Přidáno: 14. května
Of Orcs and Men8/10Tl;Dr: Definitely buy the game if it goes on sale but only buy it at full price if you are absolutely dying for a good ARPG
I had gotten this game from a friend who had bought the Killer Bundle 3 and he did not want it . He asked me if I was interested in it and upon researching the game I figured I would add the game to my library, download it, and play it at a later time.
I decided to check out the game when my internet went down and was pleasantly surprised by it. Graphics 8/10
The game is very cinematic graphics wise. You can see that the devs tried very hard to show you a movie story through the cutscenes. The textures are very nice in this game. The skin on the orcs look somewhat realistic and you can see the lighting bounce off it. I personally find it very nice when you can see sunlight bouncing off a character's skin in any game. The rain effects look amazing and it looks as though things are actually getting wet. However, the characters do look a bit stiff sometimes. Lastly, when the characters speak (in the cutscenes) they get a bad case of the rubberlips (notorious in Warcraft 3 where characters' lips would just bounce up and down when speaking) Audio 6/10
The music is generic adventure game-like. It's something you would hear and say "Ah, that would sound nice in an action adventure game"
The voiceovers are decent. The best voice actor is the one who voices Styx the Goblin. His character brings a roguelike charm with his monologues and witty lines.
The biggest issue I had with the audio was the mouth synchronization. You are able to hear when the dialogue starts and ends suddenly. Gameplay 9/10
This is where the game really shines. Before playing the game I assumed that it would be a hack and slash action game. The game actually plays like an ARPG (Action Role Playing Game). Upon entering the game I masked my left key hoping that the character would swing his sword around. However upon playing the first 10 minutes of the story (which serves as the tutorial) I found myself slowly understanding how the game works.
The combat system is similar to Dragon Age Origins (or almost any ARPG) in that you can use the spacebar to pause the game and plan your next few moves. Pressing the spacebar also brings up your combat hud. There you can plan up to five of your next moves. Pressing spacebar again will unpause time and your character will do the attacks in the cache.
The level system is fairly simple. There are five attributes that you can put points in. Strength, Agility, Stamina, and Mind. Each attribute has different helpful upgrades. You can also upgrade/unlock new abilities.
You control two character in Of Orcs and Men. Arkail and Styx. While Arkail excels at fighting and tanking damage, Styx has a more stealth/assassin fighting style. Each character has a one unique mechanic. Arkail has a rage system, where if his rage bar fills (by attacking and using special abilities) he becomes uncontrollable and will just pummel at the enemy. Styx can become invisible and will 1 hit kill his next backstab target.
The hud is simple yet visually pleasing.
The one problem the gameplay has is that the targetting system for attacking feels a bit clunky. Sometimes it feels like your character got confused and doesn't know who to hit. Story 6/10
The story is quite simple and might seem a bit cliche.
Humans have enslaved the Orcs and forces them to work as slaves and cannon fodder. However, there is a group of free Orcs that are resisting the humans and are going to take a last stand. It's up to Arkail and his shifty goblin guide to take down the king and free the Orcs.
The game offers some dialogue choices but so far none of them really make any changes to the story.
I love the duo dynamic that exists between Arkail and Styx. They both hate each other when they first meet but grow to respect and even rely on each other.
There are some iffy parts in the script though. I've noticed that the characters love to say "♥♥♥♥" at inappropriate times (inappropriate as in it doesn't really need to be said in the context). Also it seems like the devs/writers/animators tried to give Arkail a signature move/trait (he punches his fists a LOT whenever a cutscene with him ends) but it just ends up feeling very awkward.
I was surprised when I first saw Styx in this game because he actually stars in his own game Styx: Master of Shadows, a stealth game about... well, Styx. When Styx: MaS first came out I was very interested because many people said that it was a Stealth game done right. Upon research, I now know that it is a prequel to Of Orcs and Men. Final say
Overall, I found myself enjoying the game and would definitely have bought it had I known about it. Again, I highly recommend buying it if it ever goes on sale but wait a bit if not. The gameplay is the best part of the game and the graphics are a close second.
This is my first review so please tell me how I can improve and what you liked about the review on my Steam Page. Thank you for reading and it was a fun time playing Of Orcs and Men.