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A little orcward
By Jon Mundy 06 August 2012
Orc: Vengeance | Developer:
Big Cave Games | Publisher:
Chillingo | Format:
iPhone, iPad | Genre:
RPG | Players:
1 | Version:
Poor old orcs. They're the whipping boys of post-Tolkien lore, always portrayed as ugly and treacherous and vicious.
Orc: Vengeance looks to redress the balance by telling a familiar fantasy story, but with the much-maligned green race taking front and centre and showing its mettle.
It's a bit like Shrek without the humour, Mike Myers, or pop culture references.
Just like the gruff ogre, though, this orc doesn't like to be handled.
Keeping tradition alive
After a hilariously hammy introduction you're introduced to orc leader Rok, who must escape from his prison and liberate Middle Ea... sorry, Argon, from an evil sorcerer.
A good-looking and accessible dungeon-crawler, Orc: Vengeance falls down with restrictive levels and woeful controls