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Hordes Of Orcs Reviewed
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 3 comments

Applelinks' latest review charges toward the orc armies with a review of Hordes of Orcs. The tower defense game challenges players to fend off the rampaging monsters using a variety of towers and walls. Applelinks gave the game a score of 3 out of 5.

From the review:

It works like this. You start each level with some money and some defense units. Mostly, you need to worry about placing walls, as the orcs can't run through or over them. You use the walls to direct their movement, slowing them down and forcing them within range of the towers you erect, at which point they automatically launch the attacks against the orcs. Killing orcs gives you money, which you then spend on more walls and more towers. Make sense? Good.

Now, some towers are more effective than others against the various types of orcs. The fire tower is ineffective against red orcs, arrow towers are pretty much ineffective against everyone (but they're very cheap, so you can compensate for that in numbers), and so on. And if a tower is seemingly ineffective, you can choose to sell them and construct a different tower, or spend your money upgrading them to increase their range and attack power. You can click on orcs to get their vital stats and special properties, which will help you determine what towers to build where. Ineffective planning will quickly domino into a loss; if you can't kill the orcs with the towers you've built, you can't get enough money to build the towers you need. It's the orcish version of needing a job to make the money to buy the car you need to drive to your job.
Check out the full review at the link below.

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