Reviews and Problems with Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
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Characters Drove Me Insane
Lisa Shea "medieval swordfighting enthusiast", Amazon
21 July 2010
Summary: I love role playing games, and the Playstation 2 graphics were incredible on some of the other games we've played. When I popped Orphen into the CD player, I was really expecting something spectacular. Unfortunately, the game didn't quite live up to the promise. You play a male, Orphen, in his late teens, who is a loner with an attitude. He has a brother-sister pair with him, Cleo and Magnus, who spend the entire time sniping at each other and at him.
Summary: the attemt to make the game exciting by putting a lot of stupid puzzles makes this game a not very fun game at all. the battle system is alright and i like the anime sequences that take place. its rather annoying when you get trhough little puzzles, maze like areas that take you ages to figure out. Im used to the experience points and equiping weapons you bought or forged, since its in most other RPGs that ive played.
Summary: I bought this game a few weeks ago and i played it right away.At first it looks cool but it started to repeat itself.The graphics are good as to be expectied of a PS2 game but the gameplay is horrible.The battles are incridibly easy and simple, the story is weak and booreing,and you never leave this island.I stoped playing it after the 3rd time i put about 4 or 5 hours into it and found it to be horribly stupid.Its kinda like a zelda inspired game but it hardly even...
Summary: I bought this game when I first bought my PS2 and I have to say that it could have been a very good game; however, it seemed very underdeveloped. There was not enough fights, puzzles, and/or point to the game. You spend the entire time collecting powers only to find out that the ones start out with are the ones you need to defeat the game. What is the point? If you must play it rent it.
Summary: I rented this game thinking that it would be a great one but, guess what? it isn't. It focuses a lot on the story. A bad thing about this game is that if you do not understand english or if you can't make the TV make any sound you will understand nothing about the game story. You can't read what the characters ar saying, you can just hear it. You can save the game only in determinated points and sometimes it takes too long before you can save again.
Summary: This is one of those games that was all hype and nothing to back it up. the previews looked amazing but the aftermath is that Orphen has ver dissapointing gameplay. the only good thing about this game was the battles. the battle system was very innovative and fun to learn, however this game will dissapoint even the most hardcore fans of the anime.
Summary: Normally i hate writing these but if it saves your money...... This game is a decent RPG, when you actually get to play, this game has way to many movies hardly moving the story along. Main thing I hated was the movies.. they are just filled with whining, and you get them every 3 minutes max!(unless you work slowly) The battle style is not "stupid" its just like Super Nintendo's RPG battle style (Zelda, Chrono, ect..
Summary: This game is what's wrong with so called RPG's today, or any game as a matter of fact. In an RPG i thought that it was Role Playing, not some kind of comic book. You just don't play most of this game, you just watch. The battle system is just plain stupid, who just stand there and the enemy's come toward's you. The save points are at the most random spot's of the game and the cut scenes are just horrible, the voice acting to the dubing.
Summary: This game has received some pretty terrible reviews elsewhere, and on the whole I'd have to agree with them. Graphically the game is very pretty - well done movie sequences, very crisp and colorful backgrounds, smooth, fast motion, etc. The story is OK, if rather linear and limited. The game engine is not too bad, although again limiting. But what really kills this game is the personalities of the characters.
Summary: And those 15 seconds was the beautiful PS2 startup screen. Within the first 10 minutes I was in probably the worst battle engine I've ever scene. The reason I bought this game cause it was anime and the first thing you see when you start is an anime sequence, but that was about the only thing that made me happy. I didn't even bother to save the game on to my memory card.