Posted: July 3
Orcs must Die! is a third person action Tower defense game and probably the best when its about the gameplay. You play as a War Mage who needs to defend Gates from ugly Orcs. To do this task you can use Traps and Weapons as well as some envoirmental stuff.
The Gameplay is pretty straight forward. The first Wave and every 5 Waves you have unlimited Time to decide what to Build. Between each other wave you have a time limit until the next wave starts. You can purchase Traps with money. You get money for killing Orcs and you get even more money if you kill Orcs with more than one Trap. The trick is to get as many traps on one place as possible. You need of course something to fight for yourself. For that you can use a magical crossbow that can shoot bolts very fast or a Sword. You can also use magical items to shoot fire or ice and with the DLC you get some interesting items like a pot full of acid which you can throw on the orcs to kill loads of orcs with one attack. All items have a secondary attack that uses mana (In case of the Acid pot it always costs mana to balance it). You can refill your mana at the Gate that you need to defend. Or you can use a magical contraption that refills your mana if you stand next to it. Later in the game you get the wavers, which sell upgrades if you have a spare coin for them.
The grafics are nothing special but the artstyle is great. I always considered that the artstyle is more important than the grafics of a game and Orcs Must Die! is the best example for that. The medival comic look fits nicely with the theme of the game.
The Soundtrack is pretty good. It is mostly medival rock music and fits perfect to the artstyle and the Gameplay.
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