So, the story of Of Orcs and Men is all about how the two races just really don’t get along. Ordinarily, I’d be among the first to call for a peaceful resolution to these problems — perhaps a cooperative orc/man summit where rational debate can pave the way for a brighter tomorrow. Then, the guys over at TriplePoint client Focus Home Interactive unveiled the new trailer for the game, and well, screw it. Apparently when Orcs and Men have problems with one another, it looks extremely awesome. I mean, I’ve seen fantasy races fight before, but… I mean, that guy gets thrown, like, over the wall, and then the exploding bridge, and…!
Here, watch this.
And then read this.
The game starts you in the role of an elite Orc warrior, deeply involved in the war against their persecutors, Humankind. You have been sent on a dangerous mission that could change the course of the war: kill the one responsible for all the bloodshed and mobilization of the human race to destroy the green-skinned people–the Emperor himself. Joining you in your mission is a Goblin, an assassin and master of stealth, who complements your Orc’s brute strength in battle.
From the Wall separating the Empire of Men from the Orc territories, to the Isle of Laments, Of Orcs and Men’s fantasy universe comes to life thanks to the powerful graphics engine developed by Spiders. The trailer revealed today is a testimony of the care brought by Spiders and Cyanide to realize a quality role-playing game endowed with a strong identity, an exceptional ambiance, and unique graphics rendering.
Okay. I’m all right with conflict now. Hey, men! Those orcs said your mother dresses you funny!