Fun! Lots of fun and innovation right ahead!
+ Awesome concept
+ Various types of dinosaurs
+ Alive community as hell
+ Usually has some good prizes
+ Lots of game types
+ Well made vehicles
+ Awesome potential
- Few and unbalanced classes
- Relatively a few weapons
- Not very known game
- Sometimes you get p!ssed
- Suggestions to make a perfect game
PROS1. Awesome concept
When I first bought the game I thought like dafuq am I buying? A game with a goal that is to kill dinosaurs? But wait, it's only R$1.50? I'll give it a try
. And I liked it! A lot! The concept is fun, the teams have to be organized to survive the hordes of dinosaurs, that come from air or land. Although the graphics are not thaaaat good (they're only 'good
', not 'very god
', but that's not bad). Even though the dino-shooter game category is incresing, Orion is awesome and even if it's cheap it deserves a nice place in that place in that category.2. Tons of different dinosaurs
The game itself has a lot of different dinosaurs, from different species and with different statuses: some are tank-ish, others are fast, others fly, others are so small that shooting them is way too difficult and etc. That's awesome! Bringing lots of types of dinos is truly a heavy thumbs up to the game, while other games lack in this topic, Orion is an absolutely win
here.3 Alive community
The community is alive, differently from other games and the devs are constantly open to discussion or sometimes they start contests or invite people to play with them, isn't that cool? I've seen lots and lots of games (some good games, acutally)
that are with more than one year without free patches and are only 1,5 or two years in the market. This game's about 2.5 years until today being sold and is being constantly changed.4. Usually has some good prizes
This topic is strongly related to topic 11, unfortunatedly. But everything has its good and bad sides! The good thing is that I've seen Orion with awesome prizes (85%, 90% off) a lot of times before actually buying it. I bought it with a heavy discount, 90% off if I'm right, and profited very well. It was actually better than a lot of games that I actually paid more and had less fun.5. Game types
This topic is not as important as it should be since most of the shooter games -related to dinos or not- have this in common but since it's present in Orion it should be pointed, shouldn't it? Like many other games there are lots of game modes PvP, PvE, EvP, etc. It is a positive point so it has to be put here but nothing special.6. Vehicles!
The vehicle types are cool! There are tanks, jet-motos, mechs, futuristic helicopters, jeeps, mechs and other types! The good things are not the vehicles themselves but the way you can use it. Even if the graphic's not that excellent there's always an animation of getting in and getting out, signal that at least
the developers tried to make the game the most complete as they could. Other thing is that depending the place you are and enter the car, you can't drive or you can't shoot, that's a complete and wide thinking of placing the player in the most realistic ambient to the game. You can also get up on some vehicles while they're moving and they "carry" you as long as you're on them. Of course that there are some necessary vehicles missing, like a two people mech and a 2-4 people helicopter but the game they way it is is not that bad :)7. Awesome potential
Well, what can I say, this topic means it all. Yea, Orion has a huge potential, believe me or not, and it only depends on the developers. The ambient is nice, the dinos are annoying (well, they're only doing their job, hah)
, the vehicles are challenging, there are bosses (with, let me say, are hard AS HELL to kill)
and a lot of other things that are differential to other games. This game's technically prepared to have any colossal upgrade that can greatly increase it's gaming experience, remember this.
CONS8. Unbalanced classes
The game can have up to three classes only (assault, spy and medic -you probably know what they all do). But it lacks a LOT of classes, for example at least engineers, tanks, snipers, hunters, scouts, and ninjas/melee-handed (anyway, call them the way you want)
are missing. Another bad thing is that every weapon is absolutely the same if used by any
class, with means that, for example, if an assault player uses a machine gun they'll get the same damage output as a medic (which is NOT right, since the assault-dude is focused on hitting while the medic is focused on supporting). That's not right. The game could have at least an upgrade-tree, too, particular to each class. You can see some suggestions at topic 12.9. Few weapons
The game has too few weapons in my opinion and they're all pretty much the same. They're all ballistic and the game's context is futuristical. Not that the game would need to have futuristical antimatter-weapons or black hole generators or portals, no. But at least some energy short range weapons, maybe some lasers, gauss rifles or 'dino-ECMs'? Maybe...?10. What is Orion?
The game's not very known, maybe because the gaming industry is way too competitive, maybe because it was re-released twice I think, or even maybe because the game has poor grades
in a lot of sites and was poorly reviewed by a lot of critics (just see their grades). That's odd, I might say. If you see the Steam Store valuations the game score is 74/100
. Anyway, despite the reason is, the game does not has a very good fame and that keeps pushing it down the gamer community, not only Steam.11. You usually get ♥♥♥♥ed
Most of the times when you're playing PvE games at medium difficulty or harder you have huge chances of getting killed, despite of the reason. But the point is that when you die you lose ALL (I repeat, ALL) of your character/weapon upgrades and weapons! FFS! I know the game's not meant to be easy but this kills the game sometimes, it's very common to see players leaving rooms after getting killed, making the survival task way harder than it normally is, unbalancing the game and making sometimes other players leave! If you buy this game be sure this will be a common thing to you!12. It lacks a lot of good things that could absolutely make it a perfectly success game
The game's awesome but it lacks a lot of things that some other games have that make them more successful as Orion. Let's list them up here who knows maybe a Spiral developer read them
- Classes overhaul: The class system needs to be completely remade. Not that the ones who are in the game are bad, but because they're insufficient to fill all of the gaps the game lacks:
|Assault||Shoot things at a fair range|
|Spy||Master of disguise.|
Can turn invisible.
|Medic||Can heal people up|
Has a +0.5 HP/sec regeneration aura (10 meters).
|Engineers||Like techy stuff|
Can repair vehicles with his money but earn more money.
|Tank-ishes||Have more armor.|
Better at close-ranged fighting.
|Hunters||Incredible damage with bows/crossbows.|
Can smell enemies
|Scouts||Poke and run|
Can run faster with their futuristic armors.
|Melee||Awesome damage with swords and knives.|
Can make enemies bleed!
- Bigger vehicles
- More game modes
- Profile passive skills
- More dinosaurs! :D