Excerpt: I have a confession to make. I should be playing a different game right now, preparing to write a review. But I made a big mistake. I installed the game I have to review next. I installed, and played, Orcs Must Die! .
Conclusion: SUMMARY The game is meant to be played. You guys who loves tower defense games will love this. you guys who loves shooting, it's for you to. You casual gamers who just like playing a game for fun and not stress, there is an easy mode for you to!
Conclusion: Orcs Must Die is fun but in a limited, begrudgingly acknowledged sense. It's lacking a spark: something compelling to make you play beyond the first five minutes, or even through the first five minutes. It's an all you can eat buffet of murderous mayhem, but the only thing on the menu is orc.
Excerpt: had split up to form three separate Dallas-based development teams, and many people blamed Microsoft for the closure of the studio. But apparently, most of the people involved in this split actually agreed to it, and now Robot Entertainment has released the first game out of the ashes of Ensemble.
Excerpt: The concept is simple: defend the rifts (portals to your home country) from waves of invading orcs. To do this, you must rely on carefully placed traps and minions, along with your own third person fighting ability.
Excerpt: Like Trenched before it, Orcs Must Die does a good job with the moment-to-moment tower defense gameplay. It looks great, it’s got charm, and there are plenty of toys to help you bring about the eponymous imperative. But also like Trenched, it fumbles the crucial bigger picture.
Excerpt: Hundreds of orcs, kobolds, and other horrid specimens stampede toward the glowing blue rifts between worlds. Can your fledgling War Mage stop them? Fortunately, Orcs gives you plenty of ways to halt enemy tides.
Pros: + Pleasing mix of third-person action and tower defense; lots of traps, upgrades, and monsters., + Something new unlocks with each level; sharp and colorful critters; silly voiceovers.
Cons: ? Who do we talk to about getting a hobgoblin Avatar pet?