Just thought I'd add a bit of support for this game as the negative reviews here seem to suggest that people didn't like the game because they didn't like the style of play on offer, rather than the game not being good at what it does offer. It's true that initially you can feel a little alienated from the action in this game whilst you get your head around what's being asked of you. If you were hoping for a button-mashing hack'n'slasher you will feel let down. However, once you begin to understand each characters separate attacks and how to strategically combine them against an enemy the game becomes much more rewarding. I would urge anyone wanting to buy this title to put a bit of research into finding out what the game is before deciding if it is right for them and purchasing it.
Right, that said the game itself is solid in build, charismatic in story and as good looking as it needs to be for the generation of console, and I for one am pleased to see a game of this genre, that requires a bit more intelligence over dexterity coming to the console market, (check out the average score for the game on PC and you'll see the audience it was targeted for.) I won't give a long winded in depth review here - you can find those all over the net. I just wanted people visiting this page to be aware that this is a good solid game that plays really well and offers a lot of satisfaction if it suits your style of play, and given the floods of repetitive, inspiration-less prequels and sequels that currently stagnate the console market it's nice to see something that offers a change in pace and game play like Of Orcs and Men.
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