Of Orcs and Men Video Review: It Ain’t Easy Being Green [HD]

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20hey it's entertainment Buddha here fromentertainment Buddha calm with a videoreview for uh Orcs and men other worksof men is a really interesting actionWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40RPG that kind of flips the genre on itshead typically in an action RPG you'reusually take on the role of a human sothat's the battle the evil dark sourcesof goblins and orders that's not thecase in Horsham end you actually star asan orc r-ky and a goblin sticks who havebeen persecuted by the human race forWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00you know a couple hundred years and nowthey're out for a little bit of revengeyou'll see here in a next coming scenethat our Chi is basically tasked as ablood draw warrior to take out the evilhuman Emperor who has persecuted hispeople and turned them into his lowlifeWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20just mean cease waving the peace wouldwait so you said this concept hadtreated me because it's typically actionRPGs you're usually beating up it workskilling the world spilling black bloodbut not in other works and you actuallyget to take control grinding up thegreen skins always gonna be therespeaking of green skins these are madepretty to cool characters let's startWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40out with the main character the hawkishlooking arc I spelled our kale but it'sour Chi you say tomato I say tomahtoregardless we see here is our Chi kindof getting his initial instructions forthe game's main mission which is to killthe human emperor and rid the land ofWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00the evil humans who have turned thegreen skins back into slavessee a little tattoo on his chest thatsignifies him as a blood draw warriorwhich humans and goblins alike fearspeaking of goblins do now looking atsticks who's a games other main playerbasically stick serves as our Kai'sguide on his way to kill the humanWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20effort obviously goblins don't reallylike humans either but they're a littlemore sleuthy and Styx happens to be theonly goblin speedso first the relationship is a littlebit tense but throughout the game as itprogresses these two it almost turnsinto a bloody film source between archis guide sticks and he both brilliantlyWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40voiced love the way they looked overallto great and fun characters I play asyou can see here up works and Menemploys the dialogue wheel like a MassEffect maybe because I'm not too oftenactually a lot of passive dialogue wejust sit there and check it out so likeother action RPGs up works and MenWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00features your standard RPG menu you knowyou can switch between your twocharacters you've got the quest logyou've got the map which we'll discusslater on each character has a skillwheel that will progress and can beupgraded over time and you can evenassign two of these skills to hotbuttons so again I think characters lookWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20great our kind of me almost looks likeHulk from playin the Hulk so I wish theymade a statue of that bad boyso basically I've works of men like Isaid it's kind of like other action RPGsif I had to compare it to one exactly itwould be Star Wars Knights of the OldRepublic so as you can see here thecombat takes place just like it did inWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40kotor you can pause the action enter insome commands for both your charactersyou switch between characters with thetriangle button and then you can unpauseit and let them act it out so inaddition to your standard move sets thatyou pull up on the wheel of work somemen also has special abilities such asarchives rage ability what you're seeingWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00right now are you just blob okay thatdude a little backbreakeralthough watch out when archives enrageyou do not control them whatsoever andhe will kill sticks if it is in archivesway so switching gears over to sticksyou can see his special power is stealthyou can actually go invisible sneak upbehind people and stab them in theirWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20necks so both characters have uniqueskills but when you get them togetherthey work as a perfect team again thewhole buddy film theme is definitelyfinally integrated into of works andthen as you can see the cutscenes arerendered pretty well nothing specialagain we're in the end of thisWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40generation so I'm not really expectingmind-blowing graphics at this pointthe other thing about other works of menthat I found to be particularlyenjoyable is the dialog I mean thewriting this game is great as you cansee here they're basically accusingsticks of getting the old one-twoone-two from his buddy r-ky making us aWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00little bunghole little sore walks aroundstuff you typically don't find in thegame he injustice games dialogues veryvulgar but at the same time it's veryentertaining I definitely like theinteraction sticks and r-ky as well assome of the NPC's job well done on thispart of a voice and that so we'reWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20looking at now is one of my biggestdownsides of Orcs and men and that's itslack of a mini-map you can see there'sno mini-map on-screen so anytime you hitany type of fork in the road you have tostop the game bring up the menu and kindof figure out where you need to go it'snot awful the map is actually a reallynice map I would have just like to seeWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40something on-screen so I didn't have tokeep breaking up the action and checkingwhere I needed togetherthe other frustrating thing I found inother works of men is the ai's penchantfor being stupid sometimes as you cansee here I am in control of sticks whichmeans our Chi is being controlled by theAI I'm trying to get a better positionat a distance so I can throw some eyesWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00at these things hoping that our Chiwould sit there and start tanking out onthe other enemy as you can see he justkind of sits there and let them chew onhis legs mental stomach and eventuallywear down his help to where I need to goin and help save the dayI would appreciate a little bit brighterAI when I was not in control of theWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20character that the AI was in control ofnot awful but definitely not the best AIFC Eyeborg cement is definitely a uniquetake on the action RPG genre I love thetwo characters of our kind sticks theirwhole buddy film relationship is a hootto watch play out great dialogue greatWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40music sure the map's a little junky andthe AI gets a little stupid at times butfor all its upside I give it an EB eightout of ten Buddhasand recommend checking it out if youneed a game to play in betweenAssassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4 thanks forstopping by and don't forget to hit upentertain muqaam on a daily basis
We had the chance to review Or Orcs and Men from the development duo of Cyanide and Spider. Rather than playing the traditional white male human warrior in and action-rpg, you get to play as the "Greenskins". It's quite an entertaining concept with decent game play that may require your attention. This video happens to be of the PSN version, but we do have a wrttien review of the PC release here: http://www.entertainmentbuddha.com/review-of-orcs-and-men-is-a-worthy-addition-to-the-action-rpg-genre/ Of Orcs and Men is now available on Steam, PSN, and supposedly Xbox 360 in the EU. Follow Us http://entertainmentbuddha.com http://facebook.com/entertainmentbuddha http://twitter.com/entbuddha http://gplus.to/EntertainmentBuddha

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  1. Thanks a lot man.
    I thought I'd see a review of this from the so called major gaming channels on youtube.
    but roughly how many hour of game play do you get?
    lastly, is it worth buying or just renting it would be enough to get a kick out of it?

  2. @Entertainment Buddha this game is on sale for $5.00 on PSN right now. Im gonna pick it up. Do you know if this games story playes into the Styx master of shadows game released for the PS4? Thanks and great video just subscribed to your channel ☺

  3. The problem with this game is that Arkhai is quiet useless in combat and his only purpose is to soak up as much damage as possible before he goes down.
    Most of the time i find myself running around in stealth with Styx and killing guards, thining out the lines, then tanking the 1-2 remaining foes with Arkhai.

    The game would've been much better if they had given better options for Arkhais combat ablitity, other then tanking. We're talking about a HUGE orc here…

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