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Orcs Must Die! is an action, humoristic, tower base, 3rd person, fantasy game with a World of Warcraft kind of graphic. Just saying that you should ask yourself, what the hell can that be.
Well the first thing I would say, is that normally I would not have bought this game, and actually somebody gave it to me. If not this review would never have existed… And that would be a shame. Because this game is actually a lot of fun and certainly worth buying.
One of the first thing you notice as you launch this game is that it run extremely smoothly at all time. This is clearly due to the fact it’s a cartoon or artistically form of graphic as oppose to aiming for realism. The graphic really remind us of World Of Warcraft for some reason, with colorful environment and big gray castle environment. The enemies are funny looking and your character is an undisciplined wizard, last survivor that defend the real world from the orc invasion. In clear it’s a not too serious kind of mix that make this game really joyful to play.
The main concept of the game is that an evil wizard took over the minds of the orc and force them to rush toward the gate between this world and the reality. When we say rush, it’s really a mindless rush. The enemies nearly don’t care about anything else then going to that objective and literally ignore you for the most part. This mean that your job is not so much to fight them but simply to slow them down and kill them all. To do so you have a wide range of traps as well as a few spell, weapons and upgrade to your character that you unlock from level to level. The fun of the game consist mostly in figuring out the most creative way to combine the traps in order to stop of flow of orcs. While that may appear simple it actually is much more challenging then expected since the level design pose all kind of constraint. These constraint are mostly due to the fact that you need to finance those traps by killing orcs. This mean that you can only get as many traps as the number of orc you kill and since your character cannot be everywhere at the same time you need to rely on those traps. On the other hand it’s rare that a trap system will be flawless, even with tons of traps you will still have to stop some orc by yourself.
These constrain make this game smart and fast paced. This is even more true when you start playing at nightmare difficulty that is certainly one of the most fun and challenging gameplay we had in single player in a long time. You may end up being totally exhausted after playing such level due to the intensity and concentration required by this game. This game really did impress us in how well design it is and how fun it turned out to be.
To conclude we highly recommend you to get this game, it’s fairly cheap and does provide between 10 and 20 hours of enjoyment that will make you happy. The only down side of this game is that it doesn’t have any coop or multiplayer. While there are 24 well done level, once you know them all and how to finish them it can easily be call linear or repetitive since they are like puzzle that once resolved are easy to resolve again. The fun you will have in this game will certainly compensate for those few minor complain not to mention that the gave is well supported and has been patch many time already and two DLC have been released already to prevent you from getting tired of it.