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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

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Hordes Of Orcs Reviewed
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Mac|Life's latest review joins the fray with a review of Hordes of Orcs. The tower defense game challenges players to make use of a variety of towers and walls to fend off the attacks of the green skinned monsters gamers love to hate. Mac|Life gave the game a score of 4 out of 5.

From the review:

The game begins with some orcs (naturally) charging from their entrance toward their goal. Your job, as defender of the village, is to place defense towers in their path—without blocking it totally—in order to kill those orcs before 20 of them reach the goal. The game gives you an array of defenses to place, from inexpensive arrow towers to the pricey nuclear tower, which radiates its targets and causes them to damage their neighbors. You can upgrade towers, enabling them to inflict more damage or hit more enemies. You can also cast spells on the orcs. If the stress of defending against moving targets overwhelms you, you can pause the game before building towers and casting spells.

Hordes’ numerous gameplay modes help keep the game from being too one-dimensional. Open Warfare is the simplest mode, with orcs running from left to right. Crossroads mode adds some orcs that move from the top to the bottom, too. In Capture the Flag, the orcs have to grab a flag and carry it through the exit to defeat you. Maze Defense requires you to defend a prebuilt maze, which is harder than it sounds. Pachinko mode lets the orcs decide, seemingly at random, which way they’ll go when they encounter intersections on the way to the goal. Another more random mode is Gem Drop, in which gems are randomly placed on the board after the game starts. Endless mode is unwinnable, a mere slash fest.
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