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Je bent aangesteld om een extreem gevaarlijke missie te volbrengen, diep in vijandelijk gebied: dood één man... de Keizer zelf. Leid de revolutie van de Orcs en Goblins!
Releasedatum: 11 okt 2012
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“…you should absolutely give it a look if you're interested in ambitious design or interesting worlds.”
8 out of 10 – Machinima

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Lead the revolution of the Orcs and Goblins!

In a world at war, the vast Empire of Men tries to extend its domination over the territories of the Orcs and Goblins, who are systematically persecuted, enslaved and massacred. Through this great role-playing game, lead a fearsome Orc warrior, and a Goblin master of assassination and stealth.

You have been appointed to fulfill an extremely dangerous mission, deep in enemy territory: to kill one man... the Emperor himself. Fight your way through a terribly hostile world to reach the objective of your quest. Level up, learn and develop powerful skills, and finally free your people from the yoke of the Empire!

Systeemeisen

    Minimum:
    • OS:WINDOWS XP SP3/WINDOWS VISTA SP2/WINDOWS 7
    • Processor:AMD/INTEL DUAL-CORE 2 GHZ
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:512 MB 100% DIRECTX 9 AND SHADERS 4.0 COMPATIBLE ATI RADEON HD 3850/NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800 GT OR HIGHER
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:6 GB HD space
    • Sound:DIRECTX 9 COMPATIBLE
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28 van de 29 mensen (97%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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15 recensies
14.6 uur in totaal
Of Orcs and Men is third-person action RPG from Cyanide and Spiders, the minds behind Mars: War Logs, Aarklash Legacy, Bound by Flame, Blood Bowl and many others. The closest analogy in design and mechanics to this game would probably be Mass Effect 1.

Turning the genre on it's head, instead of playing the plucky human fighting evil, you play as a duo of “greenskins”, an enormous Orc name Arkail and a small Goblin named Styx fighting the evil human empire intent on wiping you out. Both characters, especially Styx, are endlessly entertaining, Styx the comic foil to Arkail's enduring determined colossus. There is an admirable literary quality here, not just good vs. evil, though the fact that every third line contains the f-word can at times see it return it to baser roots. Both character can take part in conversations in the now standard “Bioware” dialogue wheel and choosing which character talks can result in wildly varying outcomes.

Each main character has three combat stances, Attack/special/defense for Arkail and Melee/special/ranged for Styx. Hitting the right shoulder button on the controller allows you to slow time to a crawl and select your various abilities and queue up to 4 at a time on each character. Both characters have a resource to manage, Styx uses concentration to power his abilities, use it too quickly and he is left with only an auto-attack while it recharges. Arkail however uses rage. Use too many offensive attacks too quickly and he can go berserk, doing huge amounts of damage, but becoming more vulnerable to attack and sometimes even killing Styx! Arkail's defensive stance slows the rage buildup, but he also does less damage.

Arkail and Styx are a duo and they function best when they work together. The best strategy I found was to use Arkail in his defensive stance to group taunt everyone and then stun them while Styx would go around debuffing/poisoning and finishing them off one by one. As you level up each character gets an addition point that can be used to either buy a new ability or upgrade one with the addition of a choice of effect. Later in the game each character can choose an “advanced” class adding 3 further abilities to their special stance tree. There is an impressive number of skills and strategies to use and at higher difficulty levels you will need them!

Maybe the most important strategy is using Styx's stealth ability. Large groups of enemies can be thinned out before a fight by having Styx go into stealth mode and assassinate enemies at the edges. But watch out for dogs, they can smell Styx coming!

The game isn't particularly loot heavy. While each character has a weapon, gloves, top, pants and accessory slot, there are at most 6 or so different armor sets and weapons for each character in the game. You are also able to buy an upgrade for each item and you should do this as early as possible. This is not an easy game and a full set of upgraded gear will provide a noticeable lift in you damage output and survivability.

The graphics are very decent, though maybe not as sharp as they could be, but the character models of the two mains are fantastic, Styx especially. The voice acting is patchy, Arkail and Styx are great so are most of the Orc's but some of the humans are pretty average. The game also has a very nice classical score though at times the mood of the music seemed a little out with what was going on on screen.

While not particularly long, 12 hours give or take, the ambition and new experience it offers makes this a very worthy addition to the Action RPG genre and Styx apparently has his own spin-off game coming soon!

8.5/10
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18 van de 22 mensen (82%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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3 recensies
13.1 uur in totaal
One of the best and original games I´ve played in a long while. The story was captivating, the music gave me chills, the combat, well, I would describe it as the thinking mans dragon age. It obviously had flaws, the biggest was that there was too little of everything. I finished it in about 13 hours and am left dreaming of a sequel.

I noticed this game just around the time it came out, but waited with a buy until it was discounted and sat on it for even longer as I had read so much negative feedback beforehand. I wish I could go back in time, buy it at release to support the studio, and get on the barricades to defend it against all the flaming. I can understand a lot of the critisicm, however I think it all boils down to this game being unaccessable to a lot of people due to the challenge of the combat system, and the game being marketed in a way that perhaps fooled people it was a more action-oriented game with a bigger budget. The trailer kind of looked like gears of war with orcs, to be honest.

I could write a lot about this game but will just summarize the main points;
I enjoyed the combat, allthough a little unforgiving at some points, it did let me think up different tactics for different battles. The skills were fun and there were a few easier patches that let you feel powerful. Gear managment was a little thin but worked okay. Leveling your characters was business as usual with stat and skill points, with some new intresting bits such as deflection and stability. The game looks and plays beautifully. Encountered only a few minor glitches (perhaps it has been patched a bit?). Voice acting quality varied throughout the game from excellent (main characters) to crappy, but I only disliked a few of the actors.

The bad? "Corridor running" which I did not really mind, as I enjoyed the combat and the quests.
Slow paced combat, so be prepared if you don´t like that sort of thing. Lack of in-game cinematics or at least more cinematic finishes to some of the more epic events, which left some anti-climatic feelings at parts. And in the end, a lack of budget? If there would have been some more time and resources to flesh more stuff out, this could have been a dragon age killing tripple A.

I can´t help but picturing a sequel of magnitude, with deeper tactical combat, different character choices, a more open world with continuation of the story.

If you enjoy tactical RPG´s - a must play, if you came here looking for an action game, you should probably head back.
As for me? Would marry/10.
Geplaatst: 23 februari 2014
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4 van de 5 mensen (80%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
101 producten op account
8 recensies
17.5 uur in totaal
One of the most underated games i have played imo.Had hours of fun playing this.The combination of having to play the orc and the goblin is excellent.iT MAY NOT BE TO EVERYONES TASTE BUT I CERTAINLY BLOODY WELL ENJOYED IT
Geplaatst: 30 juni 2014
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5 van de 7 mensen (71%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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8 recensies
30.1 uur in totaal
This game is a rts combat game. I enjoyed the combat most of the time although sometimes it felt strung out and meaningless at some points when you don't hear anything new from the story for some time. It's got an interesting story inwhich you follow the acts of a goblin and orc who are thought of as lower class citizens because of their race.
Geplaatst: 6 februari 2014
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1 van de 1 mensen (100%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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8 recensies
10.6 uur in totaal
I don't consider this videogame as RUBBISH. Many people think that but I disagree. Actually, I enjoyed the storyline. After all, you are an orc and not the usual human greenskins killer! The game has different defects. The animations are not really synchronized and the AI looks pretty stupid many times. Those must be improved in a sequel honestly. Graphically I expected something really better, so I was a bit disappointed when I start playing it. I don't wanna talk about the gameplay.. it's really boring and it must be redone completely. I think a "more action" style would be more funny than simply clicking on skills and look at your characters doing the job for ya. There's also some micro-management in that, but nothing serious. As I said before, the storyline is nice and I played it just for it. Actually, there are different side quests, but, actually, I don't know if they affect the story at all. Oh,yes, one more thing: In my opinion, the "missions" are too short. Most of the time you'll be watching videos. They are not that bad but I'd like to play something more too. The right balance should be found. I didn't pay for a movie, but a videogame ;). This may be exaggerated but, still, the good balance must be found. I'd recommend this game if you wanna play a nice storyline and love orcs.
Geplaatst: 1 juli 2014
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64 van de 67 mensen (96%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
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19.1 uur in totaal
It is certainly... interesting.

This game comes with some unique and very intruiging aspects, but also a considerable amount of downfalls.
The gameplay is solid, but at times somewhat inadequate. The storyline is pretty good, but could have been better. The characters have a lot of potential, but don't really grow as much as they could have. The graphics are excellent, but the facial animation is often off-key. The voice acting is at times very good, and at times not so much.

All that said, I had good fun with the game. In the end, that's what's most important, no?

Should you buy it? If it's on discount, go for it. You might just find yourself pleasantly surprised at the unortodox lead characters and the different take on the classic fantasy settings. It is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think that past its flaws, it is an experience worth having.
Geplaatst: 23 september 2013
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