Summary: Like the title says, Orphen:Scion Of Sorcery gets a lot of abuse for no good reason. Sure it's one of the first games for PS2 so it isn't perfect, but there are a lot worse games out there. Graphically, Orphen still looks pretty good. The character models still look very, very good for a 9 year old game, but the environments are showing there age,They look a little bland. The camera can be a pain to move around in tight spots but nothing major.
Excerpt: "The REVIEW of JUDGEMENT!!" This was one of the early releases for the PS2 and unfortunately it shows. Based on a Japanese anime, the game's hero is Orphen, a somewhat lazy sorcerer for hire. He and his friends get on the wrong boat when embarking on a scheme to make money and end up on a strange island.
Pros: Anime intro and cut sequences
Cons: Bad voice acting . No real challenge . Limited character progression .
Summary: Well, I personally liked Orphen : Scion of Sorcery. I probably liked it because as stated, Orphen is also an anime and getting to see those few anime sequences here and there got my attention. I do have to admit that Orphen is simple in it's plot (although the ending with the whole Gaia thing was pretty interesting), and the fact that it's not the best RPG in the world with it's annoying battle system at times, it's really a good game all around.
Excerpt: when trouble is abound and you cant lock on to which target you want to attack, you're more likely to gain satisfaction from throwing your dual shock at the screen than slowly chipping bits of hp of the enemies at hand. the battle system is confusing and tries its hardest to be original, but the only thing that is are the controls that allow you to hold down a power button for better attacks, not rocket science.
Excerpt: I was looking forward to Orphen, hoping it would entertain me while I waited for Final Fantasy X, but I was disappointed (sorry). It started off pretty good but I must admit I found it very repetitive, literally! There is no real challenge to the game, and all it does is constantly repeat a short storyline. You basically run around various parts of the same island with different characters, supposedly fulfilling their destinies.
Excerpt: Orphen could have been so much better. I know its not a nice way to start a review but that’s the way it is. I had been thinking about buying this game for a while and was never really convinced that it would be very good. In the end I rented it from Blockbuster, and settle down to play it over the course of a few days.
Pros: Looks good, sounds good, plays good
Cons: Just doesnt compete with other RPGs on the market
Excerpt: Orphen is an RPG where you assume the role of Orphen, a lazy sorcerer who must help others in order to complete his destiny. The game is well implemented, with a nice blend of platform and RPG elements. It featurs a good real-time combat system and nice graphics. This was the first PS2 game i got, mainly because I like RPGs. The graphics aren't groundbreaking but they are cleanly presented and do the job very well.
Excerpt: This is one of the best Role playing games ou for the ps2 in my opinion it has brilliant grafix using the complete role an power of the ps 2. You paly the role of a sorceror (lazy) and you can take your own path around the game there 3 different endings. It consists of unpredicable magic and traps with amazing monsters that u kill using 31 different types of magic truly magic.
Excerpt: Sorry about last time. It was just that I was so furious when I purchased it that I was totally against but I ‘m not telling you about me so lets get down to the game. The game is a 1 player game, needs a memory card and is a futuristic adventure game. I think the producer's thought up a good story to it but never thought about the player. When it start's up it stats telling you the story and you have to sit through 20 minutes of it.