Monday, July 23, 2007

Orcs & Elves Review

After some time messing around with Doom RPG I finally beat it and moved on to the much anticipated Orcs & Elves, and guess what? It's even better! The core of the gameplay is the same of Doom RPG, which means you move in a 3D chessboard-like environment, slaying enemies and collecting items.

The major difference is the fantasy setting, that almost feels like a rip-off of Tolkien's work, most notably The Hobbit, with all the elves vs. orcs conflict, the dwarves living under the mountain, the talking dragon guarding a treasure, etc. It misses some gnomes, though...

This means that instead of slashing through hordes of pinky demons, lost souls or hellhounds, here you fight against rats, ghosts and (lots of) orcs, obviously.

There are some improvements, too. Now you can see the enemies life bar, which is always nice, and the graphics are better, with stalactites on the ceilings and a cool panoramic effect of the camera when you enter certain divisions.

But the best thing about this game is its extremely addictive gameplay, that will keep you coming until you reach the very end... which happens too soon (I think Doom was longer). This means that you'll soon be craving for the sequel, so let's hope it doesn't take too long to be released.

So...what are you still doing here? Go play this game now!

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  1. I knew it had to be good! Now, I'm off to download the demo... RPG on a phone.. who'd have though?

    A most excelently excellent review Nebachadnezzar!

  2. I like the look of... *Remembers his phone is shit* WAIL!

    Great review though Nebacha...