Of Orcs and Men Review
Terrible Dialogue and Voice Overs
Of Orcs and Men has an odd infatuation with the f-word, as you will hear it in every other line of dialogue. The game is also riddled with so many odd sexual jokes and curse words that it becomes tacky rather than a way to emphasize a feeling. It wouldn’t even be so bad if the voice acting wasn’t as atrocious as it is. The voice actors for Styx and Arkail do a decent job of portraying their characters, but why do most of the humans sound like they are either southerners or from New Jersey? Needless to say it started getting so bad that I had to play the game with the sound down and turn on subtitles just so I could enjoy the game.
Starts To Get Repetitive
After awhile of going through the same style of linear maps and using the same types of moves over and over, you will begin to get bored of the combat. The game does offer a leveling system where you can get new moves for your characters, but once you unlock them all and find the ones that work best you tend to stick to those and end up doing the same thing over and over again during battles. There is loot that you can pick up in the game, but it is spread out so few and far in between that a t times you will begin to wonder if you have found it all.
Of Orcs and Men is a decent RPG that has enough to keep those interested satisfied until the end, but only if you can put up with the bad dialogue and you don’t mind a little repetition. In my opinion, paying $50 is a little steep when you have Medal of Honor and Assassin’s Creed coming in the next few weeks. But if you have the extra cash down the road and you are looking for a new RPG (and Dragon Age 3 isn’t out) then Of Orcs and Men is an option you could look in to.[Editor's Note: Of Orcs and Men was reviewed on the PlayStation 3 platform. The game was provided to us by the publisher for review purposes.]
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