Orcs Must Die! 2 – Are We There Yeti? – Booster Pack
17 November 2012
Excerpt: And the hits just keep on comin’! Here we are another month gone by from the Orcs Must Die! 2 release, and there is yet another Booster Pack. This time, we get a little winter chill in the Horde and some new traps and trinkets to put them on ice. With the OMD!2 content bubbling over like a Goblin Shaman’s cauldron, will this cool breeze invigorate the already stellar gameplay, or should it just be left out in the cold?
Pros: Old and new content infuses new content into the game, Cool new offensive tools
Cons: If you’re allergic to challenges, that would be the only downside. Great content!
Excerpt: For a game that just release in July of this year, Robot Entertainment has kept the fresh content coming for Orcs Must Die! 2 . This time around, the new Booster Pack introduces more weapons, more maps, but also highlights the Orcs feminine side! If you can call it that. Is the new Booster Pack another great addition tot he horde, or does it just gum things up like a Tar Trap?
Pros: More maps, more ways to play, more enemies, it’s great!
Cons: No real complaints, but I’d always like to see more traps :O), Hobgoblin Healers seem a little overpowered
Conclusion: Final Verdict : Robot Entertainment took the laundry list of fan complaints about Orcs Must Die! , addressed every one of them while polishing up the formula to an absolute shine, and threw in plenty of new content with the promise of more to come. If you liked Orcs Must Die! , the sequel is a must buy. If you’re new to the series, it’s certainly worth checking out the unique brand of trap defense gameplay that Orcs Must Die! 2 delivers.
Conclusion: There is a reason Steam sells this game with a two-pack option. For my money, there isn’t a better PC game to play through with a friend right now. Orcs Must Die! 2 perfectly combines the strategic thinking of tower defense games with the frenetic action of an old-school shooter, with plenty of laughs along the way. The later challenges are difficult to overcome by yourself, but comically violent Orc deaths are best savored with a friend anyway.
Excerpt: Things don't usually go very well for game studios when they close. Usually a new studio forms, but it involves years of uncertainty and proving themselves to publishers again. Things went a bit better for the remnants of now-defunct Ensemble Studios, creators of Age of Empires . The biggest group that splintered off of this long-time PC developer formed up again as Robot Entertainment a few years ago, and their first independent game, Orcs Must Die!
Excerpt: Orcs Must Die is the peculiarly named first project from studio Robot Entertainment, made out of veterans from the long running Ensemble Studios group, which brought PC gamers the award winning Age of Empires franchise, not to mention the Halo Wars real time strategy title for the Xbox 360.
Pros: +Great gameplay mix between tower defense and action, +Variety of traps and weapons, +Awesome crossbow
Cons: -Difficulty spikes towards the end, -Story could have been developed more