talion can grab hold one of Garpok's underlings, do some spooky mind control and gather a key piece of information - Garpok is terribly afraid of Ghuls (nasty-looking zombie things that scamper about on all fours). The next time Talion fights Garpok, he sets a pack of Ghuls on him, and the big coward runs off in terror. Separating him from his bodyguards and making him an easy target.
It's not quite clear quite how you get those Ghuls to be in the right place at the right time, but still. Pretty cool. The long list of enemy warlord strengths and weaknesses suggests that your enemies will be a varied bunch that require a lot of variation in your methods.
Shadow of Mordor is looking pretty good. It's out on PC and consoles this October 3.