Shadow of Mordor This game is pretty tough. It reminds me a bit of old school RPGs in that there really isn't an easy starting area. You're just kind of thrown right into the thick of things. The penalty for dying is high as orcs get promoted every time they kill you, and the orc officers go out of their way to hunt you down. It's best to go for stealthy takedowns or only engage small groups of enemies at first. I actually had to restart the game because I had screwed up too many times and there were too many high ranking orcs who kept instantly killing me. It's going much more smoothly now that I have a better idea what I'm doing. The graphics look excellent. I'm running on all ultra settings except for textures which are on high. It runs smooth as butter on my 780 Ti. I tried the ultra textures, and while I could run it with them enabled reasonably well, things could get choppy when there were a lot of enemies on the screen. Also I didn't find the difference in image quality to be very noticeable at all.