DS #1662: Orcs And Elves (USA)

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Nov 14, 2007
  1. shaunj66
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  2. Joey Ravn

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    Yay, I wanted this game since I saw a trailer for it some months ago. A 'proper' RPG for the DS, much like Etrian Oddysey. Well, let's hope it turns out to be as good as expected, I recall seeing good reviews for the original mobile version.
     
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    The mobile version was a fantastic game -- for a mobile game. I had a lot of fun with it. Hopefully they've done enough to make this a viable DS game and not just a straight port with a couple additions. Otherwise it'll be fairly mediocre DS game if not just plain crappy.
     
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    I think they've done enough with it to keep the gameplay intact. It is essentially the same game but with more advance graphics and with a lot more levels and stuff added. Sure DS games can look a lot better but then I don't think it'll play the same somehow, it'll lack its retro charm which this has bags of.

    The mobile game brought back memories of when RPG's were RPG's and not what they are now. I'm loving this version, I don't think a lot of todays kids will like it, but us who spent the late 80's and early 90's playing RPG's on C64s, 386-486 PCs and Amigas will get a kick out of this.

    I'm hoping that this will do well enough so that they will do Doom RPG DS but I doubt it will.
     
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    the screenshots indeed remind me of old time.
    hey, why's there no dungeon master ds yet? [​IMG]
    the screenshots kinda reminded me of 'eye of the beholder' and stuff like that, i really really hope that it can somewhat keep up with the classic dungeon rpgs from the old days.
    any word from someone who spent some time with this version yet?
     
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    I'm glad to hear that a fan of the mobile version is loving this one. [​IMG] If that's the case, then I'm now a little more anxious to play it! Thanks for the detailed views.
     
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    Just had more time and I love it even more! Like I said before, everything about this game is oldschool, down to the story, graphics and sound.

    Best DS RPG so far though before it was Mario & Luigi 2, sadly the only other RPG I really got into was Rune Factory and then I stopped playing because it was buggy. I hear it has 5 more hours of gameplay than the mobile one which sounds good for me as I have less time to play games. I'm sure the mobile one was about 3-4 hours, though I'm not too sure. Some gamers would like this to be longer but that seems to be the way nowadays.

    You can also save whenever you want and resume from when you saved which is great. To be honest I can't find a fault with this game, it did take a bit of getting use to moving around but that didn't take long.
     
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    oh wow thanks, that's really cool =)
    i wish i could understand one word on that french site but i guess that shouldn't be that much of a problem
     
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    So far so good. I'm liking it.
     
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    Best DS RPG so far unfortunately doesn't say much for me... nevertheless I will check this out once I beat Contra 4... which may be never [​IMG]
     
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    This game was good on my phone. My only complaint was that it was too easy. I hope that they really tweak it for the DS. I wouldnt mind playing it a second time through as long as the difficulty gets cranked up!

    BTW: Orcs and Elves II for the mobiles should be out shortly as well. Making it (I hope) the second best game on phones.
     
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    There are three selectable difficulty levels: normal, difficult, and nightmare. Hopefully that will help. As far as I can tell, normal feels about the same as the mobile version, so it looks like you can ramp it up quite a bit. [​IMG]
     
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    Well I'm on difficult and it does seem a bit harder, when I get hit I lose more HP and there seems to be more baddies around. I also don't seem to level up as often either, though I'm not sure if its like that in normal.
     
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    Now this is my kind of RPG. I can dig this. I only played as far as the combination door in my "testing", but I can tell this is a game that will get a lot of my attention. Love the atmosphere. Even the graphics look better than I expected when I was looking at vids.

    Seems to be like a MUCH better version of Mazes of Fate that was on the GBA.

    I haven't even gotten into this game yet and I already hope they make Orcs & Elves 2 for DS.

    This and Contra 4 just made my day. WOOT!
     
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    Was this game the reason the servers went screwy? [​IMG]

    It's a throw-back to a very poor style of game as far as I can tell... [​IMG]
     
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    The mobile version of this game beat Mazes of Fate in my opinion. If you liked Mazes of Fate, this is far superior. [​IMG]
     
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    If this game is anything similar to Etrian Odyssey, then I will love it to death.

    Dungeon Crawlers for the win.

    [​IMG] All these great games coming out and I'm at work with my leeching laptop... It downloads at Dial-Up speeds! [​IMG]

    ~Nero
     
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    Skip the [ Français ] parts and read the [ English ] ones [​IMG]
     
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    Great game.. better than I was expecting.. and the graphics are a lot better then the screenshots and vids. Also, the HUD showing your belt is brilliant!
     

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