Reviews and Problems with Orphen: Scion of Sorcery
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Sound quality 6
Basic, short and undistinguished RPG
26 January 2005
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 .
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.
Summary: El juego esta bien si has visto la serie y en algun caso te engancho porque todo lo que puedes hacer con orphen es lo que puedes haber visto en la serie. Para poder hacer las magias no vas a tener que hacer dificiles comandos de teclas, pero si deves de estar muy atento a los ataques del contrincante, porque puede ser que no te de tiempo para atacarle y el si puedo atacarte quitandote vida.
Pros: la original historia de orphen, fiel a la serie, sencillo manejo .
Cons: Graficos pesimos, poca jugabilidad, excesivamente dificil en ocasiones .
Summary: En principio parece una cosa, pero cuando entras en el juego y empiezas con el control de un solo personaje en la pantalla implica una tropa entera de aventureros, la potencia de la Playstation 2 contribuye a que los dos compañeros del protagonista del juego le sigan autónoma y visiblemente.