by Paul Devlin 25/4/2013
Product: Orion's Forge
Publisher: Trinket Studios
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Casual, Puzzle
One of the biggest criticisms of video games is levelled at their storytelling. We're practically immune to B-movie dialogue these days and, thanks to Gameloft, actors whose lips rarely even move when they spout it.
Orion's Forge takes a different approach than the Hollywood-aping narratives of most titles. Instead, this galactic-themed puzzler opts to tell a series of Aesop-esque fables, with hippy-haired Orion revealing a new part of the tale every time you complete a level.
A novel approach. It's a little disappointing, then, that neither the stories or the puzzles are substantial enough to create a truly satisfying game.
Sci-fi spins on Aesop's Fables give Orion's Forge an eye-catching premise, but the unmemorable stories and guesswork puzzling mean the game never achieves its intergalactic potential
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